Tuesday, June 20, 2016
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM EST

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Computing Research & Education (CoRE) Building 
96 Frelinghuysen Road, Room 601**
Piscataway, NJ 08854 
(Parking off Brett Road in front of the building)

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Kristin Lepping 
Office of Advanced Research Computing
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey 

Changing Architecture in HPC: Challenges and Opportunities

A National Strategic Computing Initiative
WEBINAR Series Event 

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SPaFRutgers University's Office of Advanced Research Computing (OARC) and Rutgers Discovery Informatics Institute (RDI2) are pleased to collaborate as one of the nation's few host sites for the limited-seat National Strategic Computing Initiative webinar series by the National Institute of Standards and Technology.

Please join us on Tuesday, June 20th from 1:00 - 3:00 pm as we present the NSCI WEBINAR Series Event "Changing Architecture in HPC: Challenges and Opportunities" with speaker Lars Koesterke of Texas Advanced Computer Center (Please note, our events have moved to Room 601 in the CoRE Building and are limited-access simulcast.)

About the presentation:" “The only constant in HPC (High Performance Computing) seems to be the constant change in hardware. In recent years the increasing demand for compute power and energy efficiency has favored heterogeneous computing in which accelerator cards are added to compute nodes. GPUs have become popular in a number of communities and Intel introduced their first accelerator (Knights Corner, KNC) in 2013. However, with Intel’s second generation (Knights Landing, KNL) of the Many Integrated Cores (MIC) architecture (introduced in late 2016) we see a comeback of homogeneous computing. In my talk I will present the KNL architecture and will discuss its numerous advantages over the first generation of MICs. Early experiences with the KNL’s have been very positive and many in the community see a path forward for large-scale homogenous clusters. I will share general impressions and personal experiences with the new architecture, and will attempt to outline the changes in application codes necessary to take advantage of current and upcoming homogeneous hardware. " (Lars Koesterke)

Click here for the full calendar of NSCI Seminar events so you can take advantage of this exciting opportunity!