Runtime Systems for Zettascale
System Software and Runtime Systems
TimeWednesday, 17 November 202110:30am - 12pm CST
DescriptionWith exascale computers around the corner, the next challenge to consider is zettascale systems. At this moment, it is difficult to predict how a zettascale machine will be built. It has been forecast to be composed of more diverse and heterogeneous components. Different types of accelerators are expected, including new paradigms like quantum computing. These new systems will pose major scalability issues and severely limit the types of parallelism that can be exploited.
Additionally, the applications to be executed are also expected to grow in complexity and size in order to leverage the existing computing infrastructure and enable progress in multiple areas of science, technology and engineering. While multiple components of the software stack will be relevant for these systems to perform efficiently, the runtime is initially identified as a critical one. With such a scenario in mind, this panel aims to debate how future runtime systems will look.