@HPCpodcast: John Shalf on the ‘Assault of the Killer Chiplets’ and the Way forward for HPC – Excessive-Efficiency Computing Information Evaluation


Particular visitor and final 12 months’s ISC program chair John Shalf joins Shahin and Doug on this episode of the @HPCpodcast, sponsored by Lenovo, to debate the rise of specialised architectures to spice up HPC efficiency within the post-Moore’s Regulation period. It is a matter John will talk about throughout Wednesday night time’s keynote at ISC 2024 in Hamburg subsequent week.

Paying homage to the so-called “Assault of the Killer Micros” heralding the arrival of microprocessors for HPC within the early Nineteen Nineties, John tells us there’s the potential for what might be known as the “Assault of the Killer Chiplets” over the subsequent 5 to 10 years, together with  related applied sciences like Coarse-Grain Reconfigurable Arrays (CGRA), to allow specialised architectures, re-define computing and supply new avenues for advancing supercomputing velocity and power effectivity.


John, possessed of an encyclopedic data of HPC expertise going again a long time, is division head for pc science analysis at Lawrence Berkeley Nationwide Laboratory and previously was CTO on the Nationwide Vitality Analysis Supercomputing Heart.

He has co-authored greater than 60 publications within the discipline of parallel computing software program and HPC expertise, together with the broadly cited “The Landscape of Parallel Computing Research: A View from Berkeley” (with David Patterson and others). He additionally co-authored “ExaScale Software Study: Software Challenges in Extreme Scale Systems,” which set the Protection Superior Analysis Venture Company’s IT analysis funding technique for the subsequent decade. He was a member of the Berkeley Lab/NERSC workforce that received a 2002 R&D 100 Award for the RAGE robotic.

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