Features about 'HPC DIRECTOR'

December 2010/January 2011

Britain's big iron

This issue, HPC Projects departs from the usual format of the HPC Director column in favour of a round-up of the UK's most prominent HPC facilities. Stephen Mounsey asked the directors of these facilities to describe their roles, and to give us an insight into the current state of UK HPC

October/November 2010

At the centre of CERN

Helge Meinhard, group leader, platform and engineering services, IT Department, CERN

August/September 2010

Onwards to exascale

Dona Crawford, associate director for computation at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, is responsible for the laboratory's computing infrastructure and the HPC systems that serve research programmes from national security to materials science, energy, and climate change

June/July 2010

The next generation

Dr Oz Parchment, IT infrastructure services manager, University of Southampton, describes his role and discusses the university's latest supercomputer, Iridis 3

June/July 2010

The next generation

Dr Oz Parchment, IT infrastructure services manager, University of Southampton, describes his role and discusses the university's latest supercomputer, Iridis 3

April/May 2010

The ins and outs of HPC

Lee Ward, principal member of technical staff at Sandia National Laboratories, tackles HPC-related IO improvements to multiple supercomputing projects

February/March 2010

Towards exascale

Arthur 'Buddy' Bland, project director for the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, describes the rise from terascale to petascale computing and the road to exascale

December 2009/January 2010

HPC as a service

Xi Zili is director of Shanghai Supercomputer Center, providing services for both science and industry

June/July 2009

Far more than petaflops

Thomas Lippert, director of the Jülich Supercomputing Centre at Forschungszentrum Jülich explains how supercomputers of highest scalability and scientific users can be brought closer together by means of a new support instrument: the simulation laboratory

April/May 2009

Dedicated to science

Dr Peter Beckman directs the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF) in providing the computational science community with world-leading computing capability dedicated to breakthrough science and engineering

February/March 2009

Driven by science

Professor Marek Niezgódka, Director of the ICM Centre at the University of Warsaw, explains why the centre heads the Green Top500 list and concentrates on open systems

December 2008/January 2009

Driving NASA missions

Rupak Biswas, chief of NASA's Advanced Supercomputing Division, explains the challenges he faces running one of the most high-profile establishments in the world

October/November 2008

Responsibilities beyond technology

In the first of our new regular features on HPC directors, Stephen Winter, Dean of Informatics at the University of Westminster, explains how his role is as much about advocacy and marketing as it is about choosing and managing the technology.

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