high performance computing (HPC) event, ISC16 is now just around the corner (in
Frankfurt from 19-23 June). We’re delighted to be attending and showcasing our
capabilities alongside our closely linked STFC department Scientific Computing.
together over 3,000 managers, researchers, engineers and more from across
universities, national labs and industry to showcase developments in HPC and
share news and best practice in the field.
One of the
highlights for us at this year’s event will be showcasing of our work in
partnership with Lenovo and other organisations to find new and innovative ways
to improve the performance and energy efficiency of HPC systems.
Morgan, Hartree’s Programme Manager for Energy Efficient Computing will deliver
a special seminar session at the ISC Exhibitor Forum
from 2.00pm – 2:20pm on 22 June in booth #500, Hall 3.
work to investigate the capabilities of Lenovo’s prototype ARM64 ‘Asian Cat’
system as an example, Neil will discuss how, as we try
to address larger scientific problems,
we require larger and larger supercomputers.
Of course, this is no mean feat. Building and running these machines poses a
number of challenges for those developing the next generation of HPC systems
including: How do we make these machines energy efficient? How do we develop
portable software and applications to run on these new architectures? How do we
deal with the convergence of HPC, big data and cloud?
We are also delighted to be hosting an ‘Asian Cat’
node on our stand – so if you are at ISC this year, then please come and
connect with us on booth #1051.