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 High Performnance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis

SCHEDULE: NOV 13-19, 2010

Advanced HPC Execution Models: Innovation or Disruption

SESSION: Advanced HPC Execution Models: Innovation or Disruption


TIME: 10:30AM - 12:00PM

Panelists:Thomas L. Sterling, William Carlson, Guang Gao, William Gropp, Vivek Sarkar, Thomas Sterling, Kathy Yelick


An execution model is the underlying conceptual foundation that integrates the HPC system architecture, programming methods, and intervening Operating System and runtime system software. It is a set of governing principles that govern the co-design, operation, and interoperability of the system layers to achieve most efficient scalable computing in terms of time and energy. Historically, HPC has been driven by five previous epochs of execution models including the most recent CSP that has been exemplified by "Pax MPI" for almost two decades. HPC is now confronted by a severe barrier of parallelism, power, clock rate, and complexity exemplified by multicore and GPU heterogeneity impeding progress between today's Petascale and the end of the decade's Exascale performance. The panel will address the key questions of requirements, form, impact, and programming of such future execution models should they emerge from research in academia, industry, and government centers.

Moderator/Panelist Details:

Thomas L. Sterling (Moderator) - Louisiana State University

William Carlson - IDA

Guang Gao - University of Delaware

William Gropp - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Vivek Sarkar - Rice University

Thomas Sterling - Louisiana State University

Kathy Yelick - Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

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