A Collaborative National Center for Fusion & Plasma Research
May 23, 2013,
4:15pm to 5:30pm

MBG Auditorium

PLEASE NOTE THURSDAY DATE - COLLOQUIUM: Professor Ralph Roskies - "Big Data at the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center"

Professor Ralph Roskies
Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center

I will review the history of large data challenges and achievements at the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center.  Recently these have exploited three unique systems- Blacklight, with the world’s largest coherent shared memory system: ANTON, a special purpose molecular dynamics engine that outperforms much larger systems; and Sherlock, a novel graph-analytics system. Data handling has been empowered by the new Data Supercell, developed at PSC, which greatly outperforms traditional storage systems, at lower or comparable cost.

I will illustrate how these technologies have enabled researchers to tackle problems in anatomy, neural systems, tornado modeling, cosmology, and natural language processing.

Colloquium Committee: 

The Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory 2015-2016 Colloquium Committee is comprised of the following people. Please feel free to contact them by e-mail regarding any possible speakers or topics for future colloquia.

Carol Ann Austin, caustin@pppl.gov
Mike Mardenfeld, mmarden@pppl.gov
David Mikkelsen, dmikkels@pppl.gov
Brent Stratton, stratton@pppl.gov

  • Carol Ann Austin 609-243-2484

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