Develop, Deploy and Scale HPC Workloads Quickly and Effectively with Intel® Xeon® Scalable Instances and Software Solutions on Google Cloud​


More companies are shifting their most demanding workloads to the cloud, yet they typically face challenges in achieving optimal cloud performance in line with on premise. Google and Intel have collaborated to create the HPC Virtual Machine (VM) Image focused on making it easy and quick to instantiate VMs tuned to achieve optimal CPU and network performance on Google Cloud. The image incorporates the Intel HPC Platform Specification with our best practices to run highly compute intensive workloads. The session includes a hands on demonstration where we will set up a dynamic on-demand cluster on Google Cloud using the HPC VM image and walk through how to build your most challenging data centric applications with Intel® oneAPI toolkit components.


Ilias Katsardis, HPC Solution Lead, Google Cloud

Ilias Katsardis is the HPC Solution Lead for the Customer Engineering team (EMEA) at Google. In this role, Ilias brings over 14 years of experience in the cloud computing and high-performance computing industries to promote Google Cloud’s state-of-the-art infrastructure for complex HPC workloads. Previously, he worked as an applications analyst at Cray Inc., where he was a dedicated analyst to the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF), and, prior to that, was an HPC application specialist at ClusterVision. Ilias also founded two startups Airwire Networks in 2006 and Performance Hive in 2017.