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The SC07 panels program focuses on several exciting topics that are extremely relevant and timely in today's world of supercomputing. We received 22 fine proposals this year and selected 7 panels that span a broad spectrum of topics. The panels offer diverse points of view and an opportunity for audience participation. As in previous years, these sessions are expected to engender lively and even passionate debate.

This year's panel sessions are:

  • Return of HPC Survivor - Outwit, Outlast, Outcompute : This great panel concept, both entertaining and educational, is back!

  • Supercomputing with Exotic Architectures : Let us discuss what we can do with FPGAs, GPUs, game processors and other non-conventional approaches to computing.

  • Operating system wars : What is the right kernel for your supercomputer?

  • Quantum computing : What is happening in this revolutionary field?

  • How to Get a Better Job in Computing - and Keep It! : Guaranteed to interest all!

  • HEC energy crisis : How shall we cope with a world in which computing is limited by power consumption?

  • Fifty years of Fortran : Celebrate the most popular language for supercomputing!

We encourage everyone to attend the panels to learn, question, offer opinions and engage with the panelists and the rest of the audience for a fun and enriching experience!


Tuesday, Nov 13

Time Session Event Chair/Speaker Location
3:30PM - 5:00PM HPC Jobs How to Get a Better Job in Computing - and Keep It! Roscoe Giles, Cecilia Aragon, Rebecca Austen, Beverly Clayton, Dr. José Muñoz, Kenneth Washington A3 / A4

Thursday, Nov 15

Time Session Event Chair/Speaker Location
10:30AM - 12:00PM Fifty Years Of Fortran Fifty Years Of Fortran David Padua, Henry M. Tufo, John Levesque, Richard Hanson A3 / A4
1:30PM - 3:00PM Quantum Computing Progress in Quantum Computing Wim Van Dam, Mark Heiligman, Geordie Rose, Will Oliver, Eli Yablonovich A3 / A4
3:30PM - 5:00PM Supercomputer Kernels Supercomputer Operating System Kernels: A Weighty Issue Pete Beckman, Sean Blanchard, Bronis R. de Supinski, Jim Harrell, Barney Maccabe, Ron Minnich, Jim Sexton A3 / A4

Friday, Nov 16

Time Session Event Chair/Speaker Location
8:30AM - 10:00AM Exotic Architectures (Super)computing on FPGAs, GPUs, Cell and Other Exotic Architectures: Challenges and Opportunities Tarek El-Ghazawi, Jack Dongarra, Paul Woodard, Wen-mei Hwu, Douglass Post A2 / A5
8:30AM - 10:00AM HEC Energy Crisis Is There an HEC Energy Crisis? Andrew Fanara, Tom Keller, Satoshi Matsuoka, Buddy Bland, William Tschudi A1 / A6
10:30AM - 12:00PM HPC Survivor Return of HPC Survivor - Outwit, Outlast, Outcompute Burton Smith, Jack Dongarra, James Hughes, Ewing Lusk, Jim Sexton A1 / A6

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