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Panel on Resource Disaggregation in High Performance Computing

Nov 18 (Thu)

St. Louis, MO, USA



Balazs Gerofi (RIKEN)

Balazs Gerofi is a research scientist at RIKEN Center for Computational Science, where he is involved with system software research and development for high performance computing. He has been participating in the development of the Fugaku supercomputer, Japan’s latest flagship supercomputer. Balazs earned his M.Sc. degree and Ph.D. degree in computer science from the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and The University of Tokyo, respectively. His research interest covers operating systems, high-performance computing, cloud computing, as well as fault tolerant computing. Balazs is a member of the IEEE Computer Society and the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).


John Shalf (LBNL)

John Shalf is Department Head for Computer Science Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and recently was deputy director of Hardware Technology for the DOE Exascale Computing Project. Shalf is a coauthor of over 90 publications in the field of parallel computing software and HPC technology, including three best papers and the widely cited report “The Landscape of Parallel Computing Research: A View from Berkeley” (with David Patterson and others). Prior to coming to Berkeley Laboratory, John worked at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications and the Max Planck Institute for Gravitation Physics/Albert Einstein Institute (AEI) where he was was co-creator of the Cactus Computational Toolkit.




Keren Bergman

Columbia University

Keren Bergman is the Charles Batchelor Professor of Electrical Engineering at Columbia University where she also serves as the Faculty Director of the Columbia Nano Initiative. Prof. Bergman received the B.S. from Bucknell University in 1988, and the M.S. in 1991 and Ph.D. in 1994 from M.I.T. all in Electrical Engineering. At Columbia, Bergman leads the Lightwave Research Laboratory encompassing multiple cross-disciplinary programs at the intersection of computing and photonics. Bergman serves on the Leadership Council of the American Institute of Manufacturing (AIM) Photonics leading projects that support the institute’s silicon photonics manufacturing capabilities and Datacom applications. She is the recipient of the 2016 IEEE Photonics Engineering Award and is a Fellow of the Optical Society of America (OSA) and IEEE.

Satoshi Matsuoka

RIKEN, Tokyo Institute of Technology

Satoshi Matsuoka from April 2018 has become the director of RIKEN CCS, the top-tier HPC center that represents HPC in Japan, developing and hosting Japan’s tier-one ‘Fugaku’ supercomputer which has become the fastest supercomputer in the world in all four major supercomputer rankings, along with multitudes of ongoing cutting edge HPC research being conducted, including investigating Post-Moore era computing. He was the leader of the TSUBAME series of supercomputers, at Tokyo Institute of Technology, where he still holds a Professor position, to continue his research activities in HPC as well as scalable Big Data and AI. He has written over 500 articles according to Google Scholar, and chaired numerous ACM/IEEE conferences. He is a Fellow of the ACM and European ISC, and has won many awards, including the JSPS Prize from the Japan Society for Promotion of Science in 2006, presented by his Highness Prince Akishino; the ACM Gordon Bell Prize in 2011; the Commendation for Science and Technology by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology in 2012; the 2014 IEEE-CS Sidney Fernbach Memorial Award, the highest prestige in the field of HPC; HPDC 2018 Achievement Award from ACM; and recently SC Asia 2019 HPC Leadership Award.


Larry Dennison


Dr. Dennison leads the Network Research Group at NVIDIA. His current research interests include large networks of GPUs, switch micro-architectures, network-on-chip and photonic interconnects. At, NVIDIA, he was the principal investigator for the DesignForward project which was responsible for several GPU shared-memory concepts such as NVSHMEM and NCCL. His team proposed development of a GPU shared memory fabric and developed the first NVSwitch architecture. Prior to NVIDIA, he worked on software systems such as high-performance distributed applications, database scaling for the cloud and software-defined networking. Dr. Dennison holds Ph.D., M.S., and B.S. degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Mark Wade

Ayar Labs

Mark is the President, CTO, and Co-founder of Ayar Labs. He holds a PhD from the University of Colorado Boulder and previously held visiting researcher positions at MIT. His work focuses on building a new generation of electronic-photonics technologies and products that solve key bottlenecks of high-bandwidth data movement.


Takashi Miyoshi

Fujitsu Ltd.

Takashi Miyoshi is currently Director at the IOWN/6G Platform Development Office of Fujitsu. His primary research interests include server architecture, especially interconnect and I/O sub systems for heterogeneous computing environments. He has over 10 years of experience in developing server interconnects and has been leading the research of the resource pool architecture project at Fujitsu Laboratories since 2010. Mr. Miyoshi received his Master of Computer Science degree from the University of Tokyo in 1996.


Agenda                                  Nov 18 (Thu)


Welcome, Overview and Introduction of Panelists


Panelists Presentations


Audience Q&A





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Room 223-224

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St. Louis, MO 63101

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