Supporting the Open Science Community: Challenges and Research Opportunities

Colloq: Speaker: 
Antonio Gomez-Iglesias
Colloq: Speaker Institution: 
Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC)
Colloq: Date and Time: 
Thu, 2017-04-06 10:00
Colloq: Location: 
Building 5700, L202
Colloq: Host: 
Jeff Vetter
Colloq: Host Email:
Colloq: Abstract: 
The Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) provides a large fraction of the computational resources of XSEDE, serving the scientific community throughout the country, and also offers systems for various research institutions in Texas. The number of users, codes and use cases, as well as the diverse backgrounds of the user community, create a wide variety of challenges for TACC researchers. In this presentation, I will discuss my research on some of the most representative challenges that the High Performance Computing group at TACC confronts when operating our HPC systems. I will identify the cause of the issues, as well as present some of the solutions that have been implemented and have successfully contributed to an enhanced utilization of our systems.
Colloq: Speaker Bio: 
Antonio Gomez, PhD is a Research Associate in the High Performance Computing Group at the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC). Antonio’s work focuses on performance characterization of production codes, evaluation of new technologies, and developing tools that support users in achieving improved utilization of computational resources. He currently leads the PerfExpert and Remora projects at TACC. Previously, Antonio was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) in Melbourne, Australia. Working within the Operations Research Group, Antonio’s research focused on parallel techniques for optimization problems. Antonio obtained his PhD in Computer Science in 2011 from the University of Extremadura, Spain, in collaboration with the National Fusion Laboratory at the Center for Energy, Environment and Technology (CIEMAT), where he worked as a Research Project Officer.