Keynote Lecture

44th International Conference on Parallel Processing

Beijing, China

September 4, 2015

"Issues in Developing the New Generation High Performance Computers"

Speaker: Prof. Depei Qian

Professor at Beihang University, Director of Sino-German Joint Software Institute, China


This talk will begin with a brief review of HPC development in China in the past two decades. The major challenges in developing the new generation high performance computers, such as performance obtained by applications, low power consumption, programmability, and resilience, will be introduced, Approaches to address those issues will be discussed, including architectures, processors, interconnect, reliability mechanisms, low power design, system software, and parallel programming support. The prospect of HPC development in China in the next five years will be briefly presented towards the end of the talk.


Depei Qian, professor at Beihang University, director of Sino-German Joint Software Institute.

Since 1996 he has been involved in the activities of the expert group for the National High-tech Research & Development Program (the 863 program). He was the chief scientist for the 863 key projects on high performance computing in the past 11 years. Currently, he is the chief scientist of the 863 key project on high productivity computer and application service environment.

He has been working on computer architecture and computer networks for many years. His current research interests include high performance computer architecture and implementation technologies, distributed systems, and multicore/many-core programming support. He has published more than 300 papers in journals and conferences.