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 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!
You can learn more about the team's impressive victory here.
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:
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:
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!
Roger Bielefeld, Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University
John D'Ambrosia, Dell
Larry Smarr, Ph.D., UCSD
Charlie McMahon, Ph.D., Tulane University
James Lowey, TGen
Erilk Deumens, Ph.D., University of Florida
Dan Stanzione, Ph.D., TACC
Dan Majchrzak, University of South Florida
Boyd Wilson, Clemson University
Merle Giles, NCSA, University of Illinois
Jimmy Pike, Dell
William Edsall, Dow Chemical
Craig Steward, Ph.D., Indiana University
Skip Garner, Ph.D., Virginia Tech
Kenneth Buetow, Ph.D., Arizona State University
Muhammad Atif, Ph.D., NCI, Australian National University
Kevin Shinpaugh, Virginia Tech
Rhian Resnick, Florida Atlantic University
Niall Gaffney, TACC
Michael Norman, Ph.D., San Diego Super Computer Center, UCSD