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

Thursday, July 22, 2021

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

About the Event

This event will present an interdisciplinary collaborative project with the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) and Max Planck Solar Society and the University of Delaware. The speaker, Sunita Chandrasekaran, Ph.D., 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 explain how the programming model and the application have evolved over a period of three years.

About the Speaker

Sunita Chandrasekaran is an assistant professor in the Department of Computer and Information Sciences at the University of Delaware. She 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. Chandrasekaran has been involved in the technical program and organization committees of several conferences and workshops including SC, ISC, IPDPS, IEEE Cluster and IEEE/ACM CCGrid among others.


Martin Huarte Espinosa
Associate Director
HPE Data Science Institute