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Tuesday, September 15 • 1:20pm - 2:25pm
OpenCAPI BoF - A Memory Centric Fabric for a Data Centric World - Allan J. Cantle, Nallasway Inc.; Marcy Byers & Alexandre Castellane IBM; Craig Petrie, BittWare & Oskar Mencer, Maxeler

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Concluding the OpenCAPI track there will be two additional lightning talks followed by the described BoF moderated by Allan Cantle.

FPGA Accelerators including Hybrid Memory Subsystems - BittWare - Craig Petrie

Applications that can benefit from OMI enabled FPGA Acceleration - Maxeler  - Oskar Mencer

As the computing industry shifts towards a Disaggregated, Heterogeneous, Data Centric World, we've seen a myriad of Fabric Technologies being proposed and developed in what has commonly been referred to as Fabric Wars. This BoF reviews the key attributes of OpenCAPI, which is the only Fabric in production that's focused on lowest latency and high bandwidth direct connections with Memory, Accelerators & other Systems. The primary aim of the BoF is to both educate and to debate the merits & shortcomings of OpenCAPI when compared to alternate fabrics that typically have a broader scope. Is OpenCAPI a bus standard for the HPC world where only the highest performance will suffice and can such an open technology significantly help in democratizing the High Performance Computing Community once and for all?

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Alexandre Castellane

Senior Specialist Engineer, IBM France
Alexandre Castellane is a Sr specialist engineer at IBM, France. He received a Master's degree in electronics engineering from the French engineering school ENSERG in 1992. After a long carrier in analog radio test and development for 2G/3G applications, He came to high speed digital... Read More →

Allan J. Cantle

CEO, Nallasway Inc. and Technical Director of OpenCAPI Consortium, Nallasway Inc.
Allan Cantle is CEO of Nallasway, consulting on Heterogeneous, High Performance Computing Solutions.  He is also the OpenCAPI Consortium Technical Director and Board Advisor. Most recently, Allan was CTO of the ISI group within Molex for 3 years. Previously, Allan founded Nallatech... Read More →

Craig Petrie

VP or Marketing, BittWare
avatar for Marcy Byers

Marcy Byers

Senior Architect and Logic Design Engineer, IBM

Oskar Mencer

Founder and CEO, Maxeler
Oskar Mencer is the Founder and CEO of Maxeler, affiliated with the Computing Department at Imperial College London and Member of Academia Europaea. Oskar is driving the deployment of operational excellence for data processing via a new science of Multiscale Dataflow Computing and... Read More →

Tuesday September 15, 2020 1:20pm - 2:25pm CDT
Track 2A
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