Q&A Considers the Landscape of Computing in the Era Beyond Exascale

A question-and-answer article on the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory website provides insights concerning what high-performance computing may be like when the technological underpinnings for Moore’s Law come to an end within the next decade. Moore’s Law is a techno-economic model that has allowed the doubling of the performance and functionality of digital electronics roughly every two years.

The interview conveys the thoughts of John Shalf, who gave a keynote address on the topic at ISC19 in Frankfurt, Germany, on June 18. He leads the Computer Science Department in Berkeley Lab’s Computational Research Division.