Focus Session
Parallel Programming is the Easy Part: The Real Challenges in Developing HPC Applications
Event Type
Focus Session
TimeWednesday, June 27th11am - 11:15am
LocationPanorama 3
DescriptionIn discussing the software crisis in high performance computing, the focus is often on the issues in writing and debugging parallel programs. In fact, the claim that there is a software crisis is sometimes based on the difficulty in constructing high performance, scalable applications. But there are many issues that are often more challenging for the development of applications and for which there are fewer tools and techniques of more limited capability. This talk will provide an overview and examples of some of the difficulties faced by applications, both in developing the initial version and then in supporting the application across multiple system types and system evolution.