March 07, 2005
Keynote speakers from AMD, Avocent, IBM and IMEX Research will address the rapidly emerging trends in datacenter computing that are now driving the rapid adoption of blade systems, management software and modular components as this industry emerges into a multi-billion dollar marketplace. Keynote speakers will include:
"As blade servers are deployed to handle critical business workloads, enterprises expect more than just power and space savings," said AMD's Ben Williams. "System management software will play a key role in moving blades into enterprise data centers, and power efficiency and performance-per-watt are becoming major factors in defining total cost of ownership for data center solutions. Enterprise customers want to achieve the greatest possible server density while still keeping operating costs under control, which becomes possible through advanced technologies such as dual core processing and dynamic power management software."
Conference highlights include a special "Venture Capital in the Blade Industry" session hosted by IBM with panelists from Goldman Sachs, Dot Edu Ventures, American River Ventures, Geneva Venture Partners, PacifiCap Group and TPG Ventures. The panel will review one-page business plan overviews submitted by conference attendees and present awards to the most deserving plans.
IDC industry analysts will update their forecasts for the blade server market in a special presentation: "Server Blades -- A Platform for Data Center Consolidation." IDC forecasts have estimated the blade server market to reach $3.7 billion in revenue by 2006.
For the technically minded, tutorials will cover:
The Blade Systems Alliance (BladeS) Interoperability Demonstration will provide a live demonstration of advanced blade and modular computing systems, featuring datacenter solutions and technologies such as heat reduction through power management, the industry-standard IPMI management interface, diskless blades booting from SAN and WAN and single image management of servers, storage and networks. Vendor equipment integrated in the BladeS Interop Demo will include blade systems and related technologies from 3UP Systems, APCC, Avocent, Emulex, IBM, NEXCOM, SharkRack, The Siemon Company, Unisys and XIOtech.
Server Blade Summit's ever-popular Beer and Pizza Shootout will provide a spirited and freewheeling debate: "A Million Blades -- Who Needs Them, Why, and When?" Avocent and Blade Systems Alliance, the non-profit trade organization advocating on behalf of blade systems and modular computing, will host a reception for press, analysts and VIP guests.
"Blade servers represent the future of the datacenter, and Server Blade Summit 2005 stands at the forefront of the one of the fastest growing segments in the IT industry," said Lance Leventhal, conference director of Server Blade Summit 2005. "This year's conference features ground-breaking innovations and insightful business and technical perspectives from all corners of the blade systems, storage, networking, software and modular computing industries. If your livelihood or profession has anything to do with datacenter computing, Server Blade Summit 2005 is a must-attend conference."
Sponsoring exhibitors at Server Blade Summit 2005 include: Broadcom, IBM, AMD, Avocent, Cyclades, SharkRack, Raritan, Altiris, Brocade, Blade Systems Alliance and media sponsor FierceCIO. Other exhibitors include 3UP Systems, American Megatrends, American Power Conversion, Emulex, Fujitsu Microelectronics, Mellanox Technologies, Micro Memory, M-Systems, QLogic, RLX Technologies, Server Technology and Storage Networking User Groups.
The ever-growing complexity of scientific and engineering problems continues to pose new computational challenges. Thus, we present a novel federation model that enables end-users with the ability to aggregate heterogeneous resource scale problems. The feasibility of this federation model has been proven, in the context of the UberCloud HPC Experiment, by gathering the most comprehensive information to date on the effects of pillars on microfluid channel flow.
Large-scale, worldwide scientific initiatives rely on some cloud-based system to both coordinate efforts and manage computational efforts at peak times that cannot be contained within the combined in-house HPC resources. Last week at Google I/O, Brookhaven National Lab’s Sergey Panitkin discussed the role of the Google Compute Engine in providing computational support to ATLAS, a detector of high-energy particles at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC).
Frank Ding, engineering analysis & technical computing manager at Simpson Strong-Tie, discussed the advantages of utilizing the cloud for occasional scientific computing, identified the obstacles to doing so, and proposed workarounds to some of those obstacles.
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The study of climate change is one of those scientific problems where it is almost essential to model the entire Earth to attain accurate results and make worthwhile predictions. In an attempt to make climate science more accessible to smaller research facilities, NASA introduced what they call ‘Climate in a Box,’ a system they note acts as a desktop supercomputer.
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When it comes to cloud, long distances mean unacceptably high latencies. Researchers from the University of Bonn in Germany examined those latency issues of doing CFD modeling in the cloud by utilizing a common CFD and its utilization in HPC instance types including both CPU and GPU cores of Amazon EC2.
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