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. 

The conference is being held by EPCC and is located in a beautiful setting on Edinburgh University's campus, with Arthur's Seat as a backdrop.

EPCC's executive director, Dr Mark Parsons, has opened the conference and set the agenda for the rest of the meeting. The first of our key note speakers is now presenting, Professor Bill Tang from the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory. Professor Tang is describing the challenges associated with scaling fusion energy applications to extreme levels.

Including Professor Tang, there are six keynote speakers:

  • Satoshi Matsuoka, Tokyo Institute of Technology
  • Vladimir Voevodin, Research Computing Center, Moscow State University
  • Bill Tang, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory
  • George Mozdzynski, ECMWF - The European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts
  • Peter Coveney, Centre for Computational Science at University College London
  • Jack Dongarra, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department, University of Tennessee

You can read more about the speakers and their talks on the Invited Speakers page of the EASC2013 website.

It is an exciting time in software developments for exascale and we are looking forward to the conference generating a great deal of interesting discussion.


Lorna Smith, EPCC


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