The 39th ORAP Forum explored two topics:
- International (China, Japan) and European projects presentations emphasized the rising interest for ARM-based HPC architectures, among other considerations and visions delivered by large players.
A presentation of Mont-Blanc by Etienne Walter was included in this session: see video below.
- Trends in I/O and storage for HPC were then highlighted by academic or industrial experts, from technology to applications, emphasizing also new concepts and software organization aspects.
These two topics are not disconnected: usage evolution in all domains is questioning an increasingly intertwined vision of computing and data processing. This was illustrated by the different technical, scientific or strategic presentations, and we were able to discuss how more and more crucial data movement and storage features and capabilities must be globally envisioned.
The complete overview of the March 2017 ORAP Forum is available on http://orap.irisa.fr/?page_id=696