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Podcast: Trish Damkroger on HPC’s Role in the fight against COVID-19

Trish Damkroger is vice president and general manager of the High Performance Computing organization in the Data Platforms Group at Intel Corporation.

In this Chip Chat podcast, Trish Damkroger from Intel describes HPC’s relevance in today’s society, particularly in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The podcast covers how Intel’s HPC solutions offer computing resources to researchers and scientists to better understand the underlying characteristics of COVID-19, to help limit the spread of the virus, and to advance the development of COVID-19 vaccines. Today’s episode also discusses various HPC workloads that are being used and Trish’s observations on the HPC community’s positive responses and contributions.

Trish Damkroger is vice president and general manager of the High Performance Computing organization in the Data Platforms Group at Intel Corporation. She leads Intel’s global technical and high-performance computing (HPC) business and is responsible for developing and executing strategy, building customer relationships and defining a leading product portfolio for technical computing workloads, including emerging areas such as high-performance data analytics, HPC in the cloud and artificial intelligence. An expert in the HPC field, Damkroger has more than 27 years of technical and managerial expertise both in the private and public sectors. Prior to joining Intel in 2016, she was the associate director of computation at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory where she led a 1,000-member group comprised of world-leading supercomputing and scientific experts. Since 2006, Damkroger has been a leader of the annual Supercomputing Conference (SC) series, the premier international meeting for high performance computing. She served as general chair of the SC’s international conference in 2014 and has held many other committee positions within industry organizations. Damkroger holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, and a master’s degree in electrical engineering from Stanford University. She was recognized on HPC Wire’s “People to Watch” list in 2014 and 2018.

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