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John Shalf Gives Talk at San Francisco High Performance Computing Meetup

September 17, 2014

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John Shalf

In his role as NERSC’s chief technology officer, John Shalf gave a talk on “Converging Interconnect Requirements for HPC and Warehouse Scale Computing at San Francisco High Performance Computing Meetup. The Sept 17 meeting was held at GeekdomSF in downtown San Francisco.

The group, which describes itself at “High Performance People getting together to discuss topics in High Performance Computing (HPC),” is interested in topics ranging from the latest web- and cloud- technologies making HPC more accessible to efficient scaling simulation workflows beyond 50,000 cores. Members are mostly from industry, including Nvidia, Yahoo, Cisco, Facebook and various startups.

In his talk, Shalf discussed the emerging trends towards convergence of cloud and HPC interconnect requirements due to both market forces and increasingly aligned performance requirements.

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The National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC) is a U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science User Facility that serves as the primary high performance computing center for scientific research sponsored by the Office of Science. Located at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, NERSC serves almost 10,000 scientists at national laboratories and universities researching a wide range of problems in climate, fusion energy, materials science, physics, chemistry, computational biology, and other disciplines. Berkeley Lab is a DOE national laboratory located in Berkeley, California. It conducts unclassified scientific research and is managed by the University of California for the U.S. Department of Energy. »Learn more about computing sciences at Berkeley Lab.