April 26, 2013
April 26 — This one day workshop aims to bring you “up-to-speed” and understand the past, present and future of High-Performance computing (HPC), it’s parallel hardware, software, O/S, compilers, parallel tools (MPI, OpenMP), and incrediblle application performance impacting key segments of our societies (weather, climate, engineering design/analysis, finance, energy, intelligence, motion pictures, military, medical diagnosis) and enabling a new breed of computational scientist to push the envelope of scientific discovery.
Dr Storaasli will describe current HPC and applications they solve. Based on his NASA and ORNL research he will project to the next level of HPC (ExaFLOP): the architecture, software tools and performance they’ll likely achieve to enable breakthrough scientific discoveries. He’ll discuss the “trikle down” spinoff to servers, PCs & laptops.
HPC In the '70's, NASA’s top High-Performance Computing (HPC) achieved 1 Million FLoating Point Operations/Sec (MFLOPS) to solve science problems. In 1989, a NASA team led by Olaf exceeded 1,000 MFLOPS, receiving Cray's 1st GigaFLOP Award for their Space Shuttle structural analysis. In 1998, an ORNL team exceeded 1 TeraFLOP=million MFLOPS on NASA’s CrayT3E. In 2008, ORNL’s Jaguar supercomputer broke 1 PetaFLOP=billion MFLOPS. Today, the world’s fastest HPC (26 PetaFLOPS) is on ORNL's Titan, 26 billion times faster than early NASA computers.
With theory and experiment, HPC is DOE’s 3rd leg for scientific discovery. Experiments are costly and slow, so lately, significant discoveries rely on supercomputers, with GPU or FPGA accelerators performing ~90% of computations.
Dr. Storaasli will provide you sufficient knowledge of past, present and future HPC to allow you to project it’s significant impact on numerous aspects of our lives in the future. It won’t be long until HPC advances, available to a select few now will soon trickle down to future computing devices available to many. Dr, Storaasli is a practical hands-on computational scientist with an Engineering PhD, so he will use a host of real-life examples to illustrate concepts covered in this comprehensive Seminar. His illustrations draw from his comprehensive NASA and DOE application experience touching on his design of the Gas Chromatograph-Mass Spectrometer structure on the Mars Viking Landers, speeding the critical Space Shuttle SRB analysis by 60X, and proposing/receiving a $15M NASA award for an FPGA-based Reconfigurable Scalable Computer for space and aeronautics applications.
Building Kuggen, Lindholmen Science Park, Lindholmsplatsen 1, Göteborg.
Tel: +46 (0)31-772 42 00.
Lindholmen is located eight minutes by car from the railway station and approx. 30 minutes from Landvetter Airport.
More information at www.lindholmen.se
Source: Chalmers Professional
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