Stephen Blair-Chappell

Intel

Name: Stephen Blair-Chappell
Designation: Technical Consulting Engineer
Tool: Programming for Intel Xeon Phi with Intel Parallel Studio XE

Description: To make best use of the Intel® Xeon PhiTM any program must be both highly parallel and effectively vectorised. In this session we show how to determine if your favourite program will readily run on a coprocessor; and how to use the Intel Parallel Studio XE to optimize and profile your Intel® Xeon PhiTM applications. If you are considering using the Intel® Xeon PhiTM in your next project, this session is a ‘must’ for you.

Biography : Stephen is a Technical Consulting Engineer at Intel and has worked in the Intel Compiler Lab for the last 15 years. He is a regular speaker at technical conferences in Europe and the US. Prior to joining Intel, Stephen worked as a lecturer at Birmingham City University, specializing in Software Engineering and Embedded Systems. As an academic he developed and delivered CPU architecture programming courses for a number of silicon and software manufacturers. Stephen is author of the book “Parallel Programming with Intel Parallel Studio XE” (ISBN 9780470891650, Wiley, April 2012). Outside work, Stephen enjoys playing the pipe organ, and is an accomplished musical instrument restorer.