2016 IEEE International Conference on Networking, Architecture and Storage (NAS) (2016)
Long Beach, CA, USA
Aug. 8, 2016 to Aug. 10, 2016
PNNL's Center for Advanced Technology Evaluation (CENATE) is a new U.S. Department of Energy center whose mission is to assess and facilitate access to emerging computing technology. CENATE is assessing a range of advanced technologies, from evolutionary to disruptive. Technologies of interest include the processor socket (homogeneous and accelerated systems), memories (dynamic, static, memory cubes), motherboards, networks (network interface cards and switches), and input/output and storage devices. CENATE is developing a multi-perspective evaluation process based on integrating advanced system instrumentation, performance measurements, and modeling and simulation. We show evaluations of two emerging network technologies: silicon photonics interconnects and the Data Vortex network. CENATE's evaluation also addresses the question of which machine is best for a given workload under certain constraints. We show a performance-power tradeoff analysis of a well-known machine learning application on two systems.
Instruments, Temperature measurement, Computer architecture, Optical switches, Network topology, Computational modeling
N. R. Tallent et al., "Assessing Advanced Technology in CENATE," 2016 IEEE International Conference on Networking, Architecture and Storage (NAS), Long Beach, CA, USA, 2016, pp. 1-2.