Oct. 27, 2021 — In the latest episode of the Let’s Talk Exascale Podcast, Scott Gibson interviews David Grant, high-performance computing lead engineer in ORNL’s Laboratory Modernization Division. The podcast was published on October 22, 2021.
In this podcast we explore the efforts of the Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Exascale Computing Project (ECP)—from the development challenges and achievements to the ultimate expected impact of exascale computing on society.
This is episode two in a series on Frontier, the nation’s first exascale supercomputer. Joining us is David Grant of Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). David is high-performance computing lead engineer in ORNL’s Laboratory Modernization Division. He is responsible for ensuring every new supercomputer system that’s installed at the lab has the cooling it requires to reliably operate 24/7. With the upcoming Frontier exascale system, he must check and recheck many important design details before it is powered on. I interviewed David on September 28, 2021.
Our topics: Insights into the planning for Frontier, the system’s mechanical requirements, staying on budget, the talented team that’s deploying America’s first exascale supercomputer, and more.
Link to listen and access a full transcript: https://www.exascaleproject.org/frontier-guiding-the-design-and-construction-of-the-mechanical-systems.
Source: Scott Gibson, Exascale Computing Project