June 22–26, 2014
Leipzig, Germany

Session Details

Name: BoF 18: Towards Exascale Runtime Systems
Time: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
12:00 pm - 01:00 pm
Room:   Hall 4
CCL - Congress Center Leipzig
Breaks:01:00 pm - 02:15 pm Lunch
Presenter:   Hans-Christian Hoppe, Intel & FZJ
  Jesús Labarta, BSC
  Satoshi Matsuoka, Tokyo Institute of Technology
  Raymond Namyst, INRIA
Abstract:   Projections clearly show that Exascale systems will be of unprecedented scale (up to millions of cores), and application software running on them will consists of a commensurate number of execution threads. To achieve overall system performance and power targets, Exascale runtime systems will therefore need to carefully orchestrate millions of hardware and software elements in a near-optimal way. The sheer number of components, their dynamic and nonlinear behavior, and the increasing complexity of applications greatly raise the bar.
This BoF lets leaders in field discuss the challenges on the way to truly Exascale capable runtime systems, and present novel approaches to overcome them. The presentations will cover aspects of HW and OS architecture, resource management and scheduling, as well as the impact on programming models. A lively discussion with the audience is expected, and the session should serve as a rallying point to accelerate community work on Exascale runtime systems.

Targeted Audience
The BoF targets HPC system architects, developers of system SW, programming models, tools, and applications, and operators of large HPC systems. The discussion will cover existing technology and research, the requirements of the larger HPC community, and should serve as a starting point for co-design between system architects, runtime system specialists, programming model experts and users.