June 22–26, 2014
Leipzig, Germany

Presentation Details

Name: HPC Achievement & Impact 2014 – A Personal Perspective
Time: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
05:15 pm - 06:00 pm
Room:   Hall 1
CCL - Congress Center Leipzig
Breaks:04:15 pm - 05:15 pm Coffee Break
Keynoter:   Thomas Sterling, Indiana University
Abstract:   Entering its second decade as an ISC tradition this presentation will provide a summary of the accomplishments of the last year in the field of high performance computing. This keynote address will explore the advances and implications of the technology developments, new systems, and applications that have transpired since ISC-2013. The surge in improvements in microprocessor multicore and accelerator components as well as general system capabilities will be tracked and exemplified through current state of the art examples. At the halfway point (logarithmically) to exascale (from petaflops capability), this presentation will discuss international programs that will bridge the second half of this decade in HPC. A new analysis of the historical trends in performance will illuminate the “two worlds” view of the field of HPC and the reasons for it. This keynote address will end with an early summary of the emerging area of interests in “beyond exascale” including superconducting logic, optical computing research, neuromorphic and probabilistic computing. Every year a theme is selected to capture the leading edge of HPC. This year its is: “Moore’s Law, the beginning of the end”.