Multi-core for HPC: Breakthrough or breakdown?

Thomas Sterling, Peter Kogge, William J. Dally, Steve Scott, William Gropp, David Keyes, Pete Beckman

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A dramatic trend in computing is the adoption of multi-core technology by the vendors from which our current and future HPC systems are being derived. Multi-core is offered as a path to continued reliance and benefits of Moore's Law while reining in the previously unfettered growth of power consumption and design complexity. Are we saved? or is it but a fools mission, trapping us in a technical cul de sac with no long term direction and no way to reinvent an alternative future. The panel will consider the following questions:*Can multi-core span the next decade of Moore's Law progression?*Are the pins and caches a strangle hold on the future effectiveness of multi-core?*Can innovative algorithmic techniques exploit the opportunities and address the challenges of multi-core?*How will programming models and supporting system software change to accommodate the unique properties and peculiarities of multi-core structures?

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2006 ACM/IEEE Conference on Supercomputing, SC'06
StatePublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 2006 ACM/IEEE Conference on Supercomputing, SC'06

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Computer Science


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