[hpc-announce] Call For Participation [Preliminary Advance Program]: Fourth International Workshop on Communication Architectures for HPC, Big Data, Deep Learning and Clouds at Extreme Scale (ExaComm 2018)

Hari Subramoni subramoni.1 at osu.edu
Mon Jun 4 09:54:01 CDT 2018

                        Call For Participation

    Fourth International Workshop on Communication Architectures for
        HPC, Big Data, Deep Learning and Clouds at Extreme Scale
                            (ExaComm 2018)

                   to be held in conjunction with
                    ISC 2018, June 24 - 28, 2018
                         Frankfurt, Germany


Extreme Scale computing in HPC, Big Data, Deep Learning, and Clouds are
marked by multiple-levels of hierarchy and heterogeneity ranging from
the compute units (many-core CPUs, GPUs, APUs etc) to storage devices
(NVMe, NVMe over Fabrics etc) to the network interconnects
(InfiniBand, High-Speed Ethernet, Omni-Path etc). 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 Stormlake), RDMA enabled networks and the likes 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 academia, industry and national
laboratories who are involved in creating network-based computing
solutions for extreme scale architectures. The objectives of this
workshop will be to share the experiences of the members of this
community and to learn the opportunities and challenges in the design
trends for exascale communication architectures.

ExaComm 2018 will be held in conjunction with the International
Supercomputing (ISC 2018), on June 28th in Frankfurt, Germany.

Keynote Talk

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Craig Stunkel, Principal Research
Staff Member at IBM's T. J. Watson Research Center in Yorktown
Heights, NY, and the Network Lead in the Data Centric Systems
department that architected the CORAL systems being delivered to two
U.S. national laboratories will deliver the keynote talk entitled
"Network challenges and directions for the exascale era" at

In addition to the keynote talk, we already have the following
confirmed Invited speakers for the event.

Invited Speakers

    * Luiz DeRose           Programming Environments Director,
    * Nicolas Dube          Chief Technologist, Exascale System Architect
    * Dror Goldenberg       Vice President of Software Architecture,
                            Mellanox Technologies.
    * Veljko Milutinovic    Scientific Advisory Board,
                            Maxeler Technologies
    * Kevin Pedretti        Principal Member of Technical Staff,
                            Sandia National Laboratories.
    * Hitoshi Sato          Senior Research Scientist,
                            AIST, Japan.
    * Sayantan Sur          Software Engineer,
                            Intel Corporation.

ExaComm'18 will also have a research paper session and a panel. The
details of this session will be made available along with the full
program at the ExaComm website shortly.

Further information about travel, stay and registration are available
at the following website.


The ExaComm'18 Organizing Committee.

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