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SC Conference - Activity Details
Traditional & Distributed HPC: What Has Changed? What Remains the Same?Primary Session Leader:
Gabrielle Allen (Louisiana State University)
Secondary Session Leaders:
The purpose of this BoF is to compare approaches and lessons learned in developing, programming and running scientific applications in a traditional HPC environment versus distributed computing environments available today (e.g., grids, clouds, utilities). Comparison of system purchase and support approaches will be of interest as well. Some aspects of working effectively in these environments are similar and should be more widely understood so that the community at large can avoid "reinventing wheels". Other aspects differ significantly and highlighting these can illuminate areas for improving methods, shortening timeframes, and advancing the technology as well as areas where today's HPC owners and users (often the same individual) can most benefit from sharing their knowledge and experience. Researchers, research support professionals and industry are all encouraged to attend and actively contribute to identifying and documenting "what has changed?" and "what remains the same?"