SCHEDULE: NOV 10-16, 2012
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Fielding Large Scale Systems, The Sequoia System and Facilities Integration Story
SESSION: Energy Efficient HPC Technologies
EVENT TYPE: Broader Engagement
TIME: 10:30AM - 11:15AM
SESSION CHAIR: Sadaf R. Alam
Sequoia, a 20PF/s Blue Gene/Q system, will serve National Nuclear Security Administration's Advanced Simulation and Computing (ASC) program to fulfill stockpile stewardship requirements through simulation science. Problems at the highest end of this computational spectrum are a principal ASC driver as highly predictive codes are developed. Sequoia is an Uncertainty Quantification focused system at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). Sequoia will simultaneously run integrated design code and science materials calculations enabling sustained performance of 24 times ASC's Purple calculations and 20 times ASCs Blue Gene/L calculations. LLNL prepared for Sequoia's delivery for over three years. During the past year we have been consumed with the integration challenges of siting the system and its facilities and infrastructure. Sequoia Integration continues, acceptance testing begins in September and production level computing is expected in March 2013. This talk gives an overview of Sequoia and its facilities and system integration victories and challenges.
Sadaf R. Alam (Chair) - Swiss National Supercomputing Centre
Kim Cupps - Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory