Dell Technologies HPC Community Event
December 1st at 10:00am CST
HPC Customer Showcase: What You Can Learn from 4 HPC/AI Sites presented by Ian Fisk, Co-Director, Simons Foundation; Tommy Minyard, Executive Director, Texas Advanced Computing Center; Don O'Neill, VP of Engineering, PathAI; and Paulo J.S. Silva, Associate Professor, Unicamp
About the Event
As HPC workloads continue to expand--including now HPDA and AI in addition to simulation and high-throughput--adoption of HPC continues to grow. Customers of all types, around the world, are deploying HPC solutions of various technology components, configurations, and scales to address one or more of these workload types in all kinds of domains and disciplines.
In this session, four very different customers--Simons Foundation, Texas Advanced Computing Center, PathAI, and CENAPAD-UNICAMP--will present lightning talks in which they will share their HPC environments, advice, and lessons for other customers, and requests and recommendations for Dell, the HPC technology ecosystem, and the HPC customer & user community.
About the Speakers
Ian Fisk, Co-Director, Simons Foundation
Ian Fisk came to the Simons Foundation in 2014 after working in the computing division at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory in Illinois since 2003. Fisk was the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) experiment’s computing coordinator at CERN from 2010 to 2013, overseeing operations and improvements for the global CMS computing infrastructure. Before that, Fisk served in several roles to prepare the experiment for the first run. He oversaw service integration, facility development and operations, and project management. Fisk holds an M.S. and a Ph.D. in physics from the University of California, San Diego.
Tommy Minyard, Executive Director, Texas Advanced Computing Center
Dr. Minyard is the Director of the Advanced Computing Systems area for the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) at The University of Texas at Austin. His groups are responsible for operating and maintaining the center’s production systems and infrastructure; ensuring world-class science through HPC leadership; enhancing HPC research using clusters; performing fault tolerance for large-scale cluster environments; and conducting system performance measurement and benchmarking. He currently acts as Chief Systems Engineer for the National Science Foundation (NSF) sponsored Frontera and Stampede2 petascale computing systems and acted in the same role for the very successful Ranger (2008) and Stampede (2013) NSF-funded HPC computing systems.
Dr. Minyard holds a doctorate in Aerospace Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin where he specialized in developing parallel algorithms for simulating high-speed turbulent flows with adaptive, unstructured meshes. While completing his doctoral research in aerospace engineering, Dr. Minyard worked at the NASA Ames Research Center and the Institute for Computer Applications in Science and Engineering (ICASE). After continuing his research at UT Austin as a post-doctorate research assistant, he joined CD-Adapco as a software development specialist continuing his career in computational fluid dynamics. Dr. Minyard returned to UT Austin in 2003 to join the Texas Advanced Computing Center.
Paulo J.S. Silva, Associate Professor, Unicamp
Paulo J. S. Silva has graduated in Computer Science in 1994 at the University of São Paulo (USP), Brazil. In 2000 he obtained a Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics from the same university. From 2001-2012 he was a professor of the Computer Science department at USP. In 2012, he moved to the University of Campinas (Unicamp) to work in Applied Mathematics Department. He also spent 4 months as invited researcher at the Computer Science department of the University of New York in the end of 2018.
His main research subject is continuous optimization and applications. He authored tens of papers on the subject and have aleading role in the field in Brazil and worked in the last couple of years to develop a control and optimization framework to help in the Covid-19 outbreak. In the end of 2019 he has started to coordinate the São Paulo's branch of National Center for High-Performance Computing located at Unicamp. In the Center, he has led the acquisition of a new computer that is available for the Brazilian research community since August of this year.