Title: Optimal system settings: How to not lose before you begin

Abstract: Most default system configurations (physical and virtual) are set to maximize compatability and maintainability. In such configurations, good performance may be impossible. High performance system settings are rarely documented. In this talk, we will describe how simple benchmarking can be used to determine the optimal settings that are a precondition to getting high performance.

Reference: https://arxiv.org/abs/1907.03195

Bio: Dr. Jeremy Kepner is Head and Founder of the MIT Lincoln Laboratory Supercomputing Center (LLSC). He is also a Founder of the MIT-Air Force AI Accelerator. Lincoln Laboratory is a 4000-person National Laboratory whose mission is to create defensive technologies to protect our Nation and the freedoms enshrined in the Constitution of the United States. Dr. Kepner is one of five Lincoln Laboratory Fellows, a position that "recognizes the Laboratory's strongest technical talent for outstanding contributions to Laboratory programs over many years." Dr. Kepner is focused on creating state-of-the-art computing capabilities to enable scientific and engineering breakthroughs to solve the Nation's most challenging problems. He received his PhD in Astrophysics from Princetion University in 1998 (advisor: Prof. David Spergel) and his BA in Astrophysics from Pomona College in 1991.