Workshop on Modeling & Simulation of Systems and Applications
August 13-14, 2014 (a two-day event) ♦ 7:30 AM to 5 PM, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington

Organizing Committee

Adolfy Hoisie (PNNL, Chair); Laura Carrington, SDSC; Jon Hiller, STA; Darren Kerbyson, PNNL; Martin Schulz, LLNL; Ankur Srivastava, UMD; Dolores Shaffer, STA; Jeffrey Vetter, ORNL and Georgia Tech; Bill Ward, DoD; Noel Wheeler, DoD; and Sudhakar Yalamanchili, Georgia Tech

Steering Committee

Almadena Chtchelkanova, NSF; Adolfy Hoisie, PNNL (Organizing Committee, Chair); Sue Kelly, DOE/NNSA/ASC; Karen Pao, DOE/SC/ASCR/Alternate: TBD; John West, DoD/HPCMP/Alternate: Roy Campbell, DoD/HPCMP; and Noel Wheeler, LPS/Alternate: David Mountain, LPS

Workshop Description

Meeting the performance, energy-efficiency, and resilience requirements of systems and applications at all scales, from embedded to exascale, will require rapid, accurate, and dynamic evaluation of trade-offs. To provide these capabilities, significant advances in predictive modeling and simulation methods are required. Models are key tools in the area of application/system co-design. As applications and systems evolve, models must be able to track ongoing complex changes and predict the impact of developments in both software and hardware design.

While today’s methods tend to focus on application performance as the metric of concern, modeling methods must evolve to consider performance, power consumption, and reliability in concert. It is critical to develop tools and techniques that will allow modeling capability to spread into the larger computational science community, where it will have the greatest possible impact. Simulation and emulation capabilities also must expand along multiple directions, including scalability improvements, interoperability, support for system design from embedded to the extreme scale, and interfaces with modeling tools.

This year, we are emphasizing two critical technological areas:

  1. Integrated Modeling and Simulation of Performance, Power, and Reliability
  2. Standards, Integration, and Interoperability of ModSim Methodologies and Tools

Please note that attendance to the workshop is strictly by invitation only. More details will follow.