Singapore’s Supercomputing Frontiers 2015 conference starts Tuesday in the city-state, putting the regional high performance computing center in the spotlight.
Organised by Singapore’s A*STAR Computational Resource Centre, the conference will provide a vital platform for industry and academic experts to interact and explore the latest global trends and innovations in high performance computing.
Singapore has been a growing regional HPC center for the last decade, and the conference co-insides with the deployment of a 1-2 Petaflop multi-platform machine. This is the first machine of this scale in Singapore, and it’s scheduled to be deployed by the end of this year.
The conference themes include the following:
- Supercomputing applications in domains of critical impact in economic and human terms, and especially those requiring computing resources approaching Exascale;
- Big data science merging with supercomputing with associated issues of I/O, high bandwidth networking, storage, workflows and real time processing;
- Architectural complexity of Exascale systems with special focus on supercomputing interconnects, interconnect topologies and routing, and interplay of interconnect topologies with algorithmic communication patterns for both numerically intensive computations and big data; and
- Any other topic that push the boundaries of supercomputing to exascale and beyond
Jack Dongarra, Thomas Sterling and Satoshi Matsuoka are among the keynote speakers scheduled to present at the event.
The event is sponsored by Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University and the National University of Singapore.
Supercomputing Frontiers is expected to be the largest event of its kind organised in South East Asia, and the completely focused main session without vendor marketing presence adds to the technical and strategic value of the conference.
Supercomputing Frontiers begins Tuesday in Singapore.