Join Dell in Booth #1009!

This year promises to be another great one at SC, chock full of great speakers and panels – you won’t be disappointed! 

Join us at the Dell Sixth Street Theater Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday morning from 10:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. for authentic Texas burritos and engaging conversation from Intersect360’s CEO, Addison Snell, and Dell’s own Onur Celebioglu. They will be discussing why HPC is now important to a broader group of use cases, and dig deep into overviews of HPC for research, life sciences and manufacturing. Participants will learn about types of application characterization, best practices and examples of engineered solutions that are appropriate for these specific verticals. Come learn more about why HPC, big data and cloud are converging, and how Dell solves challenges in our HPC engineering lab and through collaborative work with other leading technology partners and research institutions.

We will also have two informative panels hosted by Rich Brueckner, president, insideHPC. Recently, Dell’s North American Sales Director for HPCHigh Performance Computing spoke with Brueckner about these panels - you can listen to the podcast here.

All Together Now: The Convergence of Big Data, Cloud, and HPC

Wednesday, Nov 18, 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

  • Wojtek Goscinski, Ph.D. (Monash University)
  • Niall Gaffney, Ph.D. (Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC))
  • Craig Stewart, Ph.D. (Indiana University)
  • Andrew Rutherford (Microsoft)

Modeling and simulation have been the primary usage of high performance computing (HPC). But the world is changing. We now see the need for rapid, accurate insights from large amounts of data. To accomplish this, HPC technology is repurposed. Likewise the location where the work gets done is not entirely the same either. Many workloads are migrating to massive cloud data centers because of the speed of execution. In this panel, leaders in computing will share how they, and others, integrate tradition and innovation (HPC technologies, Big Data analytics, and Cloud Computing) to achieve more discoveries and drive business outcomes.

More than Just Exascale: How the NSCI Will Make HPC More Accessible to All 

Wednesday, Nov 18, 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

  • Dan Stanzione, Ph.D. (Texas Advanced Computing Center TACC)
  • Mike Norman, Ph.D. (San Diego Supercomputing Center SDSC)
  • Dave Lifka, Ph.D. (Cornell University)
  • Merle Giles (National Center for Supercomputing Applications NCSA)

The US —and the world —took notice this summer when President Obama issued an Executive Order establishing the National Strategic Computing Initiative (NSCI). While most headlines focus on the exascale goals of this initiative, the NSCI presents a comprehensive set of objectives. Those objectives include advancing usage, capabilities and impact of HPC for decades to come. In this panel, you will hear from HPC leaders who are moving us forward in improving HPC application developer productivity and making high performance computing more accessible to all.

Lastly, from 1:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday afternoons, you can enjoy tasty treats and great dialogue from:

  • Jeff Kirk, Sr. Principle Engineer, HPC Technologies, Office of the CTO
  • Joe Sekel, HPC Server Architect, Dell
  • Adnan Khaleel, Director Global Enterprise Sales Strategy

Each day, they will be discussing different aspects of HPC adoption, scaling, and scope continue to grow, driven by the need to solve more problems, larger problems, and new types of problems. Modeling & simulation remain important applications cases; data analytics and machine learning are expanding the scope of HPC and types of HPC systems; cloud computing is making HPC more accessible and on-demand. Dell has been a long-time leader in HPC clusters for modeling and simulation, and is now embarking on a path towards leadership in this broader context of HPC.