JUNE 18–22, 2017

Presentation Details

Name: Sunway TaihuLight: Designing and Tuning Scientific Applications at the Scale of 10-Million Cores
Time: Wednesday, June 21, 2017
03:45 pm - 04:15 pm
Room:   Panorama 1
Messe Frankfurt
Breaks:03:15 pm - 03:45 pm Coffee Break
Speaker:   Haohuan Fu, National Supercomputer Center at Wuxi
Abstract:   The Sunway TaihuLight supercomputer is the world's first system with a peak performance greater than 100 PFlops, and a parallel scale of over 10 million cores. In contrast with other existing heterogeneous supercomputers, which include both CPU processors and PCIe-connected many-core accelerators (NVIDIA GPU or Intel MIC), the computing power of TaihuLight is provided by a homegrown many-core SW26010 CPU that includes both the management processing elements (MPEs) and computing processing elements (CPEs) in one chip. This talk will report our most recent progress on utilizing the computing resource of over 10 million cores for traditional scientific simulation applications (climate modeling, earthquake simulation, n-body, CFD, etc.), and big data analytic applications (remote sensing data processing, and Sunway-based deep learning framework). Based on that, we will try to provide a picture of the major challenges as we see when mapping either new algorithms or existing softwares onto the Sunway TaihuLight supercomputer, and the major advantages brought by this machine.