Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort & Spa, Austin, TX, May 6-8, 2018

Program

Day 1
06 May 2018
Day 2
07 May 2018
Day 3
08 May 2018

Welcome

Tom Tabor
Philip McKay

Opening Advanced Scale Forum & State of the Union

Alex Woodie, Datanami Managing Editor, Tiffany Trader, Managing Editor, HPCWire and Doug Black, EnterpriseTech Managing Editor give a brief overview of the conference, its goals, and resources that attendees have for gaining additional insight into the complex and evolving world where enterprises increasingly leverage High Performance Computing (HPC) to solve modern scaling challenges of the big data era.
Alex Woodie
Tiffany Trader
Doug Black

Panel: Cloud Panel

Modorator Merle Gilles AWS | Microsoft | Nimbix | Accenture

General Session

Gulfstream Simulator
Larry Patterson

Welcome Reception & Dinner

A networking reception and dinner for all attendees designed to foster interaction and build relationships.

Network Breakfast

Sponsored by MemSQL

Morning Welcome

Philip McKay

Day 2 Kick Off

Alex Woodie
Tiffany Trader
Doug Black

General Session

Merging IT and HPC
Larry Patterson

Keynote: Industrial IoT Keynote

Continuing the Industrial Revolution – Connecting IIOT solutions to HPC as a Service to strengthen operational excellence Industry 4.0 methodology is being applied to multiple industries both inside and outside of manufacturing.  In this new operations model, advanced IIoT, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) solutions enable continuous, real-time monitoring of manufacturing processes to predict and proactively address impending variations and drift from specified production parameters. Adopting this new focus around updating concepts will require a shift to the use of ‘Edge-to-Core’ IIOT operations and solutions to gain access to real-time data and operational visibility throughout the manufacturing process.  These ‘self-aware’ components can report on their own condition, indicate how much useful life they have left, and predict when they’re likely to fail. When combined, the Edge IoT data is fed into the Core HPC enabled analytics platforms to provide product manufacturers from any industry an “Edge to Core’ data analytics capability to enable extreme tracking and correlation of thousands of real-time data points in the manufacturing process. As real-time sensor data arrives in the datacenter, High Performance Compute (HPC) farms enable AI and ML data science analytics methods to be applied against the collected data to enable immediate decision making and action.  The positive impact of “Edge-to-Core” IoT data chains achieve quality improvements impacting both the productivity of the system and the information provided to mission critical and time sensitive business challenges.
Quentin Jones
Dallas Powell

Keynote: Microsoft

HPC workloads traditionally run on a fixed-size in-house cluster. For users, this means waiting in queue and constraining their jobs to fit within the bounds of the cluster. But what could happen if the end user got the resources they needed at the scale required? Azure has the capabilities and ease-of-access to accelerate innovation by giving HPC and AI jobs the right resources on demand. This talk covers seven lessons from a decade of HPC in the cloud and how the scale, flexibility, and elasticity offered by Azure can transform how HPC is done.
Jason Stowe

Case Study Presentations

Group 1 Group 2 Group 3 Group 4 Group 5 10:20 AM – 10:45 AM HPE Dell Microsoft Quantum HFD 10:50 AM – 11:15 AM Striim WekaIO Penguin Talking Data Cray 11:15 AM – 11:25 AM Break 11:25 AM – 12:00 PM Dell Microsoft CB Technologies AMD Nimbix 12:00 PM – 12:25 PM Attunity Arcadia Data HPE MapR Quantum

Case Study Presentations

  Group 1 Group 2 Group 3 Group 4 Group 5 1:40 PM – 2:05 PM HFD Intel Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory SixNinesIT System Fabrics 2:10 PM – 2:35 PM Microsoft HPE Dell AWS WekalO

Editorial Discussion: Cray

3 Trends that will change your perspective of HPC Today’s ever-changing world of HPC requires that our technology and skill sets be powerful, fast and agile.  This session will look at three key trends that are influencing HPC today and how you can be prepared for a ride on the carousel. Trend 1:  Convergence of HPC and AI (or Supercomputing in the cloud) Trend 2:  Processor Flexibility Trend 3:  HPC-optimized Software
Joseph George

Reception & Dinner

Sponsored by PSSC Labs

Morning Welcome

Philip McKay

Day 3 Kick Off

Alex Woodie
Tiffany Trader
Doug Black

Keynote: Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies, Smart Contracts – Technologies You Can’t Ignore

Blockchain, cryptocurrencies, and smart contracts have emerged as unignorable technologies, with potentially far-reaching implications. But it is not clear exactly what they do, why you should use them, and for what applications. This session covers the essence of these technologies, focusing on what is real, what is a promise, impact on other key trends such as IoT, AI, and Quantum Computing, and why they might or might not deliver on their promises. It describes how they work for an executive audience, and provides a recipe for when to use them, along with some examples.
Ryan Quick
Shahin Khan

Al Fireside Chat

Data-driven insights. Immersive customer experiences. Unlimited digital transformation. We’ve all heard the news: AI is going to change the entire world. But how much is realistic for your organization, right now, and over the course of your planning horizon? What steps do you need to take today in order to participate in the revolution? In this Fireside Chat, Addison Snell, industry analyst with Intersect360 Research, talks with a panel of experts from HPE, NVIDIA, and Intel about right-sizing expectations for today, while still participating in the dream for the future, addressing practical considerations such as risk, budget, personnel, and support of existing workloads.  
Addison Snell

Case Study Presentations

Group 1 Group 2 Group 3 Group 4 Group 5 10:45AM – 11:10 AM Quantum e8storage AWS HPE Dell 11:15 AM – 11:40 AM CB Technologies Formulus Black Attunity Microsoft HPE 11:45 PM – 12:10 PM AWS Lenovo Dell Microsoft