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The talk covers the evolution of supercomputers, highlighting the journey from Cray 1 to present-day HPE Cray EX systems.

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This talk will introduce the concept of a supercomputer, and recap some of the history of high performance computing with Cray Supercomputers, from the early Cray 1 to the present day exascale HPE Cray EX systems. An overview of modern high performance computing systems and software will be presented, along with discussion on the future of supercomputing and the associated research challenges.

About the speaker

Tim Dykes

Tim is a Senior Research Engineer in the HPE HPC & AI EMEA Research Lab, where he collaborates with scientific and technical communities on a variety of supercomputing research and development projects. He holds a Ph.D. in high performance scientific visualisation from the University of Portsmouth, U.K., and his primary research interests focus on computer architecture, performance portability, programming models for heterogeneous HPC, and scientific visualisation.

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This event is brought to you by: Cheltenham and Gloucester branch

Hybrid event: Cray Supercomputers: Past, Present, and Future - Cheltenham & Gloucester
Date and time
Tuesday 16 April, 6:00pm - 7:45pm
University of Gloucestershire, Park Campus
The Park PK-TC-014 Tiered Lecture Theatre
GL50 2RH
This event is sold out