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Next-generation systems by the next generation at ACACES With 179 participants from 28 countries, including academic and industry representatives at all levels, the thirteenth edition of the International Summer School on Advanced Computer Architecture and Compilation for High-Performance and Embedded Systems, otherwise known as ACACES, was a runaway Photo credit: Stefano Cherubin

success. Summing up the event, HiPEAC Coordinator and ACACES Chair, Koen De Bosschere, commented: ‘The main take-away message of ACACES 2017 is that machine learning will change everything in the future: from the architecture of computing systems, over the algorithms used, up to the class of applications we will execute on those computers.’

Meanwhile, David Moloney, co-founder of Movidius and director of machine vision

Machine learning and hardware machine

technology in Intel’s New Technology Group,

learning were the themes of the fascinating

presented a special guest at his invited talk on

keynote talk by Olivier Temam, the leader of

getting research out of the lab and into

one of Google’s Tensor Processing Unit teams,

production: a drone which caught the audience

giving an insight into just how far this field has

on film.

come and what the potential is for the future. As always, the programme featured courses by internationally recognized experts in a wide range of fields. Among these were Carmen G. Almudever (TU Delft) on quantum computing, Giacomo Indiveri (ETH Zurich) on neuromorphic computing and Colin Adams (University of Edinburgh) on technology innovation and entrepreneurship.

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ACACES tutor Rosa Badia (Barcelona Supercomputing Center) Photo credit: Magnus Själander

“This year’s ACACES conference was a very stimulating event. It was fun to present to such an enthusiastic audience and encouraging to see the level of potential entrepreneurial talent joining in from such a wide group of institutions. The variety of the talks and the engagement of the attendees made for a very stimulating week. The organization was excellent, making the whole experience extremely enjoyable.”

“I found the experience of teaching at ACACES extremely positive: the environment and different activities are ideal for interaction between students and professors. In addition to the interaction with students in the breaks, the poster session was very useful for exploring students' research topics and providing the opportunity to set up collaborations with our teams at BSC.”

The poster session provided an opportunity for students to showcase their work, while the Inspiring Futures session provided advice for those starting out on their careers. Once again, the picturesque spa town of Fiuggi was the setting for the event, providing a warm Italian welcome and plenty of opportunities for leisure activities after the end of lectures.

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