June 16-20, 2013

Leipzig, Germany

Session Details

Name: Panel: How Do We Protect the HPC Software Investments in the Future?
Time: Wednesday, June 19, 2013
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Room:   Hall 1
CCL - Congress Center Leipzig
Chair(s):   Thomas Sterling, Indiana University
Panelist(s):   Ron Brightwell, Sandia National Laboratories
  Sudip Dosanjh, LBNL
  William Harrod, DOE
  Satoshi Matsuoka, Tokyo Institute of Technology
  Michael M. Resch, HLRS
Abstract:   With the rapid rate of change of enabling technologies, HPC system architectures, and parallel programming models it is becoming increasingly difficult to develop application software with the confidence that it will port across systems of different scale, class, and generations. Of equal concern is the challenge of retaining the value of legacy codes in science, industry, commerce, and security in which billions of Euro’s have already been invested over the last four decades or more. In some cases these codes embody the needs of mission-critical applications while others may be the principal manifestation of leading edge science. This panel of experts will consider the challenges of protecting investments in HPC software now and in the future as we approach the era of exascale. Issues of interoperability of old codes with new codes and systems, advanced compilation techniques, advanced programming models, and software engineering practices for code sustainability and transformation will be discussed. Audience participation through questions and comments will be encouraged.  
Program may be subject to changes.