Focus Session: Memory, New Technologies and Bandwidth Challenges for Future HPC-Systems
Event TypeFocus Session
TimeTuesday, June 18th8:30am - 10am
Advanced device technologies such as 3D-stacked memory and non-volatile random-access memory (NVRAM) have added a new dimension to the already over complex memory hierarchies in high-performance computing (HPC) systems. This is new dimension provides new possibilities to meet the increasing demand of big data applications and to address the notorious memory-wall problem. Computer hardware systems, operating systems, storage and file systems, data models and programming stacks, performance models and tools need to be enhanced, augmented, or even redesigned to address the performance, programmability and energy efficiency challenges to support an integrated deep memory-storage hierarchy for HPC and data-intensive applications. In this session, the speakers will share their experiences and findings in addressing emerging memory challenges for exascale computing. This session is anticipated to help the HPC community understanding the scope of modern memory system research and identifying future research directions to address memory and storage challenges via advanced technologies and emerging systems.