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Communicating Process Architectures (CPA)
 Title: National HPC Facilities at EPCC: Exploiting Massively Parallel Architectures for Scientific Simulation
 Conference: Communicating Process Architectures 2013
 Authors: Andrew Turner
Edinburgh Parallel Computing Centre, University of Edinburgh
 Abstract: In this presentation, Andrew will give an overview of the challenges facing scientific software developers in exploiting current and upcoming massively parallel HPC facilities. Andrew will discuss the different levels of parallelism available in the architectures, what impact they have for software design, and what the trend is for the future. The discussion will be illustrated with examples from the two national facilities currently hosted at EPCC: HECToR (a Cray XE6) and the DiRAC IBM BlueGene/Q. 

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