|Name:||Tutorial 08: InfiniBand & High-Speed Ethernet: Overview, Latest Status & Trends|
|Time:||Sunday, June 22, 2014
02:00 pm - 06:00 pm
|Room:||Lecture Room 11
CCL - Congress Center Leipzig
|Breaks:||04:00 pm - 04:30 pm Coffee Break|
|Presenter:||Dhabaleswar K. Panda, Ohio State University|
|Hari Subramoni, Ohio State University|
|Abstract:||InfiniBand (IB) and High-Speed Ethernet (HSE) interconnects are generating a lot of excitement towards building next generation scientific, enterprise and cloud computing systems. This tutorial will provide an overview of these emerging interconnects, the features they offer, their current market standing, and their suitability for high-end computing. It will start with a brief overview of IB, HSE and their architectural features. An overview of the emerging OpenFabrics stack which encapsulates both IB and Ethernet in a unified manner, and hardware technologies such as Virtual Protocol Interconnect (VPI), RDMA over Converged Enhanced Ethernet (RoCE) that aim at converged hardware solutions will be presented. IB and HSE hardware/software solutions and the market trends will be highlighted. Finally, sample case studies highlighting the performance these technologies can achieve in different HPC environments such as MPI, PGAS (UPC and OpenSHMEM) and GPU/MIC will be shown.
40% Beginner, 35% Intermediate, 25% Advanced
There is no fixed prerequisite for this tutorial. As long as the attendee has a general knowledge in high performance computing, cluster computing, networking, storage, and the related issues, he/she will be able to understand and appreciate it. The tutorial is designed a way that allows the attendee to get exposed to the topics in a smooth and progressive manner.