2014 Internet2 Global Summit

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The Challenges of Distributed Supercomputing

Time 04/09/14 08:45AM-10:00AM

Room Governor's Square 11

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Session Abstract

In 2008 New York State began to fund the High Performance Computing Consortium (HPC2) which comprises the high-performance computing efforts of the University of Buffalo, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), Stony Brook University (SBU), Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), and the New York State Education and Research Network (NYSERNet). With the motivation of addressing the computational needs of huge problems like energy, environment, health, and finance, and with funding from universities, corporations, and the State, New York has put in place a number of very high performance computing facilities and dedicated to applications, public or private, that require massive, dedicated parallel computing and corresponding memory. Infrastructure activities have included standing up a petaFLOP system, work in cognitive computing, and a web portal for access to HPC2 resources. The key challenge has proven to be identifying partnerships across industrial and academic sectors – several examples of close collaboration and successful solutions to pressing problems will be provided. Over the next decade HPC2 will be a defining technology in industrial design and large-scale data handling and analysis. Representatives will discuss work to date – successes and challenge – and future plans.


Speaker John Kolb Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Speaker Timothy Lance NYSERNet, Inc.

Speaker Thomas Furlani University At Buffalo, The State University of New York

Primary track Innovations in Infrastructure

Secondary tracks Innovations in Infrastructure Advanced Network Services and Leadership National/Regional Collaboration Global Reach and Leadership Research Partnership Development and Engagement Industry Industry Partnership Development and Engagement Research Strategies Cloud Services Cyberinfrastructure