Exascale

Are we underestimating the real challenge of Exascale?

Author: Mark Parsons
Posted: 28 Jun 2013 | 10:13

Reaching the Exascale is rightly posed as a combination of challenges related to (i) energy efficiency, (ii) heterogeneity and resiliency of computation, storage and communication, and (iii) the scale of the parallelism involved. Many discussions about Exascale focus on the first two challenges. This is understandable – building an Exascale system with today’s most energy efficient technology would still require around 480 MWatts.

Software optimisation papers for SC13

Author: Adrian Jackson
Posted: 23 May 2013 | 17:00

I've just finished working on two papers for this year's Supercomputing conference, SC13, which is going to be in Denver, Colorado, from the 17th-22nd November. EPCC will have an official presence, with an EPCC booth on the exhibition floor and a number of staff participating in the technical and education programmes. I thought this a good opportunity to write up some recent work I've been undertaking. 

EASC2013 presentations now online

Author: Adrian Jackson
Posted: 30 Apr 2013 | 14:00

All the slides from the keynote speeches at EASC2013, the Exascale conference held in Edinburgh this April, are now available online through the conference website.

The keynote slides can be found on the invited speakers page.

Call for Papers: PGAS 2013

Author: Michele Weiland
Posted: 17 Apr 2013 | 12:09

The 7th International Conference on Partitioned Global Address Space (PGAS) Programming Models will be held in Edinburgh on the 3rd-4th October 2013.

At the EASC last day

Author: Adrian Jackson
Posted: 11 Apr 2013 | 14:18

It's the last session of the EASC conference and we still have 80-90 people in attendence, which is fantastic. We're all very pleased that over 130 people came and contributed to this event, it's great to see the demand for a discussion forum for Exascale research and issues.

Keep your eye on the EASC2013 website (http://www.easc2013.org.uk), because we will shortly be putting up the slides from the keynotes, which we've also been filming and will put online (providing the videos are of sufficient quality).

EASC2013 - The final day

Author: Lorna Smith
Posted: 11 Apr 2013 | 12:34

After an enjoyable meal at the HUB last night, the last day of the EASC2013 conference began with a keynote speak from George Mozdzynski, from the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF).

EASC2013: Day 2

Author: Lorna Smith
Posted: 10 Apr 2013 | 16:40

Day 2 of the EASC2013 conference in Edinburgh.

There has been a series of interesting and diverse talks today, with parallel sessions covering topics such as tools for exascale, preparing applications for exascale and the I/O challenges. Disruptive technologies has been a theme in many talks and discussions, a theme started yesterday with Iain Duff's talk on disruptive technologies within the EESI-2 project.

EASC2013: Solving Software Challenges for Exascale

Author: Lorna Smith
Posted: 9 Apr 2013 | 10:35

Today, April 9th 2013, sees the first day of the EASC2013 conference. Over 130 delegetes have registered for this conference, which aims to bring together those involved in solving the software challenges associated with programming exascale systems. 

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