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HPC/AI Convergence, Workload Matters

Thursday, May 16, 2019

11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Abstract: In the era of convergence of HPC with AI, capturing and understanding your work load is critical to getting the most from the hardware you have or the hardware you will acquire. Couple that with the post Moore’s Law world we live in now make the balance of CPU and GPU more important than ever.

The talk will explore capturing Workload data and important aspects of GPU nodes for acceleration at the shared infrastructure level. The discussion will conclude with available performance features including Tensor Cores and Automated Mixed Precision at the applications layer

Speaker: Mark Hill, NVIDIA

Mark joined NVIDIA in September 2017 as a Sr. Solutions Architect supporting Academic and Research organizations on the east coast. In this role, he works to accelerate research and data center workloads with GPU’s. Mark draws on his broad experience in R&D, hardware, systems software, networking, and IT infrastructure operations, within the Manufacturing, Defense, and Life Sciences industries.

Prior to joining NVIDIA, Mark was the Chief Technologist for Hyperscale on the east coast on HPE’s technology team. His focus in the 6+ years at HPE was High Performance Computing, Big Data and HPC Storage Solutions, Mark lead the design of solutions and architecture for HPE’s higher education and commercial research customers. He also developed an HPC Storage Architecture from a business and technology approach that was intended to scale from 1PB to 100’s of PB and ultimately 1000PB.

Prior to joining HPE, Mark spent over 23 years at Corning Incorporated where he started in the Mathematics and Statistical Analysis research group, supporting all disciplines in a world renowned RD&E organization rapidly growing to become Corning’s HPC Architect responsible for Scientific Computing, Manufacturing, and Enterprise Systems Operations, Strategy, and Architecture globally. Mark was the principle in the re- engineering design of Corning’s Scientific Computing Services to increase the speed of innovation and to resolve scientific and engineering problems encountered by Corning’s Global technical community.

Before Corning, Mark worked five years in software and systems engineering capacities contracting to GE, Kodak, and Polaroid. Developing solutions in the Defense and Manufacturing sectors.

Mark is presently transitioning the pursuit of his MS/PhD in Computer Science at Binghamton University to NOVA Southeastern University. Mark holds an AS in Engineering and a BS in Mathematics from Elmira College.


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The University of Houston Classroom and Business Building (CBB) Room 310, 4742 Calhoun Rd.
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