1st Edition

Contemporary High Performance Computing
From Petascale toward Exascale, Volume 3

Edited By

Jeffrey S. Vetter

ISBN 9780367729547
Published December 18, 2020 by CRC Press
478 Pages

USD $54.95

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Book Description

Contemporary High Performance Computing: From Petascale toward Exascale, Volume 3 focuses on the ecosystems surrounding the world’s leading centers for high performance computing (HPC). It covers many of the important factors involved in each ecosystem: computer architectures, software, applications, facilities, and sponsors.

This third volume will be a continuation of the two previous volumes, and will include other HPC ecosystems using the same chapter outline: description of a flagship system, major application workloads, facilities, and sponsors.


  • Describes many prominent, international systems in HPC from 2015 through 2017 including each system’s hardware and software architecture

  • Covers facilities for each system including power and cooling

  • Presents application workloads for each site

  • Discusses historic and projected trends in technology and applications

  • Includes contributions from leading experts

Designed for researchers and students in high performance computing, computational science, and related areas, this book provides a valuable guide to the state-of-the art research, trends, and resources in the world of HPC.

Table of Contents

1. Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology  2. Theta and Mira at Argonne National Laboratory  3. Enabling HPC Applications on a Cray XC40 with Manycore CPUs  4. The Mont-Blanc Prototype  5. Chameleon  6. CSCS and the Piz Daint System  7. Facility Best Practices  8. Jetstream  9. Modular Supercomputing architecture: from idea to production  10. SuperMUC at LRZ  11. The NERSC Cori HPC System  12. Lomonosov-2  13. Electra  14. Bridges: Converging HPC, AI, and Big Data for Enabling Discovery  15. Stampede at TACC  16. Oakforest-PACS  17. CHPC in South Africa

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Jeffrey S. Vetter, Ph.D., is a Distinguished R&D Staff Member, and the founding group leader of the Future Technologies Group in the Computer Science and Mathematics Division of Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Vetter also holds a joint appointment at the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department of the University of Tennessee-Knoxville. From 2005 through 2015, Vetter held a Joint position at Georgia Institute of Technology, where, from 2009 to 2015, he was the Principal Investigator of the NSF Track 2D Experimental Computing XSEDE Facility, named Keeneland, for large scale heterogeneous computing using graphics processors, and the Director of the NVIDIA CUDA Center of Excellence.