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Dr. Ing. Bernd Mohr, a senior scientist at the Juelich Supercomputing Centre (JSC)

Looking for Job Security? Consider becoming an HPC Performance Tool Developer

April 22, 2014 4:01 pm | by Bernd Mohr, Jülich Supercomputing Centre Institute for Advanced Simulation | Blogs | Comments

When I started to work on performance tools for parallel computers 25 years ago, I wasn’t sure how long I would be able to work in this interesting and exciting area of high performance computing.  Performance was always in the center of HPC, so anyone helping application developers to optimize and tune their codes was in high demand.

Alzheimer's-Cancer Link found using Biomedical Data, Supercomputing

April 22, 2014 3:35 pm | by Jorge Salazar, TACC | News | Comments

A team led by Houston Methodist Research Institute (HMRI) scientists has found that Alzheimer's...

Intel Selects Georgia Tech as Site for Next Parallel Computing Center

April 22, 2014 12:25 pm | by Intel | News | Comments

As modern computer systems become more powerful, utilizing as many as millions of processor...

Brain-derived Computing beyond Von Neumann

April 18, 2014 3:30 pm | by Nages Sieslack | Articles | Comments

Karlheinz Meier, professor of experimental physics at Heidelberg University’s Kirchhoff...

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Dr. Rupak Biswas, Deputy Director of Exploration Technology at NASA Ames

Rupak Biswas

April 23, 2014 3:41 pm | Biographies

Dr. Rupak Biswas is Deputy Director of Exploration Technology at NASA Ames Research Center. He assists the Director in planning, directing, and coordinating technology development and operational activities in advanced supercomputing, human systems integration, intelligent systems, and entry systems technology.

Paul Buerger, HPC industry expert

Paul Buerger

April 23, 2014 3:26 pm | Biographies

Paul Buerger, HPC industry expert, spent most of his career at Ohio State University and Ohio Supercomputer Center.  During those 40 years, he worked with everything from minicomputers to mainframes to vector supercomputers to HPC clusters.

Jeff Broughton, NERSC Deputy for Operations and Systems Department Head

Jeff Broughton

April 23, 2014 3:21 pm | Biographies

Jeff Broughton is the NERSC Deputy for Operations and Systems Department Head, and has responsibility for acquiring, installing and operating all computational, networking and storage equipment for NERSC and the Joint Genome Institute.  Current projects include NERSC-7 (Edison), the Computational Research and Theory Facility (CRT) which will be NERSC's new home, and DesignForward.

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Jim Kasdorf, Director of Special Projects, Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center (PSC)

James Kasdorf

April 23, 2014 3:17 pm | Biographies

Jim Kasdorf is the Director of Special Projects at the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center (PSC) and Chairman of the HPC User Forum Steering Committee. He started in high-performance computing with the CDC 3600 in 1965.

Chris Catherasoo Export Compliance Technical Specialist California Institute of Technology

Chris Catherasoo

April 23, 2014 3:01 pm | Biographies

Chris Catherasoo has broad expertise in state-of-the-art supercomputers, high-end visualization systems, high-performance storage and networking, including hardware, software, scheduling and operations. Technical expertise in numerical methods and algorithm development, and in software design and development, including programming (Fortran and C), code testing and validation, configuration control and documentation.

Dr. Ing. Bernd Mohr, a senior scientist at the Juelich Supercomputing Centre (JSC)

Looking for Job Security? Consider becoming an HPC Performance Tool Developer

April 22, 2014 4:01 pm | by Bernd Mohr, Jülich Supercomputing Centre Institute for Advanced Simulation | Blogs | Comments

When I started to work on performance tools for parallel computers 25 years ago, I wasn’t sure how long I would be able to work in this interesting and exciting area of high performance computing.  Performance was always in the center of HPC, so anyone helping application developers to optimize and tune their codes was in high demand.

The program attempts to unravel the biological complexity of cancer by applying a "systems biology" approach using a variety of Big Data and computational modeling techniques to uncover new understanding and connections associated with the development and

Alzheimer's-Cancer Link found using Biomedical Data, Supercomputing

April 22, 2014 3:35 pm | by Jorge Salazar, TACC | News | Comments

A team led by Houston Methodist Research Institute (HMRI) scientists has found that Alzheimer's disease and cancer share a pathway in gene transcription, a process essential for cell reproduction and growth. They published their findings in December 2013 in the open access journal Scientific Reports by the Nature Publishing Group.

Intel is creating Intel Parallel Computing Centers (IPCCs) at leading institutions in HPC research to promote the modernization of essential application codes to increase their parallelism and scalability.

Intel Selects Georgia Tech as Site for Next Parallel Computing Center

April 22, 2014 12:25 pm | by Intel | News | Comments

As modern computer systems become more powerful, utilizing as many as millions of processor cores in parallel, Intel is looking for new ways to efficiently use these high performance computing (HPC) systems to accelerate scientific discovery. As part of this effort, Intel has selected Georgia Tech as the site of one of its Parallel Computing Centers.

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"We do not make predictions about the scientific outcomes of the simulation experiments, but we promise to build collaborative tools that will enable very exciting science," says Meier. Courtesy of F. Hentschel, Heidelberg University

Brain-derived Computing beyond Von Neumann

April 18, 2014 3:30 pm | by Nages Sieslack | Articles | Comments

Karlheinz Meier, professor of experimental physics at Heidelberg University’s Kirchhoff Institute of Physics, will deliver a keynote talk at the International Supercomputing Conference 2014 (ISC’14). The theme for this talk will be ‘Brain-derived computing beyond Von Neumann —  achievements and challenges’. Meier is one of the co-directors of Europe’s Human Brain Project (HBP), where he will be leading a research group

Manuel Peitsch, co-founder of the Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics

Exciting Advances: Growth of HPC in the Life Sciences

April 18, 2014 3:12 pm | by Andrew Purcell | Articles | Comments

Manuel Peitsch, co-founder of the Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics, will chair a session on high-performance computing (HPC) in the life sciences at ISC’14 in Leipzig, Germany, in June. Peitsch is also a professor of bioinformatics at the University of Basel in Switzerland and is vice president of biological systems research at Philip Morris International. 

Derek Groen, a post-doctoral researcher from the Centre for Computational Scienceat University College London (UCL), UK

Blood Flow in the Brain, Multi-Scale Modeling and More: Life as an Early-career HPC Researcher

April 18, 2014 2:53 pm | by Andrew Purcell | Articles | Comments

iSGTW speaks to Derek Groen, a post-doctoral researcher from the Centre for Computational Science at University College London (UCL), UK. He’ll be presenting his work into the optimization of hemodynamics simulation code at ISC’14, and he tells iSGTW why the event is not to be missed by early-career researchers.

John D’Ambrosia is chairman of the Ethernet Alliance and chief Ethernet evangelist, CTO office at Dell.

400GbE and High Performance Computing

April 18, 2014 1:54 pm | by John D’Ambrosia | Blogs | Comments

The last time the IEEE 802.3 Working Group addressed the “Next Rate” of Ethernet was when 10 GbE was Ethernet’s fastest rate. That effort resulted in the development of two new rates — 40 GbE and 100 GbE. The justification for two rates was that 40 GbE was intended to provide the upgrade path for servers, while 100 GbE would target network aggregation applications.

 Dr. Rupak Biswas, Deputy Director of Exploration Technology at NASA Ames

NASA’s Rupak Biswas Sees Usable Quantum Computing before End of Decade

April 17, 2014 2:45 pm | by ISC | Articles | Comments

Quantum computing is a technology that promises to revolutionize the IT industry. Thus far, though, it has been unable to shake its perception as a sort of permanent “technology of the future.”  But, with the availability of quantum annealing computers from D-Wave, that perception might be changing. One of the first D-Wave systems has been deployed at NASA Ames Research Center, where researchers have been busy putting the machine ...

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Steve Conway, Research VP, IDC High Performance Computing Group

Steve Conway

April 17, 2014 2:03 pm | Biographies

Steve Conway plays a major role in directing and implementing HPC research related to the worldwide market for technical servers and supercomputers. A 25-year veteran of the HPC and IT industries, Mr. Conway authors key IDC studies, reports and white papers, helps organize and advance the HPC User Forum, and provides thought leadership and practical guidance for users, vendors and other members of the HPC community.

Yunquan Zhang, Research Professor, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Yunquan Zhang

April 17, 2014 10:24 am | Biographies

Yunquan Zhang is a research professor at the Chinese Academy of Sciences. His research interests include parallel computational model, parallel programming, performance benchmarking and optimization, and large scale parallel computing. He also hols the postions of General Secretary of SAMSS and Vice General Secretary of CCF HPCTC.

William Gropp, Thomas M. Siebel Chair in Computer Science, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

William Gropp

April 17, 2014 10:16 am | Biographies

William Gropp received his B.S. in Mathematics from Case Western Reserve University in 1977, a MS in Physics from the University of Washington in 1978, and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Stanford in 1982. He held the positions of assistant (1982-1988) and associate (1988-1990) professor in the Computer Science Department at Yale University.

Torsten Hoefler, Innovative Sytems Lab Application and System Performance Modeling and Simulation Lead, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Torsten Hoefler

April 17, 2014 10:12 am | Biographies

Torsten Hoefler is working in the Blue Waters Directorate at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he is responsible for performance modeling and simulation of the Blue Waters Petascale computer and applications running on it. He is co-chair of the collective operations working group in the MPI Forum. Hoefler is interested in Collective Communications, Process Topologies, One Sided Operations, and Hybrid Programming in MPI. He is also a member of ACM SIGHPC, ACM, and IEEE.

Ganesh Gopalakrishnan, Director, Center for Parallel Computing, University of Utah

Ganesh L. Gopalakrishnan

April 17, 2014 9:56 am | Biographies

Ganesh L. Gopalakrishnan earned his PhD in Computer Science from Stony Brook University in 1986, joining Utah the same year. He was Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Calgary (1988), and conducted sabbatical work at Stanford University (1995), Intel, Santa Clara (2002), and Utah (2009, developing a Parallel and Concurrent Programming Curriculum Development with Microsoft Research).

Franck Cappello, Co-Director, INRIA-Illinois Joint Laboratory on PetaScale Computing

Franck Cappello

April 17, 2014 9:52 am | Biographies

Franck Cappello holds a Senior Researcher position at INRIA. He leads the Grand-Large project at INRIA, focusing on High Performance issues in Large Scale Distributed Systems. He has initiated the XtremWeb (Desktop Grid) and MPICH-V (Fault tolerant MPI) projects. He was the director of the Grid5000 project, a nation wide computer science platform for research in large scale distributed systems.

Dimitris Nikolopoulos, Professor, School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, at Queen's University of Belfast

Dimitris S. Nikolopoulos

April 17, 2014 9:48 am | Biographies

Dimitrios S. Nikolopoulos is Professor in the School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, at Queen's University of Belfast, where he holds the Chair in High Performance and Distributed Computing (HPDC) and is Director of Research in the HPDC Cluster. His research interests include the architecture, programming, characterisation and optimisation of scalable computing systems.

Alice Koniges

April 17, 2014 9:42 am | Biographies

Soon after she became the first woman ever to earn a PhD in Applied and Computational Mathematics at Princeton University, Alice Koniges began her career as a member of NERSC’s Computational Physics Group in 1984 at LLNL. She achieved the first successful parallel code run on the four-processor Cray-2.

Yale N. Patt, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Texas at Austin

Dr. Yale N. Patt

April 17, 2014 9:39 am | Biographies

Dr. Yale Patt is a Professor in the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin, and holds the Ernest Cockrell, Jr. Centennial Chair in Engineering. He also holds the title of University Distinguished Teaching Professor. He earned his B.S. at Northeastern University and his M.S. and Ph.D. at Stanford University, all in electrical engineering.

Wu Feng, Professor of Computer Science & Electrical & Computer Engineering, Virginia Tech

Wu Feng

April 17, 2014 9:36 am | Biographies

Wu Feng is an Elizabeth & James Turner Fellow and Professor of Computer Science and Electrical & Computer Engineering at Virginia Tech, where he directs the Synergy Laboratory and serves as the VT site co-director of the NSF Center for High-Performance Reconfigurable Computing (CHREC).

Wolfgang Gentzsch, Co-Founder, UberCloud Community & Marketplace

Wolfgang Gentzsch

April 17, 2014 9:33 am | Biographies

Wolfgang Gentzsch is co-founder of the UberCloud Community and Marketplace and a strategic consultant for HPC, Grid, and cloud computing. He is also the Chairman of the ISC Cloud conference series. Wolfgang was Director At-Large of the Board of Directors of the Open Grid Forum, and an advisor to the EU project DEISA, the Distributed European Initiative for Supercomputing Applications.

Vladimir Voevodin, Deputy Director of the Research Computing Center, Moscow State University

Vladimir Voevodin

April 17, 2014 9:31 am | Biographies

Vladimir Voevodin is Deputy Director of the Research Computing Center at Lomonosov Moscow State University (1998-present) where he is responsible for supercomputing facilities and activities of RCC MSU. He is also a professor at the Computational Mathematics and Cybernetics Faculty of MSU (2005-present) and a professor at the Mechanic-mathematical Faculty of South-Ural State University (2004-present).

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