In conjunction with SC’15
Monday, November 16, 2015
Hardware-software co-design involves the concurrent design of hardware and software components of complex computer systems, whereby application requirements influence architecture design and hardware constraints influence design of algorithms and software. Concurrent design of hardware and software has been used for the past two decades for embedded systems in automobiles, avionics, mobile devices, and other such products, to optimize for design constraints such as performance, power, and cost. HPC is facing a similar challenge as we move towards the exascale era, with the necessity of designing systems that run large-scale simulations with high performance while meeting cost and energy consumption constraints. This workshop focuses on hardware-software co-design for advanced architectures, including systems with new low-power processor designs and new memory technologies.
Topics of interest to the workshop include, but are not limited, to the following: