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SCHEDULE: NOV 15-20, 2015

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Asynchronous Many-­Task Programming Models for Next Generation Platforms

SESSION: Asynchronous Many-­Task Programming Models for Next Generation Platforms

EVENT TYPE: Panels

EVENT TAG(S): Performance, Applications, Programming Systems, HPC Futures and Exascale

TIME: 10:30AM - 12:00PM

Panelists:Robert Clay, Alex Aiken, Martin Berzins, Matthew Bettencourt, Laxmikant Kale, Timothy Mattson, Lawrence Rauchwerger, Vivek Sarkar, Thomas Sterling, Jeremiah Wilke

ROOM:16AB

ABSTRACT:

Next generation platform architectures will require us to fundamentally rethink our programming models and environments due to a combination of factors including extreme parallelism, data locality issues, and resilience. As seen in the computational sciences community, asynchronous many-task (AMT) programming models and runtime systems are emerging as a leading new paradigm. While there are some overarching similarities between existing AMT systems, the community lacks consistent 1) terminology to describe runtime components, 2) application- and component-level interfaces, and 3) requirements for the lower level runtime and system software stacks. This panel will engage a group of community experts in a lively discussion on status and ideas to establish best practices in light of requirements such as performance portability, scalability, resilience, and interoperability. Additionally, we will consider the challenges of user-adoption, with a focus on the issue of productivity, which is critical given the application code rewrite required to adopt this approach.

Moderator/Panelist Details:

Robert Clay (Moderator) - Sandia National Laboratories

Alex Aiken - Stanford University

Martin Berzins - University of Utah

Matthew Bettencourt - Sandia National Laboratories

Laxmikant Kale - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Timothy Mattson - Intel Corporation

Lawrence Rauchwerger - Texas A&M University

Vivek Sarkar - Rice University

Thomas Sterling - Indiana University

Jeremiah Wilke - Sandia National Laboratories

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