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TERATEC 2020 Forum
Workshops - Wednesday October 14

Workshop 2 - 09:00 to 12:30

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Chaired by Guillaume Colin de Verdière, Senior Expert on HPC and Jean-Philippe Nominé, HPC Strategic Collaborations Manager, CEA DAM

HPC & AI Convergence
By Patricia (Trish) A. Damkroger, vice president and general manager of the HPC organization, Intel

The convergence of HPC and AI is enabling powerful ways to tackle previously impossible design, engineering, and scientific challenges – all while driving a paradigm shift in how we design, build, and program the next generation of supercomputing systems. System architectures are evolving to be workflow optimized and powered by a range of heterogenous compute engines to meet the diverse requirements of HPC and AI applications … in a single computing environment. In addition, the memory-storage hierarchy is being redefined to feed the growing demands of these new computing engines, while innovations in fabric technologies are further enriching the functionality and system capability.

In this talk, Trish Damkroger, Vice President in the Data Platforms Group, will discuss this inflection point in high-performance computing and Intel’s software-first strategy. complemented with innovations across hardware and software to accelerate this convergence.

Biography : Patricia (Trish) A. Damkroger is vice president and general manager of the Extreme Computing Organization in the Data Center Group at Intel Corporation. She leads Intel’s global technical and high-performance computing (HPC) business and is responsible for developing and executing strategy, building customer relationships and defining a leading product portfolio for technical computing workloads, including emerging areas such as high performance analytics, HPC in the cloud and artificial intelligence.

An expert in the HPC field, Damkroger has more than 27 years of technical and managerial expertise both in the private and public sectors. Prior to joining Intel in 2016, she was the associate director of computation at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory where she led a 1,000-member group comprised of world-leading supercomputing and scientific experts.

Since 2006, Damkroger has been a leader of the annual Supercomputing Conference (SC) series, the premier international meeting for high performance computing. She served as general chair of the SC’s international conference in 2014 and has held many other committee positions within industry organizations.

Damkroger holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, and a master’s degree in electrical engineering from Stanford University. She was recognized on HPC Wire’s “People to Watch” list in 2014 and 2018.

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