Video: Introduction to High Performance Computing

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Dr. Erwin Laure from the KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden

In this video, Dr. Erwin Laure from the PDC Center for HPC presents: Introduction to High Performance Computing.

This lecture was part of the 4th Human Brain Project School in Austria. The 4th HBP School offered a comprehensive program covering all aspects of software, hardware, simulation, databasing, robotics, machine learning and theory relevant to the HBP research program.”

The PDC Center for High Performance Computing at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology provides leading HPC services to Swedish academia as part of the Swedish National Infrastructure for Computing (SNIC) as well as internationally via the PRACE infrastructure. Those services include supercomputing and storage resources plus assistance from a range of application experts. PDC is also involved with various national and international projects and research centers.

Dr. Erwin Laure is the director of PDC-HPC, the High Performance Computing Center at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Stockholm, Sweden. Prior to this position he was the Technical Director of the EU funded project “Enabling Grids for E-Science in Europe (EGEE)” working at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN). After joining CERN in 2002 he worked on data management issues within the EU DataGrid (EDG) project, became the Technical Coordinator of EDG, and coordinated the middleware re-engineering activities in the first phase of EGEE.
He holds a PhD in Business Administration and Computer Science from the University of Vienna, Austria and his research interests include grid computing with a focus on data management in grid environments as well as programming environments, languages, compilers and runtime systems for parallel and distributed computing.

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