2013 Developer Workshop

The OpenFabrics International Developer Workshop held on April 21-24 offered a multi-day workshop with sessions related to the development and improvement of OpenFabrics Enterprise Distribution, an interoperable software stack for leading RDMA transports for Linux and for Windows. The workshop also included speaking and panel sessions on major technological developments within this industry.

The Workshop kicked off Sunday, April 21, with a keynote from Mark Seager, Chief Technology Officer for the High Performance Ecosystem at Intel. Presentations and panel sessions began the following morning covering topics such as, scalable architectures, enterprise data centers, storage, cloud, and Big Data.

The presentations from the workshop are available below. You can find videos of the presentations on the InsideHPC site.

Sunday, April 21st

Criteria for a Scalable Architecture
Mark Seager, Intel

Monday, April 22nd

Welcome, Introductions, Workshop Goals, Controversies 
Jim Ryan, OFA Chair, Intel
8:00 - 8:15 a.m.

Updates from User Day
Susan Coulter, LANL
8:15 - 8:45 a.m.

Evolving OFS for the Modern World - A Challenge to Attendees
Paul Grun (WG co-chair), Cray
8:45 - 9:15 a.m.

Scaling OFA: Beyond RDMA?
Bill Magro, Intel
9:30 - 10:00 a.m.

Scaling with PGAS Languages Panel
Moderator: Paul Grun, Cray
Panelists: Howard Pritchard, Cray; Mirko Rahn, Fraunhofer Institute;  DK Panda, OSU; Rich Graham, Mellanox; Robert Woodruff, Intel
10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Update on Portals 4
Brian Barrett, Sandia National Labs
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Clouds at a Distance
Tom Coughlin, Coughlin Associates
12:00 - 12:30 p.m.

Improving MPI scaling
Rich Graham, Mellanox
1:30 - 2:00 p.m.

Challenges of Scale & MPI/PGAS APIs
Todd Rimmer, Intel
2:00 - 2:30 p.m.

OFS for the Intel Xeon Phi
Robert Woodruff, Intel
2:30 - 3:00 p.m.

Scalable Subnet Administration
Sean Hefty, Intel
3:30 - 4:00 p.m.

InfiniBand Scalability for One-Sided Communication
Zarka Cvetanovic, HP
4:00 - 4:30 p.m.

MVAPICH2 and Intel MPI Implementations for MIC
DK Panda, OSU; Bill Magro, Intel
4:30 - 5:00 p.m.

Completion Queue Handler Group for Scalable User Verb Applications
Guangyu Shi, Pallab Bhattacharya, Oracle
5:00 - 5:30 p.m.

Ethernet over InfiniBand (EoIB)
Ali Ayoub, Mellanox
5:30 - 6:00 p.m.

OFA Annual General Meeting
Speaker: Jim Ryan, OFA Chair
6:00 - 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday, April 23rd

Innovative Topologies
Harry Quackenboss, Infinetics; Ratko Tomic, Infinetics
8:00 - 8:30 a.m.

Extending Verbs API
Tzahi Oved, Mellanox
8:30 - 9:00 a.m.

Alternative Approaches to Sockets over RDMA
Sean Hefty, IntelJerry Stevens, IBM
9:00 - 9:30 a.m.

On-Demand Paging for User Space Networking
Liran Liss, Mellanox
9:30 - 10:00 a.m.

Network Direct Update
Fab Tillier, Microsoft
10:30 - 11:00 a.m.

QCN w/Ethernet and RoCE
Liran Liss, Mellanox
11:00 - 11:30 a.m.

NVM Express: Maturing Fast
David Akerson, Intel
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

High performance RDMA based design for Big Data and Web 2.0 memcached
DK Panda, OSU
12:00 - 12:30 p.m.

Accelerating Big Data over RDMA
Sreev Doddabalapur, Mellanox
1:30 - 2:00 p.m.

State of Ubuntu, OpenStack & OFED Testing and Development
Samantha Jian-Pielak, Canonical
2:00 - 2:30 p.m.

Cloud Computing for DOD
Virginia Ross, U.S. Air Force
2:30 - 3:00 p.m.

SSD-Assisted Designs for MPI Fault-tolerance and Accelerating Web 2.0
DK Panda, OSU
3:30 - 4:00 p.m.

RDMA in Wide Area High Speed Area Networks
Linden Mercer, NRL
4:00 - 4:30 p.m.

Update on Lustre, OpenSFS and FastForward InfiniBand
Doug Oucharek, Intel
4:30 - 5:00 p.m.

Wednesday, April 24th

Software Defined Datacenter
Josh Simons, VMware
8:00 - 8:30 a.m.

RDMA in Virtual Environments
Bhavesh Davda, Aaron Blasius, VMware
8:30 - 9:00 a.m.

Windows File Sharing High Performance RDMA Considerations
Tom Talpey, Microsoft
9:00 - 9:30 a.m.

On Suitability of High-Performance Networking API for Storage
Bernard Metzler, IBM
9:30 - 10:00 a.m.

Linux SRP Initiator for Reducing Fail-over Time in a H.A. Setup
Speaker: Bart Van Assche, Fusion-io
10:30 - 11:00 a.m.

SSD Higher Speed Devices Architectural Interconnect Impact
Speaker: Johann George, SanDisk
11:00 - 11:30 a.m.

Efficient interfaces to Take Advantage of SSDs. NVM Programming Architecture / Opportunities for Interconnect
Walt Hubis, Fusion-io
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Technology Advisory Council
Tom Stachura, Intel; Diego Crupnicoff, Mellanox
12:00 - 12:30 p.m.

Building a Directional Consensus
Jim Ryan, OFA Chair; Paul Grun, Cray
12:30 - 1:00 p.m.

OpenFabrics Alliance Interoperability Program
Rupert Dance, Software Forge
1:00 - 1:30 p.m.

OFED Update
Tziporet Koren, Mellanox; Robert Woodruff, Intel
1:30 - 2:00 p.m.

System Administration Training
Rupert Dance, Software Forge
2:00 -2:30 p.m.

Wrap-up, Feedback, Action Items
Jim Ryan, OFA Chair
2:30 - 3:00 p.m.