IXPUG Technical Webinar with Live Q&A: Preparing for Exascale on Aurora

Scott Parker, ALCF
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The Aurora exascale system is currently being deployed at Argonne National Lab. The system, utilizing Intel’s new Data Center Max Series GPUs (a.k.a. PVC) and Xeon Max Series CPU with HBM, will provide a uniquely powerful platform for leading-edge HPC, AI, and data-intensive computing applications. Scientists at Argonne National Laboratory, in collaboration with the Exascale Computing Project, Intel, and several other institutions, are preparing several dozen applications and workflows to run at scale on the Aurora system. This talk will present an overview of the Aurora system and highlights from the experience of preparing applications for the system. In addition, promising early performance results on the Aurora hardware will be shown.

Presenter: Dr. Scott Parker is a computation scientist at the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF) and a lead for the ALCF Performance Engineering team. His principal focus is on developing and deploying next-generation leadership-scale high-performance computing systems at the ALCF and developing scientific applications that utilize these systems. In addition, he is the lead for the Exascale Computing Projects (ECP) Applications Integration effort, which seeks to enable ECP applications to utilize the new generation of exascale systems. He is also one of the co-organizers of the annual International Workshop on Performance, Portability, and Productivity in HPC.