Session Abstract

Arm-based systems are showing up in the HPC community and new silicon is coming. The architecture has also been selected for several of the exascale projects worldwide. Brent will talk about the aspects of Arm that are attractive to the HPC community, updates on projects and what we as a community can do to help accelerate adoption in this space.

Session Speakers

Brent Gorda

Sr. Director, Worldwide HPC at Arm (Arm)

Brent has a long history of working in supercomputing community. Starting in the mid-80’s in Canada, he wrote compilers for Myrias Research. In the early 90’s he moved to the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and worked on the adoption of parallel computing. In the early to mid 2000’s, he ran the BlueGene project for Livermore as well as the Lustre file system contract. Brent founded and was CEO at Whamcloud, a company formed to keep Lustre in play for HPC. After selling Whamcloud to Intel, he was General Manager for the High Performance Data Division for 5+ years. Along the way, Brent had a hand in starting Software-Carpentry.com, building the first Java compiler and founding the Student Cluster Competition now held worldwide at HPC events.