Have a great idea for innovating data center technologies or want to hack on hardware to seed your company? Then join us for our hardware hackathon at the upcoming OCP U.S. Summit 2015 being held on March 10-11 in San Jose, California.
We will have cash prizes to help you seed your initial idea. In addition to the prize money, the Open Compute Foundation is partnering with a team of angel investors and venture capitalists who will work with you to formulate your initial idea into a business plan.
Winners will present their hacks and receive their prizes on stage during OCP U.S. Summit 2015.
Hackathon seating is limited to 50 people. Everyone who registers and participates in the OCP U.S. Summit Hackathon will receive a special OCP Hackathon t-shirt. We ask that once you register for the hack, you participate in the entire hack, which will last 8-12 hours over the course of the two-day summit.
The OCP Hardware Hack will consist of 2 tracks;the first track will encompass all active hardware projects under the Open Compute Project; the second track is allows you to hack on hardware that is outside of the existing active OCP projects.
What we will provide:
As in previous hacks we will provide a set of components and tools at the hack. We encourage you to bring with you any tools (software or hardware) or components that are necessary for your idea.
Things you and your organization will need to do prior to the Hackathon:
More information on past hackathons can be found here: http://www.opencompute.org/home/SearchForm?Search=Hackathon
Keep Calm and Hack on!
4:15 – 4:35 Impact of GPU Accelerated Computing on Cloud Services, Han Vanholder, Senior Product Manager, NVidia We will provide an overview of the NVIDIA GPU Accelerated Computing Platform and highlight some of the latest developments. We will discuss GPU’s impact on data analytics, deep learning, and high performance computing. We will also touch on how the data center is morphing into a heterogeneous ecosystem that has multiple types of CPUs (x86, ARM64, POWER) and how high performance server interconnects like NVLink promise to revolutionize single node performance.
4:35-5:00 Open Processor Specification and Instruction Set, Thomas Sohmers, CEO, Rex Computing This talk will be covering the future of open processor specifications within the Open Compute Project and the development of REX Computing's HPC focused "Neo64" Instruction Set Architecture, which is to be open sourced. REX is building a HPC focused 64-bit 256-core implementation of this ISA, and a full node design built around the existing OpenRack standard, designed to meet the requirements for exascale systems, with a 10x improvement in power efficiency compared to todays state of the art. REX believes that by open sourcing its ISA (free as in freedom and beer) will allow other companies to develop robust solutions that have freely available software tools and binary compatibility. REX will also show that this new business model is something that can be profitably done, and encourage better and faster development within the HPC community.
5:00 - 5:20 - Simulation and Co-Design for HPC, Arun Rodrigues, Sandia Labs The performance characteristics of high performance computers are continuously evolving. Satisfying the ever-greater demands of computer based simulation requires supercomputers of unparalleled power and complexity. To meet these needs requires examination of new ways of organizing hardware, new architectures, and new programming models. Understanding the impact of architectural and application level design choices requires careful modeling of future systems using a variety of simulation techniques, including analytical models, abstract state-machine models, and detailed cycle-accurate models. To meet these requirements, we have developed the Structural Simulation Toolkit (SST), a modular, parallel, multi-scale simulation toolkit that includes a variety of models for processor, network, and memory components. The SST is being used in a number of investigations including abstract memory interfaces, network protocol offload, multi-level memory, photonic networks, and processing-in-memory.
Arun Rodrigues is a Principal Member of the Technical Staff at Sandia National Labs in the Scalable Computer Architecture Group. He received his PhD in Computer Engineering from the University of Notre Dame in 2006. His research interests are in advanced memory architectures and computer architecture simulation.
5:20 – 5:35 - Open Discussion on Upcoming Submissions Part 2, Devashish Paul and Thomas Sohmers, Co Chairs OCP HPC Topics that will be covered in this include, but not limited to: X86 based low latency computing, DSP + ARM computing, FPGA based low latency Server, Scalable GPU with low latency interconnect, Top of Rack Switching, Low latency NIC , Open Silicon Interconnect Spec etc
5:35 - 5:50 - IP Solutions for HPC and Open Compute futures - Ravi Thumarakuddy
5:50 – 6:00 pm Wrap up Conclusion, Next Steps
4:15 - 5:00 - Kevin D Johnson, Intel, Senior Director of Data Center and Cloud Solutions, Service Provider Group, Intel Corporation.
Kevin will present on the opportunities that hyperscale adoption will have on the COMMS segment.
5:00 - 6:00pm
Tom Anschutz, AT&T will present the VNF opportunities and propose the initial collaborative opportunity for a GPON interface.
Since joining Open Compute Project (OCP) in January of 2014, Microsoft has been working with that community and industry partners to expand the OCP ecosystem. In this presentation, we will discuss how we are working with service, hardware and software partners to bring a breadth of solutions to the market that enable choice for end users. Topics include the challenges of sourcing and managing datacenter supply chains at hyper cloud scale, and what we’ve learned and are contributing to help the OCP ecosystem realize Open Cloud Server goals.
1-1:45 pm: OCP Ready/Inspired/self-certification, Thao/ OCP Foundation
•OCP Policy and implementation
1:45 - 2:00pm - Wrap up