Industry Spotlight: Energy-Efficiency Tradeoffs for Parallel Scientific Applications

This was the 9th of our Industry Spotlight sessions.

Presentation: Energy-Efficiency Tradeoffs for Parallel Scientific Applications

SPEAKER: Valerie Taylor, Argonne Distinguished Fellow and Director of the Mathematics and Computer Science Division, Argonne National Lab
HELD: Monday, February 22, 2021, 6:00PM PT (Pacific Timezone)
Webinar recording will be available soon


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ABSTRACT: The demand for computational power continues to drive the deployment of ever-growing parallel systems. Production parallel systems with hundreds of thousands of components are being designed and deployed. Future parallel systems are expected to have millions of processors and hundreds of millions of cores, with significant power requirements. The complexity of these systems is increasing, with hierarchically configured manycore processors and accelerators, together with a deep and complex memory hierarchy. As a result of the complexity, applications face a significant challenge in exploiting the necessary parameters for efficient execution. While reducing execution time is still the major objective for high performance computing, future systems and applications will have additional power requirements that represent challenge for energy efficiency. To embrace these key challenges, we must understand the complicated tradeoffs among runtime and power. This talk will present our methods and analyses to explore these tradeoffs for parallel, scientific applications.

This talk is part of our series of presentations by industry experts at the IEEE Santa Clara Valley Section Corporate Liaison Program (CLP). If you have ideas for future speakers, please email the SCV CLP Chair.

SPEAKER: Valerie Taylor is Argonne Distinguished Fellow and Director of the Mathematics and Computer Science Division, Argonne National Lab. Prior to joining Argonne, she was the Senior Associate Dean of Academic Affairs in the College of Engineering and a Regents Professor and the Royce E. Wisenbaker Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University. In 2003, she joined Texas A&M University as the Department Head of CSE, where she remained in that position until 2011. Prior to joining Texas A&M, Valerie Taylor was a member of the faculty in the EECS Department at Northwestern University for eleven years. Her research is in the area of high-performance computing, with a focus on performance analysis and modeling of parallel, scientific applications. She is also the Executive Director of the Center for Minorities and People with Disabilities in IT (CMD-IT). Valerie Taylor is an IEEE Fellow and ACM Fellow.

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