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Primeur weekly 2018-08-06

Focus

Univa's Navops launch product for Cloud bursting is breaking usage and performance records ...

Exascale supercomputing

Exascale Computing Project (ECP) names LLNL's Lori Diachin as new Deputy Director ...

Focus on Europe

High-resolution imaging of nanoparticle surface structures is now possible ...

Middleware

Univa announces collaboration with Sylabs Inc. and expanded support for Singularity container science ...

DDN reseller agreement with Tintri gives immediate support to Tintri customers ...

Fayetteville State University moves to Bright Cluster Manager 8.1 with help from Bright partner Data in Science to help take its Artificial Intelligence research to the next level ...

vScaler unlocks the benefits of virtualisation for GPU power users ...

Hardware

SDSC's Comet supercomputer extended into 2021 ...

BSC software makes Lenovo's new set of cooling technologies more energy efficient ...

MiTAC selects Mellanox BlueField System-on-Chip to accelerate their NVMe storage platforms ...

Mellanox introduces world's fastest Ethernet storage fabric controller ...

Cray reports second quarter 2018 financial results ...

Applications

Supercomputing the 'how' of chemical reactions ...

Preventing natural hazards from becoming societal disasters ...

Study of cardiac arrhythmia's is using high performance computing ...

UCF professor discovers a first-of-its-kind material for the quantum age ...

Memory-processing unit could bring memristors to the masses ...

Software framework designed to accelerate drug discovery wins IEEE International Scalable Computing Challenge ...

University at Buffalo's supercomputing facility awarded $2 million for economic development, PhD programme ...

The Cloud

How the Science Cloud could pay its way ...

Mirantis partners with Fujitsu to build supercomputer and wide-area distributed Cloud system for high performance computing at Hokkaido University ...

Exascale Computing Project (ECP) names LLNL's Lori Diachin as new Deputy Director

31 Jul 2018 Livermore - The Department of Energy's Exascale Computing Project (ECP) has named Lori Diachin as its new Deputy Director effective August 7, 2018. Lori Diachin replaces Stephen Lee who has retired from Los Alamos National Laboratory.

Lori Diachin has been serving as the Deputy Associate Director for Science and Technology in the Computation Directorate at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) since 2017. She has been at LLNL for 15 years and previously at Sandia National Laboratories and Argonne National Laboratory. She has held leadership roles in high performance computing for over fifteen years. Her experiences range from serving as the Director for the Center for Applied Scientific Computing at LLNL to leading multi-laboratory teams such as the FASTMath SciDAC Institute and serving as the director for the HPC4Manufacting and HPC4Materials programmes for DOE's Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) and Fossil Energy (FE) programme offices.

Her research interests are in the area of numerical analysis and scientific computing software development. In particular, she has worked on optimization-based mesh quality improvement algorithms and their deployment in software tool kits, the development of interoperable meshing and discretization software, and interactive access to remote large-scale data.

Lori Diachin holds a master's degree and Ph.D. in applied mathematics from the University of Virginia and a bachelor's degree in mathematics from Edinboro University in Pennsylvania.

"Lori has deep technical expertise, years of experience, and a collegial leadership style that qualify her uniquely for the ECP Deputy Director role", stated Bill Goldstein, director of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and chairman of the ECP board of directors.

ECP Director Doug Kothe stated: "I have been fortunate to interact and collaborate with Lori for almost two decades and have always been impressed with her talent as an applied mathematician and her ability to work with and lead teams of scientists, engineers, mathematicians, and computer scientists." He continued: "ECP is very fortunate to have an experienced and talented leader such as Lori, whose track record speaks for itself."

The ECP was launched in 2016 as a collaboration between the DOE Office of Science and DOE's National Nuclear Security Administration to accelerate delivery of a capable exascale computing ecosystem critical to DOE missions in national security, scientific discovery and economic competitiveness. The collaboration includes experts from six core national laboratories - Argonne, Lawrence Berkeley, Lawrence Livermore, Los Alamos, Oak Ridge and Sandia - along with representatives from industry and academia.

Exascale is the next level of performance for HPC. Today's petascale systems are measured in quadrillions (1015) of operations per second. Exascale systems will run at quintillions (1018) of operations per second, more realistically simulating the processes involved in applications such as precision medicine, manufacturing, fuels and energy systems and the nation's stockpile stewardship programme, as well as the unseen physics at work within materials and the fundamental forces of the universe. Exascale also holds tremendous potential for emerging disciplines such as large-scale data analytics, machine learning, and artificial intelligence.

"Stephen Lee has set a very high bar during his years of serving as the ECP Deputy Director", stated Lori Diachin. "Stephen's contributions have been extensive, and I'm honoured to have been selected for this important role - important for DOE's efforts in achieving our goals of a capable exascale computing ecosystem, and important for the U.S. HPC community and our nation's efforts toward technology leadership. This is an exciting time in computing, and ECP is a marquis project in defining our future. I look forward to working with the very talented ECP team of researchers as we work to make exascale computing a reality in the next few years."
Source: Exascale Computing Project - ECP

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2018-08-06

Focus

Univa's Navops launch product for Cloud bursting is breaking usage and performance records ...

Exascale supercomputing

Exascale Computing Project (ECP) names LLNL's Lori Diachin as new Deputy Director ...

Focus on Europe

High-resolution imaging of nanoparticle surface structures is now possible ...

Middleware

Univa announces collaboration with Sylabs Inc. and expanded support for Singularity container science ...

DDN reseller agreement with Tintri gives immediate support to Tintri customers ...

Fayetteville State University moves to Bright Cluster Manager 8.1 with help from Bright partner Data in Science to help take its Artificial Intelligence research to the next level ...

vScaler unlocks the benefits of virtualisation for GPU power users ...

Hardware

SDSC's Comet supercomputer extended into 2021 ...

BSC software makes Lenovo's new set of cooling technologies more energy efficient ...

MiTAC selects Mellanox BlueField System-on-Chip to accelerate their NVMe storage platforms ...

Mellanox introduces world's fastest Ethernet storage fabric controller ...

Cray reports second quarter 2018 financial results ...

Applications

Supercomputing the 'how' of chemical reactions ...

Preventing natural hazards from becoming societal disasters ...

Study of cardiac arrhythmia's is using high performance computing ...

UCF professor discovers a first-of-its-kind material for the quantum age ...

Memory-processing unit could bring memristors to the masses ...

Software framework designed to accelerate drug discovery wins IEEE International Scalable Computing Challenge ...

University at Buffalo's supercomputing facility awarded $2 million for economic development, PhD programme ...

The Cloud

How the Science Cloud could pay its way ...

Mirantis partners with Fujitsu to build supercomputer and wide-area distributed Cloud system for high performance computing at Hokkaido University ...