Dell Technologies HPC Community Event
About the Event
The Omnia software project has created an open-source, community-driven software platform for managing HPC systems and resources that embraces the emergence of high performance data analytics and AI, as well as the sustained and growing importance of parallel simulation and high throughput computing. Omnia is designed with modern workloads in mind, using modern software tools and approaches to enable flexible configuration of Slurm and Kubernetes cluster from existing resources, embracing containers, accelerators, and other technologies important in current and future expected HPC workloads. In this presentation, we will cover both the present and near-term state of the rapidly evolving Omnia software, including the many benefits to customers and how customers and partners can contribute directly to advancing this project. We will then discuss some known and possible future directions of the project, concluding with questions and suggestions from the attendees. We will also announce the next Omnia training workshop, for users and potential contributors.
About the Speakers
Armando Acosta, Product Manager, Dell Technologies
Armando Acosta has been involved in the IT Industry over the last 20+ years with experience in architecting IT solutions and product marketing, management, planning, and strategy. Armando’s latest role has been focused on server planning for AI/HPC/ Big Data, looking at the complete stack from hardware to software to complete lifecycle. Armando is graduate of the University of Texas at Austin and resides in Texas
John Lockman, High Performance Computing & AI, Dell Technologies
Developer and evangelist for containerization and orchestration with Kubernetes, John is the Chief Architect for the Omnia project in the Dell Technologies Chief Technology Innovation Office. He specializes in nature-inspired programming, artificial intelligence, and high performance computing. John brings a passion for exploration of novel compute paradigms and crafting tools that make advanced computing accessible to a larger audience.
Luke Wilson, Ph.D., Distinguished Engineer and Omnia Chief Architect, Dell Technologies
Luke Wilson is a Distinguished Engineer in Dell’s Chief Technology and Innovation Office, where he focuses on next-generation software and software ecosystems for high performance computing (HPC) and artificial intelligence (AI). Luke is also the Chief Architect of Omnia, a Dell Technologies-led open-source project to bring modern automation practices to the deployment of composable software solutions for high performance clusters.
Prior to joining the CTIO at Dell, Luke was Chief Data Scientist in Dell’s HPC & AI Innovation Lab, where he focused on scalable and high performance deep learning training and inference. Before that Luke spend twelve years that the Texas Advanced Computing Center, where he participated in the construction and operation of several of the most powerful supercomputers in the world for open research. Luke’s research background is in parallel and distributed metaheuristics including artificial neural networks, genetic algorithms, artificial immune systems, and self-organizing systems.