In this video from the 2015 HPC User Forum, Leslie Hart presents: NOAA Software Engineering for Novel Architectures (SENA) Project.
“NOAA will acquire software engineering support and associated tools to re-architect NOAA’s applications to run efficiently on next generation fine-grain HPC architectures. From a recent procurement document: “Finegrain” architecture (FGA) is defined as: a processing unit that supports more than 60 concurrent threads in hardware (e.g. GPU or a large core-count device).”
SENA Overarching Goals
- Prepare codes for a future production architecture
- Monitor architectural evolution
- Maintain codes in a way that subject matter experts can still modify the code
- Monitor (and participate as appropriate) evolving standards
- Codes should still be viable for current (traditional) architectures
- It is expected that code optimizations will increase performance on traditional architectures
- Develop expertise within NOAA
In related news, the HPC User Forum has posted their Agendas for upcoming meetings in Europe:
- GENCI will host the HPC User Forum in Paris Oct. 12-13. The agenda includes speakers from Airbus, GENCI, Renault, and NASA. The meeting is free to attend. Register now.
- LRZ will host the HPC User Forum in Munich Oct 15-16. The agenda includes speakers from LRZ, CSCS, DKRZ, Paypal, and the Gauss Centre for Supercomputing. The meeting is free to attend. Register now.