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  • ISC'14 Extreme Computing Challenges chaired by Thomas Sterling

    Date: 06/24/2014

    Title: Extreme Computing Challenges

    Abstract: The demands for ever greater computing capability for both numeric processing and big data applications are challenging today’s technologies, system architectures, programming models, and algorithms to the severest degree. With the end of Dennard scaling and the approaching end of Moore’s Law, the field and practice of supercomputing is threatened with the most severe constraints experienced in the last two decades. Without dramatic innovation across all aspects of the discipline, HPC will diminish in its historic exponential growth and impact on all facets of science, technology, commerce, and economic growth worldwide. This session is dedicated to explore and expose principal strategies to address these challenges internationally now and in the following few years towards the era of exascale. Satoshi Matsuoka of Japan will concentrate on key system issues that may guide to future power efficient computation essential for effective and accessible extreme scale. William Harrod of the US will describe emerging advances in dynamic adaptive system software for dramatic improvements in efficiency and scalability. And, Thomas Schulthess from Europe will discuss the potential and necessary contributions of extreme scale to end user applications of universal importance. ISC attendees are warmly welcomed to participate in this seminal session of great importance and interest.