(Re)Introducing Aurora: Becoming Exascale Reality

Ti Leggett

October Tuesday 29th 2019 at 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Bolingbrook, Fountaindale Library, Board Room (2nd floor) link to this same meeting


This event is free and open to the public. Google Maps directions to get to the meeting:>/.

The fundamentals behind Argonne’s first exascale computer coming in 2021 will be covered. Ti will touch upon how it is envisioned that scientists will use the new machine named Aurora to pursue some of the farthest-reaching science and engineering breakthroughs ever achieved with supercomputing. He will show how Aurora will support machine learning and data science workloads alongside traditional modeling and simulation workloads. He will also discuss what he sees for future supercomputers and architectures.

As usual we will be having a "Meeting After the Meeting" for talk and drinks, and we are planning it to happen at the Rock Bottom restaurant in the Bolingbrook Promenade mall. The link goes to the restaurant's Bolingbrook website, but if you want a direct link to a map for directions starting at the library use this link.


Ti Leggett is the Deputy Project Director & Deputy Director of Operations for the Leadership Computing Facility at Argonne National Laboratory where he has worked since 2001. As Deputy Project Director he works on preparing for and acquiring the next leadership class supercomputer, Aurora. During his time at Argonne he has worked on a variety of research projects including collaborating with atomic fusion energy scientists at General Atomics, virtual reality, scientific visualization and managing and running some of the fastest supercomputers in the world. He was born and raised in Mobile, Alabama and received his Bachelor's in computer science from Tulane University in 2000.

Getting to the meeting

This October 2019 General meeting of UniForum Chicago (time as described with the meeting's title above) will be at:

        Bolingbrook Fountaindale Library
        Board Room (2nd floor)
        300 West Briarcliff Road
        Bolingbrook, IL 60440

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