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2019 OFA Workshop

March 19-21, 2019
University of Texas at Austin
Thompson Conference Center
Austin, Texas, U.S.A. 

About the Workshop

The OpenFabrics Alliance (OFA) is committed to accelerating the development of high performance fabrics. The annual OFA Workshop, returning this year to Austin, TX, 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.

A full list of OFA Workshop 2019 session abstracts can be found here.

The 2019 OFA Workshop focused on the following overarching themes:

Administration, Management and Deployment

  • Fabric technology
  • Traffic policy, engineering and control
  • Diverse fabrics

The OFA and the Open Community

  • OSs and I/O subsystem support
  • Security, namespaces
  • File systems, protocols, DAX

Interoperability

  • Goals
  • Objective
  • Methods

Remote Persistent Memory

  • Programming interfaces
  • Protocols
  • Devices

 

Workshop participants included:

  • 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

 

Presentations

View presentations from the Workshop below.

Tuesday, March 19

Breakfast and Registration

7:30-8:30am

Workshop Opening and State of Our Union (Video)

Paul Grun, OpenFabrics Alliance

8:30-9:00am

HPNL: A High-Performance Light Weight Network Library for Big Data Application (Video)

Jian Zhang, Intel Corp.

9:00-9:30am

NCCL and Libfabric: High-Performance Networking for Machine Learning (Video)

Brian Barrett, Amazon

9:30-10:00am

Evaluation of Hardware-Based MPI Acceleration on Astra (Video)

Michael Aguilar, Sandia National Laboratories

10:00-10:30am

 Break

10:30-11:00am

Designing High Performance MPI Collectives in MVAPICH2 for HPC and Deep Learning (Video)

Hari Subramoni, The Ohio State University

11:00-11:30am (DUAL TRACK)

RDMA Tutorial

Doug Ledford, OpenFabrics Alliance

11:00am-12:00pm (DUAL TRACK)

In Network Computing (Video)

Tomislav Janjusic, Ph.D, Mellanox Technologies

11:30am-12:00pm (DUAL TRACK)

 Lunch Break

12:00-1:00pm

Accelerating TensorFlow with RDMA for High-Performance Deep Learning (Video)

Xiaoyi Lu, The Ohio State University

1:00-1:30pm (DUAL TRACK)

RDMA Tutorial

Doug Ledford, OpenFabrics Alliance

1:00-2:00pm (DUAL TRACK)

 HPC Networking in the Real World (Video)

Jesse Martinez, Los Alamos National Laboratory

1:30-2:00pm (DUAL TRACK)

NVMe over Fabrics Scale-Out Management (Video)

Phil Cayton, Intel Corp.

2:00-2:30pm

Visualize and Analyze Your Network Monitoring Enhancements

Hari Subramoni, The Ohio State University

2:30-3:00pm

 Break

3:00-3:30pm

High Speed Networking Monitoring Enhancements (Video)

Brett Holman, Los Alamos National Laboratory

3:30-4:00pm

Town Hall

4:00-5:00pm

 

Wednesday, March 20

Breakfast and Registration

7:30-8:30am

OFA Annual General Meeting

8:30-9:00am

Debug and Diagnostics (Video)

Jason Gunthorpe, Mellanox Technologies

9:00-9:30am

Faster Fabrics Running Against Limits of the Operating System, The Processor and the I/O Bus (Video)

Christopher Lameter, Jump Trading, LLC

9:30-10:00am

 Break

10:00-10:30am

NVMe Over Fabrics Offload (Video)

Tzahi Oved, Mellanox Technologies

10:30-11:00am

Amazon Elastic Fabric Adapter: Anatomy, Capabilities, and the Road Ahead (Video)

Raghu Raja, Amazon

11:00-11:30am (DUAL TRACK)

 RDMA Tutorial

Doug Ledford, OpenFabrics Alliance

11:00am-12:00pm (DUAL TRACK)

Enabling Applications to Exploit SmartNICs and FPGAs (Video)

Sean Hefty, Intel Corp.; Venkata Krishnan, Intel Corp.

11:30am-12:00pm (DUAL TRACK)

 Lunch Break

12:00-1:00pm

An Overview of OFI Utility Providers: Implementation and Uses (Video)

Alexia Ingerson, Intel Corp.

1:00-1:30pm (DUAL TRACK)

 RDMA Tutorial

Doug Ledford, OpenFabrics Alliance

1:00-2:00pm (DUAL TRACK)

Experiences with Libfabrics (Video)

Harold Cook, LightFleet

1:30-2:00pm (DUAL TRACK)

RDMA Persistent Memory Extensions (Video)

Tom Talpey, Microsoft

2:00-2:30pm

Lightning Talks

2:30-3:00pm

 Break

3:00-3:30pm

A Data Store for Resource Efficient Serverless Computing (Video)

Bernard Metzler, IBM

3:30-4:00pm

Characteristics of Remote Persistent Memory – Performance, Capacity, or Locality. Which One(s)? (Video)

Paul Grun, Cray

4:00-4:30pm

Scalable, Resilient, and Distributed Key-Value Store-Based Data Management over RDMA Networks (Video)

Xiaoyi Lu, The Ohio State University

4:30-5:00pm

Meet the Experts / Networking Event

5:00-7:00pm (Under the Oaks Café)

 

Thursday, March 21

OFIWG Face-to-Face

8:00-9:00am (DUAL TRACK)

MWG Face-to-Face

8:00-9:00am (DUAL TRACK)

Driving the Interop Program into the Future (Video)

Paul Grun, Cray; Tatyana Nikolova, Intel Corp.

9:00-9:30am (DUAL TRACK)

RDMA Tutorial

Doug Ledford, OpenFabrics Alliance

9:00-10:00am (DUAL TRACK)

To HDR and Beyond (Video)
Ariel Almog, Mellanox Technologies

9:30-10:00am (DUAL TRACK)

Break

10:00-10:30am

Realworld High Performance Networking Advantages, Comparison and Challenges in the Financial Markets (Video)

Indika Prasad Kumara Induruwage Don and Sampath Tilakumara, Millennium IT Software (Private) Limited / LSEG Technology

10:30am-11:00am

BoF: Libfabrics and HPC Runtime Systems

Yanfei Guo, Argonne National Lab

11:00am-12:30pm (DUAL TRACK)

BoF: How to Drive the Interop and Logo Program into the Future

Tatyana Nikolova, Intel Corp.

11:00am-12:30pm (DUAL TRACK)

 

 

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