MCS researchers give keynote addresses at HPCS 2013

July 10, 2013

Ian Foster and Franck Cappello gave keynote addresses at the international conference on High Performance Computing and Simulation (HPCS 2103) in Helsinki, Finland, July 1–5, 2013.

Foster, an Argonne Distinguished Fellow and director of the Argonne/University of Chicago Computation Institute, discussed how challenging data management problems resulting from new instrumentation and simulation capabilities can be addressed by outsourcing key tasks to software-as-a-service providers. His talk included early results with the approach in the Globus Online data movement, synchronization, and sharing service.

Cappello, a senior computer scientist, discussed high-performance fault tolerance and resilience at extreme scale. He reviewed the impressive progress that has been made in the past five years in such areas as advanced checkpointing and failure prediction and outlined some of the many challenging research problems that remain.

The HPCS conference, sponsored by IEEE and ACM, seeks to exchange information on the state of the art in high-performance and large-scale computing systems, their use in modeling and simulation, their design, performance and use, and their impact.

For further information, see the HPCS 2013 website.