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SCHEDULE: NOV 12-18, 2011

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High Performance SMP on Clusters with Kernel-Level Software

SESSION: Novel & Future Architectures I

EVENT TYPE: Exhibitor Forum

TIME: 2:30PM - 3:00PM

Presenter(s):Michael Mullaley

ROOM:WSCC 611/612

Kernel-level software-based Symmetric Multi-Processing (SMP) supercomputing clusters of up to 3 homogeneous server nodes were introduced in 2011. With the new 16-core AMD Interlagos processors, SMP supercomputers with 192 cores and 1.54 TB of shared memory are now available for well under €100K. Next year, kernel-level software-based SMP supercomputing clusters of 32 nodes will be introduced – that is SMP supercomputers with 2048 cores and 16 TB of shared memory for under €1 million. During this session, we will explore key issues for kernel-level software-based SMP supercomputing. How global memory speed and memory coherency is maintained across multiple homogeneous server nodes. How the advent of high-speed interconnects between homogeneous server nodes in a cluster enables SMP computing. And, why kernel-level software-based SMP supercomputing is the next logical evolution to proprietary hardware and hypervisor software approaches to SMP supercomputing.

Chair/Presenter Details:

Michael Mullaley - Symmetric Computing

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