Towards Exascale Computing: Blue Gene and Beyond

Dr. KyungDong Ryu
IBM T.J. Watson Research Center
Thursday, March 21st 2013, 4:00pm
Room 309-1, Building 302


It has been more than a decade since the Blue Gene project started in IBM Research. Blue Gene/Q, the latest and third generation of Blue Gene, has recently hit the top of the Supercomputer TOP500 and Green500 lists. This talk will highlight the evolution of the Blue Gene technologies and its revolutionary impact on Sciences. I will also discuss the new challenges and directions of Supercomputing beyond Blue Gene, to reach Exascale.

Speaker Bio

Dr. Kyung Dong Ryu is Manager and Research Project Leader of the Exascale System Software Research Group at the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center. Since 2004, he has led several research projects in High Performance Computing, Cloud Computing, Resilient HA Cluster, End-to-End System Performance Optimization. He had also led the scalable system management project for datacenters, advancing IBM’s systems management products, for which he received an Outstanding Technical Achievement Award from IBM. Before joining IBM Research, he was an Assistant Professor at the Arizona State University (2001-2004), where his research focused on PC Grid and Operating Systems for High Performance Computing. As a faculty member, he was awarded NSF grants and led several industrial research projects funded by the Research Consortium with Intel and Motorola. He published over 40 papers in premier international conferences and journals, including SC, ICS, IPDPS, ICDCS, TPDS, Eurosys, and ISCA. He received M.S. and Ph.D. in 1998 and 2001, respectively, from the University of Maryland, College Park, in Computer Science.

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