In this slidecast, Dan Olds from Gabriel Consulting discusses why Cray is such a strong supporter of the Student Cluster Competition with the company’s John Lee.
SC14 is now accepting Technical Program submissions including Research Papers, Posters, Panels, Tutorials, BOF Sessions, Scientific Visualization and Data Analytics Showcase, Emerging Technologies, and the Doctoral Showcase. The event takes place Nov. 16-21 in New Orleans.
Steve Fields presented this talk at the Stanford HPC Conference. “Led by IBM, the OpenPOWER Foundation was created to push Power-based chip designs into hardware products such as servers. The founding members of the OpenPOWER Consortium represent the next generation in data-center innovation. Combining our talents and assets around the POWER architecture can greatly increase the rate of innovation throughout the industry.”
Jacqueline H. Chen from Sandia presented this talk at the Stanford HPC Conference. “Co-Design of Exascale Simulation of Combustion in Turbulence (ExaCT). “The mission of co-design within the Center for Exascale Simulation of Combustion in Turbulence (ExaCT) is to absorb the sweeping changes necessary for exascale computing into software and ensure that the hardware is developed to meet the requirements to perform direct numerial simulations of turbulent combustion at actual thermo-chemical conditions of combustors.”
“At some point, I learned about electronic models of brain cells and realized that it must be possible to build physical copies of these models in VLSI electronics. We started with small student projects and now the research has reached a very exciting scale. I decided to give up my particle physics research and dedicate my research to these new, brain-inspired computers. I strongly believe that there is large potential in this work for both fundamental research and applications.”
Philippe Ricoux from Total presented this talk at the Stanford HPC Conference. “The objective of this Support Action, co-funded by the European Commission is to build a european vision and roadmap to address the challenges of the new generation of massively parallel systems composed of millions of heterogeneous cores which will provide multi-Petaflop performances in the next few years and Exaflop performances in 2020.”
Bill Dally from Nvidia presented this talk at the Stanford HPC Conference. “HPC and data analytics share challenges of power, programmability, and scalability to realize their potential. The end of Dennard scaling has made all computing power limited, so that performance is determined by energy efficiency. With improvements in process technology offering little increase in efficiency innovations in architecture and circuits are required to maintain the expected performance scaling.”