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In the Aston Webb Building near to the registration/reception desk, a cloakroom is available in room G30 along with a quiet room in G31.
Wednesday, September 18 • 14:30 - 15:00
#4C2 - Building a high performance network for HPC in the Cloud

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Amazon’s first engineering design principal is easily described as "start with the customer and work backwards”. That typically means we like to think hard about the problems our customers are trying to solve and come up with creative ideas that solve the problem, rather than starting with some cool gadget or tech and trying to find a use for it. The latest manifestation of this is the Elastic Fabric Adapter (EFA), which looks very different from “the usual approach” but delivers some serious  serious application performance for HPC codes on AWS.

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Brendan Bouffler

Principal Product Manager for HPC, Amazon
Brendan Bouffler has 25 years of experience in the global tech industry creating large-scale systems for HPC environments, beginning in the 90’s when he helped co-found a US-based dot-com start-up to apply extreme computing to streaming media for broadcast video environments. The... Read More →

Wednesday September 18, 2019 14:30 - 15:00
5. Nuffield Building, Room G17 Nuffield Building