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2017 OFA Workshop Presentations

The 13th Annual OpenFabrics Alliance Workshop was held March 27th to March 31st and offered a week long program dedicated to the development and improvement of OpenFabrics Software (OFS).

View presentations from the workshop below.

 

Watch videos of the sessions at insideHPC.

For detailed abstracts listed by track category, please download the OFA Workshop 2017 Abstracts.


Monday, March 27

Opening Keynote
Exascale Computing Project – Driving a HUGE Change in a Changing World
Al Geist, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)
6:00-7:00 p.m.


Tuesday, March 28

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

Challenges Faced Building an Enterprise Block Storage App on top of the OFED Stack
Jeetendra Sonar, IBM; Tej Parkash, IBM; Subhojit Roy, IBM
8:30-9:00 a.m.

Ceph RDMA Support
Haomai Wang, XSKY; Oren Duer, Mellanox Technologies; Adir Lev, Mellanox Technologies; Liran Liss, Mellanox Technologies
9:00-9:30 a.m.

Developer Experiences of the First Paravirtual RDMA Provider and Other RDMA Updates
Adit Ranadive, VMware; Shelley Gong, VMware; Jorgen Hansen, VMware; Aditya Sarwade, VMware; Josh Simons, VMware; Bryan Tan, VMware; George Zhang, VMware; Na Zhang, VMware
9:30-10:00 a.m.

State of the Alliance
Susan Coulter, OFA, LANL
10:30-11:00 a.m.

Asynchronous Peer-to-Peer Device Communication
Leon Romanovsky, Mellanox Technologies; Feras Daoud, Mellanox Technologies; Liran Liss, Mellanox Technologies
11:00-11:30 a.m.

HPC Meets Big Data: Accelerating Hadoop, Spark, and Memcached with HPC Technologies
Dhabaleswar Panda, The Ohio State University (OSU)
11:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Accelerating Apache Spark with RDMA
Yuval Degani, Mellanox Technologies; Liran Liss, Mellanox Technologies
1:00-1:30 p.m.

Crail: A Hi-Perf I/O Architecture for the Apache Data Processing Ecosystem
Bernard Metzler, IBM Research; Nikolas Ioannou, IBM Research; Ioannis Koltsidas, IBM Research; Jonas Pfefferle, IBM Research; Radu Stoica, IBM Research; Patrick Stuedi, IBM Research; Animesh Trivedi, IBM Research
1:30-2:00 p.m.

Performance of a Task-Parallel PGAS Programming Model using OpenSHMEM and UCX
Max Grossman, Rice University; Zoran Budimlic, Rice University; Nathan Graham, LANL; Howard Pritchard, LANL; Vivek Sarkar, Rice University
2:00-2:30 p.m.

Recent Topics in the IBTA, and a Look Ahead
Bill Magro, InfiniBand Trade Association (IBTA), Intel Corp.
2:30-3:00 p.m.

Extended Memory Windows
Tzahi Oved, Mellanox Technologies; Liran Liss, Mellanox Technologies; Alex Margolin, Mellanox Technologies
3:30-4:00 p.m.

InfiniBand Virtualization
Liran Liss, IBTA, Mellanox Technologies
4:00-4:30 p.m.

urdma: RDMA Verbs over DPDK (Data Plane Development Kit)
Patrick MacArthur, University of New Hampshire (UNH)
4:30-5:00 p.m.

Omni-Path Status, Upstreaming and Ongoing Work
Todd Rimmer, Intel Corp.
5:00-5:30 p.m.

RDMA on ARM
Pavel Shamis, ARM Research
5:30-6:00 p.m.

 

Wednesday, March 29

Objects over RDMA
Jeff Inman, LANL; Garrett Ransom, LANL; Will Vining, LANL
8:00-8:30 a.m.

Lustre Network (LNET) Health
Amir Shehata, Intel Corp.
8:30-9:00 a.m.

RDMA Subsystem Issues and the Core Linux Kernel
Christoph Lameter, Jump Trading LLC
9:00-9:30 a.m.

Linux NFS/RDMA 2017 Roadmap
Chuck Lever, Oracle
9:30-10:00 a.m.

The Linux SoftRoCE Driver
Liran Liss, Mellanox Technologies
10:30-11:00 a.m.

The RDMA Kernel ABI Framework
Matan Barak, Mellanox Technologies; Liran Liss, Mellanox Technologies
11:00-11:30 a.m.

Omni-Path HFI Virtual Network Interface Controller
Niranjana Vishwanathapura, Intel Corp.
11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Advancing Open Fabrics Interfaces
Sean Hefty, Intel Corp.
1:00-1:30 p.m.

RDMA-core Community Collaboration
Jason Gunthorpe, Obsidian Research Corp.
1:30-2:00 p.m.

IPoIB Acceleration
Tzahi Oved, Mellanox Technologies; Rony Efraim, Mellanox Technologies; Liran Liss, Mellanox Technologies
2:00-2:30 p.m.

Packet Processing Verbs for Ethernet and IPoIB
Tzahi Oved, Mellanox Technologies; Alex Rosenbaum, Mellanox Technologies
2:30-3:00 p.m.

Annual General Meeting
Susan Coulter, OFA, LANL
3:30-4:30 p.m.

CCIX, Gen-Z, OpenCAPI: A Comparison
Brad Benton, AMD
4:30-5:00 p.m.

Gen-Z – An Overview and Use Cases
Greg Casey, Dell EMC; Kurtis Bowman, Dell
5:00-5:30 p.m.

 

Thursday March 30

Designing MPI and PGAS Libraries for Exascale Systems: The MVAPICH2 Approach
Dhabaleswar Panda, OSU
8:30-9:00 a.m.

Building Efficient HPC Clouds with MVAPICH2 and RDMA-Hadoop over SR-IOV IB Clusters
Xiaoyi Lu, OSU; Dhabaleswar Panda, OSU
9:00-9:30 a.m.

Advanced PGAS-centric Usage of the OpenFabrics Interface (OFI)
Erik Paulson, Intel Corp.; Kayla Seager, Intel Corp.; Sayantan Sur, Intel Corp.
9:30-10:00 a.m.

Accelerating OFI libfabric Adoption through Compliance Testing
Bob Noseworthy, UNH; Paul Grun, Cray, Inc.; Robert D. Russell, UNH-IOL
10:30-11:00 a.m.

Host-based InfiniBand Network Fabric Monitoring
Michael Aguilar, Sandia National Laboratories (SNL); James Brandt, SNL; Douglas Pase, SNL
11:00-11:30 a.m.

Managing Individual Nodes in Large Fabrics
Ira Weiny, Intel Corp.
11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Fabric Performance Management and Monitoring
Todd Rimmer, Intel Corp.
1:00-1:30 p.m.

Omni-Path Fabric Topologies and Routing
Renae Weber, Intel Corp.
1:30-2:00 p.m.

Using Sandia's LDMS for IB Fabric Analyses, especially of LNET Router Behavior
Serge Polevitzky, SNL
2:00-2:30 p.m.

Ubiquitous RoCE
Alex Shpiner, Mellanox Technologies; Liran Liss, Mellanox Technologies; Eitan Zahavi, Mellanox Technologies
3:00-3:30 p.m.

On-Demand Paging in Practice
Liran Liss, Mellanox Technologies
3:30-4:00 p.m.

User Verbs Extensions for Scaled Performance with Shared Memory
Santosh Shilimkar, Oracle; Sumanta Chatterjee, Oracle; Amarnath Jolad, Oracle; Avneesh Pant, Oracle
4:00-4:30 p.m.

Town Hall
Susan Coulter, OFA, LANL
5:00-6:00 p.m.

 

Friday, March 31

Use Cases for Raw Ethernet Queue Pairs
Christoph Lameter, Jump Trading LLC
8:00-8:30 a.m.

Validating RoCEv2 for Production Deployment in the Cloud Datacenter
Sowmini Varadhan, Oracle; Santosh Shilimkar, Oracle
8:30-9:00 a.m.

Tera's Data Network: From Storage Cluster to Multi-purpose IB EDR Network
Jérôme David, Commissariat à l'Energie Atomique
9:00-9:30 a.m.

Deploying OFS Technology in the Wild: A Case Study
Susan Coulter, LANL
9:30-10:00 a.m.

Remote Persistent Memory Access - Workload Scenarios and RDMA Semantics
Tom Talpey, Microsoft
10:30-11:00 a.m.

NVM-aware RDMA-Based Communication and I/O Schemes for High-Perf Big Data Analytics
Xiaoyi Lu, OSU; Dhabaleswar Panda, OSU
11:00-11:30 a.m.

Experiences with NVMe over Fabrics
Parav Pandit, Mellanox Technologies; Max Gurtovoy, Mellanox Technologies; Liran Liss, Mellanox Technologies
11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Closing Remarks, Summary, Town Hall Results
Susan Coulter, OFA, LANL
12:00-12:30 p.m.

 

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