March 5, 2007
Purdue site for industry workshop on high-performance computingWEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - High-performance computing, a staple of university research, is increasingly being used by private industry in a variety of fields.
To help boost this transition, Purdue University's Computing Research Institute is sponsoring the HPC Workshop on March 19-20 at the Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurship on the West Lafayette campus.
The workshop is free, and registration information and the workshop schedule is available online at http://www.cri.purdue.edu/industryHPCWorkshop.cfm
Rudolf Eigenmann, a professor of electrical and computing engineering and interim director of the Computing Research Institute, says high-performance computing, which is sometimes known as supercomputing, is now used by all areas of engineering.
"We'll have a mix of companies already using HPC and those that are just beginning," he said.
High-performance computing is used in a variety of tasks, including aircraft and automotive design, oil exploration and extraction, catalyst design, electric power grid management, and drug design.
"High-performance computing can give a competitive advantage to companies that can harness its potential," Eigenmann said.
Conference sessions will include:
* "High-Performance Computing, Innovation and Accelerating Discovery." Tilak Agerwala, vice president for systems, IBM Research Division.
* "Multi-Core Processors: The Dream of Infinite Processing Power or the Nightmare of Reality." Steve Kirsch, senior research fellow, Raytheon Sensors & Electrical Systems Co.
* High-Performance Computing Going Mainstream." Eigenmann.
* "Examples of High-Performance Computing in Aerospace Engineering." Tasos Lyrintzis, Purdue professor of aeronautics and astronautics.
* "Pharmaceutical Informatics and a Pathway to Personalized Medicines in the Peta-Scale Era." Sangtae Kim, Purdue's Donald W. Feddersen Distinguished Professor of Mechanical Engineering.
Faisal Saied, senior research scientist for Information Technology at Purdue, says new multi-core processor computers will bring high-performance computing capability to more companies."Everything changes with this, and the number of processors on a chip will grow from year to year," Saied said. "This is a major new development in computing, and we both want to show people what we know about using multi-core computers and to learn more from private industry about what their computing needs are."
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