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Schedule: November 12-18th 2005
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Return of HPC Survivor -- Outwit, Outlast, Outcompute

Session: Return of HPC Survivor -- Outwit, Outlast, Outcompute

Event Type: Panel

Time: 10:30am - 12:00pm

Session Chair: Cherri M. Pancake

Speaker(s): Burton Smith, Cleve Moler, Barbara Chapman, Rusty Lusk, Marty Itzkowitz, Al Geist

Location: 608-609

Abstract:

Back by popular demand, this panel brings together HPC manufacturers to compete for the honor of being named "HPC Survivor 2005". Following up on the highly popular Xtreme Architectures competition from 2004, the theme for this year is Xtreme Programming.

The contest will be structured as a series of "rounds," each posing a specific question about system design, philosophy, implementation, or use. Contestants will be given 2 minutes to answer the question, and a distinguished commentator will furnish additional wisdom to help guide the audience. At the end of each round, the audience will vote (via applause, boos, etc.) to eliminate a contestant. The last contestant left wins the title.

The moderator will be ably assisted by the attractive and knowledgeable Al Geist, who will conduct "exit interviews" as candidates are removed from the competition, giving them an opportunity to explain why the audience is "wrong" in eliminating them.




Chair/Speaker Details:

Cherri M. Pancake (Chair)
NACSE/Oregon State University

Burton Smith
Cray, Inc.

Cleve Moler
Mathworks, Inc.

Barbara Chapman
University of Houston

Rusty Lusk
Argonne National Laboratory

Marty Itzkowitz
Sun Microsystems

Al Geist
Oak Ridge National LAboratory