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Workshop on applications of NVRAM storage to exascale I/O

The NEXTGenIO project partners have designed, built and delivered a prototype hardware platform based around new non-volatile memory (NVRAM) technology. In addition to the hardware, the project has also developed a full software stack which is deployed on the prototype and which explores its novel capabilities. This workshop will discuss the usage scenarios for byte-addressable persistent memory and the impact it will have on high-performance computing and data intensive applications.

With the Exascale gradually becoming a reality for the supercomputing community, memory and I/O bottlenecks remain two of the key challenges that need to be solved in order for applications to be able to fully exploit the capabilities of these systems. The NEXTGenIO project partners have been collaborating closely over the past four years to design, build and deliver a prototype hardware platform based around new non-volatile memory (NVRAM) technology. In addition to the hardware, the project has also developed a full software stack which is deployed on the prototype and which explores its novel capabilities.

This workshop will discuss the usage scenarios for byte-addressable persistent memory and the impact it will have on high-performance computing and data intensive applications. Speakers at the workshop will represent the user community, hardware vendors and software tools providers.

Contributions to the workshop presentations and posters are invited. These should focus on the Exascale I/O and Memory challenges and experience with Storage Class Memory and byte-addressable Non-Volatile storage, from the level of single applications to full integrated workflows.

The workshop will be held at ECMWF in Reading (UK). It starts at 14:00 on Wednesday 25 September and continues on Thursday 26 September. On Friday 27 September there will be a NEXTGenIO hackathon (maximum 20 places available).

Deadline for registration and submission of abstracts: 2 August 2019.

More information: https://www.ecmwf.int/en/learning/workshops/nextgenio-workshop-applications-nvram-storage-exascale-i-o