Academic Training Lecture Regular Programme

Supercomputing - Use Cases, Advances, The Future (1/2)

by Andrzej Nowak (TIK Services, Switzerland)

Europe/Zurich
31-3-004 - IT Amphitheatre (CERN)

31-3-004 - IT Amphitheatre

CERN

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Description
Supercomputing has become a staple of science and the poster child for aggressive developments in silicon technology, energy efficiency and programming. In this series we examine the key components of supercomputing setups and the various advances – recent and past – that made headlines and delivered bigger and bigger machines. We also take a closer look at the future prospects of supercomputing, and the extent of its overlap with high throughput computing, in the context of main use cases ranging from oil exploration to market simulation. On the first day, we will focus on the history and theory of supercomputing, the top500 list and the hardware that makes supercomputers tick. Lecturer's short bio: Andrzej Nowak has 10 years of experience in computing technologies, primarily from CERN openlab and Intel. At CERN, he managed a research lab collaborating with Intel and was part of the openlab Chief Technology Office. Andrzej also worked closely and initiated projects with the private sector (e.g. HP and Google), as well as international research institutes, such as EPFL. Currently, Andrzej acts as a consultant on technology and innovation with TIK Services (http://tik.services), and runs a peer-to-peer lending start-up. The lectures are recorded but not webcasted. No registration required.
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