Intel, WWT, GigaIO and Intersect360 Research Roundtable
VIRTUAL ROUNDTABLE TOPIC
AI and the New Scalability of Storage Architecture: How to get there from here
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Does this describe your situation? If so you will want to listen in on the conversation!
AI workloads and algorithms are ever changing, new high-performance technologies are evolving, and your data center infrastructure is having a hard time keeping up. Your budgets sure aren’t keeping up.
How can you future-proof the infrastructure you typically plan two or more years in advance, without being able to predict what those changes will entail? Data centricity is becoming an imperative for high performance storage architectures, yet the traditional siloed approach to replace/add more servers to respond to changes is wrecking both your budget and your sustainability goals. How do you take advantage of new technologies like GPUs, FPGAs and new classes of memory like Intel Optane, and scale them to meet your organization’s business goals?
Come hear from seasoned industry players how you can get there from here. Moderated by Addison Snell, an expert in HPC trends with Intersect360 Research, this panel will explore these issues in a spirited discussion format and give you a chance to get your questions answered.
Kristie Mann Sr. Director of Product Management
Kristie Mann, Sr. Director of Product Management for Intel’s Optane DC Persistent Memory business in the Data Center Group, is an industry leader in technology with a background in engineering, business strategy, and sales. Prior to joining Intel in 2015, Kristie spent 20 years at Hewlett Packard Company in a variety of roles such as hardware engineering, business development, and corporate sales. Kristie got her engineering degree from Georgia Tech in 1996 and her MBA from Duke University in 2007. Kristie’s experience brings a unique perspective on fostering and developing new disruptive technologies. She advocates embracing the disruption while maintaining an intense focus on the customer, innovation, and targeted differentiation.
Alan Benjamin CEO
As a co-founder Alan leads the team at GigaIO bringing a universal, dynamic, and composable fabric platform to data centers, to enable widespread AI adoption by significantly reducing risk and TCO. Launched in 2017 by industry veterans in high performance interconnects, GigaIO has gained traction in high performance and AI applications with government labs, enterprise and cloud providers by finally breaking compute out of the server box to invent true rack-scale computing. Prior to GigaIO Alan spend 30 years in the communication industry, starting with Hewlett-Packard, and most recently as COO of Pulse Electronics, an $800M communication supplier, and CEO of Excelsus Technologies. He holds a BS Electrical Engineering from Duke University and completed the Advanced Management Program (AMP) at Harvard Business school.
Earl Dodd Global HPC Business Practice Leader
Earl J. Dodd provides HPC/HPDA/Supercomputing strategy, technology enablement, business development, and marketing and sales support to WWT’s global enterprises and governments. Earl helps achieve a customer’s desired ROI by leveraging HPC technology, extreme data in motion, and the Cloud on secure ultra-scale architectures and collaboration environments. This effort drives the next generation of computationally steered workflows in decision support environments for real-time situational awareness and institutional learning. A veteran of Cray, IBM, Fujitsu and Hewlett-Packard, Earl’s Masters degree in Mining Engineering is from Montana Tech, and his MBA from Tulane University.
Addison Snell CEO
Intersect360 Research is a market intelligence, research, and consulting advisory practice focused on suppliers, users, and policymakers across the High Performance Computing ecosystem. Intersect360 Research relies on both user-based and supplier-based research to form a complete perspective of HPC market dynamics, trends, and usage models. Prior to launching Intersect360 Addison built his expertise in the HPC arena through positions at Silicon Graphics, IDC and Tabor Communications.”