This year the committee will form two or three panels to focus on concepts and discussions of the evolution, new developments, performance and price ratios, scaling, and management of various components of clusters.
The Panels will consist of 5-6 experts in the field. Each panelist will have 10 minutes to present what he/she considers the most salient points of the technology that would be of interested to the conference attendees. Following these short presentations there will be a Q&A session. The panel chair will lead with 1-2 questions and then the session will be opened to questions from audience.
Our primary focus areas this year are Interconnects and Application Data Storage (global file systems). The Chair will consider other topics. You can voice your interest for another topic area by sending email to the Panel Chair.
Interconnects: Is Exascale End-of-the-line for Commodity Networks?
Tuesday, September 27th 2011
Moderator: Pavan Balaji, Argonne National Laboratory, USA
Accelerated Computing: From Research Projects to Mainstream Computing
Wednesday, September 28th 2011
Moderator: Satoshi Matsuoka, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
Storage in HPC: Are Parallel File Systems the (Only) Future?
Thursday, September 29th 2011
Moderator: Osamu Tatebe, University of Tsukuba, Japan
Please contact the Panel chair for more information:
Kamil Iskra, Argonne National Laboratory, USA, email@example.com
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