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Tuesday, September 15
 

8:30am CDT

Welcome & Keynote Sessions - James Kulina, OpenPOWER Foundation; Michael Gielda, Antmicro; Allan Cantle OpenCAPI; Mendy Furmanek, IBM
The OpenPower Foundation is chartering a new course in 2020, capitalizing on its extensive open technology portfolio, vibrant partner ecosystem, and enthusiastic member community to pave the way for a bright and open future.

The OpenPower Summit 2020 keynotes will introduce James Kulina, the new Executive Director for the OpenPower Foundation, as well as provide attendees a summary of the latest developments within the OPF community.

Our sponsor keynotes will touch on exciting new technology developments, contributions, partnerships. They will provide insight into what's ahead for OpenPower Foundation as it further integrates and strengthens its collaboration within the open source hardware ecosystem.

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Speakers
avatar for Michael Gielda

Michael Gielda

VP Business Development, Antmicro
Michael Gielda is VP Business Development and co-founder at Antmicro, a software-driven tech company developing modern edge AI systems for various branches of industry including aerospace, medical systems and robotics. He is also Chair of Outreach at CHIPS Alliance and Vice Chair... Read More →
avatar for Mendy Furmanek

Mendy Furmanek

Director, OpenPOWER Processor Enablement, IBM
Mendy Furmanek is the IBM Director, POWER Open Hardware Business Development, where she drives IBM partnerships in chip development as well as OpenCAPI partner enablement. Mendy received a BSEE with a double major in Electrical/Computer Engineering and Computer Science from Duke University... Read More →
avatar for James Kulina

James Kulina

Executive Director, OpenPOWER
James is Executive Director of the OpenPower Foundation, with over 10 years of open source experience across hardware, software, and network engineering disciplines. James brings a passion for open source and is committed to growing OpenPower Foundation’s membership, community... Read More →
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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 →



Tuesday September 15, 2020 8:30am - 9:45am CDT
Keynote Theater
  Keynote Session
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10:00am CDT

POWER: The Road to Open Source - Peter Czanik, One Identity
Peter has been a POWER user for 27 years and Open Source contributor for 25 years. From this subjective history lesson you can learn, how the relation of POWER and Open Source changed in the nearly three decades: RS6000, PowerMac, Genesi, POWER, OpenPOWER. One interesting trend is that while at first a few open source applications ran on top of AIX, a closed OS, it changed to a fully open source ecosystem, and now commercial applications, like SAP Hana, run on top of open source. It is Linux running in little Endian mode, which makes porting and optimizing software easier. The other trend is, that developers are a lot more active when they can build software natively on the desktop and run it in the cloud. There were many active developers before 2010, most of them disappeared when only high end servers were actively produced, and with the Raptor workstations development is active again.

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Speakers
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Peter Czanik

Open Source Evangelist, One Identity
Peter is an engineer working as open source evangelist at Balabit (a One Identity business), the company that developed syslog-ng. He assists distributions to maintain the syslog-ng package, follows bug trackers, helps users and talks regularly about sudo and syslog-ng at conferences... Read More →



Tuesday September 15, 2020 10:00am - 10:30am CDT
Track 5A
  Community
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10:00am CDT

Accelerated Big Data Systems - Experiences with OpenCAPI - Joost Hoozemans, Delft University of Technology
In this talk, the Accelerated Big Data Systems group of Delft University of Technology shares experiences on the POWER9 OpenCAPI platform. A key goal of the group is to make programming accelerators (and specifically FPGAs) easier, more portable and more efficient. To this end, ABS has contributed several open source tools and technologies to the community, and created multiple demonstrators that apply these tools in big data analytics and genomics application domains. The presentation provides an overview of the ABS toolchain, the new tools that were developed, and show results of the use cases that were created.

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Speakers
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Joost Hoozemans

PostDoctorate researcher, Delft University of Technology
Joost Hoozemans PhD. is a postdoctorate researcher at the Accelerated Big Data Systems group of Delft University of Technology. His research interests include dataflow computing, FPGA acceleration and Big Data analytics.



Tuesday September 15, 2020 10:00am - 10:30am CDT
Track 2A
  OpenCAPI
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10:00am CDT

Getting the Most Bang out of your Buck with Compilers on POWER - Archana Ravindar, IBM Systems
Compilers form a critical component of the system stack and form a bridge between the underlying hardware and the higher application program level. In order to get the most of your POWER system, we should know how to use compilers to our advantage and employ its features to run programs most efficiently on the hardware. Compilers are equipped with knobs of various kinds such as flags, builtins and pragmas. Knowing when to use these knobs can make a huge difference performance wise. This presentation will cover these aspects in the context of the IBM XL compiler and open source compilers such as GCC and LLVM on POWER. We shall touch upon the corresponding knobs in each compiler so that the user can pick the knob according to their need. We will also cover how compilers communicate on why they could or could not do certain optimizations. Understanding why can lead to additional performance improvement opportunities and deepen the users understanding of the program and the compiler.

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Speakers
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Archana Ravindar

Senior Engineer, IBM Systems
Dr. Archana Ravindar is a senior engineer with IBM Systems and works on compiler performance analysis and optimization of industry standard benchmarks and open source workloads on POWER. She has worked on IBM proprietary and open source based compilers such as GCC and LLVM on POWER... Read More →



Tuesday September 15, 2020 10:00am - 10:30am CDT
Track 3
  Software
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10:35am CDT

Open Hardware GNU/Linux PPC64 Laptop Potential - Roberto Innocenti, Power Progress Community (not profit association)
Around 6 years back, we started as a group of FOSS,PowerPC and Open Hardware enthusiasts, with beginning to work on PowerPC Notebook project which was designed around GNU/Linux using Open Hardware. We had very limited funding with limited skills to work. But our enthusiasm and motivation led us to reach fabrication stage for the motherboard. Finally this year we could successfully design its PCB with the help of collaborators and limited funding from donors. There were many challenges faced in this process. Since PowerPC processors have been around for more than 2 decades, but the current implementation on Notebook was difficult to take in the market. Coming to the performance in Big Endian mode is maximized in this with many software need to be patched. In future we plan to upgrade our PCB design to the more recent packaging technology for the processor. Also, with increasing collaborators, it would be possible to design more smaller and cheaper PowerPC board.

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Speakers
avatar for Roberto Innocenti

Roberto Innocenti

coord. PowerPC Notebook prj, Power Progress Community (not profit association)
Among the founders of the project Open Hardware PowerPC Notebook, presenter and ambassador of the project. President of the association Power Progress Community which deals with the promotion and dissemination of free software and open hardware. Ambassador and responsible in the last... Read More →



Tuesday September 15, 2020 10:35am - 11:05am CDT
Track 5A
  Community
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10:35am CDT

OpenFOAM CFD Simulations on Power 9 Platforms - Varun Chebbi, New Horizon College of Engineering
Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) is concept used solve various fluid flow problems.CFD requires intensive computational power and typically needs high-performance computing to reduce potentially long experimentation times.The Cloud based CFD simulation can help many industries in solving their complex fluid flow problems in every field.Of all the CFD tool OpenFOAM is an open source tool for complex fluid flow problems. In the world full of digitalisation,we as a mechanical engineer have eased our R&D projects by running our complex CFD computation using Power 9 cloud servers. IBM Power9 platform incorporates workflow management and multi-cloud implementation across various cloud resources.Here, we present the components of our technology in using it to create a cloud-based version in Analysis CFD software. Our CFD experiment report is mainly on the flow simulation of the heat exchange fluid flow and analyse the thermal flow using couple of test cases using Power9 HPC cloud platform.

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Speakers
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Varun Chebbi

Research Assistant, New Horizon College of Engineering
Varun Uday Chebbi is an enthusiastic Mechanical Engineering Graduate from Viveswaraiah Technological Univesity, India. He was selected for the Indo-French student exchange from his University and in University of Le Havre Research Laboratory (France) he worked as Research Assistant... Read More →



Tuesday September 15, 2020 10:35am - 11:05am CDT
Track 4
  HPC  Software
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10:35am CDT

FPGA Accelerate your Applications with OpenCAPI Acceleration Framework (OC-ACCEL) - Alexandre Castellane & Bruno Mesnet, IBM France
OpenCAPI Acceleration Framework, abbreviated as OC-Accel, is a platform allowing programmers and computer engineers to quickly create FPGA-based acceleration solutions. Both acceleration action's software and hardware parts coherently share the server host memory data through OpenCAPI interface. Designers can thus quickly design an accelerator and benefit from the bandwidth, latency, coherency and programability advantages of OpenCAPI. Applications can be written in Python facilitating technology discovery.

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Speakers
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Bruno Mesnet

CAPI/FPGA Accelerator enablement, IBM France
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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 →



Tuesday September 15, 2020 10:35am - 11:05am CDT
Track 2A
  OpenCAPI
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10:35am CDT

Open Source Power Availability Tool - Mithun HR & Krishna Harsha Voora, IBM India Pvt Ltd
Necessity to find the open source packages on any platform is ineluctable. The Open Source POWER Availability Tool (OSPAT) is a search engine which helps you find open source packages that are available on the IBM POWER architecture. OSPAT engine analyses opensource repositories, custom repositories having information about IBM Ported packages and returns the requested package information to the user. OSPAT engine makes use of container technology to collect the data and analyses package information. The results displayed will provide the package name, version, Linux distribution that supports the package and a link which displays the package information.

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Speakers
avatar for Krishna Harsha Voora

Krishna Harsha Voora

Software Developer - Cognitive Systems, IBM India Pvt. Ltd.
Krishna Harsha Voora is a consultant in UNIX® and Linux operating systems with IBM Systems and Development Lab India. He is actively contributing to Hyperledger Fabric on POWER and he evangelizes Blockchain technology in various forums, conferences, and meet-ups. He also actively... Read More →
avatar for Mithun HR

Mithun HR

Software Developer - Cognitive Systems, IBM India Pvt Ltd
Mithun works as a software developer at IBM Systems and Development Lab India.He works on Opensource Performance projects with IBM Linux on Power ISV ecosystem.



Tuesday September 15, 2020 10:35am - 11:05am CDT
Track 3
  Software
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11:10am CDT

X2Go: Free/Libre/OpenSource Remote Desktop and Remote Application Services for Linux - on POWER - Stefan Baur, BAUR-ITCS UG (haftungsbeschränkt)
When people read the term "POWER" in a CPU related context, they usually either think of the old PowerPC-based computers of the past, or of modern-day number-crunching machines, fast GPUs, AI, Machine Learning, Deep Learning, and the like. What most people aren't aware of is that they can also run full Linux desktops - or single Linux GUI applications - on their POWER servers, and access them over the Internet. X2Go enables them to do so, but way faster than VNC or classic X-forwarding over SSH, more akin to Windows RDP and Citrix XenDesktop/XenApp. X2Go can be used for remote administration as well as for a multi-user graphical terminal server environment, using Linux on POWER, rather than MS Windows on Intel. This talk will be a POWER-centric demo of X2Go's current features, with an additional outlook of upcoming features that are currently in beta / in development.

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Speakers
avatar for Stefan Baur

Stefan Baur

Managing Director, BAUR-ITCS; Lead Evangelist, X2Go (Open Source Project), BAUR-ITCS UG (haftungsbeschränkt)
Stefan Baur is the Managing Director of BAUR-ITCS, which he founded in late 2009, and also X2Go's Lead Evangelist and Community Manager. He has represented X2Go with booths and/or talks at numerous Linux/Open Source events since 2014, primarily in the D/A/CH region in Europe, but... Read More →



Tuesday September 15, 2020 11:10am - 11:40am CDT
Track 5A
  Community
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11:10am CDT

AI Acceleration Capabilities Using MMA(Matrix Multiply Assist) on POWER Architecture - Satish Kumar Sadasivam & Puneeth Bhat AH, IBM
Power ISA v3.01 has introduced a new set of architecture capabilities to accelerate matrix math operations called MMA (Matrix Multiply Assist). This will improve the performance of key compute kernels such as Matrix Multiplication, Convolution, Fourier Transform etc. which are fundamental building blocks for ML/DL workloads. This talk will introduce the audience to the POWER ISA MMA capabilities and detail the following: MMA’s architectural features, new instructions and lower/mixed precision data type support. The talk will cover programming a simple matrix multiplication function using MMA code and differentiate it from the traditional VSX (Vector Scalar Extension) based code sequence. The talk will delve into details of exploiting the full capability of MMA with assembly-level optimal code sequences for different data types. This talk will also cover compiler built-ins from GCC-10 and discuss exploitation of MMA capability in ML/DL frameworks using MMA-enabled OpenBLAS library.

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Speakers
avatar for Satish Kumar Sadasivam

Satish Kumar Sadasivam

Senior Performance Architect, Master Inventor, IBM
Satish Kumar Sadasivam is a Senior Performance Architect who leads the workload characterization and future architecture design space exploration team in IBM. He currently focuses on studying the low-level workload characteristics and exploring architectural and microarchitectural... Read More →
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Puneeth Bhat A H

Senior Performance Analyst, IBM
Puneeth Bhat A H is a Senior Performance Analyst working on the Power Systems Performance at IBM. Presently he is driving the cognitive workload and interpreter performance innovations for Power Processors. Puneeth, with 10 years of IBM experience, has expertise in the areas of processor... Read More →



Tuesday September 15, 2020 11:10am - 11:40am CDT
Track 1
  ISA
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11:10am CDT

OpenCAPI-based Image Analysis Pipeline for 18 GB/s kilohertz-framerate X-ray Camera at the Swiss Light Source synchrotron - Filip Leonarski, Paul Scherrer Institute
Macromolecular crystallography is an experimental technique allowing to explore 3D atomic structure of proteins, used by academics for research in biology and by pharmaceutical companies in rational drug design. While up to now development of the technique was limited by scientific instruments performance, recently computing performance becomes a key limitation. In his presentation Filip will present a computing challenge to handle 18 GB/s data stream coming from the new X-ray detector. He will show his experiences in applying conventional hardware for the task and why this attempt failed. He will then present how IC 922 server with OpenCAPI enabled FPGA boards allowed to build a sustainable and scalable solution for high speed data acquisition. Finally, he will give a perspective, how the advancement in hardware development will enable better science by users of the Swiss Light Source.

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Speakers
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Filip Leonarski

Beamline Data Scientist, Paul Scherrer Institute
Educated both in chemistry and computer science, Filip Leonarski is responsible for developing sustainable solutions to handle large volumes of data (multi GB/s) from scientific instruments for protein crystallography at the Swiss Light Source synchrotron. He is currently working... Read More →



Tuesday September 15, 2020 11:10am - 11:40am CDT
Track 2A
  OpenCAPI
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11:10am CDT

POWER9 Support in coreboot - Michał Żygowski, 3mdeb Embedded Systems Consulting
coreboot is an open source firmware development framework and its history is reaching 1999. Its primary goal was to boot the machine as fast as possible and launch a Linux kernel. OpenPOWER firmware has a similar goal: initialize the hardware and launch a Linux kernel. coreboot has always been in favor of open hardware and open firmware solutions. The best proof is that the first open firmware implementation for RISC-V appeared right here, in coreboot. Now the time comes for OpenPOWER. This talk will describe the plans of porting the POWER9 architecture to coreboot along with Talos II and Talos II Lite machines. With joint cooperation of 3mdeb Embedded Systems Consulting, Insurgo Technologies Libres/Open Technologies and Raptor Computing Systems this plan may become a reality in the near future. In this presentation, the details of the coreboot port for POWER9 will be discussed covering hostboot, skiboot and petitboot and how they fit into coreboot firmware model.

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Speakers
avatar for Michał Żygowski

Michał Żygowski

Firmware Engineer, 3mdeb Embedded Systems Consulting
Firmware Engineer with networking background. Feels comfortable with low-level development using C/C++ and assembly. Interested in advanced hardware features, security and coreboot. Core developer of coreboot. Maintainer of Braswell SoC, PC Engines, Protectli and Libretrend platforms... Read More →



Tuesday September 15, 2020 11:10am - 11:40am CDT
Track 3
  Software
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11:45am CDT

Competitive Analysis of the Top Gradient Boosting Machine Learning Algorithms - Sai Ayachit, Shyam R, Anubhav Singh & Vinayak Patil, The National Institute of Engineering
Given the rapid increase in computing power and data-driven approaches to tackle many real-world problems today, ML has become an integral part of many solutions.As per a Kaggle survey in 2019, boosting algorithms are among the top 3 preferred methods used by data scientists. Their popularity is due to their robustness against overfitting, faster training times, ability to handle multimodal data while leaving a small memory footprint. In this paper, we compare four state-of-the-art gradient boosting algorithms XGBoost, CatBoost, LightGBM, and SnapBoost on 4 diverse datasets. We perform this competitive analysis on the IBM PowerAI AC922 server. This platform helps end-users experience faster iterations and training than the standard x86. Finally, we present the accuracy and training times of all the algorithms across the 4 datasets. We perform analysis using two approaches; One with only the baseline algorithms, and the other with systematic Hyperparameter Optimization with HyperOpt.

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Speakers
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Sai Ayachit

Student, The National Institute of Engineering
Sai is a final year undergraduate student at The National Institute of Engineering. Her recent work experience was with IBM under the Global Remote Mentorship(GRM) Program. She made significant contribution to the proposal "GENDER IDENTIFICATION OF SILKWORM PUPAE USING TRANSFER LEARNING... Read More →
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Shyam R

Student, The National Institute of Engineering
Shyam is a final year computer science undergraduate at The National Institute of Engineering. He loves to solve challenging problems and explore various Tech-stacks. He is passionate about  Predictive Modelling, Deep Neural Networks, Adversarial models, and Inferential statistics... Read More →
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Anubhav Singh

Student, The National Institute of Engineering
Anubhav is a CS undergraduate from The National Institute of Engineering. His interests lie in the emerging technologies like AI and blockchain and competitive coding. He strives to find an optimized solution for real world use cases. His competitive spirit has helped him excel in... Read More →
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Vinayak Patil

Student, The National Institute of Engineering
Vinayak is majoring in Computer Science and Engineering at NIE, Mysuru. He likes to code and learn new technologies. He has expertise in various programming languages, Data Structures, and Algorithms. His work experience spans across various domains like Machine Learning, Deep Learning... Read More →



Tuesday September 15, 2020 11:45am - 12:15pm CDT
Track 4
  AI  Software
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11:45am CDT

Pod scaling ad infinitum!! - Krishna Harsha Voora& Mithun HR, IBM India Pvt. Ltd.
In this talk, we will look at the importance of Kubernetes Quality of Service, it’s journey & evolution. QoS is a Kubernetes concept that is leveraged by the Kubernetes scheduler to make scheduling decisions about pods onto nodes. How will this benefit you? We were compelled after seeing significant improvement by merely switching between different QoS Classes & eventually exploiting POWER Architecture thus application performance boosted when compared to other architectures, so what changes now? A "DevOps" scenario with a workload similar to a MEAN stack (Mongo, Express, Angular, and Node) / PostgreSQL was selected to purposefully demonstrate the POWER Architecture value proposition when compared with other architectures.

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Speakers
avatar for Krishna Harsha Voora

Krishna Harsha Voora

Software Developer - Cognitive Systems, IBM India Pvt. Ltd.
Krishna Harsha Voora is a consultant in UNIX® and Linux operating systems with IBM Systems and Development Lab India. He is actively contributing to Hyperledger Fabric on POWER and he evangelizes Blockchain technology in various forums, conferences, and meet-ups. He also actively... Read More →
avatar for Mithun HR

Mithun HR

Software Developer - Cognitive Systems, IBM India Pvt Ltd
Mithun works as a software developer at IBM Systems and Development Lab India.He works on Opensource Performance projects with IBM Linux on Power ISV ecosystem.



Tuesday September 15, 2020 11:45am - 12:15pm CDT
Track 3
  Cloud
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11:45am CDT

Spark SQL acceleration on FPGA using Apache Arrow and OpenCAPI - Akos Hadnagy & Fabian Nonnenmacher, Delft University of Technology
One of the research topics of the Accelerated Big Data Systems group at TU Delft is transparent acceleration of Spark SQL programs on FPGA. This talk discusses our design, the modifications that were necessary in Spark, FPGA programming tools that were developed, and a fully integrated proof-of-concept on an OpenCAPI platform.

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Speakers
avatar for Ákos Hadnagy

Ákos Hadnagy

Delft University of Technology
Ákos Hadnagy received his BSc in Electrical Engineering from the Budapest University of Technology and Economics in 2018, and his MSc in Computer Engineering from the Delft University of Technology in 2020. His research interests include high-level FPGA design, hardware acceleration... Read More →
avatar for Fabian Nonnenmacher

Fabian Nonnenmacher

MSc Student, Delft University of Technology
Fabian Nonnenmacher has received his MSc in Computer Science in 2020 of Delft University of Technology, as part of his education in the European institute of Innovation & Technology Master School. During his Master's thesis in the Accelerated Big Data Systems group, he evaluated how... Read More →



Tuesday September 15, 2020 11:45am - 12:15pm CDT
Track 2A
  OpenCAPI
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12:45pm CDT

ThymesisFlow: A Hardware/software Open Framework for Software Defined Disaggregation Based on OpenCAPI - Christian Pinto, IBM Research Europe
In this talk Dr Pinto will introduce ThymesisFlow, a hardware/software open framework based on OpenCAPI for implementing off-tray peripherals disaggregation via a software defined interconnect. Peripherals can be borrowed from a remote server and interfaced to the local processor, in the same spirit an off-chip peripheral is connected to the processor. ThymesisFlow is based on the OpenCAPI 3.0 specification and relies on a custom MAC that interfaces to a low-latency network. Each ThymesisFlow instance serves as bridge between the local coherence domain of a POWER processor and a remote counterpart, mastering unmodified OpenCAPI transactions towards the correct remote coherent domains based on the target address. During this talk Dr. Pinto will drive the audience through the hardware/software design of a main system memory disaggregation prototype using ThymesisFlow, its full stack evaluation on a set of cloud workloads, as well as a live demonstration on two IBM AC922 POWER9 servers.

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Speakers
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Christian Pinto

Research Scientist, IBM Research Europe
Dr. Christian Pinto is a Research Scientist and member of the Next Generation Systems and Cloud team at IBM Research Europe in Ireland since 2017. Dr. Pinto is currently leading research work on disaggregation of compute peripherals as a vehicle for improving the efficiency of large... Read More →



Tuesday September 15, 2020 12:45pm - 1:15pm CDT
Track 2A
  OpenCAPI
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12:45pm CDT

LinuxKI on POWER: The kernel Performance Toolkit Porting Experience and Challenges - Sergey Kachkin, YADRO
There are a lot of Linux performance tools. Some of them are already working on the OpenPOWER platform, while some are not properly ported yet. The LinuxKI Toolset is an open source performance troubleshooting tool for Linux. It is designed to identify performance issues beyond the typical performance metrics and results in faster root cause identification for many performance issues. In this presentation, I'll share the porting experience of this kernel performance tool on OpenPOWER, as well as address challenges and techniques that can be used to port modules if you are a performance engineer and not a professional programmer.

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Speakers
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Sergey Kachkin

Performance Engineer, YADRO
Sergey is a performance engineer with YADRO since 2016. He has more than 10 years of overall experience in dealing with OS performance problems, mission-critical systems slowdown issues and kernel memory dump analysis in Linux and HP-UX. His past experience also includes tuning and... Read More →



Tuesday September 15, 2020 12:45pm - 1:15pm CDT
Track 3
  Software
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12:45pm CDT

CINECA OpenPower-based HPC Infrastructure: Some porting results - Massimiliano Guarrasi, Cineca
n Q2 of 2020 CINECA deployed its new Tier-0 HPC cluster: Marconi100. The cluster is currently ranked at position 9 in the Top500 Supercomputer list. The nodes of this machine are equipped with 2 IBM Power9 processors and Nvidia V100 GPUs. Currently we are porting several codes on this new machine. In this lecture we will present the new machine, the methods to have an access on the machine and a couple of successful examples of porting.

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Speakers
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Massimiliano Guarrasi

Engineer, Cineca



Tuesday September 15, 2020 12:45pm - 1:15pm CDT
Track 5B
  Use Case  HPC
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1:20pm CDT

Quality Assurance and Coding Standards for Parallel Software on POWER systems - Manuel, Appentra Solutions
The automation of testing is critical in software development to improve quality assurance (QA), but today 80% of testing is manual (Gartner) and $32b is spent annually on QA (IDC/Nelson Hall). Coding standards in automotive and cybersecurity (e.g. CWE, MISRA) provide developers with rules and recommendations to prevent faulty code patterns. Parallel programming is challenging and, thus, QA and coding standards are critical for HPC programmers, particularly for industry and novice programmers. The ever-increasing complexity of HPC software and hardware pushes the developers to critically reevaluate testing methods, but, there is no coding standard for parallel programming yet. We will present an ongoing effort to collect the best practices of parallel programming experts and to develop new static code analysis tools specialized in parallelism to ensure code compliance on POWER systems.

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Speakers
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Dr. Manuel Arenaz

Arenaz, Appentra Solutions
Dr. Manuel Arenaz is the CEO of APPENTRA Solutions and professor at the University of A Coruña (Spain). He holds a PhD in Computer Science from the University of A Coruña (2003) on advanced compiler techniques for parallelisation of scientific codes. He is passionate about technology... Read More →



Tuesday September 15, 2020 1:20pm - 1:50pm CDT
Track 5B
  HPC  Software
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1:20pm CDT

How Easy is it to Run on ppc64le? - Toshaan Bharvani, VanTosh
This presentation is about how easy it is to migrate workloads on OpenPOWER systems, mainly looking at the ppc64le architecture. Firstly we will look at some examples of how difficult is is to migrate existing open source software to ppc64le. In the second part, some optimizations will be looked at, and how these optimizations can lead to better performance and the effort to this is not as difficult as expected.

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Speakers
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Toshaan Bharvani

CTO, VanTosh
Toshaan Bharvani is a IT consultant, currently self-employed at VanTosh, with a interest in Open Source Software and Open Source Hardware. He started his IT interest at a very early age, when his father gave him his first own PC components. Ever since he has been interested in IT... Read More →



Tuesday September 15, 2020 1:20pm - 1:50pm CDT
Track 3
  Software
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1:20pm CDT

Hit-reco: ProtoDUNE Raw Data Denoising with DL models - Marco Rossi, CERN
We present Hit-reco model for denoising and region of interest selection on raw simulation data from ProtoDUNE experiment. ProtoDUNE detector is hosted by CERN and it aims to test and calibrate technologies for DUNE, a forthcoming experiment in neutrino physics. Hit-reco leverages deep learning algorithms to make a first step in the reconstruction workchain, that consists in converting digital detector signals into physical high level quantities. We benchmark the artificial intelligence based approach against traditional algorithms implemented by the DUNE collaboration. We investigate the capability of graph convolutional neural networks, while exploiting the IBM Minsky multi-GPU setup to accelerate training and inference processes.

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Marco Rossi

Doctoral Student at CERN, CERN
I am pursuing the PhD in Physics at the University of Milan. The main research topics are application of artificial intelligence and deep learning to high energy physics. In this context, I am working as a doctoral student at CERN funded by IBM corporation on the development of machine... Read More →



Tuesday September 15, 2020 1:20pm - 1:50pm CDT
Track 4
  Use Case  AI
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1:20pm CDT

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
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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Speakers
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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 →
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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 →
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Craig Petrie

VP or Marketing, BittWare
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Marcy Byers

Senior Architect and Logic Design Engineer, IBM
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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
  OpenCAPI
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1:55pm CDT

IBM open sources the A2O Core! - Bill Flynn, IBM
An out of order, single thread optimized core derived from the highly scalable in order commercially proven A2I core will be described.  The design leverages the same tightly coupled AXU accelerator interface as A2I.  An overview of key microarchitecture and features and a brief description of cost/power benefits when implemented in the 7nm technology will be offered.  Finally, a description of the associated FPGA environment and simple how to video will be shown.

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Bill Flynn

Core Architect, IBM
Bill Flynn is an Open Power Core Architect in Austin, TX.  He graduated with a BS in Computer Science from Michigan State University and a MS in Computer Science from Syracuse University.  Bill has worked on the development of S/370, AS/400, Blue Gene and x86 systems.  He has made... Read More →



Tuesday September 15, 2020 1:55pm - 2:25pm CDT
Track 1
  Cores
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1:55pm CDT

E4S: Extreme-scale Scientific Software Stack - Sameer Shende, University of Oregon
The DOE Exascale Computing Project (ECP) Software Technology focus area is developing an HPC software ecosystem that will enable the efficient and performant execution of exascale applications. The Extreme-scale Scientific Software Stack (E4S) [https://e4s.io], is a coherent software stack that will enable application developers to write parallel applications that can target diverse exascale architectures. E4S provides both source builds through the Spack platform and a set of containers that feature a broad collection of HPC software packages. E4S exists to accelerate the development, deployment, and use of HPC software, lowering the barriers for HPC users. It provides container images, build manifests, and turn-key, from-source builds of popular HPC software packages developed as Software Development Kits (SDKs). It will introduce the E4S containers are being deployed at the HPC systems at DOE national laboratories using Singularity, Shifter, and Charliecloud container runtimes.

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Sameer Shende

Professor, University of Oregon
Sameer Shende serves as the Director of the Performance Research Laboratory at the University of Oregon and the President and Director of ParaTools, Inc. in the USA, ParaTools, SAS in France, and ParaTools, Ltd. in the UK. He is the lead developer of the TAU Performance System(R... Read More →



Tuesday September 15, 2020 1:55pm - 2:25pm CDT
Track 5B
  HPC  Software
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1:55pm CDT

Setting up the PCIe hotplug in Kernel for Flexible Setups - Sergey Miroshnichenko, YADRO
It is relatively easy to tune the current Linux kernel via command line arguments to handle hot-added PCI devices if the expected topology is known and limited: simply reserve enough address space and bus numbers per hotplug slot, so new devices can fit in there. However, if the system demands online, substantial and frequent reshaping of a current topology, PCIe's constrained nature can apply severe restrictions. In this presentation, we'll describe how Linux can reallocate resources by pausing the affected drivers and instructing them to update the changes, even in challenging situations like hot-adding an array full of diverse devices in the middle of an existing PCIe tree. Proposed improvements allow switching device clusters via PCIe without any special prerequisites: no need to reboot the host OS, while a Hot-Plug Controller is no longer required to reserve bus numbers and memory regions by firmware/BIOS/bootloader. These device clusters can consist of bridges full of other bridges, NVME drives, GPUs, and many other devices.

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Sergey Miroshnichenko

Software Engineer, YADRO



Tuesday September 15, 2020 1:55pm - 2:25pm CDT
Track 3
  Software
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2:55pm CDT

IBM open sources PowerAI as Open Cognitive Environment! - Jason Furmanek, IBM & Chris Sullivan, Oregon State University
This talk is an introduction to a new open source project called Open Cognitive Environment (Open-CE).
Open-CE is a mid-stream integration community project that aims to foster collaboration between communities, vendors, user/enterprises, and academic institutions. Open-CE is designed to minimize the time to value and increase the consumability and inclusivity of important foundational AI and deep learning frameworks, libraries and tools, including TensorFlow and PyTorch, by providing a pre-integrated, multi-architectural set of recipes, build scripts, predefined Continuous Integration pipeline code and cutting edge models for building a complete environment of packages for AI development and/or production capacities.

Open-CE is based on the code from IBM's PowerAI project, which was launched to market as IBM Watson Machine Learning Community Edition. Therefore, Open-CE supports OpenPOWER (ppc64le) out of the box with options for GPU acceleration enablement throughout.
 
OpenCE provides even greater flexibility to users by embracing open source and removing barriers for users to build integrated packages and environments from source targeting platforms, environments and applications that users care about most. Build what you want, how you want it. We also hope to gain more members, users, builders and hosters for the project.

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Chris 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 →



Tuesday September 15, 2020 2:55pm - 3:25pm CDT
Track 4
  AI
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2:55pm CDT

POWER your CLOUD - Toshaan Bharvani, VanTosh
This presentation is about how we transformed our Data Center from a vintage server center to a dynamic DevOps inspired Cloud. In the process we build an open source Linux distribution and provide a wide range of software that can run directly on multiple platforms to our customers that enable them to take advantage of a cloud based approach. The use of open source software enabled us to build and maintain a platform that has multiple CPU architectures, multiple CPU optimizations and get the maximum from the hardware and software. PowerEL, the Linux distribution, that enables us to get an optimized experience for the users while utilizing the maximum of the hardware. In addition to that we recompile optimized version of many open source components to be able to deliver software rapidly and conveniently.

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Toshaan Bharvani

CTO, VanTosh
Toshaan Bharvani is a IT consultant, currently self-employed at VanTosh, with a interest in Open Source Software and Open Source Hardware. He started his IT interest at a very early age, when his father gave him his first own PC components. Ever since he has been interested in IT... Read More →



Tuesday September 15, 2020 2:55pm - 3:25pm CDT
Track 3
  Cloud
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2:55pm CDT

Building Cache Coherent, Heterogeneous-ISA Processors Using P-Mesh - Jonathan Balkind, University of California, Santa Barbara
P-Mesh is the manycore cache coherence system underlying the OpenPiton research platform, which originally used the SPARCv9 ISA. A number of extensions to P-Mesh were needed to build the Bring Your Own Core (BYOC) platform, which added support for building heterogeneous-ISA processors made of cores of new, open ISAs like OpenPOWER. In this talk, Jonathan will introduce P-Mesh and the changes made to turn it into an ISA-agnostic memory system. Jonathan will detail the specific changes needed to support different ISAs, the new Transaction-Response Interface (TRI) for connecting cores, and initial efforts to support cores using the OpenPOWER ISA. Jonathan will also discuss efforts to connect multiple cores of different ISAs to build a single heterogeneous-ISA system.

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Jonathan Balkind

Assistant Professor, University of California, Santa Barbara
Jonathan Balkind is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of California, Santa Barbara. His research interests lie at the intersection of Computer Architecture, Programming Languages, and Operating Systems. He is the Lead Architect of OpenPiton... Read More →



Tuesday September 15, 2020 2:55pm - 3:25pm CDT
Track 1
  Cores  ISA
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2:55pm CDT

Helios: A POWER Enhanced Music Recommendation Engine - Kip Warner, Cartesian Theatre
Helios is a powerful B2B technology to allow searching of commercial music catalogues using music itself as the search key. It is a POWER accelerated solution.

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Kip Warner

Director of Engineering, Cartesian Theatre
Cartesian Theatre is a Vancouver, British Columbia, based software company. The studio has developed a range of cutting edge software technologies over the years. Expertise has been gained over more than a decade and applied in a wide range of diverse software problem domains. These... Read More →



Tuesday September 15, 2020 2:55pm - 3:25pm CDT
Track 2B
  Use Case
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3:30pm CDT

High-Performance MPI and Deep Learning with Introspection on OpenPOWER Platform - Dhabaleswar K (DK) Panda, X-ScaleSolutions and The Ohio State University & Donglai Dai, X-ScaleSolutions
This talk will focus on high-performance and scalable middleware for Message Passing Interface (MPI) and Deep Learning on OpenPOWER platform with NVIDIA GPGPUs and RDMA-enabled interconnects (InfiniBand and RoCE). The focus will be on two packages with commercial support being available from X-ScaleSolutions. The first package will focus on the OSU MVAPICH2 MPI libraries and their capabilities for high-performance computing with both CPUs (OpenPOWER) and GPUs (NVIDIA). The second package will focus on tight integration between the OSU MVAPICH2-GDR MPI library and the Horovod stack to provide high-performance and scalable Deep Learning (DL) with deep introspection (DI) capabilities for DL frameworks like TensorFlow, PyTorch and MXNet. The DI capabilities allow DL users and runtime developers to easily optimize their DL applications on modern systems. Performance results from the ORNL SUMMIT system (#2nd) and Lassen (#14th) with thousands of GPUs and POWER9 CPUs will be presented.

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Dhabaleswar K (DK) Panda

Professor and University Distinguished Scholar; Founder and CEO (X-ScaleSolutions), X-ScaleSolutions and The Ohio State University
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Donglai Dai

Chief Engineer, X-ScaleSolutions
Dr. Donglai Dai is a Chief Engineer at X-ScaleSolutions and leads company’s R&D team. His current work focuses on developing scalable efficient communication libraries and performance analysis tools for distributed and parallel HPC and deep learning applications on HPC systems... Read More →



Tuesday September 15, 2020 3:30pm - 4:00pm CDT
Track 4
  AI  Software
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3:30pm CDT

You Can Run Power on Microsoft Azure - Dan Jones, Skytap
Microsoft Azure is the public cloud of choice for many organizations, but what about IBM Power systems? Now you can run your Power workloads on Microsoft Azure. In this session, join experts from Skytap to learn just how easy it can be. Skytap is a cloud service designed to natively run traditional applications, including AIX, IBM i, and Linux on Power, in the public cloud. In this session we will explore how Skytap partners with Microsoft to run Power in Azure, and we will discuss use cases from application development to key production workloads to disaster recovery.

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Dan Jones

Senior Vice President of Products, Skytap
Dan has over 20 years experience at major enterprises leading product strategy and user experience for everything from cloud and data platform to gaming. Prior companies include Nordstrom, Microsoft, IBM, and Hewlett Packard



Tuesday September 15, 2020 3:30pm - 4:00pm CDT
Track 3
  Cloud
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3:30pm CDT

Microwatt and GHDL - An Open Hardware CPU written in VHDL, Synthesized with Open Source Tools - Anton Blanchard, IBM & Tristan Gingold, CERN
Microwatt is a 64 bit POWER OpenISA soft processor, written in VHDL. Over time it has grown from supporting Micropython, to Zephyr and most recently Linux.

From its original inception, Microwatt has relied heavily on GHDL, the Open Source VHDL simulator. GHDL has very recently added synthesis support and together with Yosys and Nextpnr allows for a completely open source toolchain for FPGAs.

This presentation will give an overview of the Microwatt core. It will also include an overview of GHDL and how it can be used for both simulation and synthesis of a medium complexity VHDL project.

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Anton Blanchard

Distinguished Engineer, IBM
Anton has been involved with Linux and Open Source Software for over 20 years, much of that time with IBM. He leads a worldwide team dedicated to using Open Source technologies to build better products. In mid 2019he got the Open Hardware bug as a result of IBM's opening up of the... Read More →
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Tristan Gingold

Hardware Engineer, CERN
Tristan Gingold has developed GHDL, the main open-source VHDL simulator, for about 20 years. He is currently working at CERN in the hardware and timing section.



Tuesday September 15, 2020 3:30pm - 4:00pm CDT
Track 1
  Cores  Silicon Dev
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3:30pm CDT

Parallel Biological Sequence Comparison in Large GPU Clusters - Alba Cristina Magalhaes Alves de Melo, University of Brasilia, Brazil
Pairwise Biological Sequence Comparison is an important Bioinformatics application, which is executed many times daily all over the world. In order to accelerate Biological Sequence Comparison applications, GPUs have been used for more than a decade, with very good results. In this talk, we present CUDAlign, a fine-grained multi-GPU parallel strategy to compare huge DNA sequences in hundreds of GPUs. CUDAlign uses parallelogram-shaped parallelism, overlapping of computation and communication, an innovative speculation technique and has pruning capabilities. We show that CUDAlign is able to attain the best performance in the literature for comparison tools with GPUs. We also discuss CUDAlign's energy consumption. We present ongoing work on pruning with multiple GPUS and show some results in an IBM Power9 + NVidia Volta platform. Finally, we discuss open challenges and research directions.

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Alba Cristina Magalhaes Alves de Melo

Professor, University of Brasilia, Brazil
Alba Cristina Magalhaes Alves de Melo obtained her PhD in Computer Science from the Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble (INPG), France, in 1996. Since 1997, she works at the Department of Computer Science at the University of Brasilia, Brazil, where she is now Full Professor... Read More →



Tuesday September 15, 2020 3:30pm - 4:00pm CDT
Track 5B
  HPC  Software
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3:30pm CDT

Onstitute: A Collaborative Online Education Platform with Innoative Data-Education Curriculum - Arghya Kusum Das, University of Wisconsin-Platteville
Starting from enterprise applications to scientific and engineering applications to applications in humanities and liberal arts need data analytics. However, with the current expanse of data science education, it is far from satisfying this huge demand for skilled data-labors which is growing exponentially. Data-education curriculums should be innovated to teach students from multiple disciplines regarding analytics with hands-on experience also required demonstrating the scale of applications. In this presentation, I will present 'Onstitute', a collaborative online education platform, that brings real-world data analytics experience at scale to the students utilizing the power of virtualization on top of cutting edge HPC technology such as, POWER-based hardware. I will demonstrate and discuss the innovative features of the platform together with curriculum plans, real case studies, and a future roadmap to improve the data-learning-outcomes of the students from different backgrounds.

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Speakers
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Arghya Kusum Das, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin-Platteville



Tuesday September 15, 2020 3:30pm - 4:00pm CDT
Track 2B
  Use Case  HPC
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4:05pm CDT

The LibreSOC Initiative: A hybrid CPU/VPU/GPU - Luke Leighton, LibreSOC
LibreSOC is a hybrid CPU, VPU and GPU that is to be free of DRM and spying backdoor coprocessors, and to be libre licensed to the bedrock. To engender business and end-user trust the design is being developed fully transparently following best Libre Development practices, aims for full coverage with Formal Correctness Proofs, first class documentation suitable for both educational engagement as well as customer and developer support, and to act as a Reference and experimental Platform for exploration of advanced 3D and Video extensions to the Power ISA, under the guidance and mentorship of the OpenPOWER Foundation. With EUR 350,000 funding from NLNet under their Privacy and Enhanced Trust Programme, LibreSOC's first target is a 180nm test ASIC, as a first step on a roadmap that includes a Quad Core SoC suitable for use in tablets, netbooks and the SBC Industrial markets.



Speakers
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Luke Leighton

Lead Architect, LibreSOC
Luke Leighton is an advocate for Libre Ethical Technology. First known for the network reverse engineering that brought Samba its NT Domain interoperability, he has witnessed Open Source Software move into commercial applications that left users with no control over their own legitimately... Read More →



Tuesday September 15, 2020 4:05pm - 4:35pm CDT
Track 1
  Cores
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4:05pm CDT

AI at Scale in the Enterprise - Clarisse Taaffe Hedglin, IBM
As the adoption of AI technologies increases and matures, the focus will shift from exploration to time to market and productivity. Governing Enterprise data, scaling AI model development, providing a complete, collaborative platform and tools for rapid solution deployments are key focus areas for growing data scientist teams tasked to respond to business challenges. The drive for performance, productivity acceleration, smarter infrastructure resource utilization and management efficiencies can be seen in Enterprises across all industries and modernization initiatives. This talk will cover the challenges and innovations for AI at scale for the Enterprise focusing on the modernization of data analytics, the AI ladder and AI lifecycle, infrastructure considerations and conclude with Data and AI architecture use case scenarios.

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Clarisse Hedglin

Executive IT Architect, IBM
Clarisse Taaffe Hedglin is an Executive IT Architect in the IBM Gatage for for Systems with expertise on application performance and benchmarking. As a senior member of the Artificial Intelligence Center of Competency, she works with clients across many industries to shape their computing... Read More →



Tuesday September 15, 2020 4:05pm - 4:35pm CDT
Track 4
  Use Case  AI
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4:05pm CDT

Insights into New Manufacturing System Arena through IBM Open POWER System - Archisman Sen, Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation, Japan
SUMMARY : In this presentation, we would talk about the potential that is available in the IBM Open POWER Systems and how it could be utilized to make a complete system for manufacturing setups. The idea is mostly to focus on the available resources that are available and harnessing the capabilities of each system from each domain to provide a customized solution for the specific requirement of the client. Focus Points: The key highlights of this presentation are as follows: 1. To explore why is digital manufacturing approach is here. 2. The probable and effective strategies bringing the change. 3. Why IBM Open POWER Systems can be the next big thing in the field of digital manufacturing processes? 5. We can take a look at the implementation plan in various stages. 6. Having a vision for the next line of actions for achieving this plan/project. Use Case Scenario: Let us take up a case where we would like to track the product quality through the entire Value Chain.

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Archisman Sen

Intern, Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation, Japan
Graduated as a Mechanical Engg. and worked for 4 years with Renault Nissan in India and Japan, with roles of Sr. Engg for R&D in HVAC and Quality project, apart from having roles as manufacturing quality reviewer and Chassis component quality leader. This involved extensive interaction... Read More →



Tuesday September 15, 2020 4:05pm - 4:35pm CDT
Track 2B
  Use Case  AI
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4:05pm CDT

New Time!! COVID Detection - Deep Learning Solution on power 9 AI Box - Shivansh Shukla, IIT Patna
In addition to the immeasurable suffering and loss of life, the deadly coronavirus is already impacting the world economy, but there is a silver lining. COVID has sparked a wave of innovation. We, here at Object Automation Software Solutions Pvt Ltd tried to contribute by developing a Covid-19 detection/classification program from the x-ray scans, leveraging the state of the art VGG-16 convolutional model. We then built and tested this on our low-cost Power 9 Development Box for AI, Deep Learning & Machine Learning. This box provides the fastest, simplest way to deploy deep learning frameworks This Covid-19 detection/classification application can also be very easily developed on the PowerAI Vision tool, which automates the machine learning and deep learning workflow without any skills in deep learning technologies. It can then train and validate a model in a GUI interface to build customized solutions for image classification and object detection.

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Shivansh Shukla

Research Intern - Object Automation Software Solution Pvt. Ltd., IIT Patna
This is Shivansh Shukla pursuing B.Tech (UG) from the Indian Institute of Technology, Patna. I have worked on domains like cloud computing, deep learning, and software development. Some projects include the "Facial recognition attendance system" through siamese networks locally as... Read More →



Tuesday September 15, 2020 4:05pm - 4:35pm CDT
Track 3
  Use Case  AI
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4:05pm CDT

Benchmarking Graphical Models on POWER with Healthcare Applications - Radha Nagarajan, Marshfield Clinic Research Institute & Arghya Kusum Das, University of Wisconsin-Platteville
Graphical models, in particular, that have the ability to validate hypothesized associations from multivariate data and discover novel, undocumented, causal associations have seen increasing applications in healthcare that has witnessed a surge in digitization and adoption of data-driven and evidence-based approaches to assist in decision making. Structure learning algorithms that form the core of graphical modeling and aim to decipher associations between the variables of interest from the given data fall under three broad categories, namely constraint-based, search and score, and hybrid. These computationally intensive algorithms need parallelization across HPC environments for enhanced performance. In this presentation, we will discuss the performance of established structure learning algorithms across POWER9 systems with and without GPUs across large data sets. Our approach will be open-sourced for enhanced transparency and reproducibility and adoption in education and research.

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Arghya Kusum Das, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin-Platteville
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Radha Nagarajan, Ph.D.

Director, Center for Oral and Systemic Health, Marshfield Clinic Research Institute
Radha Nagarajan, Ph.D. is the Director, Center for Oral and Systemic Health, Marshfield Clinic Research Institute, Marshfield Clinic Health System. He has over 15 years’ experience in leading research and implementation in healthcare analytics at Medical Centers and Health Systems... Read More →


Tuesday September 15, 2020 4:05pm - 4:35pm CDT
Track 5B
  Use Case  HPC
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