Considerations for HPC and AI in the Cloud


The ability to pay-per-use for HPC resources in the cloud makes its strategic advantages affordable for almost any organization, including enterprise lines of business. And while some organizations may not be comfortable with every type of cloud computing, sharing HPC compute and storage resources over a network is hardly news to veteran IT shops. Large organizations have long shared HPC resources in various models — including infrastructure as a service (IaaS), platform as a service (PaaS) and software as a service (SaaS) — and continue to pioneer new ways to spread the HPC wealth while defraying the costs of running these advanced computing systems. As more and different types of users rush to leverage advanced computing resources, the hybrid cloud model continues to be ideally suited for HPC, AI and HPDA.


Binay Ackalloor, Director, HPC Cloud, Cloud & Enterprise Solutions Group, Intel Corporation

Binay Ackalloor leads the Cloud HPC team in Intel’s Cloud & Enterprise Solutions Group to drive adoption of Intel instances on HPC 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). He created the Intel Center of Excellence for AI as a cross-Intel forum which continues today. Binay has held several roles ranging from software and hardware engineering to business. 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.

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