Panelists:Thom Dunning, Tony Hey, William Gropp, Thomas Lippert, Satoshi Matsuoka, Thomas Zacharia
ABSTRACT: This panel will discuss the nature of federal- and state-supported supercomputing centers, what is required to sustain them in the future, and how they will cope with the evolution of computing technology. Since the federally supported centers were created in the mid-1980s, they have fueled innovation and discovery, increasing the number of computational researchers, stimulating the use of HPC in industry, and pioneering new technologies. The future of supercomputing is exciting—sustained petascale systems are here with planning for exascale systems now underway—but it also challenging—disruptive technology changes will be needed to reach the exascale. How can supercomputing help ensure that today’s petascale supercomputer are effectively used to advance science and engineering and how can they help the research and industrial communities prepare for an exciting, if uncertain future?
Thom Dunning (Moderator) - National Center for Supercomputing Applications
Tony Hey - Microsoft Corporation
William Gropp - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign