In this special guest feature, Dr. Jeremy Kepner from MIT Lincoln Laboratory describes the lab’s approach to developing algorithms that will keep their users productive as new processing technologies evolve.
January 18, 2017

The introduction of multicore and manycore processors capable of handling highly parallel workflows is changing the face of high performance computing (HPC).

Many supercomputer users, like the big DOE labs, are implementing these next generation systems. They are now engaged in significant code modernization efforts to adapt their key present and future applications to the new processing paradigm, and to bring their internal and external users up to speed. For some in the HPC community, this creates unanticipated challenges along with great opportunities.

Here at MIT Lincoln Laboratory with its recently opened Supercomputer Center, the picture is a little different.