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2020 OFA Workshop Agenda and Abstracts

POSTPONED

March 17-19, 2020
The Blackwell Inn and Conference Center
Columbus, Ohio, U.S.A. 

Due to the evolving situation with the Coronavirus, the OpenFabrics Alliance (OFA) has decided to postpone the upcoming OFA Workshop 2020 that was to take place March 17-19, 2020 in Columbus, OH.

The OFA is actively exploring the possibility of rescheduling the event for later this year so that fabric developers and users can still have the opportunity to discuss emerging fabric technologies, collaborate on future industry requirements, and to address problems that exist today.

We are offering each attendee the option to leave your registration on account with the OFA to be applied toward the rescheduled Workshop, or of a full refund.  Please let us know which you prefer by sending an email to press@openfabrics.org.  We’ll issue a refund to those from whom we haven’t heard by Tuesday, March 31, 2020.  If you leave your registration on account, a full refund will still be available if the rescheduled Workshop dates, when they are announced, don’t work for you.

The current OFA Workshop agenda is subject to change.  As the picture clarifies we will be communicating more details related to a possible rescheduling.

Regarding lodging at the Blackwell Inn, please contact the hotel directly to cancel your room reservation.

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About the Workshop

LIST OF ACCEPTED ABSTRACTS AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD

The OpenFabrics Alliance (OFA) is committed to accelerating the development of high performance fabrics. The annual OFA Workshop, taking place for the first time in Columbus, OH, 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 2020 session abstracts can be found here.

TRAVEL ADVISORY:
Given the continuing spread of the coronavirus, anyone traveling through China, Hong Kong, Macau, South Korea, Japan, Singapore, or Italy may not attend this event. Regardless of your company affiliation, if you are showing symptoms, otherwise feeling ill or have traveled through any of the cities and/or countries above in the last two weeks, you may not attend this event. Additionally, the OFA respectfully asks attendees to make their travel plans to the OFA Workshop in accordance with U.S. government guidelines. If you’re seeking more information about the coronavirus, we encourage you to visit the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website.

Below is the OFA Workshop 2020 agenda*

*The below schedule is tentative and subject to change.

Tuesday, March 17

Breakfast and Registration

7:00-8:00am

Workshop Opening Remarks

Paul Grun, OpenFabrics Alliance

8:00-8:30am

MVAPICH Touches the Cloud: New Frontiers for MPI in High Performance Clouds 

Dhabaleswar Panda, The Ohio State University

8:30-9:00am

Enhancing MPI Communication in MVAPICH2 using Hardware Tag Matching 

Hari Subramoni, The Ohio State University

9:00-9:30am (DUAL TRACK – Room 140)

oneAPI, oneCCL and OFI: Path to Heterogeneous Architecture Programming with Scalable Collective Communications 

Sayantan Sur, Intel Corp.

9:30-10:00am (DUAL TRACK – Room 140)

Tutorial: Basic Verbs and Verbs Programming Part 1

Doug Ledford, OpenFabrics Alliance, Red Hat

9:00-10:00am (DUAL TRACK – Room 202)

Libfabric Intranode Device Support 

Alexia Ingerson, Intel Corp.

10:00-10:30am

Break

10:30-11:00am

Status of OpenFabrics Interfaces (OFI) Support in MPICH 

Yanfei Guo, Argonne National Laboratory

11:00-11:30am (DUAL TRACK – Room 140)

Amazon Elastic Fabric Adapter: A Year in Review

Raghunath Raja Chandrasekar, Amazon Web Services

11:30am-12:00pm (DUAL TRACK – Room 140)

Tutorial: Basic Verbs and Verbs Programming Part 1

Doug Ledford, OpenFabrics Alliance, Red Hat

11:00am-12:00pm (DUAL TRACK – Room 202)

Lunch Break

12:00-1:00pm

Lessons Learned from Implementing the Elastic Fabric Adapter Libfabric Provider

Robert Wespetal, Amazon

1:00-1:30pm (DUAL TRACK – Room 140)

Using Libfabric for Scalable Distributed Machine Learning: Use cases, Learnings, and Best Practices

Rashika Kheria, Amazon

1:30-2:00pm (DUAL TRACK – Room 140)

Tutorial: Basic Verbs and Verbs Programming Part 2

Hari Subramoni, The Ohio State University

1:00-2:00pm (DUAL TRACK – Room 202)

SparkUCX – RDMA Acceleration Plugin for Spark

Alex Rosenbaum, Mellanox Technologies

2:00-2:30pm (DUAL TRACK – Room 140)

Designing a Deep-Learning Aware MPI Library: An MVAPICH2 Approach

Dhabaleswar Panda, The Ohio State University

2:30-3:00pm (DUAL TRACK – Room 140)

Tutorial: Introduction to the OpenFabrics Interfaces Project

Sean Heafty, OpenFabrics Alliance, Intel Corp.

2:00-3:00pm (DUAL TRACK – Room 202)

Break

3:00-3:30pm

RDMA Updates and New Capabilities

Alex Rosenbaum, Mellanox Technologies

3:30-4:00pm (DUAL TRACK – Room 140)

How Do We Debug It?

Tzahi Oved, Mellanox Technologies

4:00-4:30pm (DUAL TRACK – Room 140)

Tutorial: Topics in Applying Advanced Networking to Modern Distributed Computing

Hari Subramoni, The Ohio State University

3:30-4:30pm (DUAL TRACK – Room 202)

Town Hall

4:30-5:30pm

Wednesday, March 18

 

Breakfast and Registration

7:00-8:00am

OFA Annual General Meeting

8:00-8:30am

Gen-Z: An Open Memory Fabric for Future Data Processing Needs

Russ Herrell, Gen-Z Consortium

8:30-9:00am

An Update on CXL Specification Advancements

Jim Pappas, CXL Consortium

9:00-9:30am (DUAL TRACK – Room 140)

HDR IB with Advanced CC and AR and HPC and AI in the Cloud

Tzahi Oved, Mellanox Technologies

9:30-10:00am (DUAL TRACK – Room 140)

Tutorial: Basic Verbs and Verbs Programming Part 1

Doug Ledford, OpenFabrics Alliance, Red Hat

9:00-10:00am (DUAL TRACK – Room 202)

Lightening Talks

10:00-10:30am

Break

10:30-11:00am

TriEC: An Efficient Erasure Coding NIC Offload Paradigm based on Tripartite Graph Model

Xiaoyi Lu, The Ohio State University

11:00-11:30am (DUAL TRACK – Room 140)

Remote Persistent Memory Access API - The Second Approach

Tomasz Gromadzki, Intel Corp.

11:30am-12:00pm (DUAL TRACK – Room 140)

Tutorial: Basic Verbs and Verbs Programming Part 1

Doug Ledford, OpenFabrics Alliance, Red Hat

11:00am-12:00pm (DUAL TRACK – Room 202)

Lunch Break

12:00-1:00pm

Distributed Asynchronous Object Storage (DAOS)

Kenneth Cain, Intel Corp.

1:00-1:30pm (DUAL TRACK – Room 140)

Lustre Network Multi-Rail Feature Set

Amir Shehata, Whamcloud DDN

1:30-2:00pm (DUAL TRACK – Room 140)

Tutorial: Basic Verbs and Verbs Programming Part 2

Hari Subramoni, The Ohio State University

1:00-2:00pm (DUAL TRACK – Room 202)

Using SPDK to Optimize Your NVMe-oF RDMA Stack

Seth Howell, Intel Corp.

2:00-2:30pm (DUAL TRACK – Room 140)

Enhancing NVMe and NVMe-oF Configuration and Managability with SNIA Swordfish and DMTF Redfish to Enable Scalable Infrastructures

Rajalaxmi Angadi, Intel Corp.

2:30-3:00pm (DUAL TRACK – Room 140)

Tutorial: Introduction to the OpenFabrics Interfaces Project

Sean Heafty, OpenFabrics Alliance, Intel Corp.

2:00-3:00pm (DUAL TRACK – Room 202)

Break

3:00-3:30pm

An FPGA platform for Reconfigurable Heterogeneous HPC and Cloud Computing

Bernard Metzler, IBM Research Zurich

3:30-4:00pm (DUAL TRACK – Room 140)

Enhancing OFI for Invoking Acceleration Capabilities on an Integrated Networking/Accelerator FPGA Platform (COPA)

Venkata Krishnan, Intel Corp.

4:00-4:30pm (DUAL TRACK – Room 140)

Tutorial: Topics in Applying Advanced Networking to Modern Distributed Computing

Hari Subramoni, The Ohio State University

3:30-4:30pm (DUAL TRACK – Room 202)

RDMA with GPU Memory via DMA-Buf

Jianxin Xiong, Intel Corp.

4:30-5:00pm

Meet the Experts / Networking Event

5:00-7:00pm (Blackwell Ballroom)

Thursday, March 19

 

Breakfast and Registration

7:00-8:00am

Visualize and Analyze your Network Activities using OSU INAM

Hari Subramoni, The Ohio State University

8:00-8:30am

Toward an Open Fabric Management Architecture

Jeff Hilland, HPE

8:30-9:00am

BoF: Abstract Fabric Manager

Paul Grun, HPE; Jeff Hilland, HPE; Russ Herrell, HPE

9:00-10:00am

Proposed Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Policy for the OFA

Jim Ryan, OpenFabrics Alliance

10:00-10:30am

Break

10:30-11:00am

The New OFA Testing Program

Paul Grun, HPE

11:00am-11:30am

Deep Dive into the OFA's Upcoming Cluster

Doug Ledford, Red Hat, Inc.

11:30am-12:00pm

BoF: OpenFabrics Verification Services

Paul Grun, HPE; Doug Ledford, Red Hat; Jim Ryan, OpenFabrics Alliance

12:00-1:00pm

Lunch

1:00-2:00pm (box lunch)

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