Dell Technologies HPC Community Event
July 14th at 10:00am CDT
An Even More Spirited Conversation About HPC & Cloud Computing
presented by Jay Boisseau, HPC & AI Technology Strategist, Dell Technologies; Tim Carroll, Director, HPC & AI for Research, Microsoft; Angeles Garza, Product Manager, Dell Technologies; Bill Magro, Chief Technologist, Google; and Martijn de Vries, Chief Technology Officer, Bright Computing
About the Event
HPC on-prem bare-metal systems are still the foundation of the HPC user community and market, but cloud HPC services, including largely in public clouds, are growing fast and already being used by many customers as well. What are the best practices for cloud HPC computing? What HPC applications and workload characteristics are best (and worst) suited for cloud computing and why? What does the future look for cloud HPC and hybrid multi-cloud HPC? What technologies are emerging to make the future even brighter (or cloudier?) for hybrid multi-cloud HPC? Following up on the well-attended conversation on February 24, Jay Boisseau will again interview (and occasionally debate) old friends who are leaders and experts in the relatively new cloud HPC landscape about cloud, multi-cloud, and hybrid cloud HPC solutions and usage, now and tomorrow.
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.
Tim Carroll, Director, HPC & AI for Research, Microsoft
Tim Carroll leads Microsoft’s effort to support the public research community. For 20 years, his mission has been to create easier access to the scalable compute & data that researchers require to solve complicated problems. He as proudly survived the journey from “new to HPC,” all the way to “that guy has been around as long as I can remember.”
Angeles Garza, Product Manager, Dell Technologies
Angeles Garza, Product Manager for ISG Professional Services, has been in Dell Technologies for over 15 years, with broad experience in IT Industry and Services Management. Expertise includes new program development for PowerEdge Servers and HPC solutions services. Angeles holds a master’s degree from St. Edward’s University in Austin, and most recently graduated from Harvard Business Analytics Program from Harvard University.
Bill Magro, Chief Technologist, Google
Bill Magro is the CTO for HPC at Google, where he is leading the design and development of new solutions for traditional and emerging HPC workloads on Google Cloud Platform. He joined Google after a long career as CTO for HPC at Intel, working with both on-premises and cloud partners to develop optimized HPC solutions leveraging Intel's technologies. Bill has been a leading voice in the HPC community for over two decades, and participates and presents in a number of conferences, advisory boards, and panels.
Martijn de Vries, Chief Technology Officer, Bright Computing
Martijn de Vries, CTO at Bright Computing, is responsible for Bright's software development, leading this function from Bright's Amsterdam office. Prior to Bright Computing, Martijn was head of software development at ClusterVision, where he led the creation of an innovative cluster management platform. ClusterVision spun off Bright as a separate entity in 2009.