The first in a Let's Talk Exascale podcast series on Frontier
The Let’s Talk Exascale Podcast kicked off a series on Frontier, the nation’s first exascale supercomputer. In the first episode, Justin Whitt, program director of the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility at ORNL, spoke with podcast host Scott Gibson. Justin is responsible for providing leadership-class computers to researchers on behalf of DOE’s Advanced Scientific Computing Research program, which is part of DOE’s Office of Science. Within his role at the lab, Justin is also the director of the project to acquire and deploy ORNL’s next supercomputer called Frontier. Scott interviewed Justin on September 29, 2021.
Podcast topics: What Frontier will do, why Frontier is unique, what’s special about exascale computing and the journey to achieve it, getting the physical space ready for Frontier, and more.