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Thursday 05 Mar 2020The future of high performance computing, and the implications for scientific software development

Simon McIntosh-Smith - University of Bristol

Harrison 101 15:30-16:30

A wave of new computer architectures are about to hit the high performance computing space, with everything from processors specifically designed for AI and deep learning applications, to CPUs with the performance of GPUs. In this talk we’ll review the exciting developments likely to appear over the next few years, and describe how this is likely to impact the computational sciences, especially in CFD and weather and climate. We’ll also review some of the results from the Isambard prototype supercomputer system at the Met Office, and from the Rolls-Royce led ASiMoV project to explore the path to ‘in silico’ gas turbine design.

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