Dr. Hoon Ryu
Senior Researcher, National Institute of Supercomputing and Networking
Korea Institute of Science and Technology Information (KISTI) is a national research institute founded to maximize the efficiency of science technology R/D in the Republic of Korea. National Institute of Supercomputing and Networking (NISN), which was originally the Supercomputing Center of KISTI, is a headquarters for High Performance Computing (HPC) R/D and personnel training in the Republic of Korea; it was designated by the National Assembly of the Republic of Korea, who recognized the strong need for HPCs as national infrastructure. As the Intel® Parallel Computing Center in the Republic of Korea, NISN aims to work on a research project with the main purpose of developing parallel iterative normal eigenvalue solvers and poisson PDE solvers that are both highly scalable and optimized in the Intel® Xeon Phi™ architecture. These two solvers are the core modules required to solve Schrödinger and Poisson equations. We therefore eventually plan to build a highly scalable TCAD package that is particularly useful for advanced materials research, which not only makes it possible to keep up with the size-downscaling of logic transistors and optoelectronics, but also initiates novel device designs that were previously unimaginable. Knowledge outcomes obtained from the development process will be summarized as a set of documents and will serve to train in MIC programming via the biannual HPC educational program operated by NISN.