SC21 Proceedings

The International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage, and Analysis

Great Edge-pectations: How Edge and Exascale Found Love

Moderator: Pete Beckman (Argonne National Laboratory (ANL), Northwestern University)

Panelists: Lavanya Ramakrishnan (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL)), Rick Stevens (Argonne National Laboratory (ANL), University of Chicago), Satoshi Matsuoka (RIKEN, Tokyo Institute of Technology), Eric Van Hensbergen (ARM Ltd)

Abstract: It is no secret that the world’s largest supercomputers are often quite lonely. Until recently, live-streaming sensor data into massive simulations was more exhibit booth demo than reality. Extreme-scale computational models were isolated, admiring from afar the excitement of edge computing, the Internet of Things, smart cities, autonomous cars and intelligent laboratory experiments. From the edge to the cloud, from Cairo to London, however, artificial intelligence (AI) is making its way into every sensor and experimental facility. As AI at the edge begins to bend and break old computing paradigms into a new shape, it is time for supercomputing to storm out of our data center citadels and move to the edge. Join our panelists and explore how edge and exascale will learn a new dance step while they accelerate scientific discovery, improve the resilience of cities, expand autonomy and guide our responses to extreme climate events.


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