The Hyperion-insideHPC Interviews: Los Alamos’ Gary Grider Argues Efficiency in HPC Is King and Laments Simulation’s ‘Raw Deal’

It might surprise you to know that Gary Grider, HPC Division Leader at Los Alamos National Laboratory, is less interested in FLOPS than efficiency. In this interview, he explains why “FLOPS” hasn’t appeared in Los Alamos RFPs over the last decade. He also talks about his greatest HPC concern: decreasing interest in classical simulation in favor of newer fields of HPC endeavor, such as AI and quantum. “That’s my big concern,” he says, “that big, massive, extremely complex simulation is falling by the wayside.”

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In This Update… from the HPC User Forum

by Thomas Gerard and Steve Conway

After the global pandemic forced Hyperion Research to cancel its 2020 HPC User Forums, we decided to reach out to the HPC community by publishing a series of interviews with select HPC thought leaders. Our hope is that these seasoned leaders’ perspectives on HPC’s past, present and future will be interesting

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Coxswain Development Part 1 – Traits and Program Education – Rowing Stories, Features & Interviews

Following the cancellation of the 2020 spring racing season, row2k solicited the collegiate coaching community to engage in a variety of high-level topics within the profession. We submitted over sixty questions across a dozen topics and thank the coaches and staffs that found time to contribute their thoughts during this stressful time.

This week we focus on the topic of Coxswain Development with the following questions:

WHAT SKILL SETS DO YOU LOOK FOR IN RECRUITING BOTH EXPERIENCED AND NON-EXPERIENCED COXSWAINS INTO YOUR PROGRAM?

SANDRA CHU – WILLIAM SMITH WOMEN
We are looking for coxswains that have the respect of their crews, can demonstrate the ability to impact the atmosphere in their boats and therefore the success of their team, and someone who is highly competitive. Our coxes love to win; they’re athletes, not socialites.


MADELINE DAVIS – BOSTON UNIVERSITY WOMEN
I’m always looking for coxswains that are smart, organized, and

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The Hyperion-insideHPC Interviews: ORNL Distinguished Scientist Travis Humble on Coupling Classical and Quantum Computing

Oak Ridge National Lab’s Travis Humble has worked at the headwaters of quantum computing research for years. In this interview, he talks about his particular areas of interest, including integration of quantum computing with classical HPC systems.  “We’ve already recognized that we can accelerate solving scientific applications using quantum computers,” he says. “These demonstrations are just early examples of how we expect quantum computers can take us to the most challenging problems for scientific discovery.”

In This Update…. From the HPC User Forum Steering Committee

By Steve Conway and Thomas Gerard

After the global pandemic forced Hyperion Research to cancel the April 2020 HPC User Forum planned for Princeton, New Jersey, we decided to reach out to the HPC community in another way — by publishing a series of interviews with leading members of the worldwide HPC community. Our hope is that these seasoned leaders’ perspectives on HPC’s past, present

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Society 5.0 – Dinis Guarda citiesabc YouTube Podcast Interviews Naokazu Takemoto, Minister of State for Science / Technology of Japan

LONDON, Aug. 28, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Dinis Guarda YouTube citiesabc interview series features the Minister of State Naokazu Takemoto, for Japan’s Science and Technology Policy. Dinis Guarda’s detailed conversation with the Minister, a veteran political leader, touched on key questions both concerning his background, career and political positions within the Japanese government, as well as highlighting Japan’s technology advancements, including the innovative Society 5.0 concept.

Minister talked about his experience and career path having studied at Kyoto University, Berkeley, and Columbia Universities. He started his career in Tokyo as a civil servant and entered parliament where he has been for 25 years. Minister Takemoto has served as Parliamentary Secretary for Economy, Trade and Industry, Parliamentary Secretary for Health, Labour and Welfare, and Senior Vice-Minister of Finance Minister of Construction, and as a Chairperson of numerous political committees.

Minister Takemoto highlighted Japan as a global powerhouse in science, technology

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