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  • CREST is Hosting Extreme Scale Computing Workshop

    Date: 08/05/2014

    CREST is hosting the Extreme Scale Productivity Workshop 2014 (XPW14) August 5-7 at the Indiana Memorial Union.

    XPW14 is a community forum providing leadership in the key combined issues of programmability and performance as they relate to the quality metric of “productivity” related to high performance computing.

    The workshop brings together experts from industry, government labs, and academia to formulate the major goals represented by productivity and identify the key sensitivities that determine the means of achieving them. During the workshop, the participants will provide a broad perspective that will inform the planners of future research programs.

    “Indiana University is unique as an academic institution in supporting U.S. program development and community building in this time of international challenges,” said Thomas Sterling, executive associate director and chief scientist at CREST and professor of computer science in the School of Informatics and Computing. “Addressing this challenge now will position the nation in mission-critical science and technology goals, strengthen economic competitiveness, and ensure continued leadership in HPC as it enters the performance regime of exascale capable computing.” 

    The technical program committee for XPW14 is chaired by Director of CREST and Professor of Computer Science at the School of Informatics and Computing Andrew Lumsdaine, and comprised of a collection of experts in high performance computing, including Sterling, Marc Snir (Argonne National Laboratory), Vivek Sarkar (Rice University), John Mellor-Crummey (Rice University), Robert Lucas (University of Southern California), Hans Johansen (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory), Mike Heroux (Sandia National Laboratories), and Chris Atwood (Scaled Numerical Physics).

    XPW14 is sponsored by Indiana University and the Department of Energy Office of Science to further the engagement of experts in extreme-scale computing from academia, industry, and national laboratories and centers.

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