LOPSA NJ Chapter meeting: IBM Blue Gene /P, Thu, Sept 5, 2013

It isn't on the website yet, but the September meeting will have a special guest:

Title: Anatomy of a Supercomputer: The architecture of the IBM Blue Gene /P.

IBM refers to their Blue Gene family of super computers as 'solutions'. This talk will discuss the problems facing HPC that the Blue Gene architecture was designed to solve, focusing on the Blue Gene /P model. To help those unfamiliar with high-performance computing, the talk will begin with a brief explanation of high-performance computing that anyone should be able to understand.


Prentice Bisbal first became interested in scientific computing while earning a BS in Chemical Engineering at Rutgers University. After about 2 years as a practicing Engineer, Prentice made the leap to scientific computing and has never looked back. He has been a Unix/Linux system administrator specializing in scientific/high performance computing ever since. In June 2012, he came full circle when he returned to Rutgers as the Manager of IT for the Rutgers Discovery Informatics Institute (RDI2), where he is responsible for supporting Excalibur, a 2048-node (8192 cores) IBM Blue Gene/P Supercomputer.

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