Gary Grider Keynote to Lead off Robust Program at the OFA Workshop this Week

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By Steve Poole

The OpenFabrics Alliance (OFA) Workshop is finally here. Today, OpenFabrics Software (OFS) users and developers from around the globe will gather in Monterey, CA to discuss emerging trends in RDMA fabrics and tackle the High Performance Computing (HPC) industry’s latest challenges.

The 2016 agenda features a variety of technical sessions and birds of a feather meetings from leading experts and industry organizations. Speakers will take a deep dive into an assortment of topics, including NVMe over Fabrics, InfiniBand virtualization, RDMA over Ethernet implementations, Software Defined Networking and more.

Tonight, Gary Grider, Los Alamos National Laboratory’s HPC Division leader, kicks off the workshop with a keynote speech on “HPC Storage and IO Trends and Workflows.”

The talk will cover the economic analysis of HPC storage hierarchies and how it has led to new tiers of storage being added to future supercomputing systems. Additionally, Gary will present the origin of these new storage tiers and postulate what the economic crystal ball looks like for the coming decade. Furthermore, the keynote will suggest methods of leveraging HPC workflow studies to inform the continued evolution of the HPC storage hierarchy.

For a detailed look at the 2016 workshop agenda, visit our Agenda and Abstracts page.

Another special thank you to our gold sponsor Intel and silver sponsor Mellanox. See you all at the workshop!