Video: How Intel is Advancing High Performance Computing at CHPC in South Africa

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In this video from the 2018 CHPC Conference in South Africa, Trish Damkroger from Intel describes how the company is advancing the use of high performance computing on the African Continent.

In her Keynote talk at CHPC, Trish described the changing landscape of high performance computing, key trends, and the convergence of HPC-AI-HPDA that is transforming our industry and will fuel HPC to fulfill its potential as a scientific tool for insight and innovation. Trish highlighted the key forces driving this shift but discuss how this transformation requires a fundamental paradigm shift and is opening up unprecedented opportunities for HPC.”

The CHPC conference theme centered around How HPC Transforms the Future. Along those lines, Trish describes how Intel is working to increase the participation of women in HPC with troduction of a sponsorship for an outstanding woman in the Student Cluster Challenge The award in this newly introduced category, sponsored by Intel, was taken by Ms Mapule Madzena, a student from the University of the Free State. She was hailed as the best female student and walked away with R64 500.

Trish Damkroger is Vice President and General Manager of the Extreme Computing Organization in Intel’s Data Center Group. She leads Intel’s global technical and high performance computing business and is responsible for developing and executing Intel’s strategy, building customer relationships and defining a leading product portfolio for technical computing workloads, including emerging areas such as high performance analytics, HPC in the cloud, and artificial intelligence. Trish’s Technical Computing portfolio includes traditional HPC platforms, workstations, processors and all aspects of solutions including industry leading compute, storage, network and software products. Ms. Damkroger has more than 27 years of technical and managerial roles both in the private sector and within the United States Department of Energy, she was the Associate Director of Computation at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory leading a 1,000 person group that is one of the world’s leading supercomputing and scientific experts. Since 2006, Ms. Damkroger has been a leader of the annual Supercomputing Conference series, the premier international meeting for high performance computing. Trish has been the General Chair for HPC’s premier industry event Supercomputing Conference 2014 and has been nominated the Vice-Chair for upcoming Supercomputing Conference in 2018 and has held many other committee positions. Ms. Damkroger has a master’s degree in electrical engineering from Stanford University.

CHPC 2019 will take place Dec. 1-5, 2010 in Johannesburg, South Africa.

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