Our seminar series is free and available for anyone to attend. Unless otherwise stated, seminars take place on Wednesday afternoons at 2pm in the Kilburn Building during teaching season.

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A Standards-Based Approach to Effective Use of Future Large Scale Systems

  • Speaker:   Prof  Bronis R. de Supinski  (Laurence Livermoore National Laboratory)
  • Host:   Antoniu Pop
  • 1st February 2017 at 14:00 in Kilburn L.T. 1.5
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has a long history of leadership in large-scale computing. Our next platform, Sierra, will be a heterogeneous system delivered by a partnership between IBM, NVIDIA and Mellanox, which represents a departure from LLNL's extreme-scale homogeneous systems. Thus, a major consideration is how we will access Sierra's significant performance potential. This talk will provide an overview of the Sierra architecture, our reasons for selecting it and progress towards its deployment. It will then detail how LLNL applications and the programming model standards on which they rely will evolve to exploit heterogeneous archictetures as well as more traditional homogeneous future large-scale systems.

Refreshments in Staff tearoom from 3pm
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