Welcome and Introduction - 7th Workshop on Extreme-Scale Programming Tools (ESPT)
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TimeFriday, November 16th8:30am - 8:35am
DescriptionThe path to extreme computing keeps broadening: large scale systems toward exascale and beyond, growing many core systems with deep memory hierarchies and massively parallel accelerators are just a few of the platforms we can expect. This trend will challenge HPC application developers in their quest to achieve the maximum potential that their systems have to offer, both on and across nodes. Factors such as limited power budgets, heterogeneity, hierarchical memories, shrinking I/O bandwidths, and performance variability will make it increasingly difficult to create productive applications on future platforms. To address these challenges, we need tools for debugging, performance measurement and analysis, and tuning to overcome the architectural, system, and programming complexities expected in these environments.

At the same time, research and development progress for HPC tools themselves faces equally difficult challenges: adaptive systems with an increased emphasis on autotuning, dynamic monitoring and adaptation, heterogeneous analysis and new metrics such as power, energy and temperature require new methodologies, techniques, and engagement with application teams. This workshop will serve as a forum for HPC application developers, system designers and tool researchers to discuss the requirements for tools assisting developers in identifying, investigating and handling the challenges in future extreme scale environments, both for highly parallel nodes and in large-scale HPC systems.

The workshop is the seventh in a series of SC conference workshops organized by the Virtual Institute - High Productivity Supercomputing (VI-HPS), an international initiative of HPC researchers and developers focused on programming and performance tools for parallel systems.
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