PME Industry Seminar Series: Dr. Jeff Hammond, NVIDIA

Thursday, April 22, 2021 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Dr. Jeff Hammond, NVIDIA
To exascale and beyond: challenges and opportunities for the most powerful computers ever created

Some time between now and 2023, the world's first exascale supercomputer will be deployed, with a mission to deliver scientific breakthroughs in everything ranging biochemistry to cosmology, as well as applied use cases in mechanical and nuclear engineering. While this is just another mark on the exponential growth in computing power over the past 50 years, exascale is different in that we are simultaneously reaching the limits of nanoscale engineering of semiconductors and the cost ceiling for power consumption of such systems. I will talk about the scientific breakthroughs enabled by really big computers and what programming methods are used to build the software behind these breakthroughs.

Dr. Jeff Hammond is a Principal Architect NVIDIA, where he builds software for NVIDIA's data center technology, including GPUs and ARM CPUs. Previously, he worked in the Intel Data Center Group, Intel Labs and Argonne National Laboratory, on a range of projects related to computational science, parallel computing and supercomputer architecture. He has made significant contributions to the development of open-source software and open standards for parallel programming, including NWChem and MPI. Jeff received his PhD in Chemistry from the University of Chicago, where he was a Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellow.
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