|Name:||Hardware Prototyping: Developing Next-Gen HPC Architectures|
|Time:||Thursday, June 23, 2016
02:00 pm - 06:00 pm
Frankfurt Marriott Hotel
|Breaks:||04:00 pm - 04:30 pm Coffee Break|
|Organizer:||Filippo Mantovani, BSC|
|Estela Suarez, JSC|
|Speaker:||Norbert Eicker, Bergische Universität Wuppertal & JSC|
|Steve Furber, University of Manchester|
|Toshihiro Hanawa, University of Tokyo|
|Filippo Mantovani, BSC|
|Tilo Wettig, University of Regensburg|
|Abstract:||The evolution curve of the computational power of supercomputers is getting flat and after hitting the frequency wall, we are facing a critical point for Moore’s law. For these reasons experimenting with novel architectures is a must. While the trend towards heterogeneous computing in the form of coprocessors, accelerators or on-chip helper cores is more evolutionary, revolutionary approaches like neuromorphic computing are in the limelight, as well. Their common goal is to increase performance while being energy efficienct. And they all strikingly demonstrate the drive for innovation in HPC – that needs to be demonstrated and proven with prototypes.
We will cover a wide spectrum of architectural concepts, using various technologies, and addressing the requirements of user communities, either with general-purpose or domain specific approaches. A mix of invited talks and open discussion will deal in-depth with the ISC’16 focus on Exascale Architectures: Revolution vs. Evolution.