CUG 2014 – Plenary Sessions

Plenary Speakers – Cray Executive Update – Tuesday, 6 May, 2014

CUG welcomes Cray Executives, Peter Ungaro, Bill Blake, and Barry Bolding to CUG 2014. They will highlight the remarkable year Cray has experienced as well as discuss the future of Supercomputing and Big Data at Cray.

Plenary Speaker – Rajeeb Hazra – Wednesday, 7 May, 2014

Intel: Accelerating Insights … Together With You

A major shift is underway in the technical computing industry across technology, business models, and market structure. First, the data explosion – both from proliferation of devices and the growth of current iterative HPC models – along with the desire to quickly turn it into valuable insight, is driving the demand for both predictive and real-time analytics – using HPC. Second, the transition of technical and high performance computing workloads to the cloud has begun, and will accelerate over the next few years as a function of the powerful economic, accessibility, usability, and scalability requirements and forces. Third, while the demand for more powerful compute will continue, the challenges associated with storing large volumes of data and then feeding it to the compute engines will spur innovation in storage and interconnect technology. Finally, technology challenges such as energy efficiency will require more attention (and innovation) at all components of the SW stack. In this talk, Raj will discuss the current dynamics of the HPC market, how Intel is innovating to address these changing trends – both in the short and long term – all while keeping an ecosystem view in mind, and how our collaborations with key partners will fit together to enable a complete and affordable solution for the entire HPC ecosystem.

Biography, Rajeeb Hazra

Rajeeb Hazra is vice president of the Data Center Group and general manager for the Technical Computing Group at Intel Corporation. He is responsible for driving the business of high-performance computing and workstations, successfully ramping Intel’s new Many Integrated Core (MIC) product line in technical computing and other segments, and leading fabric product development.
Before assuming his current position, Hazra was the director of Supercomputing Architecture, where he was responsible for strategic research and development engagements with Intel’s supercomputing customers. Earlier in his Intel career, he served as the director of the Systems Technology Lab in Intel Labs (then called the Corporate Technology Lab), where he oversaw R&D in hardware and software-related systems technologies. Hazra also previously served as technical assistant to Intel’s chief technology officer. He joined Intel in 1994 as a software engineer in Intel Architecture Labs, working on video compression/decompression technologies. Before coming to Intel, Hazra was with the Lockheed Engineering and Sciences Company based at NASA’s Langley Research Center.
Hazra holds 16 patents in signal processing and has contributed numerous technical publications to refereed technical journals and conferences. He was honored with an Intel Achievement Award in 2000 for breakthroughs in multiple generations of industry-leading video-compression technologies.
Hazra earned his bachelor’s degree in computer science and engineering from Jadavpur University, India. He also holds a master’s degree in computer science and a Ph.D. in computer science, both from The College of William & Mary.
Plenary Speaker – Peter Ungaro – Wednesday, 7 May, 2014

Peter Ungaro will address the CUG member sites in attendance for a 1 on 100 (or more) session where members can interact with the Cray President and CEO in a dynamic Q&A session. Other Cray employees or Cray partners are not permitted in the room during this session.