Date: March 12nd (Monday), 2018
Venue: Akihabara, Tokyo, Japan;
Akihabara Convention Hall 5th floor: Room 5C http://www.akibahall.jp/data/access_eng.html
The performance evolution of high-performance computing (HPC) and data analytic systems has been governed in the past by integration improvements in the CMOS technology. This trend is expected to continue until the mid-2020s when CMOS features will reach 5-7 nm. In the following period, performance progress for CMOS-based integrated circuit devices will no longer come mostly from higher levels of integration, and other approaches will be needed.
The convergence of several technologies makes HPC-relevant FPGA-powered systems attractive. These technologies are (1) new FPGA system-on-chip devices featuring multicore CPUs, FPGAs, and thousands of hardened floating-point data signal processing blocks; (2) robust compiler technologies capable of targeting heterogeneous systems; and (3) tools for transforming intermediate representation objects into a hardware description language such as VHDL and Verilog, available from research groups and from vendors. These, combined with the push toward expressing parallelism and data dependencies specified by parallel programming APIs (e.g., OpenMP, OpenCL), opens up FPGA-based solutions for serious exploration in scientific simulations and data analytics.
The workshop will pursue several objectives. First, it will review the state of the art in this domain internationally. Second, it will help understand trends in FPGA technologies and better identify and understand open problems and challenges. Third, it will provide a unique opportunity to identify and to discuss potential collaborations.
Talk title will be updated soon.
|10:00-10:15||Opening: Taisuke Boku (University of Tsukuba)|
|10:15-11:00||Keynote: Andrew Putnam (Microsoft)|
|11:00-11:30||Kentaro Sano (Riken)|
|11:45-12:15||Martin Herbordt (Boston University)|
|12:15-12:45||Brad Kadet (Intel Programable Solutions Group)|
|14:15-14:45||Jeff Vetter (ORNL)|
|14:45-15:15||Kazutomo Yoshii (ANL)|
|15:15-15:45||Xavier Martorell (BSC)|
|16:00-16:30||Taisuke Boku (University of Tsukuba)|
|16:30-17:45||Panel on Benchmarking a la Green500 for FPGA|
|17:45-18:00||Closing: (Taisuke Boku and Franck Cappello)|
Workshop registration is free of charge, but please register to the workshop before February 23rd (Friday) 2018.
Online Registration: here
The workshop is organized to maximize interactions and discussions among participants. It will feature talks from key players of FPGA and scientific simulation and data analytics domains. Considerable time will be allotted during coffee breaks, lunch and dinner to discuss potential collaborations.
Details about the workshop will be available on the workshop webpage that we will communicate soon. The venue is the Akihabara Convention Hall: http://www.akibahall.jp/data/access_eng.html
Taisuke Boku (University of Tsukuba)
Franck Cappello (Argonne National Laboratory)
Workshop Sponsor: JST-CREST Project “Research and Development on Unified Environment of Accelerated Computing and Interconnection for Post-Petascale Era”
Supported by Center for Computational Sciences, University of Tsukuba