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Intel’s Diane Bryant Describes Pathways to Exascale

Last week, SC15 announced that Diane Bryant, senior vice president and general manager of Intel’s Data Center Group, has been selected as the HPC Matters plenary speaker. Recently named as one of Fortune’s Most Powerful Women, Bryant offers her perspectives on high performance computing, U.S. competitiveness, and the goal of reaching Exascale.

Video: Panel on US Plans for Advancing HPC with NSCI

In this video plus transcripts from the 2015 HPC User Forum in Broomfield, Bob Sorensen from IDC moderates a panel discussion on the the National Strategic Computing Initiative (NSCI). “Established by an Executive Order by President Obama, the National Strategic Computing Initiative has a mission to ensure the United States continues leading high performance computing over the coming decades. As part of the effort, NSCI will foster the deployment of exascale supercomputers to take on the nation’s Grand Challenges.”

Transcript: Doug Kothe from Oak Ridge Discusses the NSCI Initiative

In this video from the 2015 HPC User Forum, Doug Kothe from Oak Ridge discusses National Strategic Computing Initiative (NSCI). Established by an Executive Order by President Obama, NSCI has a mission to ensure the United States continues leading high performance computing over the coming decades. As part of the effort, NSCI will foster the deployment of exascale supercomputers to take on the nation’s Grand Challenges.

Transcript: Randy Bryant from the White House OSTP Discusses the NSCI Initiative

In this video from the 2015 HPC User Forum, Randy Bryant, from the White House’s Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) discusses National Strategic Computing Initiative (NSCI). Established by an Executive Order by President Obama, NSCI has a mission to ensure the United States continues leading high performance computing over the coming decades. As part of the effort, NSCI will foster the deployment of exascale supercomputers to take on the nation’s Grand Challenges.

Transcript: Irene Qualters from the NSF Discusses the NSCI Initiative

In this video from the 2015 HPC User Forum, Irene Qualters from the National Science Foundation discusses National Strategic Computing Initiative (NSCI). Established by an Executive Order by President Obama, NSCI has a mission to ensure the United States continues leading high performance computing over the coming decades. As part of the effort, NSCI will foster the deployment of exascale supercomputers to take on the nation’s Grand Challenges.

Video: HPC in Earth & Planetary Science using MITgcm

Christopher Hill from MIT presented this talk at the HPC User Forum. “The MITgcm (MIT General Circulation Model) is a numerical model designed for study of the atmosphere, ocean, and climate. Its non-hydrostatic formulation enables it to simulate fluid phenomena over a wide range of scales; its adjoint capability enables it to be applied to parameter and state estimation problems. By employing fluid isomorphisms, one hydrodynamical kernel can be used to simulate flow in both the atmosphere and ocean.”

Video: Argonne’s Pete Beckman Describes the Challenges of Exascale

“Argonne National Laboratory is one of the laboratories helping to lead the exascale push for the nation with the DOE. We lead in a numbers of areas with software and storage systems and applied math. And we’re really focusing, our expertise is focusing on those new ideas, those novel new things that will allow us to sort of leapfrog the standard slow evolution of technology and get something further out ahead, three years, five years out ahead. And that’s where our research is focused.”

HPC User Forum Meetings Coming to Paris and Munich in October

The HPC User Forum has posted their Agendas for upcoming meetings in Europe next month.

GENCI to Collaborate with IBM in Race to Exascale

Today GENCI announced a collaboration with IBM aimed at speeding up the path to exascale computing. “The collaboration, planned to run for at least 18 months, focuses on readying complex scientific applications for systems under development expected to achieve more than 100 petaflops, a solid step forward on the path to exascale. Working closely with supercomputing experts from IBM, GENCI will have access to some of the most advanced high performance computing technologies stemming from the rapidly expanding OpenPOWER ecosystem.”

From Grand Challenges to Critical Workflows

Geert Wenes writes in the Cray Blog that the next generation of Grand Challenges will focus on critical workflows for Exascale. “For every historical HPC grand challenge application, there is now a critical dependency on a series of other processing and analysis steps, data movement and communications that goes well beyond the pre- and post-processing of yore. It is iterative, sometimes synchronous (in situ) and generally more on an equal footing with the “main” application.”