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OLCF names CAAR projects at IDC HPC User Forum

27 May 2015 Oak Ridge - Tjerk Straatsma, team leader for the Scientific Computing Group at the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF), recently announced the 13 projects selected for OLCF's Center for Accelerated Application Readiness (CAAR) Programme.

During the International Data Corporation's (IDC's) High-Performance Computing (HPC) User Forum in Norfolk, Virginia, on April 15, Tjerk Straatsma was a member of a panel discussion titled "The Who - What - When of Getting Applications Ready to Run On, and Across, Office of Science Next-Gen Leadership Computing Systems". Suzy Tichenor, HPC Industrial Partnerships Programme director at the US Department of Energy's (DOE's) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), moderated the panel. The forum served as the ideal backdrop for a number of reasons for the announcement from the OLCF, a DOE Office of Science User Facility.

“This was a good opportunity to make the CAAR announcement", Tjerk Straatsma stated. "Our topic was timely. Also, the members of the panel actually had the opportunity to take a number of questions on the whole concept of portability."

Added Suzy Tichenor: "One of the goals for the HPC User Forum is to deliver current, cutting-edge information. The steering committee was very interested in learning about application acceleration in light of the announcements of the new systems at the national laboratories."

Tjerk Straatsma talked in detail about each of the 13 CAAR projects. He was joined on the panel by Katie Antypas of the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center and Tim Williams of the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility. Each spoke and then fielded questions from the panel moderator and audience.

“This was a very good venue to educate the HPC community on the steps DOE is taking to prepare key science and engineering applications for its next generation HPC systems", Suzy Tichenor stated. "This makes a strong statement that DOE is firmly committed to ensuring that researchers will be able to run important codes when these new leadership systems arrive."

Tjerk Straatsma agreed, noting: "The next step, for us, will be to collaborate on applications we share and how we'll help others make progress as they get access to our resources to test portability."

The OLCF's presence at the IDC HPC User Forum has been a strong one in recent years.

“Our relationship is both multi-layered and multi-faceted", stated Suzy Tichenor, who serves on the forum steering committee. "We've had members serve on the forum steering committee, as speakers, and as attendees. It gives us the opportunity to reach the broader community about what's going on at the OLCF."

Further, OLCF users, such as General Electric's Masako Yamada and the Consortium for Advanced Simulation of Light Water Reactors, have been recipients of the IDC HPC Innovation Award. "This reflects the high impact research that is going on at the OLCF", she stated.

The HPC User Forum is a group of technical and business executives across a broad spectrum of HPC users, suppliers, and academic and government HPC centres that meet several times a year in the United States and abroad to discuss the latest trends in HPC applications, technologies, innovations, and discoveries resulting from HPC usage.
Source: Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility - OLCF

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Primeur weekly 2015-06-01

The Cloud

Registration opens for ISC Cloud & Big Data ...

EMC to acquire Virtustream ...

EuroFlash

Snapwallet: a safe photo service for smart phone ...

Dutch Government plans 135 million euro funding for supercomputers ...

Tackling the fastest and most powerful computing systems on the planet ...

Understanding and controlling the propagation of waves ...

USFlash

Lawrence Livermore breaks ground on unclassified supercomputing facility ...

Silicon Mechanics announces recipients of 4th Annual Research Cluster Grant ...

RAPTOR turbulent combustion code selected for next-gen supercomputer readiness project ...

Cavium announces collaboration with Pegatron on server platforms based on Cavium's ThunderX workload optimized processor family ...

Ohio State University researchers prove magnetism can control heat and sound ...

OLCF names CAAR projects at IDC HPC User Forum ...

Physicists solve quantum tunneling mystery ...

Using the forest to see the trees ...

Tsinghua University crowned champions of 2015 ASC Student Supercomputer Challenge ...

OLCF shares Lustre knowledge at International Workshop ...

National Science Foundation extends the Kraken project ...

Woodside, Australia's largest independent oil and gas company, uses IBM Watson to enhance decision making and increase efficiencies ...

OLCF outreach projects garner awards ...

The first round of 2015 hackathons gets underway ...

Premier announces $21.6 million funding for Pawsey Supercomputing Centre ...

Fujitsu supports King Abdulaziz University research capabilities with new supercomputing system ...

Doctor Evidence brings valuable health data to IBM Watson ecosystem ...

SRC Computers launches Saturn 1 Server, the first reconfigurable hyperscale server ...

BG Brasil and Senai CIMATEC launch Latin America's fastest supercomputer ...