Hardware Accelerated HPC
07 Jun 2013 - 07 Jun 2013

Date: 7 June 2013 (Friday) 
Time: 2-5pm
Venue: Venue: Level 17, Charles Babbage Room, 1 Fusionopolis Way,Connexis South, Singapore 138632
Speaker: Jeff Adie, Principal Systems Engineer, SGI 
              Kenny Sng, Regional Solution Architect Manager, Asia Pacific, Intel Corporation

Abstract:
Hardware assisted acceleration is a well-known cost-effective way of obtaining performance gains on HPC systems. While various kinds of hardware accelerators exist (most notably FPGAs and GP-GPUs), this seminar will focus on the Intel Xeon Phi co-processor. In this Jeff Aide from SGI will talk about his experience with the Intel Xeon Phi accelertor. Kenny Sng from Intel will give a brief outline of the Phi architecture and roadmap.

Topics:
- Hardware acceleration in HPC – Jeff Adie
- Intel Xeon Phi Architecture and Roadmap overview – Kenny Sng
- How to port applications on Xeon Phi- Jeff Adie

Biography: 
Jeff Adie
Jeff Adie joined SGI in 2000 as a Systems Engineer supporting the sales team in the ASEAN region. In 2002, Jeff was promoted to Principal and his role expanded to cover the Asia Pacific region. Jeff's work primarily involves assisting with solution design of HPC systems, as well as providing assistance to customers with HPC deployments, including installation, porting, training and tuning of HPC codes. Jeff's primary area of expertise is in CAE, specifically in structures, having previously worked at Toyota and on FEA/CFD analysis for America's cup class yachts for Team New Zealand. Jeff is also an expert in the visualization of HPC data. 

Jeff has a post graduate diploma from the University of Auckland in Computer Science, specializing in Parallel programming and Computer graphics.

Kenny Sng
Kenny Sng is the Regional Solution Architect Manager in the Intel’s Enterprise Solution Sales(ESS) team covering the APAC region. Kenny works with enterprise customers in various industries and government organizations to develop IT and business strategies through the usage of Cloud Computing, Networking, Data Center and Big Data Analytics solutions. It includes developing business value assessment, energy efficient designs and infrastructure solutions to solve business problems. Kenny participates in the Singapore Info-Communication Development Authority Workgroup to develop Data Center best practices.

Prior to joining ESS, Kenny works in Intel Information Technology for the last 15 years. He started with leading various IT teams in Singapore, India and South-East Asia and proceeds to lead the Asia network team. He was the Global Operation manager managing site resources personnel worldwide. He manages the Global Communication Services team for Intel in 2007 when he was based in Shanghai and subsequently Folsom, CA. Kenny then headed the Intel Data Centers Engineering team. He is a key member of Intel’s Data center efficiency program which formulated the development and implementation of the Intel data center strategy.

Presentation File

No of Participants: 9

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