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Thursday, March 6 • 9:30am - 10:10am
Plenary: Some Assembly Required? Thoughts on Programming at Extreme Scale, David Bernholdt, Senior R&D Staff Member, Computer Science and Mathematics Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratories

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Historically, getting the utmost performance from a computer has often
required programming at very low levels, such as assembly language.
Lately, with supercomputer architectures relatively stable for a long
period, we seem to have gotten away from this. But now we are entering a
new period of diversity and rapid change in extreme-scale systems.  What
are the prospects for programming such systems?  I will present an
overview of current practice and research directions in programming
environments at ORNL and the broader DOE community targeting
computational science and engineering applications on the largest
available computer systems.  I will touch upon work in programming
languages and related tools, communication middleware, operating
systems, fault tolerance, and the engineering of scientific software.
Much of this work focuses on providing higher levels of abstraction to
software developers, while encapsulating and hiding the most
performance-sensitive details.

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Chap Wong

Chevron
Chap Wong is a Chevron Fellow, he is recognized as Chevron’s thought leader in high-performance computing. He is currently a member of the Strategy, Architecture and Emerging Technology Team in Chevron Energy Technology Company’s Technical Computing Department. Chap is engaged in market evaluation, proof of concept and deployment of the emerging technologies required to maximize the performance of Chevron’s HPC environment. 
He has over... Read More →

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David Bernholdt

Distinguished R&D Staff Member, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
David Bernholdt is a Distinguished R&D Staff Member at Oak Ridge | National Laboratory.  He is Group Leader for the Computer Science | Research Group in the Computer Science and Mathematics Division as | well as the lead for Programming Environment and Tools for the Oak | Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF).  His research interests | are in programming environments for high-performance scientific | computing, broadly... Read More →


Thursday March 6, 2014 9:30am - 10:10am
BRC 103 Rice University 6500 Main Street at University, Houston, TX 77030

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