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"Exascale Computing--fact or fiction?" Presented by Shekhar Borkar

Date
2014-11-24 - 2014-11-24
Time
02:00pm (Pacific Time)
Location
Webinar - Online
Contact
Mike Markowycz – m.markowycz@ieee.org
Description
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Computer performance increased by orders of magnitude in the last few decades, made possible by continued technology scaling. The technology treadmill will continue, and one would expect to reach Exascale level performance this decade; however, it’s the same Physics that helped you in the past will now pose some barriers—Business as usual will not be an option. The energy and power will pose as a major challenge. Memory & communication bandwidth with conventional technology could become prohibitive, and with orders of magnitude increased parallelism, let alone extreme parallelism created by energy saving techniques, would increase unreliability. The software stack too will be posed with even severe challenge of harnessing the performance with concurrency. This talk will discuss potential solutions in all disciplines, such as circuit design, architecture, system design, programming system, and resiliency to pave the road towards Exascale performance.
 
Bio:
Shekhar Borkar is an Intel Fellow, an IEEE Fellow, and Director of Extreme-scale technologies at Intel Corporation. He holds M.Sc. in Physics from University of Bombay in 1979, and MSEE from University of Notre Dame in 1981. Shekhar has been with Intel since 1981, worked on the 8051 family of microcontrollers, supercomputers, and was the founding member of the Circuit Research Lab.  He served on the technical program committee of the VLSI Circuit symposium since 1995, TPC Chairman in 2002, and Conference Chairman in 2004. Shekhar has authored over 100 peer reviewed publications in conferences and journals, over 50 invited papers and keynotes, four book chapters, and has more than 50 patents issued. Shekhar’s research interests are low power, high performance digital circuits and systems.

Computer performance increased by orders of magnitude in the last few decades, made possible by continued technology scaling. The technology treadmill will continue, and one would expect to reach Exascale level performance this decade; however, it’s the same Physics that helped you in the past will now pose some barriers—Business as usual will not be an option. The energy and power will pose as a major challenge. Memory & communication bandwidth with conventional technology could become prohibitive, and with orders of magnitude increased parallelism, let alone extreme parallelism created by energy saving techniques, would increase unreliability. The software stack too will be posed with even severe challenge of harnessing the performance with concurrency. This talk will discuss potential solutions in all disciplines, such as circuit design, architecture, system design, programming system, and resiliency to pave the road towards Exascale performance.

 

 

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