Sep 24 – 27, 2019
CERN
Europe/Zurich timezone

General Purpose Heterogenous Next-Generation Systems

Sep 26, 2019, 12:30 PM
45m
80/1-001 - Globe of Science and Innovation - 1st Floor (CERN)

80/1-001 - Globe of Science and Innovation - 1st Floor

CERN

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Speaker

Richard Gerber (National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab)

Description

In the post-Moore’s law era, accelerators and special-purpose hardware may offer the best node-level performance for different algorithms and methods given constraints on energy and device design. How will a general purpose HPC center, like NERSC, adapt and serve the needs of a diverse scientific community? In this talk I will review NERSC’s experience with heterogenous systems and how we would like to explore the applicability of GPUs, FPGAs, and other technologies for our broad workload. We’ll also speculate on what a future heterogeneous system for NERSC users might look like and advances in programability and system software would be needed to make such a system work in a production HPC environment.

Co-author

Nicholas Wright (National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab)

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