Video: A Look at the Lincoln Laboratory Supercomputing Center

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Dr. Jeremy Kepner, MIT Lincoln Laboratory

In this video, researchers describe the mission of the Lincoln Laboratory Supercomputing Center at MIT. The lab developed a 1 petaflop system based on Intel Xeon Phi in less than a month to further research in autonomous systems, device physics, and machine learning.

Guided by the principles of interactive supercomputing, Lincoln Laboratory was responsible for a lot of the early work on machine learning and neural networks. We now have a world-class group investigating speech and video processing as well as machine language topics including theoretical foundations, algorithms and applications. In the process, we are changing the way we go about computing. Over the years we have tended to assign a specific systems to service a discrete market, audience or project. But today those once highly specialized systems are becoming increasingly heterogeneous. Users are interacting with computational resources that exhibit a high degree of autonomy. The system, not the user, decides on the computer hardware and software that will be used for the job.

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