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Friday, April 20 • 9:00am - 9:40am
Panel: High-performance Computing (Seacliff AB)

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Historically, high performance computing and infrastructure clouds were the two paradigms that did not mix. Cloud hardware architectures coupled with virtualization related overhead precluded HPC communities from realizing the benefits associated with the use of elastic infrastructure. However, uniquely flexible and pluggable architecture of OpenStack cloud platform, makes it possible to overcome these drawbacks. Running OpenStack on top of a low latency, infiniband cluster and incorporating features such as bare metal provisioning, allows one to marry traditional HPC system design concepts with elastic, on-demand infrastructure. In this session, a diverse pool of panelists will discuss architectures, use cases and benefits achieved through incorporating OpenStack to solve various HPC problems. We’ll also examine various ways to measure the performance difference between the bare-metal based machine and the virtualized version.  We’ll also examine various ways to measure the performance difference between the bare-metal based machine and the virtualized version.

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Steve Crago

Dr. Steve Crago is an Assistant Director of the Computational Systems and Technology division at the University of Southern California’s Information Sciences Institute. He leads the Adaptive Parallel Execution (APEX) research group, which does research on multi-core and many-core software, cloud computing, FPGA-based computing, trusted electronics, and wireless system. He currently leads a project that is developing private cloud... Read More →
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Kate Keahey

Kate Keahey is a Scientist in the Distributed Systems Lab at Argonne National Laboratory and a Fellow at the Computation Institute at the University of Chicago. Kate pioneered the use of cloud computing for scientific applications and created and leads the open source Nimbus project which provides an Infrastructure-as-a-Service implementation for scientific projects as well as Nimbus Platform allowing users to build elastic application by... Read More →
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Gregor von Laszewski

Gregor von Laszewski has worked with parallel computers since 1982. He is the Assistant Director for Cloud Computing at the Community Grids Lab at Indiana University and the Software Architect of FutureGrid. He holds a PhD in Computer Science from Syracuse University. He worked in the past for GMD (Germany), NASA, and Argonne National Laboratory. His current interest are in Cloud Computing.
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Theodore Omtzigt

Theodore Omtzigt is the founder and CEO of Stillwater Supercomputing and the inventor of the Knowledge Processing Unit, or KPU, a high-performance distributed data flow machine for real-time analytics. He is acting VP of HPC On-Demand services at Information Super Grid Technology, a Chinese cloud vendor that is building and operating a global grid of supercomputing centers.  He received his Ph.D. in 1992 from Yale University with original... Read More →
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Boris Renski

Co-Founder and CMO at Mirantis, Mirantis
Boris is responsible for helping define Mirantis’ strategic vision and executing on it in the marketplace across the OpenStack ecosystem and beyond. Boris’s influence was instrumental in Mirantis’ current focus on OpenStack. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the OpenStack Foundation. | During the last 15 years, Boris held several executive positions with the companies he helped establish. He was a founder and CEO of... Read More →

Friday April 20, 2012 9:00am - 9:40am
Seacliff AB Bayview Level, Hyatt Regency Hotel

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