2018 OFA Workshop Presentations

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For a detailed list of session abstracts, please download the OFA Workshop 2018 Abstracts.

Monday, April 9

Registration Opens
3:00-6:00 p.m.

OFA Think Tanks
6:00-9:00 p.m.

Tuesday, April 10

Welcome and Opening
Susan Coulter, OpenFabrics Alliance (OFA), Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL)
7:30-8:00 a.m.

Keynote: Software Foundation for High-Performance Fabrics in the Cloud
Bill Magro, Intel Corp.
8:00-9:00 a.m

Multi-process sharing of RDMA resources
Alex Rosenbaum, Mellanox Technologies
9:00-9:30 a.m.

Windows RDMA (Almost) Everywhere
Omar Cardona, Microsoft
9:30-10:00 a.m.

Designing Scalable, High-Performance Communication Runtimes for HPC and Deep Learning: The MVAPICH2 Approach
Hari Subramoni, Ohio State University (OSU)
10:30-11:00 a.m.

DLoBD: An Emerging Paradigm of Deep Learning over Big Data Stacks on RDMA-enabled Clusters
Xiaoyi Lu, OSU
11:00-11:30 a.m.

Using Fabrics to Accelerate Artificial Intelligence Deep Learning
Ira Weiny, Intel Corp. 
11:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Overview of Persistent Memory Programming
Andy Rudoff, Intel Corp.
1:00-1:30 p.m.

Persistent Memory Programming – the Remote Access Perspective
Tom Talpey, Microsoft
1:30-2:00 p.m.

Persistent Memory over Fabrics - Beyond High Availability
Paul Grun, Cray Inc.
2:00-2:30 p.m.

NVMf based integration of Non-volatile Memory in a Distributed System - Lessons Learned
Bernard Metzler, IBM Zurich Research 
2:30-3:00 p.m.

New Types of Memory, their support in Linux and how to use them via RDMA
Christopher Lameter, Jump Trading LLC
3:30-4:00 p.m.

Journey to Verbs IOCTL
Michael Ruhl, Intel Corp.
4:00-4:30 p.m.

Ethernet over Infiniband
Evgenii Smirnov, ProfitBricks GmbH   
4:30-5:00 p.m.

RoCE Containers - Status update
Parav Pandit, Mellanox Technologies
5:00-5:30 p.m.

SELinux support in hfi1 and psm2
Dennis Dalessandro, Intel Corp.
5:30-6:00 p.m.

State of the Alliance / Town Hall
Susan Coulter, OFA, LANL
6:00-7:00 p.m. 

Wednesday, April 11

Amazon and Libfabric: A case study in flexible HPC Infrastructure
Brian Barrett, Amazon 
8:00-8:30 a.m.

Moving Forward with Fabric Interfaces
Sean Hefty, Intel Corp.
8:30-9:00 a.m.

OpenSHMEM and OFI: Better Together
James Dinan, Intel Corp.
9:00-9:30 a.m.

Using Open Fabric Interface in Intel® MPI Library
Michael Chuvelev, Intel Corp.
9:30-10:00 a.m.

Status of OpenFabrics Interfaces (OFI) Support in MPICH
Yanfei Guo, Argonne National Laboratory
10:30-11:00 a.m.

Accelerating Ceph with RDMA and NVMe-oF
Haodong Tang, Intel Corp.
11:00-11:30 a.m.

Building Efficient Clouds for HPC, Big Data, and Neuroscience Applications over SR-IOV-enabled InfiniBand Clusters
Xiaoyi Lu, OSU
11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

BOF: OFA OS Distro Testing
Paul Bowden, Intel Corp.
1:00-2:00 p.m. (DUAL TRACK)

BOF: SNIA NVM Programming Model
Andy Rudoff, Storage Networking Industry Association, Intel Corp.
1:00-2:00 p.m. (DUAL TRACK)

BOF: NVMEoFabric Testing
Paul Bowden, Intel Corp.
2:30-3:30 p.m. (DUAL TRACK)

BOF: ISO C++ Standardization of Fabrics
Chris Taylor, U.S. Department of Defense
2:30-3:30 p.m. (DUAL TRACK)

Meet the Experts
3:30-4:30 p.m.

OFA Networking Reception
Sponsored by Intel Corp.
4:30-6:00 p.m.

Thursday, April 12

Non-Contiguous Memory Registration
Tzahi Oved, Mellanox Technologies
8:00-8:30 a.m.

HotPlug support of RDMA devices 
Matan Barak, Mellanox Technologies
8:30-9:00 a.m.

Dynamically-Connected Transport
Alex Rosenbaum, Mellanox Technologies
9:00-9:30 a.m.

On-device memory usage for RDMA transactions
Liran Liss, Mellanox Technologies
9:30-10:00 a.m.

API to expose verbs object counters to application
Jason Gunthorpe, Mellanox Technologies
10:30-11:00 a.m.

OpenFabrics Verbs (OFV) multi-vendor support
Brian Hausauer, Intel Corp.
11:00-11:30 a.m.

T10-DIF offload
Tzahi Oved, Mellanox Technologies  
11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

NVMf Target Offload
Liran Liss, Mellanox Technologies 
1:00-1:30 p.m.

The Storage Performance Development Kit and NVMe-oF
Paul Luse, Intel Corp. 
1:30-2:00 p.m.

A New Approach to Switching Network Implementation
Harold Cook, Lightfleet Corporation 
2:00-2:30 p.m.

SNIA and OFA Partnership for Remote Persistent Memory
Mark Carlson and Michael Oros, SNIA
2:30-3:00 p.m.

Lightning Talks
3:30-4:00 p.m.

High-Performance Big Data Analytics with RDMA over NVM and NVMe-SSD
Xiaoyi Lu, OSU
4:00-4:30 p.m.

Intel® Omni-path and NVIDIA GPU support
Ravindra Babu Ganapathi, Intel Corp.
4:30-5:00 p.m.

Annual General Meeting
Susan Coulter, OFA, LANL
5:00-6:00 p.m.


Friday, April 13

RDMAtool and Resource Tracking in RDMA subsystem
Leon Romanovsky, Mellanox Technologies.
8:00-8:30 a.m.

Comprehensive, Synchronous, High Frequency Measurement of InfiniBand Networks in Production HPC Systems
Michael Aguilar, Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) 
8:30-9:00 a.m.

Exploring Behaviors in a Production HPC InfiniBand Network
Serge Polevitzky, SNL
9:00-9:30 a.m.

Proactive Identification and Remediation of HPC Network Subsystem Failures
Susan Coulter, LANL
9:30-10:00 a.m.

OFA Think Tank Reports
10:30-11:30 a.m.

Closing Remarks
Susan Coulter, OFA, LANL
11:30-12:00 p.m.

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