11:15 – CERN: ARM64/AArch64 for Scientific Computing at the CERN CMS Particle Detector
Speaker: David Abdurachmanov Software Engineer/Consultant at CERN
Abstract: The purpose of this talk is to provide an overview of efforts at CERN (the European Laboratory for Particle Physics, in Geneva, Switzerland) to introduce ARMv8 64-bit (aka AArch64) for large scale scientific computing. The objective is to crunch data from the 14 000 ton CMS particle physics detector located 100 meters underground on a 27 kilometer long circular particle accelerator (the Large Hadron Collider, LHC) running under the Switzerland-France border. The CMS and ATLAS experiments at CERN announced the discovery of Higgs boson in 2012, leading to the awarding of the 2013 Nobel Prize in Physics.
11:45 – ScaleMark: Understanding Performance Results for Servers in the Data Center
Speaker: Markus Levy, EEMBC President and CEO
Abstract; Workloads for the Cloud and associated data centers are putting unique demands on the SoCs and other system-level hardware that are being integrated into these scale-out servers. Traditional benchmarks, such as EEMBC® CoreMark®, SPECInt® 2006 and SPECFP® 2006, and others, address the compute complexity of different workloads and the suitability of processors for different tasks. However, when looking at the system level (which is required for comprehending the performance of servers in data centers), many factors contribute to the performance of the system as a whole – memory, disks, operating system, network interfaces, network stack, and more. In addition, the manner in which workloads are generated can significantly affect the results. In this session, using a case study from Cavium’s ARM based Thunder X system and the EEMBC ScaleMark (a cloud and server benchmark suite), results will be presented that demonstrate how subtle variations in the test environment can obfuscate benchmark results and how a properly designed benchmark suite can overcome these obstacles
The OpenDataPlane project is now two years old and is beginning to see widespread interest on the part of both application writers and platform providers. This talk will discuss recent developments in ODP and its uses and look at what lies ahead for this fast-growing open source project.
This presentation gives an overview of how various components of set-top software are integrated to provide a W3C EME solution employing a commercial DRM integrated with an open source TEE running on ARM TrustZone.
This presentation will focus on beginner’s benchmarking best practices covering the three Rs: repeatability, reproducibility, and reporting. An experiment is repeatable if one team can repeatedly run the same experiment over short periods of time and get the same results. An experiment is reproducible if external teams can run the same experiment over large periods of time and get comparable results. Clear, concise reporting allows others to utilise benchmark results.
The Kernel Consolidation 2.0 lead project aims to identify and work on reducing areas where vendors need to ship out of tree modifications and additions to kernel frameworks in order to deliver key functionality. In this session we will discuss how we are going to organize and coordinate this work in conjunction with other efforts in the community.