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SIAM Activity Group on Supercomputing Presents New Webinar Series

The SIAM Activity Group on Supercomputing (SIAG/SC) presents the Supercomputing Spotlights webinar series as part of new SIAG/SC initiatives that focus on raising awareness of high-performance computing (HPC) opportunities and growing the community. The new webinar series features short, TED-style presentations that highlight the impact and successes of HPC throughout our world. Presentations emphasize achievements and opportunities in HPC and are intended for the broad international community, especially students and newcomers to the field. We invite you to join us!

First session: Supercomputing for Everyone

  • Presenter: Professor Satoshi Matsuoka, RIKEN Center for Computational Science, Japan
  • Monday, June 27, 1:00-1:30 p.m. UTC (30 minutes)
    • 9 a.m. EDT / 1 p.m. UTC / 3 p.m. Central Europe / 10 p.m. Japan
  • Register: Participation is free, but registration is required.

Abstract: Come and learn how HPC fosters scientific discovery! We will look back at nearly two decades of supercomputing innovations that have reshaped the gaming industry, enhanced climate/weather predictions, and facilitated research on drug design. Artificial intelligence (AI) is yet another game-changer. Did you know that AI powered by supercomputers has been at the forefront of rapid research responses in the international fight against COVID-19? This presentation will highlight successful HPC advances and call out opportunities for impacting the future of our global society.

Bio: Satoshi Matsuoka is the Director of RIKEN Center for Computational Science and oversees the deployment and operation of the Fugaku supercomputer. He has been the leader of the TSUBAME series of supercomputers that pioneered the use of graphics processing units in supercomputing. He has also been a major driving force behind the development of Fugaku, which won first place in four major rankings of supercomputer performance (Top500, HPCG, HPL-AI, and Graph500) in June 2020. He is the recipient of the 2014 IEEE-CS Sidney Fernbach Memorial Award and more recently was awarded the Medal of Honor with purple ribbon from the emperor of Japan.

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