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SCHEDULE: NOV 12-18, 2011

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HPC Runtime Software: Force or Fallacy

SESSION: HPC Runtime Software: Force or Fallacy


TIME: 10:30AM - 12:00PM

SESSION CHAIR: Thomas Lawrence Sterling

Panelists:Thomas Sterling, William Gropp, William Carlson, Sanjay Kale, Anant Agarwal


The opportunity for improved system utilization through the exploitation of runtime information has long challenged the HPC community but has largely been ignored by mainstream programming due to overheads. Systems such as Charm++ have demonstrated performance advantage for such highly dynamic problems through runtime load balancing while overheads have limited strong scaling. Emerging multithreading software like Cilk, SWARM, and HPX are exhibiting early instances of further success compared to static task scheduled resource management. The proposed panel will explore and discuss the controversial adaptation of runtime systems as they relate to efficiency, scalability, and programmability for future multi/manycore and GPU based parallel systems.

Moderator/Panelist Details:

Thomas Lawrence Sterling (Chair) - Indiana University

Thomas Sterling (Moderator) - Louisiana State University

William Gropp - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

William Carlson - IDA

Sanjay Kale - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Anant Agarwal - MIT

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