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The Society of HPC Professionals lunch and learn event


Lunch & Learn – July 2021

An HPC Journey – Porting a Solar Physics Code to Large Scale Systems

22 July 2021
Live stream due to COVID-19


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About the Event


This project is an interdisciplinary collaborative project with National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) and Max Planck Solar Society and the University of Delaware.

The speaker, Prof. Sunita Chandrasekaran will take the audience through the journey of challenges faced and solutions obtained while porting a solar physics code called MURaM (Max Planck University of Chicago Radiative MHD) to large scale heterogeneous systems. The talk will also highlight the usage of OpenACC, a directive-based programming model, for the porting process and how the programming model and the application have evolved over a period of time (3 years).

About the Speaker


Sunita Chandrasekaran, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Computer and Information Sciences at the University of Delaware, USA

Dr. Chandrasekaran is an Assistant Professor with the Department of Computer and Information Sciences at the University of Delaware, USA. She is also the David L. and Beverly J.C. Mills Career Development Chair.

Dr. Chandrasekaran received her Ph.D. in 2012 on Tools and Algorithms for High-Level Algorithm Mapping to FPGAs from the School of Computer Science and Engineering, Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore.  Her research spans High Performance Computing, interdisciplinary science, machine learning and data science. She is a recipient of the 2016 IEEE-CS TCHPC Award for Excellence for Early Career Researchers in High Performance Computing. She has been involved in the technical program and organization committees of several conferences and workshops including SC, ISC, IPDPS, IEEE Cluster, IEEE/ACM CCGrid among others.


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Due to COVID-19, this month’s Lunch & Learn is a live stream event only. 

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