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2018 OFA Workshop

April 9 - 13, 2018
Embassy Suites by Hilton Boulder
Boulder, CO. U.S.A

About the Workshop

The OpenFabrics Alliance (OFA) is committed to accelerating the development of high performance fabrics. The annual OFA Workshop, located this year in Boulder, CO, is a premier means of fostering collaboration among those who develop fabrics, deploy fabrics, and create applications that rely on fabrics. It is the only event of its kind where fabric developers and users can discuss emerging fabric technologies, collaborate on future industry requirements, and address problems that exist today.

Workshop participants include:

  • Application developers and end users
  • Communications middleware developers
  • Network and storage vendors and researchers
  • OS solutions developers
  • Enterprise data center managers and architects
  • System & network administrators
  • System OEMs, architects & integrators
  • Kernel developers and maintainers

In support of advancing open networking communities, the OFA is proud to announce that Promoter Member Los Alamos National Laboratory, a strong supporter of collaborative development of fabric technologies, will underwrite a portion of the Workshop.

Presentations

View presentations from the Workshop below.

Thanks to insideHPC, you can also watch videos of many of the presentations.

For a detailed list of session abstracts, please download the OFA Workshop 2018 Abstracts.

 

Monday, April 9

Registration Opens
3:00-6:00 p.m.

OFA Think Tanks 
Video
6:00-9:00 p.m.


Tuesday, April 10

Welcome and Opening
Susan Coulter, OpenFabrics Alliance (OFA), Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL)
7:30-8:00 a.m.

Keynote: Software Foundation for High-Performance Fabrics in the Cloud
Bill Magro, Intel Corp.
Video
8:00-9:00 a.m

Multi-process sharing of RDMA resources
Video
Alex Rosenbaum, Mellanox Technologies
9:00-9:30 a.m.

Windows RDMA (Almost) Everywhere
Video
Omar Cardona, Microsoft
9:30-10:00 a.m.

Designing Scalable, High-Performance Communication Runtimes for HPC and Deep Learning: The MVAPICH2 Approach
Video
Hari Subramoni, Ohio State University (OSU)
10:30-11:00 a.m.

DLoBD: An Emerging Paradigm of Deep Learning over Big Data Stacks on RDMA-enabled Clusters
Video
Xiaoyi Lu, OSU
11:00-11:30 a.m.

Using Fabrics to Accelerate Artificial Intelligence Deep Learning
Video
Ira Weiny, Intel Corp. 
11:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Overview of Persistent Memory Programming
Video
Andy Rudoff, Intel Corp.
1:00-1:30 p.m.

Persistent Memory Programming – the Remote Access Perspective
Video
Tom Talpey, Microsoft
1:30-2:00 p.m.

Persistent Memory over Fabrics - Beyond High Availability
Video
Paul Grun, Cray Inc.
2:00-2:30 p.m.

NVMf based integration of Non-volatile Memory in a Distributed System - Lessons Learned
Video
Bernard Metzler, IBM Zurich Research 
2:30-3:00 p.m.

New Types of Memory, their support in Linux and how to use them via RDMA
Video
Christopher Lameter, Jump Trading LLC
3:30-4:00 p.m.

Journey to Verbs IOCTL
Video
Michael Ruhl, Intel Corp.
4:00-4:30 p.m.

Ethernet over Infiniband
Video
Evgenii Smirnov, ProfitBricks GmbH   
4:30-5:00 p.m.

RoCE Containers - Status update
Video
Parav Pandit, Mellanox Technologies
5:00-5:30 p.m.

SELinux support in hfi1 and psm2
Video
Dennis Dalessandro, Intel Corp.
5:30-6:00 p.m.

State of the Alliance / Town Hall
Susan Coulter, OFA, LANL
6:00-7:00 p.m.


Wednesday, April 11

Amazon and Libfabric: A case study in flexible HPC Infrastructure
Brian Barrett, Amazon
8:00-8:30 a.m.

Moving Forward with Fabric Interfaces
Video
Sean Hefty, Intel Corp.
8:30-9:00 a.m.

OpenSHMEM and OFI: Better Together
Video
James Dinan, Intel Corp.
9:00-9:30 a.m.

Using Open Fabric Interface in Intel® MPI Library
Video
Michael Chuvelev, Intel Corp.
9:30-10:00 a.m.

Status of OpenFabrics Interfaces (OFI) Support in MPICH
Video
Yanfei Guo, Argonne National Laboratory
10:30-11:00 a.m.

Accelerating Ceph with RDMA and NVMe-oF
Video
Haodong Tang, Intel Corp.
11:00-11:30 a.m.

Building Efficient Clouds for HPC, Big Data, and Neuroscience Applications over SR-IOV-enabled InfiniBand Clusters
Video
Xiaoyi Lu, OSU
11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

BOF: OFA OS Distro Testing
Paul Bowden, Intel Corp.
1:00-2:00 p.m. (DUAL TRACK)

BOF: SNIA NVM Programming Model
Andy Rudoff, Storage Networking Industry Association, Intel Corp.
1:00-2:00 p.m. (DUAL TRACK)

BOF: NVMEoFabric Testing
Paul Bowden, Intel Corp.
2:30-3:30 p.m. (DUAL TRACK)

BOF: ISO C++ Standardization of Fabrics
Chris Taylor, U.S. Department of Defense
2:30-3:30 p.m. (DUAL TRACK)

Meet the Experts
3:30-4:30 p.m.

OFA Networking Reception
Sponsored by Intel Corp.
4:30-6:00 p.m.


Thursday, April 12

Non-Contiguous Memory Registration
Video
Tzahi Oved, Mellanox Technologies
8:00-8:30 a.m.

HotPlug support of RDMA devices 
Video
Matan Barak, Mellanox Technologies
8:30-9:00 a.m.

Dynamically-Connected Transport
Video
Alex Rosenbaum, Mellanox Technologies
9:00-9:30 a.m.

On-device memory usage for RDMA transactions
Video
Liran Liss, Mellanox Technologies
9:30-10:00 a.m.

API to expose verbs object counters to application
Video
Jason Gunthorpe, Mellanox Technologies
10:30-11:00 a.m.

OpenFabrics Verbs (OFV) multi-vendor support
Video
Brian Hausauer, Intel Corp.
11:00-11:30 a.m.

T10-DIF offload
Video
Tzahi Oved, Mellanox Technologies
11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

NVMf Target Offload
Video
Liran Liss, Mellanox Technologies
1:00-1:30 p.m.

The Storage Performance Development Kit and NVMe-oF
Video
Paul Luse, Intel Corp.
1:30-2:00 p.m.

A New Approach to Switching Network Implementation
Video
Harold Cook, Lightfleet Corporation
2:00-2:30 p.m.

SNIA and OFA Partnership for Remote Persistent Memory
Video
Mark Carlson and Michael Oros, SNIA
2:30-3:00 p.m.

Lightning Talks
3:30-4:00 p.m.

High-Performance Big Data Analytics with RDMA over NVM and NVMe-SSD
Video
Xiaoyi Lu, OSU
4:00-4:30 p.m.

Intel® Omni-path and NVIDIA GPU support
Ravindra Babu Ganapathi, Intel Corp.
4:30-5:00 p.m.

Annual General Meeting
Susan Coulter, OFA, LANL
5:00-6:00 p.m.

 

Friday, April 13

RDMAtool and Resource Tracking in RDMA subsystem
Video
Leon Romanovsky, Mellanox Technologies.
8:00-8:30 a.m.

Comprehensive, Synchronous, High Frequency Measurement of InfiniBand Networks in Production HPC Systems
Video
Michael Aguilar, Sandia National Laboratories (SNL)
8:30-9:00 a.m.

Exploring Behaviors in a Production HPC InfiniBand Network
Video
Serge Polevitzky, SNL
9:00-9:30 a.m.

Proactive Identification and Remediation of HPC Network Subsystem Failures
Video
Susan Coulter, LANL
9:30-10:00 a.m.

OFA Think Tank Reports
10:30-11:30 a.m.

Closing Remarks
Susan Coulter, OFA, LANL
11:30-12:00 p.m.

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