Supercomputers are the world's largest and fastest computers that have 10,000 times the processing capability of a home computer and are capable of performing quadrillions of calculations per second. Listed below are descriptions of these talks:
Over the course of 20 years, DreamWorks Animation has been an expert in producing award winning computer-generated (CG) animated movies such as Shrek, Madagascar and How to Train Your Dragon 2. In order to scale numerous simulations such as explosions or hundreds of animated characters in a scene, the studio requires a high-performance-computing environment capable of delivering tens of millions of render hours and managing millions of files for one film. Five years ago, the studio made a decision to re-architect key tools for animation and rendering from the ground up. Through the extensive use of parallel computing the studio has solved the fundamental need to maximize artist productivity and work at the speed of creativity. DreamWorks Animation demonstrates the fully transformative impact ubiquitous parallel computing will have on the complex and varied workflows in Animation.
By the end of this decade health care will be a predominantly digital enterprise and for the first time - surprising to say perhaps - patient centric. Such a shift from analog research and diagnosis and a provider centric health care system to an open digital system is a major change with opportunities and challenges across all areas of computation. Philip Bourne will describe some of these challenges and opportunities and indicate how the NIH is meeting them and how NIH needs your help.
During the conference week, 10 additional invited talks will feature leaders in the areas of high-performance computing, networking and storage. Invited talks will typically concern innovative technical contributions and their applications to address the critical challenges of the day.
Additionally, these talks will often concern the development of a major area through a series of important contributions and provide insights within a broader context and from a longer-term perspective. Attendees will hear about pioneering technical achievements, the latest innovations in supercomputing and data analytics, and broad efforts to answer some of the most complex questions of our time.
To view a full list of invited talks, you can visit http://sc14.supercomputing.org/program/invited-talks .