Imperial College Libhpc infrastructure workshop
The Social Computing Group at Imperial College London will be holding a workshop on its infrastructure project libhpc, which develops some of the ideas for scaling trialled in DVE.
Libhpc is a framework for running computational intensive applications over a range of different resources (sometimes called heterogeneous computing). It uses an approach called co-ordination forms (or algorithmic skeletons) to re-structure applications so that they can take full advantage of parallel systems, especially those with diverse resources such as GPGPUs and FPGAs. It is especially designed to support scaling using cloud computing resources.
The workshop will look at the current state of the art with frameworks for large infrastructures, with projects from science and industry presenting overviews of their approaches.