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SCHEDULE: NOV 12-18, 2011

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Critically Missing Pieces in Heterogeneous Accelerator Computing

SESSION: Critically Missing Pieces in Heterogeneous Accelerator Computing

EVENT TYPE: Birds of a Feather

TIME: 12:15PM - 1:15PM

SESSION LEADER(S):Satoshi Matsuoka, Pavan Balaji


As we look forward to the exascale era, heterogeneous architectures will play a massive role in architecting the largest systems in the world. However, much of the interest in these architectures is an artifact of the hype associated with them. For such architectures to truly be a successful HPC platform, it is important that we look beyond this hype and learn what these architectures provide and what is critically missing in these architectures. This BoF will bring together researchers working on and interested in these aspects, that would require fundamental research from the community to address in the exascale time-frame. The organizers have invited several researchers working in these areas to describe their point-of-view on this topic and provide updates on the status of software maturity for heterogeneous accelerators. Invited presenters include Wu-chun Feng, John Shalf, David Bader, Kei Hiraki and Jesus Labarta.

Session Leader Details:

Satoshi Matsuoka (Primary Session Leader) - Tokyo Institute of Technology

Pavan Balaji (Secondary Session Leader) - Argonne National Laboratory

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