The Future of Parallel, Distributed and High-Performance Computing, in EuropeTime & Place: Thursday, Aug 27, 2015, 16:00 - 17:30, Lecture hall EI 7
- Raffaele Tripiccione (Moderator) (University of Ferrara & INFN)
- Piero Altoe (4 Computer Engineering)
- Wolfgang Nagel (ZIH & TU Dresden)
- Keshav Pingali (University of Texas, Austin)
- Michel Raynal (IRISA, University of Rennes)
We will discuss the state-of-affairs in parallel, distributed, and high performance computing, from both a technical/scientific and a political perspective, emphatically with a Euro-centric point of view. We encourage strong personal opinions and look forward to a lively discussion.
Topics that may be addressed are the following:
- Is parallel and distributed computing (still?) a relevant technical/scientific discipline? What are major open, scientific, and technical challenges? Are these being adequately tackled in Europe? If not, why not?
- European high-performance computing infrastructure - how, where?
- How does Europe compare to USA, China, Japan in HPC/parallel and distributed computing in terms of HPC infrastructure and scientific impact? Are we losing ground or catching up? What should, can, and must be done?
- European industry expectations and requirements, what are they? Are they stimuli or obstacles? Is our research relevant for the industry? Should we be concerned?
- Is the European (including national, including public universities and research institutions) funding adequate? Are the applied funding schemes and instruments conducive to high-quality research in parallel and distributed computing? Are research results efficiently transferred to industry?