Moving from exascale to zettascale computing: challenges and techniques

Xiang-ke Liao, Kai Lu, Can-qun Yang, Jin-wen Li, Yuan Yuan, Ming-che Lai, Li-bo Huang, Ping-jing Lu, Jian-bin Fang, Jing Ren, Jie Shen
2018 Frontiers of Information Technology & Electronic Engineering  
High-performance computing (HPC) is essential for both traditional and emerging scientific fields, enabling scientific activities to make progress. With the development of high-performance computing, it is foreseeable that exascale computing will be put into practice around 2020. As Moore's law approaches its limit, high-performance computing will face severe challenges when moving from exascale to zettascale, making the next 10 years after 2020 a vital period to develop key HPC techniques. In
more » ... his study, we discuss the challenges of enabling zettascale computing with respect to both hardware and software. We then present a perspective of future HPC technology evolution and revolution, leading to our main recommendations in support of zettascale computing in the coming future.
doi:10.1631/fitee.1800494 fatcat:2pmrh3nfkjesragc7zk4wafhtu