Future.HPC

May 17- 18, 2022
Virtual Global Event has now concluded

Compute Intelligence for Breakthrough Results

Altair’s flagship high-performance computing event looks at outstanding HPC-driven end results customers have realized in the last year. HPC professionals from across the globe will share how they empower their organizations to turn CPUs and GPUs into groundbreaking medical research, faster planes and automobiles, smaller chips, smarter financial models, and so much more.

Featuring a mix of leadership presentations, panel discussions, breakout sessions, and networking opportunities, attendees can connect with and learn from fellow designers, engineers, IT specialists, and data scientists on the latest technology topics influencing every industry and the world around us.

Many of the presentations will have live audio translations including French, Spanish, German, Italian, Portuguese, Chinese and Japanese.  The event will be presented in two time zones – CEST (Europe & APAC) and EDT (AMER).

Attend and Win!

 

Feeling lucky? Register and join us for the live event and you could be the lucky recipient of an Altair swag box!

Attend Future.HPC’s leadership presentations, panel discussions, breakout sessions, and networking opportunities, and connect with fellow designers, engineers, IT specialists, and data scientists at Future.HPC for a chance to win.

Attendees in both time zones will be eligible.

Join Us and Be Inspired

Join experts from Argonne National Laboratory, 3M, Google, WIRED Editor-in-Chief Greg Williams, and many more, for leadership presentations, roundtables, breakout sessions, and networking opportunities. Whether you’re an HPC pro or an end-user who prefers to keep the complexity “under the hood,” Future.HPC is the place to connect virtually with designers, engineers, IT specialists, and data scientists accelerating innovation timelines in your industry.

 

2022 Featured Speakers

James R. Scapa
James R. Scapa Altair Founder, Chairman & CEO
Dr. William (Bill) Magro
Dr. William (Bill) Magro Google Chief Technologist, High-Performance Computing
Greg Williams
Greg Williams WIRED Magazine Editor-in-Chief
William (Bill) Allcock
William (Bill) Allcock Argonne National Laboratory Manager, ALCF Advanced Integration Group

Agenda

Day One Tuesday May 17, 2022
Rosemary Francis, Altair Future.Industry Speaker
10:00 AM (Paris); 1:30 PM (India); 4:00 PM (Shanghai/Kuala Lumpur)
11:00 AM (New York); 8:00 AM (San Francisco); 10:00 AM (Mexico City); 12:00 PM (Sao Paulo)

Welcome and Introduction

Dr. Rosemary Francis, Chief Scientist, Altair
Rick Watkins, Senior Director Cloud Computing, Altair

10:10 AM (Paris); 1:40 PM (India); 4:10 PM (Shanghai/Kuala Lumpur)
11:10 AM (New York); 8:10 AM (San Francisco); 10:10 AM (Mexico City); 12:10 PM (Sao Paulo)

Altair HPC: Scaling for the Future

James R. Scapa, Founder, Chairman, & CEO, Altair,
Joe Sorovetz, SVP Enterprise Solutions, Altair

The massive exploration of ideas through computational science and artificial intelligence is fueled by high-performance computing. In the cloud, on-premises, at the edge, and everywhere in between, explore the HPC technology maximizing HPC throughput and utilization for breakthrough results.

10:40 AM (Paris); 2:10 PM (India); 4:40 PM (Shanghai/Kuala Lumpur)
11:40 AM (New York); 8:40 AM (San Francisco); 10:40 AM (Mexico City); 12:40 PM (Sao Paulo)

Harnessing the Great Acceleration

Greg Williams, Editor-in-Chief, WIRED Magazine

The next big technology trends that will be driven by supercomputing.

11:05 AM (Paris); 2:35 PM (India); 5:05 PM (Shanghai/Kuala Lumpur)
12:05 PM (New York); 9:05 AM (San Francisco); 11:05 AM (Mexico City); 1:05 PM (Sao Paulo)

3M: Accelerating Cloud Adoption for HPC Workloads with Altair PBS Professional and Altair Control

Gabe Turner, HPC Solutions Architect, 3M

With approximately 60,000 products spanning four business groups, 3M is constantly improving products to fit the needs of its customers. Modeling and simulation touch many stages of the product development process at 3M and high-performance computing is critical to accommodating such computationally intensive workloads. 3M has been using Altair PBS Professional for many years to great success, and in 2018 became an early adopter of Altair Control and its cloud bursting capabilities for HPC. 3M has since significantly increased its ... Read More

11:30 AM (Paris); 3:00 PM (India); 5:30 PM (Shanghai/Kuala Lumpur)
12:30 PM (New York); 9:30 AM (San Francisco); 11:30 AM (Mexico City); 1:30 PM (Sao Paulo)

Three Trends Shaping the Future of HPC

Dr. William (Bill) Magro, Chief Technologist, High-Performance Computing, Google

Three major trends have emerged over the last decade and continue to dominate the conversation in HPC: the race to Exascale, the rise of AI, and the emergence of Cloud. We will discuss how these trends are individually and collectively shaping the future of HPC, from the technologies we use to how we use them, along with how they are giving rise to new opportunities and challenges for providers and users of HPC.

11:55 AM (Paris); 3:25 PM (India); 5:55 PM (Shanghai/Kuala Lumpur)
12:55 PM (New York); 9:55 AM (San Francisco); 11:55 AM (Mexico City); 1:55 PM (Sao Paulo)

Building the Future of HPC Workload Management at ANL

William Allcock, ALCF Advanced Integration Group, Argonne National Laboratory

As Argonne National Laboratory prepares to support researchers tackling critical problems on its Polaris supercomputer and eventually its Exascale system, Aurora, William (Bill) Allcock, Manager, ALCF Advanced Integration Group, outlines the critical role of workload management in advancing what’s possible with HPC. He will share how his team’s initial exploration of open-source workload management technology led to their adoption of Altair’s commercial solution, PBS Professional, in 2021, and to a partnership between HPC experts at ANL and Altair that will ... Read More

12:20 PM (Paris); 3:50 PM (India); 6:20 PM (Shanghai/Kuala Lumpur)
1:20 PM (New York); 10:20 AM (San Francisco); 12:20 PM (Mexico City); 2:20 PM (Sao Paulo)

HPC at Punch Torino: A Partnership Story with Altair

Mauro Bighi, CIO PUNCH Group

Punch Torino is on a mission to revolutionize propulsion and control systems engineering, and getting there first requires innovative high-performance and cloud computing solutions. Hear how Mauro Bighi of Punch Torino and Altair’s HPC and cloud strategists set up their engineers to boost productivity with intuitive HPC access portals, flexibility and scalability to test new ideas faster, all while maintaining a secure, robust IT infrastructure for the long-haul.

12:45 PM (Paris); 4:15 PM (India); 6:45 PM (Shanghai/Kuala Lumpur)
1:45 PM (New York); 10:45 AM (San Francisco); 12:45 PM (Mexico City); 2:45 PM (Sao Paulo)

Panel Discussion on High-performance Computing: Decades of Technological Advancement Give Drastically New Meaning to “HPC”

Dr. Bill Nitzberg, Chief Engineer - HPC, Altair
Fritz Ferstl, SVP Software Development, Altair
Stuart Taylor, Director Software Development, Altair

At this moment, Altair has the largest brain trust of HPC expertise in the world. Join the experts who have shepherded technology as original as PBS, Sun Grid Engine and Runtime Design Automation into today’s high stakes commercial HPC space. They’ll discuss the decades of advancement, development and acquisition that went into assembling the most comprehensive HPC optimization portfolio on the market, preparing us for an all new definition of “high performance computing.”

Day Two Wednesday May 18, 2022
Main Session
Rosemary Francis, Altair Future.Industry Speaker
10:00 AM (Paris); 1:30 PM (India); 4:00 PM (Shanghai/Kuala Lumpur)
11:00 AM (New York); 8:00 AM (San Francisco); 10:00 AM (Mexico City); 12:00 PM (Sao Paulo)

Welcome and Introduction

Dr. Rosemary Francis, Chief Scientist, Altair

10:10 AM (Paris); 1:40 PM (India); 4:10 PM (Shanghai/Kuala Lumpur)
11:10 AM (New York); 8:10 AM (San Francisco); 10:10 AM (Mexico City); 12:10 PM (Sao Paulo)

A Cloud for Every Workload: Which Model is Right for You?

Rick Watkins, Senior Director Cloud Computing, Altair

As the leading provider of workload management and compute optimization technology for three decades, Altair has helped enterprise computing customers at the cutting edge of HPC move critical workloads to the cloud. Now, we’re helping thousands of simulation software end users enticed by the promise of increasing exploration potential with “infinite” scalability do the same. Whether you’re an HPC expert looking for tools to tune and optimize or an end user looking to boost productivity without IT complexity, join cloud ... Read More

10:40 AM (Paris); 2:10 PM (India); 4:40 PM (Shanghai/Kuala Lumpur)
11:40 AM (New York); 8:40 AM (San Francisco); 10:40 AM (Mexico City); 12:40 PM (Sao Paulo)

Parallel Track - Cloud for End Users: Turbocharge Engineering Productivity, No IT Expertise Required

Raghvendra Srivastava, Director, Product Management, Altair

HPC and cloud accessibility make it possible to scale exploration exponentially, but the key to breakthrough results is ensuring time spent interfacing with IT doesn’t scale accordingly. In this breakout session just for simulation application end users, attendees will see how the most competitive teams access their software, their data, and powerful HPC resources to turbocharge productivity from anywhere in the world. From launching software on any device and accelerating jobs with on-demand solving power to seamlessly visualizing, sharing, and ... Read More

10:40 AM (Paris); 2:10 PM (India); 4:40 PM (Shanghai/Kuala Lumpur)
11:40 AM (New York); 8:40 AM (San Francisco); 10:40 AM (Mexico City); 12:40 PM (Sao Paulo)

Parallel Track - Cloud for HPC Pros: Expand HPC Infrastructure On-demand with Cost-effective, Multi-cloud Scaling

Ian Littlewood, Product Manager Enterprise Computing, Altair

Beyond empowering your team with flexible compute resources to scale productivity, cloud bursting technology provides tunning and automation opportunities that make real impact on the metrics that matter most to your organization. Join this breakout session for HPC stakeholders to see how to manage, optimize and forecast compute resources, bursting to and between your on-prem resources and Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, Google Cloud Platform, Microsoft Azure, and Amazon Web Services (AWS). “It just works” may be the magic words for end ... Read More

Roundtable Discussions
11:10 AM (Paris); 2:40 PM (India); 5:10 PM (Shanghai/Kuala Lumpur)
12:10 PM (New York); 9:10 AM (San Francisco); 11:10 AM (Mexico City); 1:10 PM (Sao Paulo)

Accelerating Breakthrough Timelines in Life Sciences

William Bryce, SVP HPC Solutions, Altair
Paul O'Malley, Engineer, High-Performance Computing, Bristol-Myers Squibb
Gary Fox, Associate Director Engineering, Development and Integration, Merck​
Dr. Peter Clapham, Informatics Support (HPC) Group Leader, Wellcome Sanger Institute

The importance of accelerating research timelines in life sciences has been front and center amid COVID-19 pandemic, and it’s made possible by high-performance computing. In this roundtable, HPC experts will discuss how they provide scientists with cost-effective compute at the scale required to support life sciences workloads, minimizing disruption to end users while managing some of the world’s most critical datasets in the cloud.

Topics will include:

  • HPC for accelerating pharmaceutical, medical device and healthcare consumer goods workloads
  • Kubernetes ... Read More
11:45 AM (Paris); 3:15 PM (India); 5:45 PM (Shanghai/Kuala Lumpur)
12:45 PM (New York); 9:45 AM (San Francisco); 11:45 AM (Mexico City); 1:45 PM (Sao Paulo)

HPC in Weather and Climate

David Block, VP of Software Development, Altair
Bill Anderson, HPC Systems Group Manager, National Center for Atmospheric Research
Dr. IIene Carpenter, Earth Sciences Segment Manager, Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Weather and climate centers worldwide rely on the power of high-performance computing (HPC) to track, analyze, simulate and predict the behavior of weather systems, climate patterns and other atmospheric phenomena. In this roundtable, experts from leading weather and climate centers across the globe will detail how they harness HPC to fuel this critically important research. Topics will include:

  • Challenges around the large amount of data that models use/generate
  • Hybrid systems (CPUs and GPUs): the benefits and challenges
  • The future ... Read More
12:20 PM (Paris); 3:50 PM (India); 6:20 PM (Shanghai/Kuala Lumpur)
1:20 PM (New York); 10:20 AM (San Francisco); 12:20 PM (Mexico City); 2:20 PM (Sao Paulo)

Measuring Success in Semiconductor Design Optimization, What Metrics Matter?

Peter Dobszai, VP Enterprise Computing Sales, EMEA, Altair
Dr. Rosemary Francis, Chief Scientist, Altair
Stuart Taylor, Director Software Development, Altair​
Ketan Kulkarni, Team Leader HTC Support and Services, Altair

There are few fields in the world as competitive as semiconductor design exploration and verification. Teams might run tens of millions of compute jobs in a single day on their quest to bring new chips to market first, requiring vast quantities of compute and increasingly, cloud and emulator resources, as well as expensive EDA licenses, and the all-important resource, time. In this roundtable, experts will discuss the license-, job-, compute- and host-based metrics that the world’s leading semiconductor companies measure ... Read More

Partner Sessions
12:55 PM (Paris); 4:25 PM (India); 6:55 PM (Shanghai/Kuala Lumpur)
1:55 PM (New York); 10:55 AM (San Francisco); 12:55 PM (Mexico City); 2:55 PM (Sao Paulo)

Powering New Possibilities in the Cloud

Binay Ackalloor, Director, HPC/AI Cloud, Intel

Together with cloud providers and our other HPC partners, Intel is driving the performance and flexibility that are critical to running advanced HPC workloads in the cloud. We collaborate across our HPC ecosystem to help cloud providers offer accelerated, secure, and agile environments using our latest technologies, such as Intel® Xeon® processors.

As cloud customers continue exploring new possibilities and applications for HPC, Intel is dedicated to facilitating their success. Intel works with HPC partners from various industries to enable ... Read More

12:55 PM (Paris); 4:25 PM (India); 6:55 PM (Shanghai/Kuala Lumpur)
1:55 PM (New York); 10:55 AM (San Francisco); 12:55 PM (Mexico City); 2:55 PM (Sao Paulo)

High Performance Computing on Google Cloud

Wyatt Gorman, HPC Solutions Manager, Google

1:45 PM (Paris); 5:15 PM (India); 7:45 PM (Shanghai/Kuala Lumpur)
2:45 PM (New York); 11:45 AM (San Francisco); 1:45 PM (Mexico City); 3:45 PM (Sao Paulo)

Shortening Time to Solution with AcuSolve on Azure’s New HBv3 Offering

Jon Shelley, AI/HPC Benchmarking Manger, Principal PM Manager, Azure Compute
Michael Barton, Manager, AcuSolve Program Management, Altair

With faster computers comes new complexities that, if understood, can be mastered to yield significant application performance and cost improvements. In this breakout session, we will investigate how the Azure HBv3 offering, with increased memory bandwidth and L3 cache, can drastically reduce time to solution for AcuSolve at scale. We will cover some benchmarks and show how they perform on Azure at various scale points. This data will enable AcuSolve users to reduce time to solution so they ... Read More

1:45 PM (Paris); 5:15 PM (India); 7:45 PM (Shanghai/Kuala Lumpur)
2:45 PM (New York); 11:45 AM (San Francisco); 1:45 PM (Mexico City); 3:45 PM (Sao Paulo)

Innovation is a Partnership

Kumaran Siva, Corporate Vice President, Business Development, Server Software & Systems, AMD

Keeping pace with the growth of tools and technologies for the digital world is daunting yet crucial to success of the innovator. The future of high-performance computing, though, is trending to be more heterogenous, federated, and complex. AMD makes great silicon products and partners with great software makers like Altair, but more is needed to help users navigate the expanding space of solutions. Hear Kumaran Siva, Corporate Vice President, Business Development, Server Software & Systems, AMD, at AMD, ... Read More

Day One Tuesday May 17, 2022
Day Two Wednesday May 18, 2022
Main Session
Roundtable Discussions
Partner Sessions
Rosemary Francis, Altair Future.Industry Speaker
10:00 AM (Paris); 1:30 PM (India); 4:00 PM (Shanghai/Kuala Lumpur)
11:00 AM (New York); 8:00 AM (San Francisco); 10:00 AM (Mexico City); 12:00 PM (Sao Paulo)

Welcome and Introduction

Dr. Rosemary Francis, Chief Scientist, Altair
Rick Watkins, Senior Director Cloud Computing, Altair

10:10 AM (Paris); 1:40 PM (India); 4:10 PM (Shanghai/Kuala Lumpur)
11:10 AM (New York); 8:10 AM (San Francisco); 10:10 AM (Mexico City); 12:10 PM (Sao Paulo)

Altair HPC: Scaling for the Future

James R. Scapa, Founder, Chairman, & CEO, Altair,
Joe Sorovetz, SVP Enterprise Solutions, Altair

The massive exploration of ideas through computational science and artificial intelligence is fueled by high-performance computing. In the cloud, on-premises, at the edge, and everywhere in between, explore the HPC technology maximizing HPC throughput and utilization for breakthrough results.

10:40 AM (Paris); 2:10 PM (India); 4:40 PM (Shanghai/Kuala Lumpur)
11:40 AM (New York); 8:40 AM (San Francisco); 10:40 AM (Mexico City); 12:40 PM (Sao Paulo)

Harnessing the Great Acceleration

Greg Williams, Editor-in-Chief, WIRED Magazine

The next big technology trends that will be driven by supercomputing.

11:05 AM (Paris); 2:35 PM (India); 5:05 PM (Shanghai/Kuala Lumpur)
12:05 PM (New York); 9:05 AM (San Francisco); 11:05 AM (Mexico City); 1:05 PM (Sao Paulo)

3M: Accelerating Cloud Adoption for HPC Workloads with Altair PBS Professional and Altair Control

Gabe Turner, HPC Solutions Architect, 3M

With approximately 60,000 products spanning four business groups, 3M is constantly improving products to fit the needs of its customers. Modeling and simulation touch many stages of the product development process at 3M and high-performance computing is critical to accommodating such computationally intensive workloads. 3M has been using Altair PBS Professional for many years to great success, and in 2018 became an early adopter of Altair Control and its cloud bursting capabilities for HPC. 3M has since significantly increased its ... Read More

11:30 AM (Paris); 3:00 PM (India); 5:30 PM (Shanghai/Kuala Lumpur)
12:30 PM (New York); 9:30 AM (San Francisco); 11:30 AM (Mexico City); 1:30 PM (Sao Paulo)

Three Trends Shaping the Future of HPC

Dr. William (Bill) Magro, Chief Technologist, High-Performance Computing, Google

Three major trends have emerged over the last decade and continue to dominate the conversation in HPC: the race to Exascale, the rise of AI, and the emergence of Cloud. We will discuss how these trends are individually and collectively shaping the future of HPC, from the technologies we use to how we use them, along with how they are giving rise to new opportunities and challenges for providers and users of HPC.

11:55 AM (Paris); 3:25 PM (India); 5:55 PM (Shanghai/Kuala Lumpur)
12:55 PM (New York); 9:55 AM (San Francisco); 11:55 AM (Mexico City); 1:55 PM (Sao Paulo)

Building the Future of HPC Workload Management at ANL

William Allcock, ALCF Advanced Integration Group, Argonne National Laboratory

As Argonne National Laboratory prepares to support researchers tackling critical problems on its Polaris supercomputer and eventually its Exascale system, Aurora, William (Bill) Allcock, Manager, ALCF Advanced Integration Group, outlines the critical role of workload management in advancing what’s possible with HPC. He will share how his team’s initial exploration of open-source workload management technology led to their adoption of Altair’s commercial solution, PBS Professional, in 2021, and to a partnership between HPC experts at ANL and Altair that will ... Read More

12:20 PM (Paris); 3:50 PM (India); 6:20 PM (Shanghai/Kuala Lumpur)
1:20 PM (New York); 10:20 AM (San Francisco); 12:20 PM (Mexico City); 2:20 PM (Sao Paulo)

HPC at Punch Torino: A Partnership Story with Altair

Mauro Bighi, CIO PUNCH Group

Punch Torino is on a mission to revolutionize propulsion and control systems engineering, and getting there first requires innovative high-performance and cloud computing solutions. Hear how Mauro Bighi of Punch Torino and Altair’s HPC and cloud strategists set up their engineers to boost productivity with intuitive HPC access portals, flexibility and scalability to test new ideas faster, all while maintaining a secure, robust IT infrastructure for the long-haul.

12:45 PM (Paris); 4:15 PM (India); 6:45 PM (Shanghai/Kuala Lumpur)
1:45 PM (New York); 10:45 AM (San Francisco); 12:45 PM (Mexico City); 2:45 PM (Sao Paulo)

Panel Discussion on High-performance Computing: Decades of Technological Advancement Give Drastically New Meaning to “HPC”

Dr. Bill Nitzberg, Chief Engineer - HPC, Altair
Fritz Ferstl, SVP Software Development, Altair
Stuart Taylor, Director Software Development, Altair

At this moment, Altair has the largest brain trust of HPC expertise in the world. Join the experts who have shepherded technology as original as PBS, Sun Grid Engine and Runtime Design Automation into today’s high stakes commercial HPC space. They’ll discuss the decades of advancement, development and acquisition that went into assembling the most comprehensive HPC optimization portfolio on the market, preparing us for an all new definition of “high performance computing.”

Rosemary Francis, Altair Future.Industry Speaker
10:00 AM (Paris); 1:30 PM (India); 4:00 PM (Shanghai/Kuala Lumpur)
11:00 AM (New York); 8:00 AM (San Francisco); 10:00 AM (Mexico City); 12:00 PM (Sao Paulo)

Welcome and Introduction

Dr. Rosemary Francis, Chief Scientist, Altair

10:10 AM (Paris); 1:40 PM (India); 4:10 PM (Shanghai/Kuala Lumpur)
11:10 AM (New York); 8:10 AM (San Francisco); 10:10 AM (Mexico City); 12:10 PM (Sao Paulo)

A Cloud for Every Workload: Which Model is Right for You?

Rick Watkins, Senior Director Cloud Computing, Altair

As the leading provider of workload management and compute optimization technology for three decades, Altair has helped enterprise computing customers at the cutting edge of HPC move critical workloads to the cloud. Now, we’re helping thousands of simulation software end users enticed by the promise of increasing exploration potential with “infinite” scalability do the same. Whether you’re an HPC expert looking for tools to tune and optimize or an end user looking to boost productivity without IT complexity, join cloud ... Read More

10:40 AM (Paris); 2:10 PM (India); 4:40 PM (Shanghai/Kuala Lumpur)
11:40 AM (New York); 8:40 AM (San Francisco); 10:40 AM (Mexico City); 12:40 PM (Sao Paulo)

Parallel Track - Cloud for End Users: Turbocharge Engineering Productivity, No IT Expertise Required

Raghvendra Srivastava, Director, Product Management, Altair

HPC and cloud accessibility make it possible to scale exploration exponentially, but the key to breakthrough results is ensuring time spent interfacing with IT doesn’t scale accordingly. In this breakout session just for simulation application end users, attendees will see how the most competitive teams access their software, their data, and powerful HPC resources to turbocharge productivity from anywhere in the world. From launching software on any device and accelerating jobs with on-demand solving power to seamlessly visualizing, sharing, and ... Read More

10:40 AM (Paris); 2:10 PM (India); 4:40 PM (Shanghai/Kuala Lumpur)
11:40 AM (New York); 8:40 AM (San Francisco); 10:40 AM (Mexico City); 12:40 PM (Sao Paulo)

Parallel Track - Cloud for HPC Pros: Expand HPC Infrastructure On-demand with Cost-effective, Multi-cloud Scaling

Ian Littlewood, Product Manager Enterprise Computing, Altair

Beyond empowering your team with flexible compute resources to scale productivity, cloud bursting technology provides tunning and automation opportunities that make real impact on the metrics that matter most to your organization. Join this breakout session for HPC stakeholders to see how to manage, optimize and forecast compute resources, bursting to and between your on-prem resources and Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, Google Cloud Platform, Microsoft Azure, and Amazon Web Services (AWS). “It just works” may be the magic words for end ... Read More

11:10 AM (Paris); 2:40 PM (India); 5:10 PM (Shanghai/Kuala Lumpur)
12:10 PM (New York); 9:10 AM (San Francisco); 11:10 AM (Mexico City); 1:10 PM (Sao Paulo)

Accelerating Breakthrough Timelines in Life Sciences

William Bryce, SVP HPC Solutions, Altair
Paul O'Malley, Engineer, High-Performance Computing, Bristol-Myers Squibb
Gary Fox, Associate Director Engineering, Development and Integration, Merck​
Dr. Peter Clapham, Informatics Support (HPC) Group Leader, Wellcome Sanger Institute

The importance of accelerating research timelines in life sciences has been front and center amid COVID-19 pandemic, and it’s made possible by high-performance computing. In this roundtable, HPC experts will discuss how they provide scientists with cost-effective compute at the scale required to support life sciences workloads, minimizing disruption to end users while managing some of the world’s most critical datasets in the cloud.

Topics will include:

  • HPC for accelerating pharmaceutical, medical device and healthcare consumer goods workloads
  • Kubernetes ... Read More
11:45 AM (Paris); 3:15 PM (India); 5:45 PM (Shanghai/Kuala Lumpur)
12:45 PM (New York); 9:45 AM (San Francisco); 11:45 AM (Mexico City); 1:45 PM (Sao Paulo)

HPC in Weather and Climate

David Block, VP of Software Development, Altair
Bill Anderson, HPC Systems Group Manager, National Center for Atmospheric Research
Dr. IIene Carpenter, Earth Sciences Segment Manager, Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Weather and climate centers worldwide rely on the power of high-performance computing (HPC) to track, analyze, simulate and predict the behavior of weather systems, climate patterns and other atmospheric phenomena. In this roundtable, experts from leading weather and climate centers across the globe will detail how they harness HPC to fuel this critically important research. Topics will include:

  • Challenges around the large amount of data that models use/generate
  • Hybrid systems (CPUs and GPUs): the benefits and challenges
  • The future ... Read More
12:20 PM (Paris); 3:50 PM (India); 6:20 PM (Shanghai/Kuala Lumpur)
1:20 PM (New York); 10:20 AM (San Francisco); 12:20 PM (Mexico City); 2:20 PM (Sao Paulo)

Measuring Success in Semiconductor Design Optimization, What Metrics Matter?

Peter Dobszai, VP Enterprise Computing Sales, EMEA, Altair
Dr. Rosemary Francis, Chief Scientist, Altair
Stuart Taylor, Director Software Development, Altair​
Ketan Kulkarni, Team Leader HTC Support and Services, Altair

There are few fields in the world as competitive as semiconductor design exploration and verification. Teams might run tens of millions of compute jobs in a single day on their quest to bring new chips to market first, requiring vast quantities of compute and increasingly, cloud and emulator resources, as well as expensive EDA licenses, and the all-important resource, time. In this roundtable, experts will discuss the license-, job-, compute- and host-based metrics that the world’s leading semiconductor companies measure ... Read More

12:55 PM (Paris); 4:25 PM (India); 6:55 PM (Shanghai/Kuala Lumpur)
1:55 PM (New York); 10:55 AM (San Francisco); 12:55 PM (Mexico City); 2:55 PM (Sao Paulo)

Powering New Possibilities in the Cloud

Binay Ackalloor, Director, HPC/AI Cloud, Intel

Together with cloud providers and our other HPC partners, Intel is driving the performance and flexibility that are critical to running advanced HPC workloads in the cloud. We collaborate across our HPC ecosystem to help cloud providers offer accelerated, secure, and agile environments using our latest technologies, such as Intel® Xeon® processors.

As cloud customers continue exploring new possibilities and applications for HPC, Intel is dedicated to facilitating their success. Intel works with HPC partners from various industries to enable ... Read More

12:55 PM (Paris); 4:25 PM (India); 6:55 PM (Shanghai/Kuala Lumpur)
1:55 PM (New York); 10:55 AM (San Francisco); 12:55 PM (Mexico City); 2:55 PM (Sao Paulo)

High Performance Computing on Google Cloud

Wyatt Gorman, HPC Solutions Manager, Google

1:45 PM (Paris); 5:15 PM (India); 7:45 PM (Shanghai/Kuala Lumpur)
2:45 PM (New York); 11:45 AM (San Francisco); 1:45 PM (Mexico City); 3:45 PM (Sao Paulo)

Shortening Time to Solution with AcuSolve on Azure’s New HBv3 Offering

Jon Shelley, AI/HPC Benchmarking Manger, Principal PM Manager, Azure Compute
Michael Barton, Manager, AcuSolve Program Management, Altair

With faster computers comes new complexities that, if understood, can be mastered to yield significant application performance and cost improvements. In this breakout session, we will investigate how the Azure HBv3 offering, with increased memory bandwidth and L3 cache, can drastically reduce time to solution for AcuSolve at scale. We will cover some benchmarks and show how they perform on Azure at various scale points. This data will enable AcuSolve users to reduce time to solution so they ... Read More

1:45 PM (Paris); 5:15 PM (India); 7:45 PM (Shanghai/Kuala Lumpur)
2:45 PM (New York); 11:45 AM (San Francisco); 1:45 PM (Mexico City); 3:45 PM (Sao Paulo)

Innovation is a Partnership

Kumaran Siva, Corporate Vice President, Business Development, Server Software & Systems, AMD

Keeping pace with the growth of tools and technologies for the digital world is daunting yet crucial to success of the innovator. The future of high-performance computing, though, is trending to be more heterogenous, federated, and complex. AMD makes great silicon products and partners with great software makers like Altair, but more is needed to help users navigate the expanding space of solutions. Hear Kumaran Siva, Corporate Vice President, Business Development, Server Software & Systems, AMD, at AMD, ... Read More

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