Session: Goldilocks and the Four Bears Revisited: HPC Architecture Directions
  Title: Goldilocks and the Four Bears Revisited: HPC Architecture Directions
  Chair: David Morton (MHPCC)
  Time: Friday, November 21, 10:30AM - 12:00PM
  Rm #: 36-37
  Chair: David Morton (MHPCC); Panelists: Steve Scott (Cray Inc.), Rob Pennington (NCSA), Bill Pulleyblank (IBM), H. Edward Seidel (Louisiana State University and Max-Planck-Institut für Gravitationsphysik)
  This panel follows in the steps of an HPC architectural discussion called Goldilocks and the Three Bears chaired by Bob Borchers at SC95. While the names and some of the topics have changed, HPC architectural directions continues to be a hot area of discussion. During this session, three experts from widely divergent schools of HPC thought will discuss where the industry is headed and why their particular architecture will be an important part of that future. The questions that will be posed to this panel include:

1) Why do you think that the architecture you are most closely associated with is important and relevant?

2) Where do you see it evolving over time?

3) Do you see any other current HPC architectures becoming less important over time?

4) Do you think that customized HPC hardware can compete on a price/delivered performance basis long term with COTS microprocessors and systems?
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