June 22–26, 2014
Leipzig, Germany

Presentation Details

Name: A Vision for Data Centric Systems
Time: Tuesday, June 24, 2014
09:30 am - 10:00 am
Room:   Hall 1
CCL - Congress Center Leipzig
Breaks:07:30 am - 11:00 am Welcome Coffee
Speaker:   Burkhard Steinmacher-Burow, IBM
Abstract:   Data Centric Systems (DCS) focus on the problem of data location, and the principle that moving computing to the data will lead to more cost effective, efficient, and easier to program systems than prior generation systems.  DCS hardware, which is heterogeneous by nature,  will provide leadership capabilities for Big Data, complex analytics, modeling/simulation and cognitive computing. DCS software will allow this hardware to be used efficiently. Fully exploiting these heterogeneous high performance capabilities will require additional innovation in programming models. A central motivator for DCS is to ensure the attributes of the architecture and implementation lead to commercially viable Exascale systems. This means that investments in programming models, languages and software development will be preserved for the future and that new optimized code will be positioned to take advantage of Exascale features.
We will explain our vision for Data Centric Computing, covering hardware, software and programming models.