- Overview -
The world is steadily proceeding to Exa-scale era and there are a number of
tough challenges on next generation high performance computing. These challenges include various advanced technologies in
hardware and software; energy saving, many-core processor architecture,
accelerators, low-latency/high-bandwidth interconnect, resilience,
programming model and co-designing.
Under such background, JST (Japan Science and Technology Agency) is
promoting the research program, named “CREST: Development of System Software
Technologies for post-Peta Scale High Performance Computing.”
Out of 14 of research projects in this CREST program, three projects focus on many-core operating system, highly
functionable and scalable interconnection network, and unified
environment over accelerators and interconnects, for essential research
and development issues on post-Peta Scale era. Moreover, PC Cluster Consortium in Japan is promoting an original PGAS
language XcalableMP and light-weight OS kernel McKernel targeting ultra
large scale parallel computation.
As a joint activity by these three research projects in post-Peta Scale
CREST program as well as XcalableMP research and development, we
organize an international workshop LENS2015 (Language, Network and
System Software) to share these fields of latest research results and
discuss on issues toward their goals. The workshop program consists of four key note talks invited from the world
related to these projects and talks from all the projects.
This two day workshop will be an exciting field
for sharing and discussing the practical and essential issues and
challenges on next generation of supercomputing.