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Teratec Digital Forum 2020
Plenary sessions
Tuesday, October 13, 2020 from 9h30 to 12h00

A plenary session to discover state of the art of technology, medium and long term perspctives and the strategies to be implemented to better control and improve the competitiveness of companies.

Advancing HPC: The XPU Era
Trish Damkroger, Vice President, Intel Data Center Group

The importance of HPC has been pushed to the forefront during this COVID-19 pandemic. Supercomputers around the world have spun up to combat this virus and Intel technologies have enabled many of the HPC research centers to run molecular dynamics and simulation to understand virus structure and accelerate COVID related drug discovery and treatments. With growing artificial intelligence use cases catapulting us forward into a new era of higher compute intelligence, a paradigm change is driving the convergence of AI and HPC workloads.  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 at Intel Corporation, will discuss Intel’s XPU strategy and how its investments and innovations across hardware and software are accelerating this convergence.

Biographie : Patricia (Trish) A. Damkroger is vice president and general manager of the High Performance Computing organization in the Data Platforms 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 data analytics, HPC in the cloud and artificial intelligence.

As 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.

This session will be followed by a Roundtable bringing together representatives of Atos, CEA, DDN, Dell Technologies, DoItNow, HPE and Intel with a debate on one topical issue.

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