SC is the International Conference for
High Performance Computing, Networking,
Storage and Analysis



SCHEDULE: NOV 12-18, 2011

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The View: HPC Edition

SESSION: The View: HPC Edition

EVENT TYPE: Panel

TIME: 8:30AM - 10:00AM

SESSION CHAIR: Cherri M. Pancake

Panelists:Cherri M. Pancake, Debra Goldfarb, Alice Koniges, Candy Culhane

ROOM:TCC 301/302

ABSTRACT:
This panel will be a take-off on ABC's popular morning talk program. A lively format will be used to cover a number of controversial topics in the development and application of HPC. Four women from the HPC world will serve as "co-hosts," discussing topics with international experts associated with specific topics, such as Jean-Yves Berthou (European Exascale Software Initiative), Dave Turek (IBM), Ryan Waite (Microsoft), and Matt Fetes (venture capitalist). The goal is to air a variety of viewpoints in a lively and entertaining way. The panel will raise thought-provoking questions such as why the HPC community has such a hard time converging on standards, whether co-design is really affordable at HPC scales, why efficiency isn't our goal rather than scalability, whether exascale investments can really pay off, and why high-level languages haven't had real impact in HPC. Interactive polling will be used to involve the audience in charting a course for HPC's future - so be sure to bring your laptop or smartphone.

Moderator/Panelist Details:

Cherri M. Pancake (Chair) - Oregon State University

Cherri M. Pancake (Moderator) - Oregon State University

Debra Goldfarb - Microsoft Corporation

Alice Koniges - Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Candy Culhane - National Security Agency

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