Tag: Thomas Sterling
<img style=”float: left;” src=”http://media2.hpcwire.com/hpcwire/Sterling_Title_1.jpg” alt=”” width=”94″ height=”94″ />At ISC ’13 in Leipzig, Germany in June, Thomas Sterling will deliver a keynote that examines the accomplishments in HPC over the last decade. He plans to reveal “the true achievement of our field.” The Father of Beowulf will also offer a collection of predictions for the next decade from key HPC leaders. <em>HPCwire</em> asked him to make a few predictions of his own.
<img style=”float: left;” src=”http://media.hpcwire.com/images/Thomas_Sterling1.jpg” alt=”” width=”86″ height=”110″ />As supercomputing makes its way through the petascale era, the future of the technology has never seemed so uncertain. HPC veteran Thomas Sterling takes us through some of the most critical developments in high performance computing, explaining why the transition to exascale is going to be very different than the ones in the past and how the United States is losing its leadership in HPC innovation.
The challenges of exascale computing were the main focus of the three keynote addresses at the IEEE Cluster 2011 conference hosted in Austin, Texas last month. The speakers, renowned leaders in cluster computing, described the obstacles and opportunities involved in building systems one thousand times more powerful than today’s petascale supercomputers.
As we head into SC10, taking place in New Orleans, HPCwire presents an interview with Thomas Sterling, Professor of Computer Science at Louisiana State University. This highly respected man, the “father of Beowulf clusters,” has a sharp wit and irrepressible sense of humor.