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Using Bayesian Techniques to Speed up HPC Solutions

Using Bayesian Techniques to Speed up HPC Solutions

Thursday, August 26, 2021 REGISTER

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


About the Event

Recent advances at IBM Research in the area of Bayesian statistical techniques have resulted in an IBM software product that is agnostic to any HPC vendor system to dramatically speed up the total time it takes to complete hundreds and thousands of iterative HPC jobs.
The areas of focus are currently Reservoir Simulation, Computational Fluid Dynamics, Computational Biology/Chemistry and Drug Discovery. Others may come forth as the science is tested. It doesn’t matter what HPC system you use since the software AI engine is out of band. Results for tuning and optimizing the “next run” are created in seconds with API feedback to the associated simulation solver for the “next run.”
IBM Research has worked with scientists all over the world ranging from UT Austin Petroleum Engineering to Merck Pharmaceuticals in the UK to perfect the methodology. The software is free for the academic community to do research, while it is a paid subscription for commercial/industrial entities.

Speaker Bios:

Terry Leatherland is a resident of Sugar Land, Texas, who has spent 35-plus years at Hewlett Packard and IBM doing technical sales across the Gulf Coast and entire country.
As a graduate of the University of Alabama, BS Chemistry/Computer Science, his work for the first 15 years spanned the Chemistry Quality Assurance environment for HP across the Gulf Coast. He has sold and engineered Laboratory Automation systems to every major Oil/Chemical company on the coast interfacing with all major laboratory instrumentation and process control systems.