I was very excited to host a “megabriefing” for about 100 international press and analysts at IDF 2011 to share some great steps forward we're making in HPC.
We were joined by HPC pioneer Prof. David Patterson of Berkeley and Rob Neely from LLNL. Professor Patterson (one of the minds behind one of the famous seven dwarfs of HPC) shared a vision for the use of computation to achieve a breakthrough in the understanding of the genetics of cancer. Dr. Neely shared his vision of far greater public access to computation at the LLNL open campus.
I had the pleasure to provide background for people on how intel is making a difference in HPC with our Xeon Processor E5 family, and our future MIC coprocessors.
We got some great questions from the audience around the programming model and architectures that will help make exascale a reality, and a few questions around how Intel collaborates with our partners. All in all a very rewarding conversation… catch the video below.