Titled "Accelerating LBM & LQCD Application Kernels by In-Memory Processing", this paper examines the runtime performance of Lattice Boltzmann Method (LBM) and Lattice Quantum Chromodynamics (LQCD) kernels that can be achieved when using Active Memory Cube technology, an in-memory architecture aimed at exascale computing. The architecture leverages 3D memory technology and is designed to significantly reduce energy consumption by performing computation within the memory module. Performance results were obtained by using cycle-accurate simulations.
Thorsten Hater of JSC will present a keynote during the research paper session 1 on Monday afternoon. Thorsten Hater will be representing his colleagues, Paul F. Baumeister, Andrea Nobile and Dirk Pleiter of JSC; Hans Boettiger and Thilo Mauer of IBM Germany, Research & Development; and Jose R. Brunheroto from the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center. This paper was selected by the research paper committee out of the three papers with the highest review scores.
The winners will also receive a cash prize of 3,000 euro, an award certificate, and a free conference pass for ISC 2016. The Hans Meuer Award has been introduced in memory of the late Dr. Hans Meuer, general chair of the ISC conference from 1986 through 2014, and co-founder of the TOP500 project.
ISC 2015 focuses on 15 timely topics, which will be tackled by over 400 speakers in 67 sessions over a period of three days. Sunday, July 12 is reserved for 11 tutorials and on Thursday, July 16, the organizers will host over 17 workshops . This is the first time that the conference is offering workshops of any kind.
This year the conference also celebrates its 30th anniversary and offers a great networking opportunity for community members. The event will also host the largest HPC exhibition, with over 160 vendors, international research laboratories and universities participating in it.