Dell Technologies HPC Community Event
About the Event
While CPUs and accelerators get the attention for providing the performance in high-performance computing, it is crucial to have IO capabilities then enable these applications to scale. For most of the history of HPC, this meant fast (now parallel) file systems for simulation applications, but we are seeing the emergence of data-driven applications (data analytics, AI) that now also need HPC performance and have different IO and storage requirements. In this presentation, Keith Manthey, Global CTO for the Unstructured Division of Dell Technologies, will provide a quick overview of file systems, object storage, and the hardware technologies used in HPC IO. Then, he will share how a myriad of new innovations are changing the landscape. He will review some fundamental basics like Little's Law that drives the Scratch vs Persistent conversation, GPU Direct Storage, Advances in Serialization (HDF5), balancing the need for sparse file writes (MPI/IO) which leads to Scratch vs Burst Buffer, and high-performance Object for parallel file systems.
About the Speaker
Keith Manthey, Global CTO Unstructured Division, Dell Technologies
Keith is the Global CTO for the Unstructured Division of Dell Technologies, which has hardware and software solutions like Isilon/PowerScale, ECS, and Streaming Data Platform (SDP). In addition to leading the CTO team, Keith specializes in AI, High Performance Computing, and Financial Quant Research. He brings more than 25+ years of high-performance computing and large-scale analytics experience while working in leadership positions at Equifax, Capital One, & ChoicePoint, and Prudential. Keith holds more than 7 patents around distributed computing and graph analytics technology. Keith is an advisory board member of the University of Georgia’s Management of Information Systems School.