The Intel eXtreme Performance Users Group meets in the Middle East for the first time 23-25 April 2018 (with a Welcome Reception on Sunday, 22 April) at the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) on the shores of Red Sea. IXPUG-ME invites participants to share their experiences on manycore platforms while exploring a new hemisphere of opportunity, where Intel multicore is well established with 6 Top 500 Intel systems in Saudi Arabia, alone.
Powered by Shaheen, a Cray XC40 that entered at #7 in June 2015, more than one-third of the faculty at KAUST employ high performance computing as a primary means of scientific discovery and engineering design. Saudi Aramco, the world’s most valuable company by assets, has set three major benchmarks on Shaheen in 2017, including: (1) a production 100Hz seismic inversion, (2) a trillion-cell simulation of the world’s largest petroleum reservoir, and (3) a 200,000-core simulation of a gas-oil separation plant.
As the Gulf states transform themselves from petroleum-based economies to mixed service and information-based economies, high performance computing will be essential beyond energy simulations.
The event handout can be downloaded here and the invitation slides can be seen here.
For registration and detailed schedule, please visit https://www.ixpug.org/ixpug-kaust-spring-conference-2018.