Sessions

New Models for HPC Consumption – Managed, Hybrid, and Cloud

Abstract

HPC in the cloud is growing faster than on-prem as users look for options beyond on-prem bare metal clusters to meet their business imperatives. While on prem deployments still dominate as the preferred deployment method for HPC customers, other options are providing some unique opportunities and addressing customers’ changing business needs. In this panel discussion with Binay Ackalloor, Director, HPC Cloud, Cloud & Enterprise Solutions Group at Intel Corporation, leaders in the burgeoning HPC as a Service (HPCaaS) space from Dell Technologies, Atos Nimbix, and Google Cloud will discuss what’s driving the rapid growth, the key trends, and the tradeoffs & advantages of HPCaaS vs On Prem in light of the various co-location, managed services, and hybrid cloud options available to customers.

Speakers

Binay Ackalloor, Director, HPC Cloud, Accelerated Computing Systems and Graphics Group, Intel Corporation

Binay Ackalloor leads the HPC Cloud team in Intel’s Accelerated Computing Systems and Graphics Group to drive strategy and customer adoption of Intel instances in the cloud. Prior to this role, Binay led teams that engaged with Cloud Service Providers and Fortune 500 Enterprises for Intel’s Artificial Intelligence Platforms Group (AIPG). Binay started out as a software engineer in the EDA area and has held technical and business roles in twenty plus years in the industry. He holds several software patents, has co-authored published papers, and has appeared on panels, presented at many industry events, and been featured in publications such as Forbes.AI. Binay holds a Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University and an MBA from Arizona State University.

Dr. Jay Boisseau, AI and HPC Technology Strategist, Dell Technologies

Jay Boisseau is a computing technologies leader and strategist, with more than 20 years of experience leading major computing-focused projects, departments, and organizations. Jay is the chief executive officer and co-founder of Vizias, a computing consultancy specializing in high performance computing (HPC), artificial intelligence (AI), smart cities, and technology outreach. One of his major current projects is helping Dell Technologies develop HPC and AI programs and future solutions. Jay is also the director and founder of the Austin Forum on Technology & Society, which he started in 2006, and the president and founder of the Austin CityUP Consortium, which he started in 2014 to help transform Austin into a smart city. Past experience includes creating the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) and leading it to world prominence, and working at the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC). He has a PhD in astronomy from UT Austin, with a strong emphasis on computational astrophysics. For more info, see http://www.linkedin.com/in/jayboisseau

Bill Magro, HPC Chief Technologist, Google

William (Bill) Magro is Chief Technologist for High Performance Computing at Google, where he drives HPC strategy and customer success for Google Cloud. Magro joined Google in 2020, after 20 years at Intel, where he was Intel Fellow and Chief Technologist for HPC. There, he served as a key strategist and driver for Intel’s HPC business, with a focus on software, solutions, and emerging technologies and trends, including HPC/Cloud and Exascale Computing. A recognized leader in the InfiniBand industry, Magro helped found the OpenFabrics Alliance and served as InfiniBand Trade Association Technical Working Group co-chair from 2007-2020. Magro has been a prominent voice in the HPC community for over two decades and regularly participates and presents in HPC conferences, advisory boards, and panels. He joined Intel in 2000 with the acquisition of Kuck & Associates Inc. (KAI). Prior to KAI, Magro spent 3 years as a post-doctoral fellow and staff member at the Cornell Theory Center at Cornell University. He holds a bachelor's degree in applied and engineering physics from Cornell University and a master's degree and Ph.D. in physics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Steve Hebert, VP and Global Head of Cloud HPC, Atos-Nimbix

Steve started in technical sales in semiconductors with Texas Instruments after earning his degree in Electrical Engineering from Santa Clara University. Today, he is a technology industry veteran of over 25 years with a strong track record of operational execution and sales growth at both startup and large companies. In 2010, Steve founded cloud supercomputing company, Nimbix, Inc. in Dallas which was acquired in July of 2021 by leading global technology firm, Atos SE based in Paris. Steve now serves as VP and Global Head of Cloud HPC for Atos-Nimbix.