May 28-29 Panel Sessions
Moderator: Vivek Sarkar
We have presented the results of the Runtime Summit, which include challenges, solutions, a set of important questions to be answered, and a vision for a runtime architecture, with major components, interfaces, and how to measure success.
This session will focus on getting feedback from selected panelists and the audience on our results. Panelists will first provide us with constructive criticism and suggestions, followed by the interaction with the audience.
Compilers and Auto-tuning
Moderator: Mary Hall
Panelists: Saman Amarasinghe, Una-May O'Reilly, Dan Quinlan
Panel description. Mary: see description for the compilers panel and auto-tuning panel on March 2013.
Languages and DSLs
Panelists: Mary Hall, David Padua, Anshu Dubey, Katherine Yelick, Saday Sadayappan, Shoaib Kamil
Panel description. Dan/Saman: see this panel description in March of last year.
Mapping and Optimization Framework
Moderator: Armando Solar-Lezama
Panelist: Mary Hall (University of Utah), Vivek Sarkar (Rice University), Muthu Baskaran (Reservoir Labs), Shoaib Kamil (MIT)
Panel description: The panel will consist of short (8 min) presentations by each panelist on their views on new approaches to map high-level representations of a computation down to an efficient implementation specialized for a particular platform.
Moderator: Andrew Chien and Mattan Erez
Panelists: Kath Knobe, Sriram Krishnamoorthy, Dan Quinlan, Vivek Sarkar, Martin Schulz
The goal of this panel is to engage in a focused discussion about how resilience should reflected in the X-stack runtime abstract architecture and about what the critical research technologies are.
Moderator: Shekhar Borkar/Wilfred Pinfold
Panelists: John Shalf, Jeff Vetter, Arun Rodrigues, Romain Cledat
Panel description: Simulators are tools for getting a job done. There are many jobs we can use simulators for in designing an Exascale system. First there are simulators for use in various stages of design; conceptual, functionality, final (cycle accurate). Then there are simulators for CPU, memory, network, storage, IO. Finally there are simulators to explore different machine characteristics such as power, resilience or performance. These simulators can be designed to work separately, as cooperating parts or as an integrated system simulation. In this panel we will explore the simulators in use today, the benefits and challenges of integration and the direction we should take to optimize system design and minimize effort expended on tool development.
X-Stack OS/R requirements
Moderator: Marc Snir and Barney Maccabe
Implications of Emerging Memory Technology to Exascale Computing
Moderator: Jeff Vetter / Xipeng Shen
Panelists: to be determined
The proposed panel is intended to discuss implications of emerging memory technology (e.g., Non-volatile memory, 3D-stacked memory) to the various layers in the software stack of exascale computing.
Performance Tools and Their Interfaces for the X-Stack
Moderator: Martin Schulz
This panel will discuss the role of performance tools in the exascale software stacks: which tools will users expect and which questions should they address, what abstractions should they map their results to and what interfaces in the X-Stack will be available for tools to require the necessary information?
Panelists: Ron Brightwell, Jeff Hollingsworth, John Mellor-Crummey, ...