Seminar with Gary Eves & Todd Churchward

Place: Room 621, GP South (Building 78)

Time: Thursday 2nd March, 10:30 morning Tea. 11:00am seminar

Speakers: Gary Eves, Science, Education and Research Consultant, Todd Churchward, SGI

Abstract:
Significant high performance computing infrastructure capability exists nationally and locally in Queensland based on Silicon Graphics technology. SGI has recently installed the 26th largest computer system in the world in Canberra for use by the Australian science and research community. This system is under the control of the Australian Partnership for Advanced Computing (APAC) and the system is housed at the Australian National University (ANU).

Locally there is a significant SGI infrastructure capability at the Queensland Parallel Supercomputer Foundation (QPSF) where a smaller compatible system is installed (at the University of Queensland) and is available to the Queensland science and research community.

In addition to the computational capability a significant data storage and visualization capability is also available in Queensland.

SGI is working closely with QPSF and APAC to ensure that the science and research community is aware of these capabilities and how they can be utilized to accelerate science and research. Industry may also be able to leverage this capability.

Gary Eves will advise us of the resources available in QPSF and Visac. In doing this, he will describe what is available, ask what tools/processes you use and see where the fit, or work to be done is.

Todd will host a discussion/presentation on parallelism of code for making the most of Itanium 64 bit processors in the Altix machines at QPSF.

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| Dr. Ariel Liebman |
| Research Fellow |
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| ARC Centre for Complex Systems |
| School of ITEE, University of Queensland |
| email: a.liebman@uq.edu.au |
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