For the fourth time in a row, Primeur Magazine was granted the honour to double-interview Prof. Dr. Thomas Sterling, Professor of Informatics & Computing, Chief Scientist and Associate Director, CREST, Indiana University, and Professor Satoshi Matsuoka, Tokyo Institute of Technology, National Institute of Informatics/JST CREST, Japan, about their view on Exascale development.
More than ever, for all the really big issues, whether it be exascale, top parallel programming, Big Data/HPC-acknowledgment, or international collaboration benefits: the rubber is heavily craving to finally meet the road.
Because we are now half way on the road to exascale, a lot was discussed and projected. Hence we decided to publish the interview in four parts:
Part I: Growing gap between the top10 systems and the rest of HPC
Part II: Exascale excitement
Part III: Big Data
Part IV: International cooperation & Projection for next year
This week we start with "Growing gap between the top10 systems and the rest of HPC".