The HPC Connection Workshop is an international High Performance Computing summit organized by the Asia Supercomputer Community and Inspur Group. This event takes place three times a year: during the ASC in China, the ISC in Germany, and the SC in America. We are committed to the exploration of application innovation and current trends in emerging fields of science and engineering. During the workshop, top researchers and leading professionals from around the world gather together to discuss disruptive technologies and latest development in supercomputing.
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Exascale II: Roadmaps and Challenges
November 16, 2- 6:30 PM, 2016
Meeting Room Riviera, Grand America Hotel, 555 South Main Street, Salt Lake City, UT, USA

 

   

TIME SPEAKER TOPIC
2:00pm HAPPY SITHOLE
Director, Centre for High Performance Computing
Exascale Computing Requirements for South Africa: What Are the Challenges and How Can They Be Mitigated
2:30pm YUTONG LU
Director, National Supercomputing Center in Guangzhou, China
Capable Platform for HPC and Bigdata
3:00pm MARTIN PALKOVIČ
Managing Director, IT4Innovations National Supercomputing Center
On the Path towards Exascale Computing in the Czech Republic and in Europe
IT4Innovations national supercomputing center, member of PRACE and ETP4HPC, provides state-of-the-art technologies and services in the fields of high performance computing and makes it available for Czech and international research teams from academia and industry. In this talk, the technologies used and research done at the center are going to be introduced. The focus is going to be placed at the EU exascale projects the center participates in with some reflection on the EU path to exascale computing and related H2020 calls.
3:30pm BASTIAN KOLLER
Manager, High Performance Computing Centre Stuttgart
HLRS Path towards Academic and Industrial Use of Exascale Performance
This talk will present how HLRS sees its path towards provisioning of exascale performance, taking into account the aims and needs of its customers and potential milestones.
4:00pm Coffee Break
4:30pm MITSUHISA SATO
Deputy Project Leader, FLAGSHIP 2020 Project, RIKEN Advanced Institute for Computational Science
FLAGSHIP 2020 Project: Challenges for Post-petascale and Exascale Computing
Toward a post-petascale system as the next of Japan's petascale facility, the K computer, the project, FLAGSHIP2020, has been launched to develop and deploy the post-K computer since 2014, and now the basic design of the system has been finished. While there are two major different approaches for exascale, many core-based and accelerator-based, we take manycore-based approach for our Post-K computer. In this talk, projects for post-petascale and exascale computing in Japan will be described, and challenges for parallel programming models and languages in these projects will be addressed.
5:00pm HAOHUAN FU
Deputy Director, National Supercomputing Center in Wuxi
Tsinghua University
Sunway TaihuLight Supercomputer: System and Application Updates
5:30pm DHABALESWAR K PANDA
Professor, Ohio State University
Designing HPC, Big Data, and Deep Learning Middleware for Exascale Systems: Challenges and Opportunities
This talk will focus on challenges in designing HPC, Big Data, and Deep Learning middleware for Exascale systems with millions of processors and accelerators. For the HPC domain, we will discuss about the challenges in designing runtime environments for MPI+X (PGAS - OpenSHMEM/UPC/CAF/UPC++, OpenMP, and CUDA) programming models. Features and sample performance numbers from MVAPICH2 libraries will be presented. For the Big Data domain, we will focus on high-performance and scalable designs of Spark, Hadoop (including HDFS, MapReduce, RPC, and HBase), and Memcached using native RDMA support for InfiniBand and RoCE. For the Deep Learning domain, we will focus on co-designing popular Deep Learning frameworks (Caffe and CNTK) with MVAPICH2-GDR MPI library to get high-performance and scalability.
6:00pm JOHN SHALF
Department Head for Computer Science, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Deputy for Hardware Technology, DOE Exascale Computing Project
Next Steps for the US Exascale Computing Project
The U.S. Exascale Computing Project (ECP) aims to develop at least two diverse, capable exascale architectures, a broad set of exascale applications that meet mission and science needs, and a software stack to support them. ECP is part of the National Strategic Computing Initiative launched by the Obama Administration in July 2015. This talk will provide an update on the current scope, status, and activities of the project, as well as future plans.