Dell Technologies HPC Community Event
December 15th at 10:00am CST
HPC Community Town Hall and Holiday Social with Jay Boisseau, HPC & AI Technology Strategist; Karl Cain, Global Director HPC Alliances; Mary Garza, UX Designer; Delanie Majors, Project Coordinator; and Janet Morss, HPC & AI Communications, Dell Technologies
About the Event
Join us as we recognize a great year for the Dell Technologies HPC Community in which we had over 40 events and meetings and thousands of attendees! We shared information, ideas, and innovations in the design, deployment, management, and usage of HPC systems, and we connected in Zoom and LinkedIn to keep old relationships strong and form new ones. We want to hear directly from YOU as we close a great year and plan an even better 2022, so we’re asking you to socialize with us in a town hall, share your thoughts, contribute your ideas, and enjoy cookies on us enjoy with your morning/afternoon coffee or tea! We will talk about programming and topics for next year, speakers and presenters, technologies and trends, and our forthcoming Community platform and app! We look forward to spending one more hour with you in 2021 before we all close out the year!
About the Speakers
Jay Boisseau, HPC & AI Technology Strategist, Dell Technologies
Jay Boisseau is an experienced, recognized leader and strategist in advanced computing technologies, with over 25 years of experience in building and leading computing programs, departments, and organizations. As the AI & HPC Technology Strategist at Dell Technologies, Jay evaluates new technologies and approaches for HPC and machine/deep learning, assesses customers’ workloads needs and plans, and helps design new solutions to increase customers’ innovation, productivity, and efficiency. His current primary focus areas are cloud-enabled HPC for simulation, data analytics, and AI workloads, and large-scale/high-end solutions for HPC and AI. Additional projects include evaluations of several new AH & HPC technologies and leading the Dell Technologies HPC Community.
Before coming to Dell Technologies in 2014, Jay created the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) at The University of Texas at Austin and led it (2001-14) to world prominence. Under Jay’s leadership, TACC deployed numerous world-class computing systems for U.S. open scientific research and developed new programs to enable thousands of researchers to accomplish more with these powerful technologies. Prior to TACC, Jay worked as an associate director at the San Diego Supercomputer Center (1996-2001) and at the Arctic Region Supercomputing Center (1994-96). Jay received his doctorate in astronomy from UT Austin for his advanced computational research in modeling the structure supernovae explosions.
Karl Cain, Global Director HPC Alliances, Dell Technologies
Karl Cain is Dell's new Global Director HPC Alliances, based in Utah, USA. He started his HPC career in the late '90s with Linux NetworX, a Dell partner, where he led HPC sales for 9 years. From there he sold the first Linux cluster ever to rank in the Top500 and the first in the Top10. Karl first joined Dell in 2007, where he led commercial HPC business development efforts until 2012. Prior to returning to Dell, Karl held HPC sales and alliance leadership roles at DDN, Intel, and Seagate. He also enjoyed an opportunity to start an energy technology company, which was later acquired. Outside of work, Karl enjoys spending time outdoors and even spent a couple years all over Alaska. Karl is a graduate from The University of Utah in Business and Organizational Communication. He currently resides in Saratoga Springs, UT with his lovely wife and family.
Mary Garza, UX Designer, Dell Technologies
Mary is the User Experience Designer for Vizias. She has previously worked on improving and rebuilding the website for Austin Smart City Alliance and is now working on doing the same for the Dell Technologies HPC Community. Mary graduated with a Bachelor's degree in business in 2016 and moved to Los Angeles to work in supply chain management at a startup. After two years she realized she needed a more creative outlet so she returned to Texas to study design. Mary currently lives with her dog Leo in Austin and spends most of her free time practicing floral design.
Delanie Majors, Project Coordinator, Dell Technologies
Delanie is a Projector Coordinator for Vizias. She helps manage the Dell Technologies HPC Community and is the Communications Coordinator for the Austin Forum on Technology & Society.
Delanie Majors is a strategic thinker with a passion for delivering results. From business innovation to launching new products to creative problem solving, she makes a difference through leading cross-functional teams with a creative and entrepreneurial spirit that is always focused on the business goals.
Delanie got her start at The DEC Network serving DFW’s innovators as the Manager of Events and Programs. It was there that she launched the first ever completely virtual Dallas Startup Week and continued yearly programs for women and underserved entrepreneurs through programs such as WEDallas. During her time there she has worked with the newest and most promising startups from North Texas and beyond, as well as fortune 500’s such as Capital One, Dell Technologies, and Thomson Reuters.
Her obsession with bridging the gap between business goals and consumer experience drove her to become a consultant where she now helps organizations problem solve for growth by providing her expertise in business, marketing, and event strategies. Through this work she is able to fulfill her passion of contributing to the communal and ongoing task of ecosysytem building within the DFW and Texas innovation space.
Delanie graduated from the University of Arkansas with a degree in Broadcast Journalism and Political Science and enjoys calling the hogs any chance she gets. Born and raised in Dallas, Texas, she moved back after graduation to begin her adult life in her favorite city. In her spare time she loves trying the newest restaurants and bars, reading a good book, and taking her dog George on walks.