Vincent Hindriksen over at Stream Computing has written up a nice summary of Bob Feldman’s panel session entitled Supercomputihng: Where to From Here, which took place at the National HPCC 2011 Conference in Newport. It was a good discussion, so a tip of the hat goes to Hindriksen for his efforts here. His blog has lots of excellent HPC content, so check it out.
In this video, BlueArc CTO Shmuel Shottan presents: Leveraging Hybrid-Core Architecture in Romoving Applications to Storage Bottlenecks – pNFS and Beyond. Recorded at the National HPCC Conference 2011 in Newport.
A unique NAS offload Engine Architecture has been key to leading NFS performance for most of the previous decade. As HPC applications obviously require much larger bandwidth to storage, parallel file systems have gained in popularity. This talk will discuss the applicability of an accelerated NAS Offload Engine to Parallel File Systems. We will describe the way we approached the challenge, the way we solved for bandwidth and the future enhancements we plan for.
In this video, Keven Hofstetter presents Caterpillar Virtual Product Development and HPC.
Caterpillar’s virtual product development objectives will be covered at a high level including simulation examples. A generic long range product development vision, not specific to Caterpillar, will then be presented, followed by a discussion of some hurdles that must be overcome to achieve the vision.
In this video, Intel’s Stephen Wheat presents The Democratization of HPC: What it is and what it means to you!
What we as an HPC community take for granted (HPC platforms, applications, tools, environments, etc) is largely unknown to the average person. While just about everyone has benefited from HPC, we’re far from the true potential of such impact. This is because the tool we refer to as “HPC” has not permeated industry, government, and academia. Democratization of HPC is just that, having facilitated the permeation of the tool. In this talk, we’ll look at what that means and how we might go about accomplishing it. We’ll then look at the potential benefits of the Democratization of HPC, which are profound. The goal of this talk is to motivate the audience to engage in the effort to accomplish the Democratization of HPC, with practical suggestions of how they can immediately engage.
Our Video Sunday feature continues with this panel discussion. Mike Bernhardt moderates: Information Security in a Scalable World. Panelists:
Alex Kent (LANL), George Moncrief (USACE) and Virginia Bedford (ARSC).
In this video clip, Addison Snell from Intersect360 Research asks panelists: “Lustre and PNFS — Are You Buying or Selling?” Recorded at the National HPCC 2011 Conference in Newport. Today at LUG’2011, NOAA’s Frank Indiviglio showed this clip to the Lustre User Group to make the point to the community that they need to do a better job communicating the value of the open source file system.
“We had a 4 hour drive back to Princeton and I heard about this 45-second clip for four hours,” said Indiviglio.
In this video, Addison Snell from Intersect360 Research moderates a lively panel discussion with thought leaders from the supercomputing community. Recorded at the National HPCC Conference in Newport on March 31, 2011.
Dr. Eng Lim Goh, SGI
Prof. Donald Lamb, University of Chicago
Dr. Stephen Wheat, Intel
John West, US Army Engineer R&D Center
This is our second video in our Analyst Crossfire series, so we’ve set up a special page dedicated to the program with write-ups from our featured panelists. There you can also register for our mailing list, which will enter you into a drawing for an iPod Touch.
In this video, Moderator Bob Feldman hosts a session entitled: Supercomputing: Where to from Here? Recorded at the National HPCC Conference 2011 in Newport.
Dr. Eng Lim Goh, SGI
Bill Feiereisen, Intel
Shumel Shottan, BlueARC
Steve Lyness, Appro International, Inc.
Marc Hamilton, HP Americas
“The moderator will seek to leverage the panel’s outstanding knowledge and insights to examine some of the most crucial decisions to be made in HPC in the coming years. These include evaluating the effect of the massive Exascale effort on the industry and discussing the consequences of the Exascale focus. In addition, the impact of major initiatives on international competitive positions and the leadership role of the United States will be explored. This open discussion among leaders from key HPC vendors provides a rare and excellent opportunity to gather valuable insights and perspectives on the future of HPC. This panel may also address issues brought out during the conference and will include topics suggested by the moderator, the conference audience and the panelists.”