Friday, August 22, 2014

HPC sessions at VMworld US 2014

Considering the number of sessions up for vote:

there were considerably fewer accepted sessions but still a few to pay attention to next week, either in your schedule or to review after the conference is over.  This is a short-list since it's last minute and my apologies if I'm missing a session so please let me know in the comments or twitter.  As a rule, I would check the master schedule onsite as times and dates may change.  In addition, during TAM day lunch on Sunday, there will be a table with Josh Simons, resident master of HPC in the Office of the CTO, and Matt Herreras, SLED SE manager, to answer informal questions about virtualizing HPC.

Virtualized-HPC-as-a-Service #vBrownBag Talk
Monday at 12:30pm in the Community hangspace:

INF1466: High-Performance Computing in the Virtualized Datacenter
This customer session was already full for Tuesday, 2-3pm.  It would be great to get a repeat session but no guarantees.  Edmond had in-depth results to share last year and I am looking forward to this one for more real-world experience.

VAPP1856: How to Engage with Your Engineering, Science, and Research Groups About Virtualization and Cloud Computing
This is with Josh Simons and Matt Herreras, Thursday 10:30-11:30am.

TEX1808: Data Plane Performance for NFV with VMware vSphere and Intel DPDK
This is with Bhavesh Davda from VMware's Office of the CTO and Edwin Verplanke, a Systems Architect for Intel, to discuss the latest on low latency networking.  A bit early on Wednesday at 8-9am but definitely still recommended.

VAPP1428: Hadoop as a Service: Utilizing VMware vCloud Automation Center and Big Data Extensions at Adobe
Discussing the business use-case but also performance recommendations and handling operations for high-utilization VMs, Monday 1-2pm and Wednesday 2:30-3:30pm.

Finally, the Office of the CTO and HPC team will have staffing at the VMware OCTO booth for additional questions or comments.

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