Chris Porter

Chris is a Senior Technical Marketing Manager for HPC and AI at NVIDIA. Previously he was product manager for converged HPC and AI at IBM where he brought HPC, AI, and optimization products to market focused on electronic design, aerospace, and automotive industries. Chris has an M.S. in aeronautical engineering with a focus on design optimization.
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Posts by Chris Porter

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Simulation / Modeling / Design

Optimizing OpenFold Training for Drug Discovery

Predicting 3D protein structures from amino acid sequences has been an important long-standing question in bioinformatics. In recent years, deep... 7 MIN READ
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Simulation / Modeling / Design

Energy Efficiency in High-Performance Computing: Balancing Speed and Sustainability

The world of computing is on the precipice of a seismic shift.  The demand for computing power, particularly in high-performance computing (HPC), is... 17 MIN READ
Data Center / Cloud

Optimize Energy Efficiency of Multi-Node VASP Simulations with NVIDIA Magnum IO

Computational energy efficiency has become a primary decision criterion for most supercomputing centers. Data centers, once built, are capped in terms of the... 17 MIN READ
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Data Center / Cloud

Strategies for Maximizing Data Center Energy Efficiency

Data centers are an essential part of a modern enterprise, but they come with a hefty energy cost. To complicate matters, energy costs are rising and the need... 8 MIN READ
Simulation / Modeling / Design

Scaling VASP with NVIDIA Magnum IO

You could make an argument that the history of civilization and technological advancement is the history of the search and discovery of materials. Ages are... 22 MIN READ
Simulation / Modeling / Design

Tuning AI Infrastructure Performance with MLPerf HPC v2.0 Benchmarks

As the fusion of AI and simulation accelerates scientific discovery, the need has arisen for a means to measure and rank the speed and throughput for building... 14 MIN READ