Speaker: Richard Gerber, Senior HPC Science Advisor, Berkeley Laboratory
Title: Current and Next-Generation Supercomputing and Data Analysis at the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center, Berkeley California
Abstract: With perhaps the largest and most diverse community of High Performance Computing users in the world, the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC) not only provides high-availability productive supercomputing and data systems, but it is also helping lead the science community at large toward exascale computing. In this talk I’ll describe both NERSC today and how it envisions preparing its 7,000 users to take advantage of next-generation, exascale class HPC systems for simulation and data intensive science.
Bio: Richard Gerber is Senior Science Advisor and High Performance Computing (HPC) Department Head at the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC) at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in Berkeley, California. Richard received his Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, working on supercomputer simulations of interacting galaxies. He continued that and related research as a National Research Council Postdoctoral Fellow at NASA Ames Research Center before joining NERSC in 1996. There he has been working to design and implement scientifically productive HPC ecosystems across a range of scientific fields. His interests include the use of supercomputing in science, understanding application performance on HPC systems, and designing and configuring HPC environments to best meet scientists’ needs.
Sponsors: This lecture is sponsored by ITS, the Department of Mathematics, the Department of Physics & Astronomy and their Nuclear Theory Group.
Open Forum: The following times are available to everyone who would like to talk informally with Richard Gerber:
1. Wednesday, October 18, 1:30 – 2:30 in room A401 Zaffarano. NERSC users are especially encouraged to come, but everyone is welcome.
2. Thursday, October 19, 2:00 – 3:00 in room 216 Atanasoff. Math and CS faculty and students are especially encouraged to come, but everyone is welcome.