Extreme Scale computing in HPC, Big Data, Deep Learning and Clouds are marked by multiple-levels of hierarchy and heterogeneity ranging from the compute units (many-core CPUs, GPUs, APUs etc) to storage devices (NVMe, NVMe over Fabrics etc) to the network interconnects (InfiniBand, High-Speed Ethernet, Omni-Path etc). Owing to the plethora of heterogeneous communication paths with different cost models expected to be present in extreme scale systems, data movement is seen as the soul of different challenges for exascale computing. On the other hand, advances in networking technologies such as NoCs (like NVLink), RDMA enabled networks and the likes are constantly pushing the envelope of research in the field of novel communication and computing architectures for extreme scale computing. The goal of this workshop is to bring together researchers and software/hardware designers from academia, industry and national laboratories who are involved in creating network-based computing solutions for extreme scale architectures. The objectives of this workshop will be to share the experiences of the members of this community and to learn the opportunities and challenges in the design trends for exascale communication architectures.

ExaComm 2018 welcomes original submissions in a range of areas, including but not limited to:

  • Scalable communication protocols
  • High performance networks
  • Runtime/middleware designs
  • Impact of high performance networks on Deep Learning / Machine Learning
  • Impact of high performance networks on Big Data
  • Novel hardware/software co-design
  • High performance communication solutions for accelerator based computing
  • Power-aware techniques and designs
  • Performance evaluations
  • Quality of Service (QoS)
  • Resource virtualization and SR-IOV

Keynote Address

We are happy to announce that Dr. Craig Stunkel, Principal Research Staff Member at IBM's T. J. Watson Research Center in Yorktown Heights, NY, will deliver the keynote address entitled Network challenges and directions for the exascale era at ExaComm'18. Dr. Stunkel also serves as the Network Lead in the Data Centric Systems department, and for the upcoming CORAL systems to be delivered to both Oak Ridge National Lab and Lawrence Livermore National Lab.

Invited Talks

  • Luiz DeRose, Programming Environments Director, Cray
  • Nicolas Dube, Chief Technologist, Exascale System Architect HPE
  • Dror Goldenberg, Vice President of Software Architecture, Mellanox Technologies.
  • Veljko Milutinovic, Scientific Advisory Board, Maxeler Technologies
  • Kevin Pedretti, Principal Member of Technical Staff, Sandia National Laboratories.
  • Hitoshi Sato, Senior Research Scientist, AIST, Japan.
  • Sayantan Sur, Software Engineer, Intel Corporation.

Organizing Committee

Program Chairs

Program Committee


The workshop does not have a separate registration site. All attendees need to use the registration system provided by ISC'18. Please remember to select the workshop option when registering. Details about registration can be found on the main conference website.