BKK19-206 - Why the Next Generation of HPC systems Needs Open Source Driven Standardization

Session Abstract

The HPC segment is in the process of transforming from grid architectures to private and hybrid cloud infrastructures while customers strive to run with maximum performance in their critical HPC environments.
Driven by advanced computing technologies commonly found in big data analytics, AI/Machine learning and edge computing, the modern HPC infrastructure requires new design approaches that rely on having a choice of multiple hardware architectures, availability of accelerators/GPGPUs and presence of high performance interconnects to deliver highly scalable solutions.
Join us for a panel discussion on how standardization and open source software provide common foundation across all major computing architectures and minimize the impact of future hardware decisions on user workloads and applications. On the panel:

  • Yan Fisher (Moderator) - Global Evangelist, Red Hat
  • Mark Hambleton - VP open source software, Arm
  • Mitsuhisa Sato - Deputy Director, RIKEN Center for Computational Science
  • Jacob Smith - Co-founder and CMO, Packet
  • Rafael Tinoco - HPC Technical Lead, Linaro

Session Speakers

Yan Fisher

Global evangelist, Emerging Technologies (Red Hat Inc.)

Yan Fisher is an evangelist in the Emerging Technologies team at Red Hat where he extend his expertise in enterprise computing to emerging areas that Red Hat is exploring. With a passion for solutions-oriented and technical marketing Yan applies his domain knowledge and business experience to bring together partners emerging technology strategies and customer perspectives into a single field of view.

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