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HPC in the Multicore Era: Challenges and Opportunities
Speaker: David Barkai
HPC, Intel Corporation
Tuesday, September 21, 2010 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Visualization Lab • 346 Lewis Science Library
Light refreshments served at 12:30 pm PICSciE reception area • 300 Lewis Science Library
The application of "Moore's Law" still provides us with doubling the performance every generation through higher density of transistors on the chip, but also with the help of architectural innovation. What is a new phe-nomenon is that since the introduction of multicore the potential performance increase will not occur without assistance from the software and applications developers community. The challenges arise from the ever in-creasing level of concurrency, and the innovation required to maintain an adequate compute-bandwidth-latency balance. This talk will cover the current state of affairs in HPC, the hardware and software challenges, some approaches being studied to resolve them - new approaches to memory and IO systems, examination of more complex programming models (i.e., heterogeneous and hybrid); and the scientific discovery opportunities that will open up when those barriers are overcome.
Co-Sponsored by the Office of Information Technology (OIT)