Five members of the ITS Research Computing team attended an international supercomputing convention in Dallas in mid-November.
Research Computing staffers Liam Greenwood, Fengping Hu, Tim McGuire, C.D. Poon and Mark Reed were among the record-breaking crowd of more than 13,000 attendees at the SC18 supercomputing conference on November 11-16.
The convention of high performance computing, networking, storage and analysis was the largest in the 30 years of the event.
The six-day event brought together researchers, vendors and representatives from government and academia.
Hot topics at the conference included:
- the push for Exascale computing
- cloud computing
- developments in quantum computing
- how artificial intelligence and machine learning are transforming high performance computing