Systems-Facing Track

The Systems-Facing track of the People Network will focus on aspects relevant to the execution of research computing and data systems.

Topics include:

  • Architecture (hardware solutions, cloud integration, VMs, container integration, …)
  • Storage systems (file systems, SAN, NAS, NVMe, Burstbuffer, …)
  • Networking (data transfer solutions, Infiniband, campus-wide, …)
  • Cluster management and configuration (scheduling, accounting and reporting, …)
  • Accelerators (GPU, FPGA, …)
  • Security (auditing, compliance, policies, procedures, …)
  • User environment (Modules, CUDA, …)

We connect via monthly calls, on slack and an email list.

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Monthly Calls

Monthly calls are on the third Thursday of the month, 1pm ET.  Connection information and links to any materials are distributed via email.

Upcoming Plans & Calls

Feb 15, 2024 @ 1p ET/ 12p CT/ 11a MT/ 10a PT
Overview of the Georgia Tech Rogues Gallery Testbed
The Rogues Gallery is an experimental testbed concept focused on developing our understanding of next-generation hardware with a focus on unorthodox, uncommon, or “rogue” technologies.  This NSF-funded project, run by Georgia Tech’s Center for Research into Novel Computing Hierarchies (CRNCH), hosts hardware, software, and tools related to near-memory, neuromorphic, and quantum computing as well as next-generation smart networking and HPC systems including Arm and RISC-V processors.. In this talk, we will demonstrate some of the interesting research that has been pursued using hardware in this testbed as well as general lessons learned from supporting a highly heterogeneous testbed environment both for researchers and for student coursework.

Speakers:
Dr. Jeff Young, Senior Research Scientist, Georgia Tech’s School of Computer Science

Previous Call Topics

CaRCC Systems-Facing YouTube playlist of past calls

Google Drive folder (includes a sub folder for each month’s call with call doc with notes and Q&A as well as the zoom recording files)

Track Coordinators

Systems-Facing Coordinators email contact link

Brian Haymore, Sr IT Architect – HPC, Center for High Performance Computing, University of Utah

Matthew Smith, Manager – Research Systems, Advanced Research Computing, University of British Columbia

Betsy Hillery, Director, Research Computing, Purdue University

Steering Committee

  • John Blaas, Senior HPC Operations Engineer at Lambda and Chair for ACM SIGHPC Syspros
  • Jim Leous, Research Computing Advisor, Advanced Research Computing, Division of Information Technology, Virginia Tech
  • Sai Pinnepalli, Chief Technologist, Center for Computation and Technology, Louisiana State University
  • Dori Sajdak, Senior Systems Administrator at University at Buffalo
  • Jason Wells, Founder, Builder, Admin, Research Computing Architect and Data Management Lead, Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
  • <Open Spot Seeking Volunteer> – (Contact S-F Coordinators for more info)
  • <Open Spot Seeking Volunteer> – (Contact S-F Coordinators for more info)

Wall of Thanks – (Former Track Leadership)

Former Track Co-Coordinators:

  • Alan Silver, IT Professional, UW-Madison
  • Troy Baer, Senior HPC Systems Engineer, Ohio Supercomputer Center

Former Track Steering Committee Members:

  • Betsy Hillery, Director, Research Computing, Purdue University
  • Matthew Smith, Manager – Research Systems, Advanced Research Computing, University of British Columbia