Supercomputer Frontiers Europe 2018 will be the fourth edition of the annual conference which run in Singapore in 2015-2017. The 2018 edition of the conference will be organized for the first time in Warsaw, Poland. The conference provides a platform for the thought leaders from both academia and industry to interact and discuss the visionary ideas, the most important global trends and substantial innovations in supercomputing. The SCF 2017 conference took place in March last year and showcased a successful scientific program with renown plenary keynote speakers like Gordon Bell, Alessandro Curioni, Thom H. Dunning, Jr., and Haohuan Fu. The 2016 edition keynote speakres included Bronis de Supinski, Horst Simon, Aluru Srinivas, and Dame Susan Greenfield and the inaugural 2015 edition keynote speakres included yourself, Satoshi Matsuoka, Robert Harrison, Rick Stevens, Jack Dongarra, Alan Gara and John Gustafson.
The list of keynote and invited speakers this year include:
Thomas Sterling, Indiana University, USA; Topic: Simultac Fonton
Dimitri Kusnezov, Department of Energy, USA; Tentative Title: Precision Medicine as an Accelerator for Next Generation Supercomputing
Karlheinz Meier, Heidelberg University, Germany; Title: Neuromorphic computing – From biology to user facilities
Tobias Becker, Maxeler Technologies, USA; Title: Computing with Data Flow Engines: The Next Step for Supercomputing
Bob Bishop, EMU Technology Inc., USA; Topic: In an era of big data, is it time to update scientific content, software code and hardware architecture in one fell swoop? — the advent of processor-in-memory architecture
Benoit Dupont de Dinechin, Kalray, France; Title: Manycore Accelerators beyond GPU Architecture
Robert Ewald, D-Wave, USA; Topic: The Start of the Journey from Digital to Quantum Computing
Nicola Ferrier, Argonne National Laboratory, USA; Topic: Internet of Things
Petros Koumoutsakos, ETH Zurich, Switzerland; Title: (Super)Computing for all Humankind
Baojiu Li, Durham University, UK; Topic: Cosmology
Ronald Luijten, IBM Zurich Research Laboratory, Switzerland; Title: Objective, innovation and impact of the energy-efficient DOME MicroDataCenter
Joanna Sułkowska, University of Warsaw, Poland; Tentative Title: Advanced theoretical techniques to overcome drug-resistant bacteria
Selected contributed papers from the previous editions of SCF were published in three special editions of Supercomputing Frontiers and Innovations, Vol 2, No 3 (2015); Vol 3, No 2 (2016); Vol 4, No 2 (2017).
Some of the themes being considered for Supercomputing Frontiers 2018 are:
* Supercomputing applications in domains of critical impact in scientific, economic and human terms, and especially those requiring computing resources approaching Exascale;
* Cryptography and HPC: classical, quantum and post-quantum; blockchain, DLT etc.;
* Big data science merging with supercomputing with associated issues of I/O, high bandwidth networking, storage, workflows, real time processing, graph methods;
* Architectural complexity of Exascale systems with special focus on new and special purpose processor architectures, supercomputing interconnects, interconnect topologies and routing;
* Cosmology, Astrophysics – Big Data and Big Iron;
* Genomics, Proteomics, Metabolomics and Connectomics;
* Any other topic that pushes the boundaries of supercomputing to exascale and beyond.