High-performance computers and big-data systems are tied inextricably to the broader computing ecosystem and its designs and markets. However, during the past decade the eco-systems (the programming models, the system software stack, the software tools, etc.) of high-performance computing and big data appear to have been significantly diverged. Such divergence also presents serious challenges to computing architecture and hardware eco-system as well. Such situation has raised significant concerns: many felt that further divergence may be detrimental to both. In particular, both HPC and big-data systems are also facing challenges from the innovations in AI and computational machine learning methods that must be efficiently and securely handled by both. Workshop goal To address these concerns we must study the related open R&D problems that are shared by both HPC and Big-Data systems. The technical topics of this workshop have a system focus on the challenges and opportunities from relevant core technology and applications including novel methods from AI and machine learning. The theme goes beyond supercomputing performance issues and includes talks on the challenges and opportunities from demand of global green computing and security needs — in ways that distinguish them from most other scientific instruments. This workshop provides a unique opportunity to discuss open problems and potential solutions together under the same roof that will have far-reaching impact to future HPC and Big-Data systems, and beyond. We recognize that the challenges are real and the stake is high for global community. And it is far beyond the borders of nations and continents, and we should strongly encourage international participation. We also recognize that besides the traditional leadership in the HPC field (US, EU, Japan), the world has witnessed rapid new advance in other regions such as in Asia: China, India, South Korea, Taiwan to name a few. We hope that this workshop will break new ground on international collaborations inspiring future global exchanges and coordination between the emerging centers in Asia and the established centers in US and Europe.
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