Birds of a Feather
What are the Greatest Challenges to be Addressed by Academic HPC Systems Research?
Event Type
Birds of a Feather
Exascale Systems
Extreme-Scale Computing
Post Moore’s Law Computing
TimeWednesday, June 19th2:45pm - 3:45pm
LocationSubstanz 1, 2
DescriptionRadical changes are foreseen in all aspects of high-performance computing systems over the next decade. The end of CMOS scaling is bringing new and emerging technologies (quantum, neuromorphic, etc.) and heterogeneous accelerators (GPUs, FPGAs, TPUs, etc.). Meanwhile, HPC applications are being complemented by machine learning and extreme data, and are evolving to model problems more difficult than previously thought possible. In this context, we need a thriving, high-quality and relevant European community in academic HPC systems research. This session will bring together academic researchers and interested stakeholders to discuss, assess and contribute to Eurolab4HPC’s vision for academic research in high performance computing. Four expert presenters will engage with the audience in a lively and hopefully controversial interactive session.

Eurolab4HPC is a two-year H2020-funded project with the bold commitment to make Europe excel in academic research and innovation in HPC technology. Eurolab4HPC has the overall goal to strengthen academic research excellence and innovation in HPC in Europe, by structuring the HPC community, disseminating community news, promoting entrepreneurship, and stimulating technology transfer.

Eurolab4HPC published the first version of its Eurolab4HPC Long Term Vision on High-Performance Computing in August 2017. This document targeted the period 2023–2030, over which it predicted major changes across high-performance computing. It surveyed the landscape of HPC systems research, driven by a push from emerging technologies and a pull from new and evolutionary applications. This session is intended to be the first public workshop in the process of preparing the 2020 update, which will be published in January 2020.