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October 12, 2018

HPC and AI at the Forefront of Finance


As published in HPCWire. You’ve heard this one before: HPC has the potential to transcend science and engineering to transform commercial applications in the enterprise. Won’t it be grand when HPC is no longer the exclusive domain of national labs and ivory tower research? I’ve followed this trend...

June 21, 2017
STEM Student Day ISC ISC High Performance Conference HPC High Performance Computing

ISC Launches First STEM Student Day, Aims to Bridge Skills Gap


As Published on Top500.org   The whole point of supercomputing is to enable new scientific discovery. The whole point of a conference about supercomputing is to further the conversation about how we’re going to achieve that.   As we march through “peta” toward “exa,” there is no shortage of challenges...

November 15, 2016

A Decade in HPC


As published in HPCWire A lot can change in ten years. We might move houses or change jobs. Our kids get older (and so do we). If we’re lucky we make new friends, and we’re sad when old ones pass...

September 21, 2016

Three Great Lies of Cloud Computing


As published in The Next Platform It’s elastic! It’s on-demand! It scales dynamically to meet your needs! It streamlines your operations, gives you persistent access to data, and it’s always, always cheaper. It’s cloud computing, and it’s here to save...

August 18, 2016

Seven Years Later, SGI Finds a New Ending


As published in The Next Platform Seven years ago, it was the end for SGI. The legendary company had gone bankrupt, its remains were up for liquidation, and its relatively few remaining loyal customers were left in limbo. ...

June 08, 2016
Christopher G. Willard Ph.D.

My Notes on the 11th Intel Omni-Path Web Seminar: Omni-Path and Lustre


This presentation was about 40% product review, 20% Lustre overview, and 40% technical tutorial overview. There were no new announcements. Points of interest: About 65% of the lines of code in Lustre are provided by Intel. Lustre...