ABSTRACT: The 2010 HPC Challenge Awards is a competition with awards in two classes: Class 1 and 2.
Class 1: Best Performance awards best run submitted to the HPC Challenge
website. Since there are multiple tests, the term "best" is subjective. It
has been decided by the committee that winners in four categories will
be announced: HPL, Global-RandomAccess, EP-STREAM-Triad per system, and
Class 2: Most Elegant awards implementation of four or more of the HPC
Challenge benchmarks with special emphasis being placed on: HPL,
Global-RandomAccess, STREAM-Triad and Global-FFT. This award would be
weighted 50% on performance and 50% on code elegance/clarity/size.
In addition, we allow presentation of additional codes that are critical
to scientific applications.
Competition in Class 1 offers a rich view of contemporary supercomputers
as they compete for supremacy not just in one category but in four.
The four categories were chosen carefully to stress variety of components
of a modern high-end machine: computational units (multicore processors
and accelerators), memory hierarchy (caches and TLBs), as well as
the interconnect fabric. The richness of information available from the
submitted results allows for comprehensive analysis of the competing
systems and results in better understanding of both their strengths
Class 2, on the other hand, offers a glimpse into high end programming
technologies and the effectiveness of their implementation. The audience
will have a chance to look at new programming environments. The
presenters are required to compared themselves against the reference
implementation and show advantages of their approach in terms of
programmer productivity and achieved performance. By using the existing
HPCC kernels we allow for easy-to-follow introduction to new programming
languages. And by allowing additional scientific kernels into the contest,
we broaden the scope of Class 2 and make it more appealing to wider audience.
Session Leader Details:
Piotr Luszczek (Primary Session Leader) - University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Jeremy Kepner (Secondary Session Leader) - MIT Lincoln Laboratory