The third in a Let's Talk Exascale podcast series on Frontier
This is the third podcast episode in a series on Frontier, the nation’s first exascale supercomputer. The guest is Rick Griffin, a veteran electrical engineer who has helped install more than fifteen supercomputing systems at ORNL. With each design of electrical infrastructure for a new system, he says, comes greater know-how that can be applied to the next system. His latest electrical design challenge involves the unprecedented power requirements of the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility’s Frontier—the nation’s first exascale-class supercomputer. Scott Gibson interviewed Rick on September 29, 2021.
Podcast topics: An overview of designing the electrical infrastructure for Frontier, the value of communication and open-mindedness in finding solutions to challenges, Rick’s assessment of progress, and more.