Dell Technologies HPC Community Event
January 20th at 10:00am CST
Let's Talk About (Big, Fast) Storage
A conversation with Peter Braam, CTO ThinkParQ, Visiting Professor, University of Oxford; Gary Grider, HPC Division Leader LANL; Keith Manthey, Global CTO, Dell Technologies; and Kelsey Prantis, Senior Software Engineer Manager, Intel Corporation
About the Event
Massive increases in data generation rates are driving technological and economical advances in data storage capacities, data management capabilities, and data protection services and cybersecurity tools. HPC, however, needs advances in storage performance as well as capacity. As we move from the petascale era towards the exascale era, the performance for large files must keep pace; as we broaden the HPC workloads to include data analytics and AI, the technologies must also support different read vs. write ratios, random accesses vs sequential, and more. In short, the growing scale and diversity of HPC workloads are driving the need for new hardware and software approaches to ensure discovery and innovation are not bottlenecked by storage systems. In this conversation, our panel of storage experts will talk about the present and future of HPC storage technologies, techniques, and trends, and what you should know and learn to scale your solutions and workloads to reach new levels of insight and efficiency.
About the Speakers
Peter Braam, CTO ThinkParQ, Visiting Professor, University of Oxford
Peter Braam is a scientist and entrepreneur focused on problems in data intensive computing. Originally trained as a mathematician, he has worked at several academic institutions including Oxford, CMU and Cambridge. One of his startup companies developed the Lustre. In addition to research on storage, Peter has worked on the SKA radio telescope and programming languages. Peter is a Visiting Professor of Physics at Oxford University and CTO of ThinkParQ.
Gary Grider, HPC Division Leader, LANL
Gary Grider is the Leader of the High Performance Computing (HPC) Division at Los Alamos National Laboratory. Los Alamos’ HPC Division operates one of the largest supercomputing centers in the world focused on US National Security for the US/DOE National Nuclear Security Administration. As Division Leader, Gary is responsible for all aspects of High Performance Computing research, technologies development, and deployment at Los Alamos. Gary has 27 granted patents and over 16 pending in the data storage area and has been working in HPC and HPC related storage since, 1984.
Keith Manthey, Global CTO, Dell Technologies
Keith is the Global CTO for the Unstructured Division of Dell Technologies, which has hardware and software solutions like Isilon/PowerScale, ECS/ObjectScale, DataIQ, and Streaming Data Platform (SDP). In addition to leading the CTO team, Keith specializes in AI, distributed analytics, and high performance computing in Industry. He brings more than 25+ years of experience in high-performance computing & distributed analytics from working in Capital Markets, Financial Services, and Identity Fraud.
Kelsey Prantis, Senior Software Engineer Manager, Intel Corporation
Kelsey Prantis leads the Extreme Storage Architecture & Development division at Intel, which is developing Distributed Asynchronous Object Storage (DAOS), an open-source, low-latency and high IOPS object store designed from the ground up for massively distributed Non-Volatile Memory (NVM). Previously, Kelsey worked for Intel and Whamcloud on Intel Manager for Lustre, a platform to ease the installation and administration of Lustre filesystems, and at genetics startup 23andMe. Kelsey earned her Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Rochester Institute of Technology.
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