SC is the International Conference for
 High Performnance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis

SCHEDULE: NOV 13-19, 2010

Return of HPC Survivor: Outwit, Outlast, Outcompute

SESSION: Return of HPC Survivor: Outwit, Outlast, Outcompute

EVENT TYPE: Panel

TIME: 10:30AM - 12:00PM

Panelists:Cherri M. Pancake, Dona Crawford, Jack Dongarra, Steve Scott, Burton Smith

ROOM:391-392

ABSTRACT:
Back by popular demand, this panel brings together HPC experts to compete for the honor of "HPC Survivor 2010". Following up on the popular Xtreme Architectures (2004), Xtreme Programming (2005), and Xtreme Storage (2007) competitions, the theme for this year is "Build Me an Xascale Computer". The contest is a series of "rounds," each posing a specific question about system design, philosophy, implementation, or use. After contestants answer, a distinguished commentator furnishes additional wisdom to help guide the audience. At the end of each round, the audience votes (applause, boos, etc.) to eliminate a contestant. The last contestant left wins. Cherri Pancake and Al Geist return as co-hosts of the event. Highlights include internationally renowned panelists, lively critical commentary, and exit interviews giving eliminated candidates an opportunity to explain why the audience is "wrong" to vote them out. While delivered in a light-hearted fashion, the panel pushes the boundaries of what scalability, resiliency, power management, and economic viability mean at the exascale level.

Moderator/Panelist Details:

Cherri M. Pancake (Moderator) - Oregon State University

Dona Crawford - Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Jack Dongarra - University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Steve Scott - Cray Inc.

Burton Smith - Microsoft Corporation

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