Multicore NZ

December 30, 2012

Open Community Runtime (OCR) framework for Exascale Systems

Filed under: Multicore, Parallel Programming — multicoreblog @ 6:57 am

Today I met Prof Vivek Sarkar from Rice University. We discussed his BOF session “Building an Open Community Runtime (OCR) framework for Exascale Systems” at SC12

Abstract – “Exascale systems will impose a fresh set of requirements on runtime systems that include targeting nodes with hundreds of homogeneous and heterogeneous cores, as well as energy, data movement and resiliency constraints within and across nodes. The goal of this proposed BOF session is to start a new community around the development of open runtime components for exascale systems that we call the Open Community Runtime (OCR). Our hope is that OCR components will help enable community-wide innovation in programming models above the OCR level, in hardware choices below the OCR level, and in runtime systems at the OCR level.”


Prof Barbara Chapman (Secondary Session Leader) – University of Houston will be a keynote at Multicore World 2013 in Wellington, 19-20 February 2013 and Prof Sarkar will be present at Multicore World 2014 in the 3rd week of February.




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