CARC group attends Denver supercomputing conference
Faculty, staff, and students from The University of New Mexico’s Center for Advanced Research Computing participated recently in SC17, a major international conference on high performance computing, networking, storage and analysis. While there, they presented research papers and posters, attended workshops and other educational activities, and networked with vendors and fellow scientists and researchers. Among those who attended were CARC director and Computer Science professor Patrick Bridges, applications scientist Ryan Johnson, and network and storage specialist Hussein Al-Azzawi.
CARC had an exhibit booth at SC17 where attendees could learn about research being conducted at CARC, meet staff, and view the digital posters presented on two TV monitors in the booth. Research topics ranged from race car aerodynamics to cancer nanotherapy.
“SC17 was a great place to plan for the future,” Bridges said. SC17 gave UNM and CARC the opportunity to recruit new students and faculty, meet grant funding agents, and mingle with vendors offering new hardware and services CARC might be interested in acquiring as the center expands. The computing-intensive atmosphere also gave CARC time to plan and brainstorm with partners such as Los Alamos and Sandia National Laboratories, time that they don’t often have during usual work hours, he added.
SC17, which was held November 12-17, 2017 in Denver, is the premier international conference showcasing the many ways high performance computing, networking, storage and analysis lead to advances in scientific discovery, research, education and commerce. The annual event, created and sponsored by the Association for Computing Machinery and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Computer Society, attracts HPC professionals and educators from around the globe. Attendees participate in its complete technical education program, workshops, tutorials, a world-class exhibit area, demonstrations and opportunities for hands-on learning.