Tag: Thomas Sterling
Capturing the sparkle, wit, and selective skewering in Thomas Sterling’s annual closing ISC keynote is challenging. This year was his 13th, which perhaps conveys the engaging manner and substantive content he delivers. Like many in the room, Sterling is an HPC pioneer as well as the director of CREST, the Center for Research in Extreme Scale Technologies, Indiana University. In his ISC talk, Sterling holds up a mirror to the HPC world, shares what he sees, and invites all to look in as well and see what they may.
At an awards ceremony held yesterday at ISC 2016 in Frankfurt, Germany, a roar of applause filled the auditorium as Team South Africa took to the stage to collect their third HPCAC-ISC Student Cluster Competition championship prize from HPC luminary Thomas Sterling. “I have to say that this is extraordinary,” said Sterling, who was helping to officiate along with Gilad Shainer (of Mellanox).
The Indiana University Center for Research in Extreme Scale Technologies (CREST) has been part of the OpenHPC community effort since it was launched November 12, 2015. In a recent Q&A with OpenHPC, Professor Thomas Sterling, associate director and chief scientist of CREST, explains the basis for the partnership. As the father of Beowulf clusters, developed in collaboration with Don Becker, Professor Sterling has Read more…
The Wednesday keynote at this year’s ISC High Performance conference by HPC veteran Dr. Thomas Sterling promises to be an enlightening and lively presentation of the HPC year in review. And if previous years are a guide, Dr. Sterling will deliver it with the unique humor and style that has become his trademark. The late Read more…
<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.