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September 9, Wednesday
Industry Gold Sponsor: Cray
2:00PM – 2:30PM: Evolving Clusters with Supercomputer Technology
Speaker: Amar Shan, Product Marketing Director, Cray Cluster Solutions
Modern HPC clusters deploy thousands to millions of cores, and leverage accelerators and co-processors to achieve impressive performance through massive parallelism. However, these clusters bring their own challenges in terms of reliability, scalability, manageability and performance on real applications. This talk will discuss Cray’s approach to addressing these issues through the migration of supercomputing technologies onto a cluster platform.
2:30PM – 3:00PM: Realizing GPU Computation at Scale
Speaker: Maria Iordache, Ph.D., Product Management Director, Cray Cluster Solutions
GPUs can deliver compelling and energy-efficient performance IF you know how to extract it. This talk will discuss Cray’s experience scaling systems built using 8 GPU servers, using NVIDIA K40 and K80 GPUs, as a function of algorithm, data flow and interconnect. Some of these examples were validated on systems ranging up to the 12th fastest supercomputer in the world.