Arm Panel SC17: The Arm Software Ecosystem: Are We There Yet?
Tuesday, November 14th, 1:30pm - 3pm; SC Room 201-203.
Chris J. Newburn (NVIDIA)
David Abdurachmanov (CERN)
Larry Kaplan (Cray)
Simon McIntosh-Smith (Univ. of Bristol)
Matt McLean (Univ. of Michigan)
Shinji Sumimoto (Fujitsu)
Eric Van Hensbergen (Arm)
Verónica Vergara Larrea (Oak Ridge National Lab)
AbstractIt appears that Arm deployments are picking up steam in the HPC and Big Data spaces. But what are the conditions for real business impact with Arm in those spaces, and when will they be met? Is it time to jump in, or are the ingredients for success still coming together? This panel takes a critical look at system plans, existing and future deployments. It explores efforts to evaluate software ecosystem dependences and to promote application readiness. It highlights technical challenges and remaining opens in that space. Providers of infrastructure, practitioners and end users share experiences, aspirations and concerns about how the Arm SW ecosystem is ripening. The audience can expect to be educated about substantive progress, key gaps and who’s working to close them, areas where there’s a lack of consensus and where data is being gathered to come to greater agreement.