10:30 AM-12:00 PM
The current efforts in Petaflops computing and parallel distributed computing (Metacomputing) provide new challenges for software designers and tool builders. The goal of this panel is to focus on the problems and opportunities facing software designers for platforms which support high-performance scientific applications. Prior to an interactive audience discussion, each panelist will address the following questions:
- What challenges must be addressed to develop software for Petaflops and Metacomputing platforms?
- What is needed to fill the gap between the development of software environments and tools and their wide-spread use?
- How will we know when software tools and environments meet the needs of high-performance scientific applications?
Moderator: Francine Berman
University of California, San Diego
Dennis Gannon, Indiana University, Bloomington
William D. Gropp, Argonne National Laboratory
David Padua, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Cherri M. Pancake, Oregon State University
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