Five years with the high productivity computing systems program - A perspective

Elmootazbellah Elnozahy*

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Abstract

For the past five years, I had the very enviable task of leading IBM's effort in DARPA's High Productivity Computing Systems (HPCS) program. IBM competed successfully with other contestants in and survived two down-selects, producing along the way ground-breaking research for peta-scale systems aimed at changing the status quo in high end computing. The HPCS program is unique in that it states productivity as a broader definition of the system value than just performance. Commercial viability is another goal, meant to add realism and produce usable systems at the end of the program with productivity and performance goals that well exceed the projected improvements using today's technology. This unprecedented mix adds interesting and challenging constraints on the research program, and the traditional ways of approaching the problem do not apply. This talk will give an overview of the challenges of running projects of this kind, and gives a forward looking statement about the future of the program and its projected impact on the industry and the academic communities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - 21st International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium, IPDPS 2007; Abstracts and CD-ROM
DOIs
StatePublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes
Event21st International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium, IPDPS 2007 - Long Beach, CA, United States
Duration: Mar 26 2007Mar 30 2007

Other

Other21st International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium, IPDPS 2007
CountryUnited States
CityLong Beach, CA
Period03/26/0703/30/07

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Software
  • Mathematics(all)

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