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What is High-Performance Computing and why does it matter?

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High-Performance Computing usually refers to scientific computing done at scale using supercomputers. Supercomputers touch all our lives through weather forecasting, cancer research, financial modelling, industrial design and more although few members of the public have heard of them. In this talk Rosemary will give an introduction to the industry and related technologies: Who owns the world’s supercomputers? What they are used for? What do the workloads look like? How does a supercomputer differ from any other large distributed system, datacenter or cloud? If you wanted to build a supercomputer, how would you go about it?

About Rosemary: Dr Rosemary Francis is the founder and CEO of Ellexus, the I/O profiling company. Rosemary obtained her PhD in Computer Architecture from the Cambridge University Computer Lab after studying computer science at Newnham in 2002. After working in the chip design industry, Rosemary founded Ellexus to help manage the complex tool chains needed for semiconductor design. Ellexus now works with high performance computing organisations around the world such as Qualcomm and Decode Genomics. Ellexus has solutions for monitoring application I/O, detecting file-system dependencies and optimising scientific workloads, both on-prem and in the cloud.

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