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S11: Designing High-End Computing Systems with InfiniBand and 10-Gigabit Ethernet

Dhabaleswar K. (DK) Panda  (Ohio State University)
Pavan Balaji  (Argonne National Laboratory)
Matthew Koop  (Ohio State University)
Tutorials Session
Sunday,  01:30PM - 05:00PM
Room TBD
As InfiniBand Architecture (IB) and 10-Gigabit Ethernet (10GE) technologies mature in their support for next generation high-end Computing (HEC) systems, more and more scientists, engineers and researchers are becoming interested in learning about the details of these technologies. This tutorial will provide details about the advanced features of these emerging technologies and approaches to design next generation systems with them. It will start with an overview of the advanced hardware features and the software stack used by these networks (with special emphasis on the emerging OpenFabrics stack which uniformly encapsulates both IB and 10GE). Challenges in designing different systems using these standards on multi-core platforms for performance, scalability, portability and reliability will be covered. Finally, case studies and experiences in designing HPC clusters (with MPI-1 and MPI-2), Parallel File and Storage Systems, Multi-tier Datacenters, and Virtualization schemes will be presented together with the associated performance numbers and comparisons.
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