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.
For registration and detailed schedule, please visit https://www.ixpug.org/ixpug-kaust-spring-conference-2018.