Extreme-scale Computing and Data Processing

Supercomputing is an extremely interesting and dynamically evolving area. Its evolution is driven by technology and requires constant development of algorithms, programming languages, tools and libraries. Researchers and software developers will have to address significant challenges to unlock the incredible computational and data processing capabilities available in next-generation supercomputers.

In this talk I will introduce some of the most important concepts and features of emerging supercomputer technologies. I will also try to address some of the most important challenges: what it means to scale? what it takes to scale?

I will also describe some of the unique opportunities for Australian researchers available with the recent announcement of Pawsey’s next-generation 50 petaflop supercomputer.


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Maciej joined Pawsey in 2017 as a Supercomputing Application Specialist and holds a PhD in Computational Science. He is a mathematician and computational scientist and has expertise is optimisation and development of application on massively parallel and accelerated HPC systems. Since 2004 he has been involved in many supercomputing projects including porting weather prediction codes to Cray X1e vector architecture, accelerating astrophysical computational kernels on IBM Cell processors, optimisation of open source simulation codes on IBM Power7 architecture and developing scalable codes on IBM Blue Gene/Q, Cray XC40.

He currently holds the position of the Head of Scientific Services at the Pawsey Supercomputing Centre.


Date & time

11am–12pm 3 Nov 2020


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