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Andrew Ensor

Director of the High Performance Computing Research Laboratory at AUT University, Auckland, New Zealand

“Computing challenges of next decade’s largest mega-science project: the Square Kilometre Array (SKA)”

Dr. Andrew Ensor

 

Abstract

The Square Kilometre Array is the largest mega-Science project of the next decade and presents some unprecedented computing challenges. As New Zealand’s first venture in a mega-Project with lead roles, it also represents numerous firsts for the country. This talk will outline the project, New Zealand’s key involvements in its computing design over the past five years, and updates on its progress as the construction phase draws closer.

Thursday 8th February 2018 – 1:45 pm – 2:15 pm

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Bio

Andrew is the Director of the High Performance Computing Research Laboratory at AUT. His research interests include HPC and GPU computing, distributed and mobile systems, algorithms, concurrency and computer graphics. Andrew is also the Director of the New Zealand Alliance, a group of 35 NZ academic and industry partners working on the Exascale computer design for the Square Kilometre Array Project, the largest mega-Science project of the next decade.

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Panel

 “Global Mega-Projects: the SKA challenges”

Thursday 8th February, 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

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