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Interdisciplinary Research Excellence

Computational Science at the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility Event

Time:
11:00
Date:
22 July 2015
Venue:
Building 29, Room 1101, Highfield Campus University of Southampton

For more information regarding this event, please email Chris-Kriton Skylaris at C.Skylaris@soton.ac.uk .

Event details

The goal of the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF) is to extend the frontiers of science by solving problems that require innovative approaches and the largest-scale computing systems. ALCF’s most powerful computer -- Mira, an IBM Blue Gene/Q system – has nearly one million cores. How does one program such systems? What software tools are available? Which scientific and engineering applications are able to utilize such levels of parallelism? This talk will address these questions and describe a sampling of projects that are using ALCF systems in their research, including ones in nanoscience, materials science, and chemistry. I will also present the allocation programs available to U.K. researchers and the international community. Lastly, I will present some information about the future ALCF systems, Theta and Aurora.

Nichols A. Romero is a staff scientist and team lead at the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility. He obtained a B.S. in Physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1999), and a Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2005). He was a National Research Council post-doctoral fellow at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory (2005-2007) and later worked as a Computational Scientist in the High-Performance Computing Modernization Program (2007–2008) for the Department of Defense. Romero was a post-doc at the ALCF (2008-2010) prior to being reclassified to staff. His primary research interest is massively parallel electronic structure calculations in condensed matter physics.

Areas of Interest: Electronic Structure of Condensed Matter, DFT, QMC, programming models, parallel dense linear algebra

Speaker information

Dr Nichols A. Romero,Argonne National Lab Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF) ,Principal Project Specialist - Computational Science / Catalyst Team Lead

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