Is Heterogeneity A Solution To The HPC Dilemma?

11th April 2017

09:30  -  10:00
Q304, DCU Business School

High performance computing is an important and useful tool for many scientific domains, and many users demand highest performance for their applications. Today, most HPC machines provide a heterogeneous architecture, mixing different processors, accelerators, and other components specific for the expected load of the customers and following the latest trends in computer architectures. The HPC machines at the Leibniz Supercomputing Centre (LRZ), such as currently SuperMUC Phase 1 and Phase 2, are providing general purpose CPUs only, allowing a wide variety of users to utilize them for their computing tasks. With the replacement of SuperMUC currently being planned, the question is what to use in the future. This talk will provide an insight into the current and predicted state of supercomputing, and the consequences for the users.

Session Category :  Session 2 | Heterogeneous Computing