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Exascale systems are certainly the current buzz in high performance computing. While theoretical projections suggest the possibility to have an exascale system by 2018, reality tells us that a usable supercomputer of that size will require at least few years into the next decade. Simply adopting the current approach – more of the same but Read more…
Intel has put out feelers for a well-connected champion of exascale technologies to bolster its role around the new efforts and funding that….
To build exascale systems, power is probably the biggest technical hurdle on the hardware side. In terms of getting to exascale computing, demonstrating the value of supercomputing to funders and the public is a more urgent challenge. But the top roadblock for realizing the potential benefits from exascale is software.
The first international effort to bring climate simulation software onto the next-generation exascale platforms got underway earlier this spring. The project, named Enabling Climate Simulation (ECS) at Extreme Scale, is being funded by the G8 Research Councils Initiative on Multilateral Research and brings together some of the heavy-weight organizations in climate research and computer science, not to mention some of the top supercomputers on the planet.
In his third column on programming for exascale systems, Michael Wolfe shares his views on what programming at the exascale level is likely to require, and how we can get there from where we are today. He explains that it will take some work, but it’s not a wholesale rewrite of 50 years of high performance expertise.