The 11th workshop of the INRIA-Illinois-ANL Joint Laboratory on Petascale Computing was also the first workshop of the NEXTGN Partnership University Fund project. This was also considered the 1st JLESC Workshop.
It gathered top researchers in HPC from INRIA, the University of Illinois, the Argonne National Laboratory and Barcelona Supercomuting Center to explore research problems related to post Petascale Supercomputers and present early results of their joint work. The workshop presented an exceptional program with papers accepted or submitted to top level conferences. It exposed the results of the collaboration on Parallel Programming, Resilience,I/O and Cloud. Also, Exascale issues, research and activities were discussed.
A key objective of the workshop was to identify new research collaborations and to establish a roadmap for their implementation.
The workshop was open to Illinois, INRIA and ANL, faculties, researchers, engineers and students who wanted to learn more about Post Petascale Computing.
The workshop featured technical sessions on five main topics:
- Big systems
- Parralel Programming (Hybrid, Hierarchical, Heterogeneous)
- Numerical Algorithms and Libraries
- I/O, Big data
- Cloud for HPC
The workshop took place in the Inria Sophia Antipolis Méditerranée research centre. The lodging for the workshop was at the Hotel Mercure and the Hotel Ibis. They are right next to each other and within reasonable walking distance to the conference venue.