Building a European/American Community for the Development of Dynamic Runtimes in Extreme-Scale Systems

Please consider attending the workshop on: Building a European/American Community for the Development of Dynamic Runtimes in Extreme-Scale Systems at the International Supercomputing Conference. ISC will be held in Frankfurt, Germany from June 19-23, 2016. This workshop takes place on Thursday June 23.

The University of Vienna, the Barcelona Supercomputer Center, INRIA, Sandia National Laboratory and Modelado are organizing this workshop with the following content.

Abstract

Three main challenges face the high performance computing community on the road to Exascale: 1) Exploitation of extreme parallelism and the concurrent difficulty of programming, 2) Regular hardware and software failures of these very high part-count machines requiring adaption to frequent failures incidents, and 3) Severe limits on power consumption in order to fit within datacenters’ capacity and budgets.

Dynamic runtimes have emerged as tools to manage quickly changing circumstances. Several European and American projects have developed prototype systems that share some common characteristics, but there is no overall consensus on the exact needs and requirements of systems that will eventually be implemented in the extreme scale systems of the next decade. This workshop will bring together the developers of several systems to discuss the building of a collaborative community.

In this workshop the developers of the OmpSs programming model from the Barcelona Supercomputing Center, the StarPU system from INRIA, the Open Community Runtime from Rice University and University of Vienna and researchers from the American Department of Energy projects including HPX, DARMA and Legion will discuss these challenges and identify common threads upon which to build future collaboration across the Atlantic.