KAUST is unusual among major research universities in that its DNA at founding was strongly computational. Among the paths to wisdom, computational modeling and analytics joined theory and experiment only recently, complementing, not replacing. In a short time, KAUST has become a destination for researchers in high performance computing and a beacon for how computation integrates into the overall research endeavor. KAUST has major computational facilities of experimental and production varieties, but these are just components of an overall ecosystem that includes networking, data acquisition, data curation, software, system administrators, developers, educators and enablers, and scientific and engineering users, each of which is enhanced by the balance. In this lecture, a founding faculty member attracted to KAUST because of its potential to deliver revolutionary benefits to the Kingdom and the world by riding the curve of Moore’s Law will give an in-seat tour of KAUST computation, reflect on a few of its highlights, and project its future.
David Keyes directs the Extreme Computing Research Center at KAUST. He works at the interface between parallel computing and the numerical analysis of partial differential equations, with a focus on algorithms that scale to the world's largest computers -- today petascale, soon exascale. Newton-Krylov-Schwarz (NKS), Additive Schwarz Preconditioned Inexact Newton (ASPIN), and Algebraic Fast Multipole (AFM) methods are methods he helped name and is helping to popularize. Before joining KAUST as a founding dean in 2009, he led multi-institutional scalable solver software projects in the SciDAC and ASCI programs of the US DOE, ran university collaboration programs at LLNLs ISCR and NASAs ICASE, and taught at Columbia, Old Dominion, and Yale Universities. He earned a BSE in Aerospace and Mechanical Sciences from Princeton in 1978 and a PhD in Applied Mathematics from Harvard in 1984. He is a Fellow of SIAM and AMS, and has been awarded the ACM Gordon Bell Prize, the IEEE Sidney Fernbach Award, and the SIAM Prize for Distinguished Service to the Profession.
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