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SCHEDULE: NOV 12-18, 2011

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Energy Efficient High Performance Computing

SESSION: Energy Efficient High Performance Computing

EVENT TYPE: Birds of a Feather

TIME: 12:15PM - 1:15PM

SESSION LEADER(S):Simon McIntosh-Smith


Energy efficiency has become a principal driving factor in HPC. With processors developed for smartphones and tablets now capable of delivering GFLOPS of performance and higher performance per Watt than even the densest servers, an emerging trend is the adoption of these embedded computing technologies for HPC. Many challenges remain before the HPC community can fully exploit processors from the embedded space. In particular, much of the HPC software stack on which the community relies, such as Fortran compilers and optimised math libraries, do not exist yet for embedded processors. This BOF will feature talks from major proponents in this area, including Krisztian Flautner (ARM), Jack Dongarra, Thomas Ludwig (Energy-Aware HPC conference) and one of the server companies starting to build products based on embedded processors. A new, open community website for Energy Efficient HPC based on embedded processors will be officially launched at the BOF.

Session Leader Details:

Simon McIntosh-Smith (Primary Session Leader) - University of Bristol

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