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Video: The Era of Self-Tuning Servers

Dr. Tomer Morad, DatArcs

In this video from the 2017 HPC Advisory Council Stanford Conference, Tomer Morad from DatArcs presents: Best Practices: The Era of Self-Tuning Servers.

“Servers today have hundreds of knobs that can be tuned for performance and energy efficiency. While some of these knobs can have a dramatic effect on these metrics, manually tuning them is a tedious task. It is very labor intensive, it requires a lot of expertise, and the tuned settings are only relevant for the hardware and software that were used in the tuning process. In addition to that, manual tuning can’t take advantage of application phases that may each require different settings. In this presentation, we will talk about the concept of dynamic tuning and its advantages. We will also demo how to improve performance using manual tuning as well as dynamic tuning using DatArcs Optimizer.”

Dr. Tomer Morad is a “Startup Postdoc” at the Runway Program of the Jacobs Technion-Cornell Institute of Cornell Tech in NYC. In this context, Tomer co-founded DatArcs, which provides software for boosting performance and energy efficiency of servers. Prior to founding DatArcs, Tomer co-founded and served as CEO of transSpot, a provider of digital advertising solutions for the digital signage market. Before that, Tomer served as CTO and Chairman of transSpot, Chief Security Officer at Horizon Semiconductors, and a technical team leader at an intelligence unit in the Israel Defense Forces. Tomer holds a PhD from the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, which focused on energy-efficient system resource allocation.

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