JUNE 19–23, 2016

Session Details

Name: ExaComm 2016: Second International Workshop on Communication Architectures at Extreme Scale
Time: Thursday, June 23, 2016
09:00 am - 06:00 pm
Room:   Gigabyte
Frankfurt Marriott Hotel
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:   Khaled Hamidouche, Ohio State University
  Dhabaleswar K. Panda, Ohio State University
  Hari Subramoni, Ohio State University
Speaker:   Yuichiro Ajima, Fujitsu
  Taisuke Boku, University of Tsukuba
  Ron Brightwell, Sandia National Laboratories
  Bronis R. de Supinski, LLNL
  Khaled Hamidouche, Ohio State University
  Jeff R. Hammond, Intel
  Daniel Holmes, EPCC
  Michael Kagan, Mellanox
  Laxmikant Kale, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  Jiri Kraus, NVIDIA
  William Magro, Intel
  Jean-Pierre Panziera, Atos
  Tor Skeie, Simula Research Laboratory
Abstract:   Extreme Scale computing is marked by multiple-levels of hierarchy and heterogeneity ranging from the compute units to storage devices to the network interconnects. Owing to the plethora of heterogeneous communication paths with different cost models expected to be present in extreme scale systems, data movement is seen as the soul of different challenges for exascale computing. On the other hand, advances in networking technologies such as NoCs (like NVLink and Stormlake), RDMA enabled networks and the likes are constantly pushing the envelope of research in the field of novel communication and computing architectures for extreme scale computing. The goal of this workshop is to bring together researchers and software/hardware designers from academia, industry and national laboratories who are involved in creating network-based computing solutions for extreme scale architectures. The objectives of this workshop will be to share the experiences of the members of this community and to learn the opportunities and challenges in the design trends for exascale communication architectures. The scope of the workshop includes, but not limited to: scalable communication architectures and protocols, high performance networks, runtime/middleware designs, novel hardware/software co-design, high performance communication solutions for accelerator based computing, power-aware techniques and designs, performance evaluations, quality of service, and virtualization.

Targeted Audience
This workshop is targeted for various categories of people working in the areas of high performance communication and I/O, networking, middleware, virtualization, quality of service, accelerators and applications related to exascale computing. Specific audience this workshop is aimed at include:
  • Scientists, engineers, researchers and students working on the design and development of communication architectures for next-generation exascale systems including clusters, data centers, storage centers, cloud computing and Big Data systems.
  • Newcomers to the field of HPC and exascale computing who are interested in familiarizing themselves with programming models, accelerators, networking, and communication architectures.
  • Developers of next generation networked computing architectures and middleware.
For more details, please visit the workshop webpage at http://web.cse.ohio-state.edu/~subramon/ExaComm16/exacomm16.html