Dell Town Hall Meeting, September 4

posted on September 3, 2013

As part of the ongoing selection process for the next HPC system at MSI, MSI has invited top high performance computing vendors to present their high performance computing portfolios and roadmaps to users in a open discussion setting. 

Dell Computing will be at MSI on Wednesday, September 4, from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. to provide presentations and have interactive discussions with users.

The meeting will take place in room 402 Walter Library. The agenda is provided below:

10 – 10:10 a.m.: Welcome and introductions

10:10 – 10:30 a.m.: Opportunity for users/staff to talk about what they want from program

10:30 – 10:40 a.m.: Dell in HPC today (why Dell for HPC)

10:40 a.m. – 12:50 p.m.: Dell’s HPC Solutions

• Our Commitment, Our Progress and Our Plans
- Michael Dell’s commitment
- Progress (Industry Analysts) and Examples (hints about our plans)

• The Dell Scalable Unit (DSU) Concept
-  Complete Solutions: 256-Node Example
-  Integrated and Supported Subsystems Within the DSU
-  DSU for Genomics (codenamed SANGER, launched 04-June-2013!)

• Technology Updates and Futures
- Intel processor futures (Xeon Sandy Bridge -> Ivy Bridge  -> )
- Accelerators: GPUs and Intel Xeon Phi Coprocessors
- Interconnects

• Near-Term Advancements (0-2 Years)
-  Dell Processor Accelerator Technology (Dell PAT); Green-MPI

• Longer Term (2015-2018)
- (at least) 5 things coming

• If Time: Need Your Help
-  3 future design options/considerations

•  Summary

12:50 – 1:00 p.m.: Closing and next steps

We look forward to seeing all interested MSI users at this Town Hall meeting. Please save the dates for these future meetings (agendas will be posted before the events):

September 17, HP, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m., room 402 Walter Library
September 20, IBM, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., room 402 Walter Library