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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... 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... 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... Read More →
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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... Read More →

Boris Renski

SVP, Telecom Business Development, Mirantis
Boris Renski is Co-Founder and SVP, Telecom Business Development of Mirantis.

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

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