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 2017 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

Best Paper Award

Mellanox has generously offered to sponsor the Best Paper Award. This award will be given to the author(s) of the paper selected by the Technical Program Committee and the Program Chairs. The award will be determined from viewpoints of the technical and scientific merits, impact on the science and engineering of the research work and the clarity of presentation of the research contents in the paper.

Keynote Address

We are happy to announce that Dr. Jeffrey S. Vetter, Group Leader of the Future Technologies Group at Oak Ridge National Laboratory will deliver the keynote address at ExaComm'17.

Invited Speakers

  • Yuichirou Ajima, Senior Architect, Fujitsu, Japan
  • Taisuke Boku, Professor, University of Tsukuba, Japan
  • Nicolas DubĂ©, Chief Strategist for HPC, Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  • Klaus Gottschalk, Storage Architect, IBM Systems & Technology Group, Germany
  • Chris J. Newburn (CJ), Principle HPC Architect, NVIDIA
  • Gilad Shainer, Vice President - Marketing, Mellanox Technologies
  • Pavel Shamis, Principal Research Engineer, ARM
  • Philippe Thierry, Principal Engineer, Intel Corporation
  • Panel

    Panel: Do we need New Architectural and Communication Support for Deep Learning and Big Data?

    Panel Moderator : Nectarios Koziris, National Technical University of Athens, Greece

    Panel Members:

      • Ron Brightwell, R&D Manager, Sandia National Laboratories
      • Ada Gavrilovska, Associate Professor, Georgia Tech
      • Mitch Gusat, Researcher, IBM Zurich
      • Richard Graham, Senior Solutions Architect, Mellanox Technologies

    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'17. Please remember to select the workshop option when registering. Details about registration can be found on the main conference website.