JUNE 18–22, 2017

Session Details

Name: Strategies & Technologies for HPC after MOSFET Scaling Ends
Time: Thursday, June 22, 2017
09:00 am - 06:00 pm
Room:   Matrix
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:   George Michelogiannakis, LBNL
  Jeffrey Vetter, ORNL & University of Tennessee-Knoxville
Speaker:   Karlheinz Meier, University of Heidelberg
  Murray Thom, D-Wave Systems
Abstract:   The impending end of traditional MOSFET scaling has sparked research into preserving HPC performance improvements through alternative computational models. Currently, the community is tasked with enumerating and evaluating potential strategies to deal with this challenge. To better shape our strategy, we need to understand where each technology is headed and where it will be in a span of 20 years. Numerous issues become relevant in that timespan, such as inherent drawbacks, programmability, manufacturability, application domains covered, and many others. This workshop brings together experts who develop or use promising technologies to present the state of their work, and spark a discussion on the promise and detriments of each approach. This includes technologies that adhere to the traditional digital computational model, as well as new models such as neuromorphic and quantum computings. The workshop features presentations from selected papers, followed by a panel discussion to summarize and challenge the main arguments and findings of the workshop. This workshop also aims to attract experts from other fields in order to gain an understanding of potential future changes and impact to adjacent fields.  

Targeted Audience 
We aim to attract experts in technologies that are viable strategies for continued HPC performance scaling after MOSFETs stop scaling, as well as experts in related fields such as algorithms and runtimes who are interested in the future impact to their areas. 

For more details, please visit the workshop webpage at http://workshops.postmoore.org/hcpn2017/