Heterogeneity in Hardware: Opportunities and Challenges for Software and Applications
TimeTuesday, 16 November 202110:30am - 12pm CST
DescriptionWith the end of Moore’s Law, the community has witnessed new hardware trends to increase performance. Today, it is not only the traditional x86s and accelerators that are part of computing systems, but also ARM, FPGAs and dedicated processors for DL workloads that equip now-pioneering HPC systems. By the end of this decade, we are moving towards an era of extreme scale with “extreme heterogeneity”. This may result in systems built from a custom aggregation of components that may take us further away from the one-hardware-fits-all paradigm.
The panel discusses the latest hardware evolution and the impact on HPC applications. The challenges reside in the increasing complexity of the underlying hardware. This urges consideration of hardware/software co-design to facilitate the adoption of emerging technologies. The opportunities lie in designing new programming models, algorithmic innovations and performance tools to pursue the quest of scientific discovery.