Second Annual Texas A&M Research Computing Symposium

Last Updated: June 10, 2018

Sponsor Talks

Emerging use cases for Persistent Memory technology in HPC

Michael Halpin, Intel

Abstract: With the ever increasing wave of data from acquisition applications, there is a strong need to better process and use this data by bringing the data closer to the CPU. With the creation of NVMe over PCIe bus topology the bottleneck / latency gaps previously seen between the CPU/DRAM and HDD, can be addressed in HPC environments with Intel 3D TLC / 3DXP NAND based Solid State Drive technologies, resulting in better utilization of CPUs, lower latency processing of frequently used data and reduction of time in compute intensive processing tasks, such as 3D model rendering and analysis.

Bio: Michael is a technical solution specialist in the Non-Volatile Memory Solutions Group at Intel. He is responsible for the providing solution development support for Intel solid state / flash storage and memory products. Michael works closely with customers in energy, oil and gas arena on technical application and optimization of flash products and applications in their HPC clusters. Michael earned his BS from Texas A&M University and worked for the last 28 years as an engineer, engineering manager and program manager in the computer and aerospace industries.

How Data, Devices and Scale are driving changes in traditional HPC

Adnan Khaleel
Dell EMC, Global Strategist – HPC, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

Bio: Adnan is a seasoned business development professional with over 18 years of experience in High Performance Computing and Machine Learning. Currently, Adnan is leading Global HPC Sales Strategy at Dell EMC, focusing on Sales Strategy for HPC & AI. Due of his technical background, Adnan often works very closely with customers in helping them choose the optimal HPC solutions and architectures. Prior to Dell EMC, Adnan was the product manager at Cray responsible for big data analytics and led the development and launch of the award winning Urika-XA™ High Performance Data Analytics (HPDA) platform. Prior to Cray, Adnan served as the chief technical marketer at Newisys, an Austin TX server startup, and prior to that, as a member of the Hardware Architecture groups at both HaL computers and Motorola where he developed innovative simulation tools for architectural studies on next-generation massively parallel systems. Adnan has a deeply technical engineering background in designing SuperScalar processors, high-speed computer networks, and massively scalable systems design. He has also published several papers on computer networks and holds a U.S. patent on multiprocessor technologies. He has an MBA from the McCombs business school at University of Texas and an MS in Electrical Engineering from Texas A&M University.

Apollo and SGI Portfolio

Mark Smith, HPC Solution Architect, Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Symposium Sponsors