First Annual OpenPOWER Summit

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Standing room only at the OpenPOWER Summit

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The First Annual OpenPOWER Summit took place at the San Jose Convention Center. It was hosted within the GPU Technology Conference (GTC) which had thousands of technology sector attendees and significant industry press and analyst presence including developers, researchers, government agencies, and industry luminaries. The OpenPOWER Summit had a lineup of OpenPOWER Foundation keynote speakers, technical workgroup updates and member presentations on March 18th. During the three-day event there was an exhibitor pavilion where OpenPOWER Members demonstrated their latest advancements.

Summit Presentation Schedule

Wednesday, March 18
Keynote Presentations (9:00 AM – 11:00 AM)

9:00 AM Vice President, Summit Chair Michael Diamond Opening remarks
9:05 AM OpenPOWER Chairman Gordon MacKean Advancing the OpenPOWER vision
9:25 AM OpenPOWER President Brad McCredie The disruptive technology of OpenPOWER Ecosystem Hardware Reveal
9:45 AM OpenPOWER TSC Chair Jeff Brown
Randall Ross
Sandra Woodward
Rakesh Sharma
OpenPOWER Foundation Technical Initiatives
10:45 AM Canonical Randall Ross How Ubuntu is enabling OpenPOWER and innovation
11:00 AM Vice President, Summit Chair Michael Diamond Closing of first session


Summit Member Presentations (1:30 PM – 6:00 PM)

1:30 PM Vice President, Summit Chair Michael Diamond Opening Remarks
1:35 PM Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) Dr. Tjerk P. Straatsma Getting Applications Ready for Summit
The Next Peak in HPC
1:55 PM Jülich Supercomputing Centre  video Dirk Pleiter Porting Scientific Applications to OpenPOWER
2:10 PM Rackspace video Aaron Sullivan Life at the Intersection: OpenPOWER, Open Compute, and the Future of Cloud Software & Infrastructure
2:25 PM IBM (US) video Michael Gschwind Introducing the Little-Endian OpenPOWER Software Development Environment and its application programming interfaces
2:40 PM NVIDIA video John Ashley NVIDIA Tesla Accelerated Computing Platform for IBM Power
2:55 PM Altera video Nick Finamore Accelerator Opportunities with OpenPower
3:10 PM Mellanox  video Scot Schultz The Future of Interconnect with OpenPOWER
3:25 PM PMC Sierra  video Stephen Bates Using NVM Express SSDs and CAPI to Accelerate Data-Center Applications in OpenPOWER Systems
3:40 PM Tyan  video Albert Mu Tyan OpenPOWER products and future product plan
3:55 PM Xilinx / IBM video Michaela Blott Key-Value Store Acceleration with OpenPower
4:10 PM PGI  video Doug Miles PGI compilers for OpenPOWER platforms, which will enable seamless migration of multi-core and GPU-enabled HPC applications from Linux/x86 to OpenPOWER
4:25 PM Rice University  video Chandler Wilkerson Reflections on Migrating IBM APP Genomic Workflow Acceleration to IBM POWER8
4:40 PM DataDirect Networks  video Jeff Sisilli Changing the Game: Accelerating Applications and Improving Performance For Greater Data Center Efficiency
4:55 PM PowerCore, China  video Zhu Ya Dong Linking up CPTA and OPF global members, to help global OPF member to use CPTA as a stepping stone to go into China market
5:10 PM Teamsun  video Mao Qiu Yin Zhiqiang Tian Trusted Computing Applied in OpenPOWER Linux
5:25 PM Algo-Logic Systems   video John Lockwood Enabling financial service firms to compute heterogeneously with Gateware Defined Networking (GDN) to build order books and trade with the lowest latency
5:40 PM Vice President, Summit Chair Michael Diamond Closing remarks

OpenPOWER Pavilion Presentation Schedule

Tuesday, March 17     11:00 AM – 1:00 PM;         5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

11:00 AM IBM Canada Laboratory video Yaoqing Gao Power and Speed: Maximizing Application Performance on IBM Power Systems with XL C/C++ Compiler
11:30 AM IBM Canada Laboratory & NVIDIA video Kelvin Li XL C/C++ and GPU Programming on Power Systems
12:00 PM IBM video Sina Meraji
Berni Schiefer
Concurrent execution of an analytical workload on a POWER8 server with K40 GPUs
12:30 PM IBM (US) video Michael Gschwind POWER8 — the first OpenPOWER processor
5:00 PM IBM (US) T.J. Watson Research Data Centric Systems video Bruce D’Amora
Gordon Fossum
Data Centric Interactive Visualization of Very Large Data
5:30 PM Teamsun video Song Yu Li
Guang Cheng Ma Yuan Liang Chen Qing Hong
System Management Tool for OpenPOWER
6:00 PM IBM Srini Chari Crossing the Performance Chasm with OpenPOWER
6:20 PM University of Toronto video Jeff Cassidy Accelerated Photodynamic Cancer Therapy Planning with FullMonte on OpenPOWER
6:40 PM Nallatech video Allan Cantle Enabling Coherent FPGA Acceleration


Wednesday, March 18     12:00 PM – 2:00 PM;         5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

12:00 PM IBM Rochester video Todd Rosedahl On Chip Controller (OCC)
12:30 PM IBM China video Jing Li Bin Xu HPC solution stack on OpenPOWER
1:00 PM IBM Systems and Technology Group (India) video Satish Kumar Sadasivam Performance evaluation methodology to the OpenPOWER user community to evaluate the performance using the advanced instrumentation capabilities available in the Power 8 Microprocessor
1:30 PM IBM Research China video Yonghua Lin SuperVessel–OpenPOWER R&D cloud with operation and practice experience sharing
5:00 PM IBM video Sam Sanjabi Using Docker in High Performance Computing in OpenPOWER Environment
5:30 PM Oak Ridge National Laboratory video Jack Wells Present and Future Leadership Computers at OLCF
6:00 PM IBM Research Lab (China) video Fei Chen FPGA Acceleration in a Power8 cloud
6:15 PM IBM video Stewart Smith Introduction to OPAL: the OpenPower Abstraction Layer
6:30 PM Xilinx video Manoj Roge Data center and Cloud computing market landscape and challenges
6:45 PM IBM video Stewart Smith Customizing and contributing to OPAL


OpenPOWER Pavilion Exhibit Schedule

Tuesday, March 17 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM;    5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Wednesday, March 18 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM;    5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Thursday, March 19 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM


OpenPOWER ISV Roundtable
Thursday, March 19     9:30 AM – 11:00 PM

9:30 AM Canonical video Randall Ross – Plenary presentations – Lightening talks – Open discussion and facilitated brainstorming
  1. Randall Ross OPFS2015 ISV Roundtable 031915
  2. ISV GPU Accelerated Computing with OpenPOWER Ashley, John NVIDIA
  3. OPF Summit Porting to Power is Easy V1.1
  4. ISV_Easy Access to POWER_LocThai_IBM
  5. ISV The World’s Most Powerful Server and the World’s Fastest Database Leads, Jeff_Redis Labs & IBM
  6. ISV E-Commerce Accelerated on POWER Friedberg, Emily Lagrange Systems
  7. ISV OPF Summit Docker and POWER_Seelam, Seetharami IBM
  8. ISV Your Solution Needs to Go to Market Hawkins, Bret Avnet
  9. Randall Ross OPFS2015 ISV Roundtable 031915


OpenPOWER Firmware Training Lab
Thursday, March 19     9:00 AM – 11:00 AM;         12:00 PM – 2:00 PM

9:00 AM IBM video Patrick Williams
Chris Austen
Mike Bliss
– Architectural Overview and Selected Deep-dive – Hands-on Lab of Building, Modifying, and Testing