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SDSC Technology Forum Breakfast: Spinning up a Virtual, World-Class Supercomputer using Cloud Computing

May 10 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am

April 23, 2020 – To Be RESCHEDULED
(May 10, 2020 is a system date to keep active on calendar, we hope to have event rescheduled by this time)

UPDATE: Due to the current spread of the COVID-19 the university has recommended the postponement of non-essential meetings gathering 15+ attendees currently through May 10, 2020. We will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation and plan to reschedule this event when restrictions have lifted. Feel free to register and we will be in contact when we have an update. Thank you and stay well!

Spinning up a Virtual, World-Class Supercomputer using Cloud Computing
In November 2019, SDSC researcher Frank Wuerthwein and his collaborators marshalled the resources of multiple commercial cloud computing providers to assemble a massive virtual supercomputer to solve a real world, multi-messenger astronomy computing problem. The computing run over a weekend utilized almost 52,000 graphics computing units (GPUs) to achieve computational scale rivaling the world’s most powerful supercomputers. Join us for breakfast and to hear about this achievement and what it portends for the future of supercomputing. There is no charge to attend. Conference room EB143 is located just inside the east lobby.

Presenters: Frank Wuerthwein and Igor Sfiligoi, SDSC/UC San Diego


May 10
8:30 am - 10:30 am


San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC)


SDSC at UC San Diego E-B143
10100 Hopkins Drive
La Jolla, CA 92093
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