SC14 Wrap Up!

SC14 Wrap Up!

In November, researchers, scientists, academics and experts from around the world converged on the Big Easy - New Orleans - for the 26th annual Supercomputer Conference. This year's theme was why HPC matters. Some of the key highlights included:
  • The University of Texas "threepeating" in the Student Cluster Competition
  • Two theaters in the Dell booth
    • Panel discussions
      • HPC in the Cloud: the Overcast has Cleared
      • Data Intensive Computing: The Gorilla Behind the Computation
  • Nearly 40 client presentations

The University of Texas Threepeats in the Student Cluster Competition!

Congratulations to the team from the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) at the University of Texas for winning a third consecutive Student Cluster Competition!
 winning a third consecutive Student Cluster Competition
Figure 1: winning a third consecutive Student Cluster Competition
You can learn more about the team's impressive victory here.

Panel Discussions:

We are delighted that once again insideHPC's Rich Brueckner was able to moderate the two panel discussions in our booth.

First we had HPC in the Cloud: The Overcast has Cleared, a discussion on whether private and public clouds are now being seen as the de facto way things get done in HPC. We are honored to have the participation of:
  • Larry Smarr, Ph.D., University of California, San Diego
  • Muhammad Atif, Ph.D., National Computational Infrastructure, Australian National University
  • Roger Rintala, Intelligent Light
  • Boyd Wilson, Clemson University and Omnibond
Figure 2: SC14 Wrap Up

YouTube Video 1: First Panel Discussion

The second panel, Data Intensive Computing: The Gorilla Behind the Computation, was an intriguing look at dealing with the ability to move and store data. The distinguished panel included:
  • Niall Gaffney, Texas Advanced Computing Center
  • Kenneth Buetow, Ph.D., Arizona State University
  • William Law, Stanford University
  • Erik Deumens, Ph.D., University of Florida
Figure 3: SC14 Wrap Up

YouTube Video 2: Second Panel Discussion

Video with HPC thought leaders
We wanted to know why HPC matters to some of the most influential movers and shakers in HPC, and to get their take on some of the other issues in supercomputing today. Here's what they had to say!

YouTube Video 3: Roger Bielefeld, Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University

YouTube Video 4: John D'Ambrosia, Dell

YouTube Video 5: Larry Smarr, Ph.D., UCSD​​​​​​​

YouTube Video 6: Charlie McMahon, Ph.D., Tulane University​​​​​​​

YouTube Video 7: James Lowey, TGen​​​​​​​

YouTube Video 8: Erilk Deumens, Ph.D., University of Florida​​​​​​​

YouTube Video 9: Dan Stanzione, Ph.D., TACC​​​​​​​

YouTube Video 10: Dan Majchrzak, University of South Florida​​​​​​​

YouTube Video 11: Boyd Wilson, Clemson University​​​​​​​

YouTube Video 12: Merle Giles, NCSA, University of Illinois​​​​​​​

YouTube Video 13: Jimmy Pike, Dell​​​​​​​

YouTube Video 14: William Edsall, Dow Chemical​​​​​​​

YouTube Video 15: Craig Steward, Ph.D., Indiana University​​​​​​​

YouTube Video 16: Skip Garner, Ph.D., Virginia Tech​​​​​​​

YouTube Video 17: Kenneth Buetow, Ph.D., Arizona State University​​​​​​​

YouTube Video 18: Muhammad Atif, Ph.D., NCI, Australian National University​​​​​​​

YouTube Video 19: Kevin Shinpaugh, Virginia Tech​​​​​​​

YouTube Video 20: Rhian Resnick, Florida Atlantic University​​​​​​​

YouTube Video 21: Niall Gaffney, TACC​​​​​​​

YouTube Video 22: Michael Norman, Ph.D., San Diego Super Computer Center, UCSD

Article ID: SLN311938

Last Date Modified: 08/14/2018 02:25 AM

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