Monday, August 31
Panel Discussion 1: The future of FPGAs in High End Computing
Monday, August 31
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm



Session Chair:  Cathal Mccabe (Xilinx, Inc.)
Abstract: From desktop, to cloud, data center and HPC, the rate of computing performance scaling is decelerating as a result of the slowdown of Moore's law, and the effects of Dennard scaling and Amdahl’s law. In the last few years there has been strong interest in FPGAs in cloud, data centre, HPC, and enterprise systems and applications.
This panel session will bring together academic experts to discuss the future of FPGAs in high end computing systems and applications, and the challenges ahead.
  • What are the short-term opportunities for FPGAs in the data centre, and what does the future hold?
  • How do FPGAs and development tools need to evolve to meet the demands of high end computing users and system providers?
  • What challenges need to addressed by the FPGA research community?
Christian Plessl
High-Performance IT Systems, Department of Computer Science & Director of the Paderborn Center for Parallel Computing (PC²)
Paderborn University

Gustavo Alonso
Professor, Systems Group, Department of Computer Science
ETH Zurich

John Goodacre
Professor of Computer Architectures, Advanced Processor Technology Group, Department of Computer Science
University of Manchester

Mark Parsons
Director of EPCC and Associate Dean for e-Research
University of Edinburgh

Xavier Martorell
Computer Architecture Department DAC & Computer Science/Programming Models
Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya UPC & Barcelona Supercomputing Center BSC

You can also watch the conference live through YouTube. The links are available in the community board (WebApp Link).

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