High Performance Computing in 2029 or The Cambrian Explosion in Computing in the 2020s
TimeTuesday, June 18th3:45pm - 4:45pm
DescriptionThe next decade promises to be one of the most exciting yet in the further evolution of computing. There are a number of developments that will change how we will compute in 10 years: the foreseeable end of Moore’s law will lead to the exploration of new architectures and the introduction of new technologies in HPC; the rapid progress in machine learning in the last decade has led to a refocus of HPC towards large scale data analysis and machine learning; the feasibility of quantum computing has led to the introduction of new paradigms for scientific computing; meanwhile 30 billion IOT devices will push advances in energy efficient computing and bring an avalanche of data. I would like to compare the situation to a Cambrian explosion: the change in computing environment has helped creating a wide and complex variety of “organisms” that will compete for survival in the next decade. The HPC community will have to deal with this complexity and extreme heterogeneity, and decide what ideas and technologies will be the survivors. In this panel, I will ask several worldwide HPC experts to make their predictions for 2030.
Deputy Laboratory Director and Chief Research Officer (CRO) of Berkeley Lab