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Monday, March 19
 

07:30

Breakfast - Next to Main Hall
Breakfast available in Rooms 115-117 adjacent to main hall ground floor

Monday March 19, 2018 07:30 - 09:00
119/120 Main Hall

09:00

Introduction and Welcome
Introduction and Welcome from OpenPOWER Foundation Chair and Executive Director

Speakers
avatar for Hugh Blemings

Hugh Blemings

Executive Director, OpenPOWER Foundation
avatar for Robbie Williamson

Robbie Williamson

VP, Field CTO, Canonical


Monday March 19, 2018 09:00 - 09:10
119/120 Main Hall

09:10

Keynote: IBM & NVIDIA
Keynote from senior executives from IBM and Nvidia

Speakers
JC

Jerry Chen

Industrial AI Business & Ecosystem Development, NVIDIA
BM

Brad McCredie

IBM Fellow, Vice President of IBM Power Systems, IBM


Monday March 19, 2018 09:10 - 09:30
119/120 Main Hall

09:30

Keynote: Google
Speakers

Monday March 19, 2018 09:30 - 09:45
119/120 Main Hall

09:45

Keynote: OpenPOWER Foundation Technical Steering Committee
Speakers
JB

Jeff Brown

Technical Steering Committee Chair, OpenPOWER Foundation, IBM
avatar for Jeffrey Scheel

Jeffrey Scheel

Chair, Technical Steering Committee, IBM


Monday March 19, 2018 09:45 - 10:00
119/120 Main Hall

10:00

REVEAL Event
REVEAL Event - unveiling of the latest OpenPOWER Foundation Members hardware and software solutions

Monday March 19, 2018 10:00 - 10:10
119/120 Main Hall

10:10

Keynote: Oregon State University
Speakers
avatar for Christopher M Sullivan

Christopher M Sullivan

Assistant Director for Biocomputing, Oregon State University
Christopher Sullivan has been working in the field of computational science for 19 years and currently has over 30 co-authored scientific publications. His work has focused on Biocomputing and life sciences that change the way we look at and interact with the environment. Over the... Read More →


Monday March 19, 2018 10:10 - 10:25
119/120 Main Hall

10:25

Member Panel - Hardware - Atos, Hitachi, Inspur, Rackspace and Wistron
Member Panel - Hardware, Atos, Hitachi, Inspur, Rackspace and Wistron.  Moderated by Scot Schultz, Mellanox

Speakers
avatar for Adi Gangidi

Adi Gangidi

Senior Systems Design Engineer, Rackspace
Adi Gangidi is a Senior Systems Design Engineer at Rackspace, leading the Barreleye G2 program, an OpenPOWER / Open Compute initiative. He helps Rackspace build and scale, the high-performance, cost-effective, Barreleye / Zaius Servers , featuring IBM POWER 8/9 processors. He is excited... Read More →
avatar for Kang Pao

Kang Pao

Deputy General Manager, Wistron
Kang is Deputy General Manager at Wistron Corporation, he is in charge IBM business and OpenPOWER accounts in Wistron Enterprise BG. Wistron has more than 15 years PowerPC developing and manufacturing experience, and is capable of providing customization services to exceed customer's... Read More →
TS

Tadayuki Sakakibara

General Manager, Enterprise Products, Hitachi
SS

Scot Schultz

Sr. Director, HPC/AI and Technical Computing, Mellanox Technologies
Scot Shultz is Senior Director at Mellanox and specializes in High Performance Computer Systems with a focus on Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. His responsibilities include understanding computational, operational and high-speed interconnect requirements of High Performance... Read More →
avatar for Rene Verkerk

Rene Verkerk

Business Unit Director, Atos


Monday March 19, 2018 10:25 - 10:45
119/120 Main Hall

10:45

Member Panel - Software - Brytlyt, Elinar, H20, Kinetica and MapD
Member Panel - Brytlyt, Elinar, H20, Kinetica and MapD.  Moderated by Robbie Williamson, Canonical/OpenPOWER Foundation

Speakers
avatar for Ashish Bambroo

Ashish Bambroo

VP of Business Development, MapD
Ashish is responsible for all global partnerships, channels and resellers at MapD. Prior, Ashish was Sr. Director at MuleSoft where he led embedded and OEM partnerships with MuleSoft's largest partners. Ashish was at Intuit where he held senior management positions, most recently... Read More →
avatar for Woody Christy

Woody Christy

Head of Partner Engineering, Kinetica
Woody Christy has been lucky enough to be working in distributed systems his entire career. He led system designs and deployments for Video On Demand systems that scaled out to millions of end users. He then moved on to developing real time analytic systems, simulation software and... Read More →
RH

Richard Heyns

Founder and CEO, BrytLyt
avatar for Vinod Iyengar

Vinod Iyengar

Director of Marketing & Alliances, H2O.ai
Vinod leads all partnerships and alliances at H2O.ai. A data scientist by trade, Vinod has been helping take H2O's open source machine learning platforms to the market. He has led their product marketing efforts for close to 3 years now. Founded in 2011, H2O.ai is transforming industries... Read More →
avatar for Ari Juntunen

Ari Juntunen

CTO, Elinar
AI Architect, Records Management Wizard, Taekwondo Master
avatar for Robbie Williamson

Robbie Williamson

VP, Field CTO, Canonical


Monday March 19, 2018 10:45 - 11:05
119/120 Main Hall

11:05

Keynote: Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Keynote: Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Speakers
avatar for Jack Wells

Jack Wells

Director of Science, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
People should talk to be about user program access to the Summit supercomputer at ORNL.


Monday March 19, 2018 11:05 - 11:25
119/120 Main Hall

11:25

End User Panel featuring Allegiant Air, Limelight, Nimbix and Uber
End User Panel featuring Allegiant Air, Limelight, Nimbix and Uber, moderated by Ken King

Speakers
KB

Kevin Bowling

Sr Engineering Manager, Limelight Networks
KK

Ken King

General Manager, OpenPOWER, IBM
BO

Bryan O'Neil

Director, Data Architecture, Allegiant Air
LR

Leo Reiter

CTO and VP of Software Engineering, Nimbix
avatar for Alex Sergeev

Alex Sergeev

Sr Software Engineer II, Uber Technologies, Inc.
Deep Learning Infrastructure @Uber. Author of http://horovod.ai


Monday March 19, 2018 11:25 - 11:55
119/120 Main Hall

12:00

Tradeshow and Lunch
A trade show with over 25 booths showcasing OpenPOWER Member solutions and a delicious lunch

Monday March 19, 2018 12:00 - 13:00
300 3rd Floor Function Area

13:00

OpenCAPI Technology
OpenCAPI Technology

Monday March 19, 2018 13:00 - 13:30
306 Breakout Sessions MGM Grand

13:00

High-Performance MPI and Deep Learning on OpenPOWER Platform
High-Performance MPI and Deep Learning on OpenPOWER Platform

Speakers
DK

Dhabaleswar K (DK) Panda

Ohio State University (OSU)
HS

Hari Subramoni

Ohio State University (OSU)


Monday March 19, 2018 13:00 - 13:30
311 Breakout Sessions MGM Grand

13:00

Revolutionary Performance and Scalability for HPC and AI with Mellanox “Smart” Interconnect
Revolutionary Performance and Scalability for HPC and AI with Mellanox “Smart” Interconnect

Speakers
SS

Scot Schultz

Sr. Director, HPC/AI and Technical Computing, Mellanox Technologies
Scot Shultz is Senior Director at Mellanox and specializes in High Performance Computer Systems with a focus on Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. His responsibilities include understanding computational, operational and high-speed interconnect requirements of High Performance... Read More →


Monday March 19, 2018 13:00 - 13:30
307 Breakout Sessions MGM Grand

13:00

The Sierra Supercomputer, a POWER collaboration success story.
Increased collaboration is a cornerstone of successful high performance computing deployments.  It is of great benefit to both those procuring HPC systems as well as vendors of HPC systems to collaborate as widely as possible in developing system requirements, procuring systems, and eventually deploying systems.  I will explore the layered collaborations that have made the CORAL Sierra computer at LLNL (as well as the Summit computer at ORNL) possible.

Speakers

Monday March 19, 2018 13:00 - 13:30
310 Breakout Sessions MGM Grand

13:00

OpenPOWER porting platform for FOSS using OpenStack at OSUOSL
OpenPOWER porting platform for FOSS using OpenStack at OSUOSL

Speakers
avatar for Lance Albertson

Lance Albertson

Director, OSU Open Source Lab
Lance Albertson is the Director for the Oregon State University Open Source Lab (OSUOSL) and has been involved with the Gentoo Linux project as a developer and package maintainer since 2003. The OSUOSL provides hosting for more than 160 projects, including those of worldwide leaders... Read More →



Monday March 19, 2018 13:00 - 13:30
309 Breakout Sessions MGM Grand

13:00

Accelerators & Development Update: Zaius & Barreleye G2
Accelerator Ecosystem around Google / Rackspace OpenPOWER Platform

Want to find how Zaius / Barreleye G2 program development has progressed ? Interested in technologies implemented on the server ? Or what we are doing to help you consume it ? Want to see PCIe Gen4 / OpenCAPI at work ? Want to find out how Accelerator (GPU / FPGA) ecosystem is coming around this server ? Then this session is for you.

Zaius / Barreleye G2 / is an OpenPOWER, Open Compute server based on POWER9, being designed by Google and Rackspace. This session will start with a development update of the project and recap some new technologies implemented on the server. It will then go through some of the specific accelerators form-factors.  

We will move to specific accelerators qualified on this server, and reflect on how they will help speed up your next-generation workloads: NVLink 2.0 : Nvidia's Volta GPU, OpenCAPI adapters:  Alpha Data (General Purpose acceleration), Nallatech, Molex (Storage), Mellanox (Networking).

Special emphasis will be laid on how OpenPOWER style hardware development done in the open (with design package up on OCP website) is helping the accelerator eco-system to come together quickly.



Speakers
avatar for Adi Gangidi

Adi Gangidi

Senior Systems Design Engineer, Rackspace
Adi Gangidi is a Senior Systems Design Engineer at Rackspace, leading the Barreleye G2 program, an OpenPOWER / Open Compute initiative. He helps Rackspace build and scale, the high-performance, cost-effective, Barreleye / Zaius Servers , featuring IBM POWER 8/9 processors. He is excited... Read More →


Monday March 19, 2018 13:00 - 13:30
308 Breakout Sessions MGM Grand

13:00

Tradeshow continues
Monday March 19, 2018 13:00 - 16:00
300 3rd Floor Function Area

13:35

Discover and Appreciate CAPI SNAP framework
Discover and Appreciate CAPI SNAP framework

Speakers
avatar for Bruno Mesnet

Bruno Mesnet

CAPI/FPGA Accelerator enablement, IBM France



Monday March 19, 2018 13:35 - 14:05
306 Breakout Sessions MGM Grand

13:35

AI Demystified - Neural Networks and Deep Learning with IBM Power and Tensorflow
AI Demystified - Neural Networks and Deep Learning with IBM Power and Tensorflow

Speakers
AA

Ajay Arasanipalai

HLC International
I am 16-year-old high school student that is passionate about math, physics, and computer science. Together, my friends and I at HLC International school formed a small team (named “Green Shadow”) and work on various projects, including: a waste recognition and management app... Read More →
SS

Sanjit Sudarsan

HLC International


Monday March 19, 2018 13:35 - 14:05
311 Breakout Sessions MGM Grand

13:35

Empowering OpenPOWER
Empowering OpenPOWER: This talk presents thow OpenPOWER systems can be enhanced for energy-aware computing. This will be shown, by presenting the work done in the D.A.V.I.D.E. supercomputer based on P8 and P100 NVIDIA GPUs and today ranked in Top500 and Green500. The presentation will dig into three keys innovations which can empower the OpenPOWER system with fine-grain power and performance profiling tools, big-data and AI powered management of the computing cluster and power control of the entire rack.

Speakers
avatar for Andrea Bartolini

Andrea Bartolini

Assistant Professor, University of Bologna (Unibo)
I am an Assistant Professor at the Department of Electrical, Electronic, and Information Engineering (DEI) in Università di Bologna (Italy). My technical background is in Electronic Engineering, Low Level programming (O.S., Firmware), and Artificial Intelligence approaches for efficient... Read More →


Monday March 19, 2018 13:35 - 14:05
310 Breakout Sessions MGM Grand

13:35

How to Build and Operate Your Private Cloud with Ubuntu on OpenPOWER
Let's discuss the roles OpenPOWER servers can play in the cloud world. Whether you're using private and/or hybrid cloud, you will learn how Ubuntu, LXD, MaaS, Juju, OpenStack and Kubernetes could work for your advantage.

Speakers
avatar for Ivan Doboš

Ivan Doboš

Solutions Architect, Canonical


Monday March 19, 2018 13:35 - 14:05
307 Breakout Sessions MGM Grand

13:35

The Palmolive Effect: A model for implementing OpenPOWER hardware into a shared cluster resource providing a heterogeneous architecture to users without them even knowing.
The Palmolive Effect: A model for implementing OpenPOWER hardware into a shared cluster resource providing a heterogeneous architecture to users without them even knowing.

Speakers
avatar for Christopher M Sullivan

Christopher M Sullivan

Assistant Director for Biocomputing, Oregon State University
Christopher Sullivan has been working in the field of computational science for 19 years and currently has over 30 co-authored scientific publications. His work has focused on Biocomputing and life sciences that change the way we look at and interact with the environment. Over the... Read More →


Monday March 19, 2018 13:35 - 14:05
309 Breakout Sessions MGM Grand

13:35

Modernising firmware testing on POWER with Python and pre-release everything
Modernising firmware testing on POWER with Python and pre-release everything

Speakers
avatar for Stewart Smith

Stewart Smith

OPAL Architect, IBM
OpenPOWER Firmware!


Monday March 19, 2018 13:35 - 14:05
308 Breakout Sessions MGM Grand

14:15

Integrating Apache Arrow and FPGAs on OpenPOWER
Integrating Apache Arrow and FPGAs on OpenPOWER

Speakers
avatar for Johan Peltenburg

Johan Peltenburg

PhD Candidate, Delft University of Technology
Johan Peltenburg is a PhD Candidate from the Delft University of Technology in The Netherlands. His research focuses on heterogeneous computing for big data applications. Johan received his B. Eng in Electrical Engineering at the Rotterdam University of Applied Science, followed by... Read More →


Monday March 19, 2018 14:15 - 14:45
306 Breakout Sessions MGM Grand

14:15

Implementing Long-term Recurrent Convolutional Network Using HLS on POWER System
Implementing Long-term Recurrent Convolutional Network Using HLS on POWER System

Speakers
avatar for Xiaofan Zhang

Xiaofan Zhang

Ph.D. student, UIUC
I am a Ph.D. student in CAD for Emerging System Group (ES-CAD) and IBM-Illinois Center for Cognitive Computing Systems Research (C3SR) of University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), advised by Prof. Deming Chen. ​I am interested in research relating to deep learning, hardware-software... Read More →


Monday March 19, 2018 14:15 - 14:45
311 Breakout Sessions MGM Grand

14:15

Learning at Leadership Scale: Performance, Deployment Experiences, and Best Practices
Learning at Leadership Scale: Performance, Deployment Experiences, and Best Practices

Speakers
avatar for Jack Wells

Jack Wells

Director of Science, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
People should talk to be about user program access to the Summit supercomputer at ORNL.


Monday March 19, 2018 14:15 - 14:45
310 Breakout Sessions MGM Grand

14:15

15 Porting and Tuning Tools in 30 Minutes
15 porting and tuning tools in 15 30 minutes

Speakers
avatar for Paul Clarke

Paul Clarke

Software Architect, IBM
Software Architect for IBM SDK for Linux on Power; GLIBC developer; portability and performance tools


Monday March 19, 2018 14:15 - 14:45
309 Breakout Sessions MGM Grand

14:15

High-Performance Hadoop and Spark on OpenPOWER Platform
High-Performance Hadoop and Spark on OpenPOWER Platform

Speakers
XL

Xiaoyi Lu

Ohio State University (OSU)
DK

Dhabaleswar K (DK) Panda

Ohio State University (OSU)


Monday March 19, 2018 14:15 - 14:45
307 Breakout Sessions MGM Grand

14:15

Can we boost more HPC Performance?: Integrate IBM Power System to OpenStack Environment
Can we boost more HPC Performance?: Integrate IBM Power System to OpenStack Environment

Speakers
avatar for Yutaka Kawai

Yutaka Kawai

IBM
Yutaka Kawai is a software engineer at IBM Japan, working on Systems Lab Service to deliver private cloud solutions with IBM Power systems. Current his working areas are OpenPower (CAPI FPGA etc.), PowerAI, HPC tuning and IT consultations.
avatar for Ankit Purohit

Ankit Purohit

Research Engineer, NTT Communications
I am research engineer at NTTCom. I work on HPC which mainly includes GPU virtualization, GPU Passthrough, OpenStack etc. POWER8 and x86 are my main interest.


Monday March 19, 2018 14:15 - 14:45
308 Breakout Sessions MGM Grand

14:50

GPU Acceleration for Speed of Thought Analytics
GPU Acceleration for Speed of Thought Analytics

Speakers
RH

Richard Heyns

Founder and CEO, BrytLyt


Monday March 19, 2018 14:50 - 15:20
306 Breakout Sessions MGM Grand

14:50

Business AI: Auditable, Explainable, Fair, Causal - General Cognitive Solutions & Use Cases
A session from fatbrain.ai

Speakers
avatar for Rajarshi Das

Rajarshi Das

CTO, Co-founder, Fatbrain
Augmenting business decision-making with AI that is auditable, explainable, fair and trusted.
avatar for Peter Ritz

Peter Ritz

Managing Director, Co-founder, Fatbrain
Business AI and enterprise cloud focus, having led or critically contributed to several successful eight and nine-figure outcomes.


Monday March 19, 2018 14:50 - 15:20
307 Breakout Sessions MGM Grand

14:50

Deep Learning on OpenPOWER at Virginia Tech
Deep Learning on OpenPOWER at Virginia Tech. An overview of how we leveraged distributed deep learning to push the limits by creating a 16,000 layers deep model at Virginia Tech

Speakers
avatar for Ahmed Ibrahim

Ahmed Ibrahim

Computational Scientist, Virginia Tech
Deep Learning, Computer Vision, High-Performance Computing.



Monday March 19, 2018 14:50 - 15:20
311 Breakout Sessions MGM Grand

14:50

Enabling large scale science on Summit with highly efficient scientific applications developed through the Center for Accelerated Application Readiness.
Enabling large scale science on Summit with highly efficient scientific applications developed through the Center for Accelerated Application Readiness.

Speakers
avatar for Jack Wells

Jack Wells

Director of Science, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
People should talk to be about user program access to the Summit supercomputer at ORNL.


Monday March 19, 2018 14:50 - 15:20
310 Breakout Sessions MGM Grand

14:50

Hybrid Memory Platform
Hybrid Memory Platform

Speakers
avatar for Kenneth Wright

Kenneth Wright

Sr. Director - Rambus Labs, Rambus


Monday March 19, 2018 14:50 - 15:20
308 Breakout Sessions MGM Grand

15:25

A Resource disaggregated Platform for realizing Ultra-Fast Failover Recovery High Availability Systems
A Resource disaggregated Platform for realizing Ultra-Fast Failover Recovery High Availability Systems

Speakers
avatar for Deepak Pathania

Deepak Pathania

Senior Technical Leader, NEC
He has a Post-Graduation Diploma in VLSI Design. His experience involves working with NEC Research Labs located across the globe for various concepts/ideas to hardware and system level solutions. He has been involved in various technologies or domains like next generation computer... Read More →


Monday March 19, 2018 15:25 - 15:55
306 Breakout Sessions MGM Grand

15:25

Low latency TCP/IP Networking for Applications Connectivity to OpenPOWER High Performance Databases to Optimize Transaction Throughput.
Optimized P9 PCIe for OpenPOWER.

This presentation covers key attributes and of P9 PCIe. It describes example use cases that benefit from P9 I/O differentiation. 
We PCIeG4 BW advantage for NVMe Flash access and Low latency TCP/IP Networking for Applications Connectivity to OpenPOWER High Performance Databases to Optimize Transaction Throughput.

Speakers
RS

Rakesh Sharma

STSM, IBM


Monday March 19, 2018 15:25 - 15:55
307 Breakout Sessions MGM Grand

15:25

Powering Deep Learning for the Enterprise - a NLP case study
Powering Deep Learning for the Enterprise - a NLP case study

Speakers
avatar for Sumit Sanyal

Sumit Sanyal

Founder - CEO, minds.ai
We are a deep learning consultancy led by our CTO Tijmen Tieleman. Tijmen received his PhD from Geoffrey Hinton's lab at University of Toronto in 2014. We provide all services necessary to design, build and deploy a deep neural network powered application for Enterprise.


Monday March 19, 2018 15:25 - 15:55
311 Breakout Sessions MGM Grand

15:25

The Impact of the Power Architecture on the Summit Supercomputer.
The Impact of the Power Architecture on the Summit Supercomputer.

Speakers

Monday March 19, 2018 15:25 - 15:55
310 Breakout Sessions MGM Grand

15:25

Open Source for Open Documentation: Developing Documentation for the OpenPOWER Foundation
Open Source for Open Documentation: Developing Documentation for the OpenPOWER Foundation

Speakers
avatar for Jeffrey Scheel

Jeffrey Scheel

Chair, Technical Steering Committee, IBM



Monday March 19, 2018 15:25 - 15:55
309 Breakout Sessions MGM Grand

15:25

Rethinking Operating System and Application Development for the ppc64le Architecture
Rethinking Operating System and Application Development for the ppc64le Architecture

Speakers
avatar for Scott Herold

Scott Herold

Principal Product Manager, Red hat


Monday March 19, 2018 15:25 - 15:55
308 Breakout Sessions MGM Grand

16:00

OpenPOWER Academic Discussion Group (ADG) Bird of Feather (BoF) session
The OpenPOWER Academic Discussion Group (ADG) Bird of Feather (BoF) session is an opportunity for people interested in ADG activities to meet other like-minded people in an informal session.

Meeting room 210 is in the "Vista Concourse" on the 2nd Floor of the Convention Centre

Speakers
avatar for Jack Wells

Jack Wells

Director of Science, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
People should talk to be about user program access to the Summit supercomputer at ORNL.


Monday March 19, 2018 16:00 - 17:30
210 Meeting Room 2nd Floor

16:00

Tradeshow and hors d'oeuvres
Tradeshow and hors d'oeuvres

Monday March 19, 2018 16:00 - 17:30
300 3rd Floor Function Area