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Primeur weekly 2019-03-04

Focus

Belgium to contribute 5 million euro to Finnish led pre-exascale EuroHPC consortium ...

Crowd computing

Crowd computing network delves into protein structure and seeks new disease therapies ...

Quantum computing

Bosch and QuSoft start quantum computing collaboration ...

Faster method to read quantum memory ...

'Immunizing' quantum bits so that they can grow up ...

D-Wave previews next-generation quantum computing platform ...

Intel drives development of quantum cryoprober with Bluefors and Afore to accelerate quantum computing ...

Researchers move closer to practical photonic quantum computing ...

Focus on Europe

ISC 2019 keynotes will reflect challenges and opportunities ahead ...

Middleware

Western Digital uses Univa HPC Cloud solutions on Amazon Web Services to build million core cluster, improving business competitive advantage ...

Univa offers new support services to Open Source Grid Engine users ...

Hardware

Analytics market leaders DDN Storage and SQream partnering to deliver accelerated business decisions ...

Panasas announces new growth investment and additions to its Board of Directors ...

Fujitsu launches industry's first 600G hyperscale optical transport solution, empowering tomorrow's high-speed networks ...

VAST Data unveils its universal storage architecture to bring an end to the enterprise HDD and storage tiering era ...

Global High Performance Computing (HPC) Market 2019-2024 by Component, Infrastructure, Services, Price Band, HPC Applications, and Deployment Type ...

Applications

Stampede2 and Maverick systems at TACC help power visualization of Arctic Ocean data ...

University at Buffalo names Abani Patra to lead Center for Computational Research ...

Supercomputing enables sound prediction model for controlling noise ...

The Cloud

Mellanox propels JD Cloud to new levels of performance and efficiency ...

National Science Foundation funds second round for OSC's Open OnDemand ...

ISC 2019 keynotes will reflect challenges and opportunities ahead


28 Feb 2019 Frankfurt - The ISC High Performance organizers have announced that two of the most well-regarded figures in the HPC community will be delivering the Tuesday and Wednesday keynote addresses at this year's event. The conference and exhibition will take place from June 16-20 in Frankfurt, Germany, and will be held at Messe Frankfurt. Over 3500 HPC enthusiasts are expected to attend this global event.

On Tuesday, June 18, John Shalf, from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) will offer his thoughts on how the slowdown and eventual demise of Moore's Law will affect the prospects for high performance computing (HPC) in the next decade. For the past 50 years, HPC and the IT industry overall has relied on Moore's observation that a doubling of performance roughly every two years would be predictably delivered by advances in semiconductor manufacturing. But as transistor dimensions have approached single digit nanometers (nm), the rate of progress has slowed. At three nanometers, these structures are expected to be less than a dozen silicon atom across, which will likely be the practical limit using known lithography techniques.

John Shalf, who heads up the Computer Science Group at LBNL, will talk about how this erosion of Moore's Law has impacted processor technology roadmaps and how it will affect the first exascale supercomputers scheduled to come online early in the next decade. He will also discuss how the flattening of lithography improvements will shape the successors to those initial machines.

Beside this role as the department head for the Computer Science Group at Berkeley lab, John Shalf was recently the deputy director of Hardware Technology for the Department of Energy's Exascale Computing Project. In his spare time, he coauthored over 80 publications in the field of parallel computing software and HPC technology, encompassing three best papers, including the widely cited report "The Landscape of Parallel Computing Research: A View from Berkeley". He also coauthored the 2008 "ExaScale Software Study: Software Challenges in Extreme Scale Systems", which established the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency's (DARPA) information technology research investment strategy.

John Shalf's Tuesday presentation will be followed on Wednesday, June 19, with the closing keynote by Prof. Dr. Thomas Sterling of Indiana University. Thomas Sterling, who directs the Continuum Computer Architecture Laboratory at the university, will present his annual retrospective of the most important developments in HPC over the last 12 months. As is his tradition, he will discuss all the major advances that have taken place over the past year, and the challenges that surround them. Thomas Sterling will also review the changing nature of HPC applications and how they are influencing hardware designs and user preferences.

His closing address this year promises to be more forward-looking than usual, reflecting the anticipation of the first exascale systems expected to be deployed in just two years. This performance milestone is being reached at a time when the scope of HPC is expanding to include elements of machine learning and the broader category of artificial intelligence. At the same time, recent advances in quantum and neuromorphic computing suggest that traditional HPC platforms will soon be challenged by non-von Neuman architectures. Thomas Sterling will weave all these elements into his keynote and provide his thoughts on the significance of these technologies to the field of high performance computing and its practitioners.

An icon in the supercomputing community, Thomas Sterling holds the position of Professor of Intelligent Systems Engineering at the Indiana University School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering as well as serves as the PI of the Continuum Computing Architecture Project at the Department of Intelligence Systems Engineering. Thomas Sterling has engaged in applied research in parallel computing system structures, semantics, and operation in industry, government labs, and academia. Thomas Sterling is best known as the "father of Beowulf" for his pioneering research in commodity/Linux cluster computing for which he shared the Gordon Bell Prize in 1997.
Source: ISC Group

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2019-03-04

Focus

Belgium to contribute 5 million euro to Finnish led pre-exascale EuroHPC consortium ...

Crowd computing

Crowd computing network delves into protein structure and seeks new disease therapies ...

Quantum computing

Bosch and QuSoft start quantum computing collaboration ...

Faster method to read quantum memory ...

'Immunizing' quantum bits so that they can grow up ...

D-Wave previews next-generation quantum computing platform ...

Intel drives development of quantum cryoprober with Bluefors and Afore to accelerate quantum computing ...

Researchers move closer to practical photonic quantum computing ...

Focus on Europe

ISC 2019 keynotes will reflect challenges and opportunities ahead ...

Middleware

Western Digital uses Univa HPC Cloud solutions on Amazon Web Services to build million core cluster, improving business competitive advantage ...

Univa offers new support services to Open Source Grid Engine users ...

Hardware

Analytics market leaders DDN Storage and SQream partnering to deliver accelerated business decisions ...

Panasas announces new growth investment and additions to its Board of Directors ...

Fujitsu launches industry's first 600G hyperscale optical transport solution, empowering tomorrow's high-speed networks ...

VAST Data unveils its universal storage architecture to bring an end to the enterprise HDD and storage tiering era ...

Global High Performance Computing (HPC) Market 2019-2024 by Component, Infrastructure, Services, Price Band, HPC Applications, and Deployment Type ...

Applications

Stampede2 and Maverick systems at TACC help power visualization of Arctic Ocean data ...

University at Buffalo names Abani Patra to lead Center for Computational Research ...

Supercomputing enables sound prediction model for controlling noise ...

The Cloud

Mellanox propels JD Cloud to new levels of performance and efficiency ...

National Science Foundation funds second round for OSC's Open OnDemand ...