SC17 Denver, CO

Keynote - A Holistic Approach to Advancing Science and Engineering through Extreme-Scale Computing

Workshop: 8th Workshop on Latest Advances in Scalable Algorithms for Large-Scale Systems
Authors: Michael A. Heroux (Sandia National Laboratories)

Abstract: Extreme-scale computing must ultimately provide a means to an end: enabling scientific discovery, and advancing engineering design. The broadest and deepest impact of extreme-scale computing requires an understanding of its role in this larger context. In this talk, we provide a description of the ecosystem to which extreme-scale computing belongs, and the current challenges of multi-physics and multi-scale simulations, the importance of resilience, the possible role of machine learning, the increased need for developer productivity and software sustainability, and the overarching concerns of trustworthiness and reproducibility. From this holistic perspective, we present the specific challenges and opportunities for algorithms research and development.

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