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RMACC To Present Free On-Line Version Of Its High Performance Computing Symposium

BOULDER, CO – The Rocky Mountain Advanced Computing Consortium (RMACC) will hold its 10th annual High Performance Computing Symposium as a multi-track on-line version on May 20-21.

Registration for the event will be free to all who would like to attend. The on-line Symposium will include presentations by two keynote speakers and a full slate of tutorial sessions.

Another longtime Symposium tradition – a poster competition for students to showcase their own research – also will be continued. Competition winners will receive an all-expenses paid trip to SC20 in Atlanta.

Major sponsor support is being provided by Intel, Dell and HPE with additional support from ARM, IBM, Lenovo and Silicon Mechanics.

inks to the Symposium registration, its schedule, and how to enter the poster competition can be found at www.rmacc.org/hpcsymposium.

The Keynote speakers are Dr. Nick Bronn, a Research Staff Member in IBM’s Experimental Quantum Computing group, and Dr. Jason Dexter, a working group coordinator for the groundbreaking black hole imaging studies published by Event Horizon Telescope.

Dr. Bronn serves at IBM’s TJ Watson Research Center in Yorktown Heights, NY. He has been responsible for qubit (quantum bits) device design, packaging, and cryogenic measurement, working towards scaling up larger numbers of qubits on a device and integration with novel implementations of microwave and cryogenic hardware. He will speak on the topic, “Benchmarking and Enabling Noisy Near-term Quantum Hardware.”

Dr. Dexter is a member of the astrophysical and planetary sciences faculty at the University of Colorado Boulder. He will speak on the role of high performance computing in understanding what we see in the first image of a black hole. Dr. Dexter is a member of both the Event Horizon Telescope and VLTI/GRAVITY collaborations, which can now image black holes.

Their appearances – along with the many tutorial sessions – continue the RMACC’s annual tradition of showcasing cutting-edge HPC achievements in both education and industry.

The largest consortium of its kind, the RMACC is a collaboration among 30 academic and government research institutions in Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, Washington and Wyoming. The consortium’s mission is to facilitate widespread effective use of high performance computing throughout the 9-state intermountain region.