June 22–26, 2014
Leipzig, Germany

Session Details

Name: BoF 13: The European Approach to Exascale
Time: Tuesday, June 24, 2014
02:15 pm - 03:15 pm
Room:   Hall 5
CCL - Congress Center Leipzig
Moderator:   Fred Streitz, LLNL
Speaker:   Augusto Burgueño Arjona, EC
  Pooyan Dadvand, CIMNE & UPC
  Norbert Eicker, Bergische Universität Wuppertal & JSC
  Erwin Laure, KTH
  Filippo Mantovani, BSC
  Mark Parsons, EPCC
  Marie-Christine Sawley, Intel
Abstract:   The European path to Exascale is mainly paved by the FP7 research projects CRESTA, DEEP/DEEP-ER, EPiGRAM, EXA2CT, Mont-Blanc, and NUMEXAS. With a total funding of €74m, these projects tackle the Exascale challenge from different angles, such as novel prototype hardware, co-design approaches, highly-scalable algorithms, and programming paradigms. Additionally, through their cross-project collaboration, they foster a vivid European Exascale community. The proposed BoF will give an update on Europe’s progress towards Exascale and advance the discussion on the Exascale challenge. During the first half, each of the project coordinators will briefly summarise the main objectives and recent progress of each project. The second half will be dedicated to an open discussion about topics such as: the effectiveness of the presented initiatives to computing at Exascale; comparison of the European approaches to that of other countries; future directions of Exascale research and potential collaborations.

Targeted Audience
The global Exascale research community; IT vendors or industrial analysts; anybody who would be interested in the European approach towards Exascale and/or would like to collaborate on joint research.

Related to this Birds-of-a-Feather session, we have developed an online survey. We are very interested in your opinion on the European approach to Exascale: – Thanks for taking the time to fill it!