Date Apr.16, 2010
Speaker Dr. Frank Baetke (Hewlett-Packard)
Topic High Performance Computing Distinguished Lecture

Academic & Research Environments in Asis and Europe:

Grid and Cloud Implementaions for HPC and Special Customer Sites

Academic and Research HPC environments in Asia and Europe underwent significant changes in the past years. Widely established standards at processors, node, interconnect and software level helped significantly to ease cross-site and cross-country collaboration and load-balancing. Examples of typical environments will be shown and future trends and new challenges including the potential use of HPC Clouds will be discussed. Very specialized customers sites with dedicated environments will also be addressed.

Towards Peta-scale Systems:

The European PRACE Initiative and High End System Trends

The European Community maintains a "European Roadmap for Research Infrastructures" and has recently established a high-end computing initiative (PRACE) as part of that roadmap. It is seen as an essential component to maintain Europe's technological competitiveness, to keep Europe attractive for researchers and to support innovative industrial developments. Background, structure, planned system architectures and HP's concepts towards Peta-scale computing will be discussed

Biography Dr. Baetke manages HP's Global HPC-Technology Program for academic and research institutions. Dr. Baetke is a director & board member of HP-CAST, the world-wide user group of HP-HPC; he is an advisory board member of the International Supercomputing Conference (ISC); a member of the Indian Supercomputing Conference (HiPC) steering committee; he also serves on the committees of several international High Performance Computing conferences. Dr. Baetke was Assistant Professor (Akademischer Rat) at the Technical University of Munich and joined Convex Computer Corporation in 1986, and thence HP's High Performance Computing Division via acquisition of Convex , in 1995. Frank Baetke holds a master's degree (Dipl.-Ing.) in engineering and a Ph.D. (Dr.-Ing.) in applied physics from the Technical University of Munich. He has published numerous articles in the field of high-performance computing as well as contributions in related areas. He is a member of German Society of Informatics, the Society of Astronomy, ACM, IEEE and the Max Planck Society. He became a Fellow of the International Supercomputing Conference (ISC) in 2009. He is based with Hewlett Packard in Munich, Germany.



We thank the generous support of MIT IS&T, CSAIL, and the Department of Mathematics for their support of this series.

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