(This session will run until 1:00PM)
10:30 AM-12:30 PM
The fastest computers today operate at peak speeds of around 1 Tflop/s. Today's high speeds have been achieved by improved chip technology and by new computing architectures that support parallel computation. These new architectures are a challenge to the algorithm designer and the programmer because of their complexity and the fact that failure to take into account their special characteristics can result in a significant loss in speed.
Each of the speakers will offer a look into the future of their scalable systems. They will describe the evolving architectures and discuss why their companies have made the choices they have to respond to market demand.
Organizer: Jack Dongarra
University of Tennessee, Knoxville and Oak Ridge National Laboratory
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