Welcome to ExaComm 2015

Extreme Scale computing is marked by multiple-levels of hierarchy and heterogeneity ranging from the compute units to storage devices to the network interconnects. Owing to the plethora of heterogeneous communication paths with different cost models expected to be present in extreme scale systems, data movement is seen as the soul of different challenges for exascale computing. On the other hand, advances in networking technologies such as NoCs (like NVLink and Storm Lake), RDMA enabled networks and the like are constantly pushing the envelope of research in the field of novel communication and computing architectures for extreme scale computing. The goal of this workshop is to bring together researchers and software/hardware designers from both academy and industry who are involved in creating network-based computing solutions for extreme scale architectures, to share their experiences and to learn the opportunities and challenges in designing next-generation HPC systems and applications.

ExaComm 2015 will be held in conjunction with the International Supercomputing (ISC 2015), Frankfurt, Germany, on Thursday, July 16th, 2015.

Call For Papers

ExaComm 2015 welcomes original submissions in a range of areas, including but not limited to:

Papers should present original research and should provide sufficient background material to make them accessible to the broader community.

Keynote Speaker

  • John M. Shalf, CTO, National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center and Department Head for Computer Science and Data Sciences at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL)
    • Title: Exascale Computing Architecture Trends and Implications for Programming Systems
  • Invited Speakers

  • Dror Goldenberg, Vice President - Architecture, Mellanox Technologies
    • Title: Paving the road to Exascale
  • Mitch Gusat, Research Staff Member, IBM Zurich Research Laboratory, Zurich, Switzerland
    • Title: Interconnection Networks Beyond 50Gbps: Architecture and Protocols for High Performance Datacenters
  • Arthur (Barney) Maccabe, Division Director, Computer Science and Mathematics, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
    • Title: Interconnect Related Research at Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  • Martin Schulz, Computer Scientist, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
    • Title: Tool Interfaces in MPI: Challenges and Opportunities in the Exascale Era
  • Panel

  • Panel Moderator : Ron Brightwell, Sandia National Laboratories
  • Panel Topic : Top 5 Challenges for Exascale Interconnects
  • Panel Members
    • Taisuke Boku, University of Tsukuba, Japan
    • Richard Graham, Senior Solutions Architect, Mellanox Technologies
    • Michael A. Heroux, Distinguished Member of the Technical Staff, Sandia National Laboratories
    • Cyriel Minkenberg, Research Staff Member, IBM Zurich Research Laboratory, Zurich, Switzerland
    • Mondrian Nuessle, Co-founder and Managing Director, Extoll
    • Duncan Roweth, Senior Principal Engineer, Office of the CTO, Cray
  • Organizing Committee

    Program Chairs

    Program Committee

  • Taisuke Boku, University of Tsukuba, Japan
  • Ron Brightwell, Sandia National Laboratories
  • Luiz DeRose, Cray
  • Jose Duato, Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain
  • Hans Eberle, NVIDIA
  • Ada Gavrilovska, Georgia Tech
  • Dror Goldenberg, Mellanox Technologies
  • Torsten Hoefler, ETH Z├╝rich, Zurich, Switzerland
  • Hai Jin, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China
  • Cyriel Minkenberg, IBM Zurich Research Laboratory, Zurich, Switzerland
  • Stephen W. Poole, United States Department of Defense
  • Sebastien Rumley, Columbia University
  • Martin Schulz, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
  • John M. Shalf, National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center / Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
  • Sayantan Sur, Intel
  • Registration

    The workshop does not have a separate registration site. All attendees need to use the registration system provided by ISC'15. Please remember to select the workshop option when registering. Details about registration can be found on the main conference website.

    Travel and Stay

    Please check the main conference website.