The second in a Let's Talk Exascale podcast series on Frontier
The Exascale Computing Project’s Let’s Talk Exascale Podcast kicked off a series on Frontier, the nation’s first exascale supercomputer. In the second episode, David Grant, the high-performance computing lead engineer in ORNL’s Laboratory Modernization Division, spoke with Scott Gibson. David is responsible for ensuring every new supercomputer system that’s installed at the lab has the cooling it requires to reliably operate 24/7. With the upcoming Frontier exascale system, he must check and recheck many important design details before it is powered on. Scott interviewed David on September 28, 2021.
Podcast topics: Insights into the planning for Frontier, the system’s mechanical requirements, staying on budget, the talented team that’s deploying America’s first exascale supercomputer, and more.