Computing on Low-power Architectures (COLA) Workshop
February 25th and 26th – Ferrara, Italy.
Europe has traditionally been at the forefront of alternative energy and awareness of the importance for energy efficiency. The growing importance of High-Performance Computing (HPC) drives extensive energy demands across Europe and the globe. Deep learning, high-energy physics, and astronomy are just a few of numerous examples of compute intensive applications that have a growing need for more efficient compute platforms.
The returns on investment in HPC infrastructure are significant yet negatively offset by the costs of powering the large commodity compute clusters used today for HPC. ARM is committed to enable innovative, energy-efficient alternative solutions and a robust software ecosystem for HPC end-users.
Our friends at E4 Computer Engineering have taken it upon themselves to think outside the norm with targeted support of alternative compute architectures, having recently showcased Applied Micro, Cavium, and NVIDIA based server platforms @ SC15. E4 is hosting a gathering of partners and end-users to share their extensive expertise and experiences with alternative compute technologies and platforms for HPC applications. Their upcoming COLA workshop in Ferrara, Italy will help to drive collaboration around power-efficiency, performance, and ecosystem as partners share their ideas and hands-on experiences. Technical experts from ARM will be on-hand as well to present and answer questions regarding the continued momentum and growth of the ARM HPC ecosystem.
COLA Workshop Topics
- use and design of low-power architectures and platforms
- accelerator computing
- software ecosystem: applications, open-source, compilers, and run-time tools
- energy-aware programming and scheduling
This event is sponsored by ARM and Nvidia. It is being organized and chaired by E4, MontBlanc, and INFN. We invite all interested parties to participate and attend in this cutting edge workshop.
Cola Workshop participation is free of charge.