Nichibei Global Talks


October 14, 2020
Part of the Nichibei Global Talks Video Series

Japan’s Fugaku made headlines in summer 2020 as the fastest supercomputer in the world and for its role in searching for an effective coronavirus treatment and measures to mitigate transmission. Just how “super” are supercomputers? How can the U.S., Japan and the rest of the world use supercomputers to address the world’s most serious challenges? Join us in exploring the world of supercomputers in this episode with Stefanie Chiras, Ph.D., Vice President and general manager of the Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) Business Unit, together with Satoshi Matsuoka, Ph.D., who led the development of Fugaku as Director of RIKEN Center for Computational Science in Japan.

(動画内のスライドの日本語版はこちらです): Fugaku simulation slides

Stefanie ChirasStefanie Chiras, Ph.D.
Vice President, Red Hat Enterprise Linux (REHL) Business Unit

Stefanie Chiras, Ph.D. is the Vice President and general manager of the Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) Business Unit. She joined Red Hat in July 2018 and has worldwide business responsibility for the successful definition, execution and delivery of the RHEL product line. Prior to this role she was vice president of offering management for IBM Cognitive Systems. As part of the Cognitive Systems brand team, she led the worldwide business for the systems portfolio, AIX, IBM i, LINUX, the system software portfolio and the cloud stack. There, she drove the strategic implementation of transforming the portfolio to support both enterprise workloads as well as AI, ML and DL, ensuring the portfolio delivered leadership in both. Bringing a breadth of technical and business experiences to her roles, Chiras spans silicon technology to system architecture, in both Power Systems and System Z processor design.

Satoshi MatsuokaSatoshi Matsuoka, Ph.D.
Director, RIKEN Center for Computational Science

Satoshi Matsuoka, Ph.D. is the director of RIKEN Center for Computational Science. He also serves as a specially appointed Professor at the Tokyo Institute of Technology. He had been a Full Professor at the Global Scientific Information and Computing Center at Tokyo Tech., and the director of the joint AIST-Tokyo Tech. Real World Big Data Computing Open Innovation Laboratory (RWBC-OIL). He was a major driving force behind the development of Fugaku, which won first place in four major supercomputer rankings.

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