June 16-20, 2013

Leipzig, Germany

Session Details

Name: Workshop on International Cooperation on System Software for Trans-Petascale
Time: Tuesday, June 18, 2013
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Room:   Multi-Purpose Area 4 (MPA 4)
CCL - Congress Center Leipzig
Breaks:10:30 AM - 11:30 AM Coffee Break
1:00 PM - 2:15 PM Lunch
Chair(s):   William Harrod, DOE
  Takahiro Hayashi, MEXT
  Yutaka Ishikawa, University of Tokyo & RIKEN AICS
Abstract:   Solutions to growing challenges to performance growth in the era of many-core and accelerator technologies will only be fully realized through international cooperation in adoption and collaboration in development. Over the preceding year a number of early initiatives in pair-wise international cooperation have been undertaken. One such meeting was at SC12 representing bi-lateral coordination between the US Department of Energy and the Japan Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology in collaborative R&D and international standardization of system software for post-Petascale performance. A second meeting was a multi-day workshop between representatives of the EU and Russia on system software and tools. The proposed workshop at ISC'13 will expand on this first meeting and extend it to the full international HPC community. The purpose of this workshop is to announce initial draft plans, to discuss how to extend this activity in the world-wide HPC community, and to initiate international working groups. Topics to be discussed will include i) pre-standardization interface coordination, ii) collection and publication of open data, iii) system evaluation and analysis, and iv) standardization of mature technologies. The workshop will be conducted in two 90 minute segments. The first session will report on progress of planning between the US and Japan. The second will report and discuss opportunities of broader cooperation among a wide-array of nations and international programs. A summary report of this workshop will be made available through the ISC'13 web site.  
Program may be subject to changes.