ABSTRACT: The purpose of this BOF is to obtain input from the Global Array user community on proposed development of the GA toolkit. The main focus will be on extending the GA programming model to post-petascale architectures but other topics, including the addition of desirable features relevant for programming on existing platforms will also be entertained. The discussion will focus on addressing bottlenecks to scalability, including fault tolerance, data consistency in one-sided communication models, flexible distributed data structures, and thread safety. The format will be informal discussion. The session leaders will provide a brief overview of issues associated with extending the GA programming model to the next generation of computers and current plans to deal with them and will then open up the discussion to session participants.
Session Leader Details:
Bruce J Palmer (Primary Session Leader) - Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Manojkumar Krishnan (Secondary Session Leader) - Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Abhinav Vishnu (Secondary Session Leader) - Pacific Northwest National Laboratory