JUNE 19–23, 2016

Session Details

Name: International Workshop on OpenPOWER for HPC (IWOPH’16)
Time: Thursday, June 23, 2016
09:00 am - 06:00 pm
Room:   Gold 3  
Breaks:11:00 am - 11:30 am Coffee Break
01:00 pm - 02:00 pm Lunch
04:00 pm - 04:30 pm Coffee Break
Organizer:   Dirk Pleiter, JSC
  Jack Wells, ORNL
Abstract:   The OpenPOWER Foundation was established as a non-profit consortium to give its members the ability to innovate software/hardware solutions based on the POWER architecture. About half of the members are from academia. One of the Foundation’s goals is for OpenPOWER technologies to drive innovation within HPC. One example is OpenPOWER being selected by the HPC centers at Oak Ridge and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories for the upcoming leadership-class CORAL systems. As scientific workloads and demands increase at these facilities, advances are being enabled by OpenPOWER member collaborations throughout the HPC stack from the low-level hardware architecture up through application and next generation programming model designs. A particularly interesting aspect enabled through this new ecosystem is the tighter integration of processor and accelerators like GPUs and FPGAs through standardized high-speed, coherent interfaces. This workshop will provide a venue for the broader HPC community to further understand OpenPOWER technologies and discuss how they can be harnessed for HPC applications needs. The latest advances in OpenPOWER and how they might be used to address challenges regarding system architecture, networking, memory designs, exploitation of accelerators, programming models, and porting applications are of current interest within the HPC community and this workshop. Closely related topics also include OpenACC, OpenMP, OpenSHMEM, OpenUCX, MPI, Tools, etc. for the OpenPOWER ecosystem. As this is a novel architecture that is beginning to play a significant role in HPC, we expect this session to be well attended. Furthermore, since this is an emerging technology ecosystem, we endeavor to announce the workshop as early as possible to attract contributions.

Targeted Audience
The workshop will address a broader HPC community ranging from system architects to application developers, which have the ambition to either harness OpenPOWER technologies for HPC applications needs or to exploit these technologies for addressing challenges that require HPC resources. The workshop will provide attendees an opportunity to further understand these novel technologies and architectures that are beginning to play a significant role in HPC.

For more details, please visit the workshop webpage at https://indico-jsc.fz-juelich.de/e/IWOPH16