A European’s Take On ISC’07

Christopher Lazou over at HPC Wire looks back at the recent ISC’07 conference:
“To recap. The use of commodity components has been the key to delivering tremendous affordable computing power. Architectures based on current commodity components have intrinsic limitations that prevent efficient exploitation of parallelism. Current multicore trends will force the rapid expansion of shared-memory parallel programming. The computer industry should use this unique opportunity to design scalable, cost-effective shared-memory architectures.
Low-latency, high-bandwidth interconnects are the key subsystem to enable the design of scalable shared-memory architectures. Several efficient solutions exist for different subsystems including interconnects. What remains to be done is finding the right combination of components that will enable those high performance architectures to be implemented at low cost.” Full Story


About Rich
FlexRex began his life as a cartoon character I created a Sun Microsystems. As the world's first "fictional blogger," he appeared in numerous parody films that made fun of the whole work-from-home thing. Somewhere along the line, the Sun IT department adopted FlexRex as their spokesman in a half-dozen security awareness films for employees. So when I left Sun recently, I started FlexRex Communications, a Marketing company in Portland, Oregon.

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