Trends in Supercomputing and Evolution of the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC)
Dr. Richard Moore
University of California San Diego
SDSC Deputy Director (recently retired)
Computational and data-enabled science and engineering is now regarded as a ‘third pillar’ of science, along with theory and experimentation, and many scientific disciplines increasingly rely on supercomputer-based simulations and analyses. In this talk, I first describe what puts the ‘super’ in supercomputers, in particular the technologies that differentiate research-oriented supercomputers from other large-scale computer installations. I then describe technology trends in supercomputing, including processors, interconnects and accelerators, illustrated by historical trends of the largest supercomputers, as well as key challenges facing the next-generation of ‘exascale’ computing. Finally, I summarize the historical evolution of the San Diego Supercomputer Center since its founding in 1985, and the current research/systems of the center.
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