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Intel’s Al Gara Presents: Technology Opportunities Like Never Before

In this video from the 2017 Intel HPC Developer Conference in Denver, Al Gara from Intel presents: Technology Opportunities Like Never Before.

“Technology visionaries architecting the future of high-performance computing (HPC) and artificial intelligence (AI) will share the key challenges as well as Intel’s direction. The talk will cover the adaptation of AI into HPC workflows, along their perspective architectural developments, upcoming transitions and range of solutions, technology opportunities, and the driving forces behind them. The keynote is created based on popular request from 2016 HPC Developer Conference attendees. Don’t miss the chance to hear about what is in store for future architectures and systems.”

Dr. Al Gara is an Intel Fellow and Chief Architect of E&G Advanced Development, a part of Data Center Group at Intel Corporation. In this capacity he is leading a team of Intel architects in system pathfinding the future for Xeon-Phi compute directions. Additionally he is leading the Intel team responsible for delivering the Exascale system.

Prior to joining Intel in 2011, Dr. Gara was an IBM fellow and chief architect for three generations of the Blue Gene platforms which was awarded the National Medal of Technology and Innovation in 2008. Al has been the chief architect on more than 1/3 of the top10 systems over the last ten years as measured by the Top500. Al has received two Gordon Bell prizes (1998 and 2006) and the Seymour Cray award in 2010. He has over 70 publications in computer science and physics and more than 130 US patents in the area of computer design and architecture. Gara received his PhD in physics from the University of Wisconsin, Madison in 1987 for his work calculating the meson mass spectra utilizing a relativistic Bethe-Salpeter approach.

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