Dell Technologies HPC Community Event
About the Event
Cambridge University is an academic global leader in HPC systems and software and has recently launched, in partnership with Dell and Intel, the new Open Exascale Lab to evaluate and develop technologies and techniques to help accelerate HPC customers'/users' scaling of HPC systems and applications. Paul Calleja, director of the Cambridge HPC initiatives and the Open Exascale Lab, will share the vision and plans of the Open Exascale Lab, the benefits for the entire HPC community, and how the HPC community can engage and collaborate with these efforts.
About the Speaker
Paul Calleja, Director of Research Computing, University of Cambridge
Dr. Calleja is Director of Research Computing at the University of Cambridge where he oversees one of the UK’s leading large-scale National HPC centers supporting a diverse community of UK frontier science, engineering, and medical research programs. Dr. Calleja has a strong academic/industrial HPC co-design background focusing on commodity open standards-based solutions. Recently he has pioneered the convergence of OpenStack and Research Computing use-cases, working with industry partners to develop the “Scientific OpenStack”, a software-defined supercomputing middleware solution making large scale cloud-native supercomputing a reality.
Dr. Calleja also heads up the Cambridge Open Exascale Lab a prominent UK academic/industrial collaboration aimed at the development and democratization of exascale computing solutions. Dr. Calleja obtained his Ph.D. in computational biophysics at Bath University. After filling a post-doctoral research position at Birkbeck College, he moved into private industry, where he spearheaded early commercialization of HPC cluster solutions before moving back into academia heading up HPC provision at Imperial College then Cambridge.