Industry Birds of a Feather Sessions

Industry partners are scheduled to hold Birds of a Feather sessions as described here. As more details are available, they will be provided on this page. All registered HiPC attendees are eligible to participate in these sessions.


(1:30-3:30 PM - Day 2 (December 18th))
Simulating and Visualizing Fluid Flow: HPC challenges

In this session, Shell will host talks by CFD experts from different organizations with the intention to start an industry consortium on broader areas of CFD.


(4:00-6:00 PM - Day 2 (December 18th))
Opening: New product announcement and recent updates


(7:00-9:00 PM - Day 2 (December 18th))
Mellanox EDR - Step into the world of 100Gb/s
Ashrut Ambastha – Staff System Engg
Tong Lui – Director Marketing (APAC)
The exponential growth in data and the ever growing demand for higher performance to serve the requirements of the leading scientific applications drive the need for Petascale systems and beyond and the ability to connect tens-of-thousands of compute and co-processor nodes in a very fast and efficient way. The interconnect has become the enabler of data and the enabler of efficient simulations. Beyond throughput and latency, the data center interconnect needs be able to offload the processing units from the communications work in order to deliver the desired efficiency and scalability. Mellanox has already demonstrated 100Gb/s cable solutions in March 2014 and announced the world’s first 100Gb/ switch at the ISC’14 conference, June 2014. Furthermore, Mellanox has recently introduced the HPC-X software package that provides a complete solution for MPI and PGAS/SHMEM/UPC environments with smart offloading techniques. The presentation will cover the latest technology and solutions from Mellanox that connect the world’s fastest supercomputers, and a roadmap for the next generation InfiniBand speed.


(1:30-3:30 PM - Day 3 (December 19th))
OpenCL 2.0 and OpenMP 4.0, the open source programming frameworks which protect your software investments and ensure a smooth long term transition to SoC solutions
Bruno Stefanizzi, Senior Manager Software Development – Open CL
JC Baratault, Senior Business Development Manager – Compute and HPC
SoCs with integrated graphics based on x86 or ARM CPU architecture, like the AMD APU ones, have serial and parallel cores embedded in one die, sharing the same memory to eliminate time-expensive data transfer. These SoC are much more power efficient than discrete GPUs plugged onto a PCIe bus and represent the long term HPC future. During this AMD BoF session you will learn how open source programming frameworks allow you to protect your legacy code investments and ensure their long term evolution. With its FirePro S-series, AMD delivers a full line-up of professional graphics accelerators with impressive sustained performance per Watt ratio. These boards have been qualified in OEM and ODM servers like Supermicro, Asus, Gigabyte and Tyan. The hardware alone is meaningless if the right software stack is not available to the users. This software stack must not only be feature-rich but also allow the users to select the hardware platform matching their reals needs over the years. There is no future for proprietary programming frameworks where users are locked to one supplier and not free to choose their hardware solution. OpenCL 2.0 and OpenMP 4.0 are two key open source programming frameworks allowing users to obtain full benefit of existing GPU accelerators while being ready for an effortless transition to SoC solutions over time. AMD experts will explore all of these benefits available to users of OpenCL 2.0 and OpenMP 4.0.


(4:00-6:00 PM - Day 3 (December 19th))
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