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  • 01 Mar 2019 1:31 PM | SHPCP (Administrator)

    The Society of HPC Professionals

    -- invites you to attend:

    A Lunch & Learn Round Table Discussion Meeting

    TITLE: Applications of HPC for prediction of liver cancer treatment response.

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    Abstract:

    Curative therapies are not available to the majority of patients with liver cancer. Treatment decisions are difficult and must intricately balance treatment of the disease extent with quality of life and preservation of liver function while minimizing risk of recurrence and metastasis. As each therapeutic approach imposes significant physical, emotional, and financial impact on the patient, there is a well-recognized need for reliable methods that can predict the response to therapy. Computing requirements in developing automated methods to predict hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) response to transcatheter arterial chemoembolization (TACE) will be presented. Our approach for data curation, feature reduction, model calibration, and validation to build confidence in the model prediction accuracy will be discussed. Reliable image registration and segmentation methods are essential for repeatable extraction of quantitative image features on computed tomography.

    Presenter’s Bio:

    David T. Fuentes, Ph.D.
    Assistant Professor, Department of Imaging Physics, Division of Diagnostic Imaging, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX



  • 25 Feb 2019 2:57 PM | SHPCP (Administrator)
    Hewlett Packard Enterprise Data Science Institute and The Society of High Performance Computing Professionals partner to educate the next generation of data science professionals and boost Houston’s technological capabilities.


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  • 11 Jan 2019 2:46 PM | SHPCP (Administrator)

    I am conducting a search for several HPC opportunities in support of our NASA Advanced Computing Services contract at the Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland. 

     

    We are looking for an HPC Technical Manager; HPC Systems Engineer and an HPC Architect.  NASA does some pretty amazing work and I would truly appreciate any referrals you can provide.  I’ve included the links below for your reference and if you wouldn’t mind sharing them with your network.

     

    HPC Technical Manager #AFHC-2890

    https://recruiting.adp.com/srccar/public/RTI.home?c=1206101&d=ExternalCareerSite&r=5000406962406#/

     

     

    HPC Architect  #AFHC-4158

    https://recruiting.adp.com/srccar/public/RTI.home?c=1206101&d=ExternalCareerSite&r=5000448643706#/

     

     

    HPC Systems Engineer #AFHC-4157

    https://recruiting.adp.com/srccar/public/RTI.home?c=1206101&d=ExternalCareerSite&r=5000448637106#/

     

     

    Thank you,

     

    Kim

     

     

    Kimberly Radi
    Senior Corporate Recruiter

    m: 202-641-8170 | kradi@asrcfederal.com

    7000 Muirkirk Meadows Drive, Beltsville, MD 20705
    ASRC Federal | Customer-Focused.  Operationally Excellent. 

    www.asrcfederal.com

     


  • 10 Oct 2018 2:35 PM | SHPCP (Administrator)

    The Society of HPC Professionals


    A Lunch & Learn Round Table Discussion Meeting

    TITLE:
    Introduction to Pumps&Pipes

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    Abstract:

    Pumps & Pipes is an association of medical, energy, aerospace, academic and community professionals and leaders. Founded in 2007, our core values are education, communication and collaboration. At its heart, Pumps & Pipes is an interdisciplinary endeavor, emphasizing inclusivity across nations and disciplines.

    Our guiding principle to problem-solving is “exploring your neighbor’s toolkit.”


    Mission of Pumps&Pipes

    • Provide a platform to bring together professional groups who may not otherwise have the opportunity to interact for the transfer of knowledge and technology knowhow
    • Be the leader in promoting cross-industry collaboration to solve challenging Pumps & Pipes problems
    • Help strengthen the educational offerings in science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics (STEAM)

    Presenter’s Bio:

    Frank D. Perez, Chief Executive Officer, Sfile Technology

    As a Serial Entrepreneur my whole career has been about automated things. When you think about every venture that I’ve ever done and every problem we try to solve, you build upon a same thing to take it to the next place. And you translate that same challenge into the challenge you’re looking at right now, and you’re figuring out how you can do even better. But now you have a second iteration, third iteration, tenth iteration to try to do it all over again.


  • 27 Apr 2018 1:42 PM | SHPCP (Administrator)

    The Society of HPC Professionals


    A Lunch & Learn Round Table Discussion Meeting

    Using FPGAs for Computation;
    An Overview of the Current State of The Art in Xilinx Chips and Tools


    Abstract:

    In this tutorial session you will learn about the current families of Xilinx FPGAs and SOCs combining multiprocessor systems with FPGA fabric and the tools that support them. The session will cover the capabilities of the current 7 Series, UltraScale and UltraScale+ FPGAs as well as the Zynq and Zynq UltraScale+ SoCs.

    The software tools that support the chips will be covered with an emphasis on the higher level design entry tools supporting reconfigurable acceleration by creating FPGA designs from the C family of languages. Finally, we will learn about the libraries supporting FPGA based computational acceleration and the AWS FPGA instances.

    Presenter’s Bio:

    John McCaskill - President

    John McCaskill is the President and an owner of Faster Technology, LLC which is both a Xilinx Alliance Partner, and the exclusive Xilinx Authorized Training Provider for eight states. He designs FPGA based products in addition to providing training for Xilinx FPGA and software and design services for FPGA related projects.

    Mr. McCaskill has previously worked at Polycom working with audio signal processing and was granted a patent for automatic camera tracking of speakers using beam forming. Prior to that, he worked at Texas Memory Systems where he designed and wrote software for vector processors. He graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a BS in Electrical Engineering.


  • 08 Mar 2018 11:14 AM | SHPCP (Administrator)

    The Society of HPC Professionals


     Lunch & Learn Round Table Discussion Meeting

    Datacenter Infrastructure for HPC: Site selection & special operational considerations.
    Also a post mortem on Hurricane Harvey.

    Abstract:

    Datacenter infrastructure continues to exist as a requirement for the bottom of the IT stack in all enterprise applications, if the power is not on the machines will not work. As organizations evolve, HPC specialists continue to think about optimizing the cost of computing, which includes topics such as resource optimization, but also carry weight in conversations around compromises in uptime with mixed reliability infrastructures and build vs. buy.

    No matter where an operation is deployed, the site and operational risks must be established to properly deliver your concept of operations. This has implications on where you build, what you build, and when you build. Often times, the hardest part of engineering a datacenter is not making the electrons flow, but matching the infrastructure to the concept of operations of your specific deployment.

    This lunch and learn session will begin with an overview of the state of datacenter design as it relates to high performance computing, and mixed reliability architectures. We will then discuss key criteria for building into existing datacenters, along with specifications that are important and often overlooked for spec-built facilities. Hurricane Harvey, and generally Houston, will be analyzed as a case study for datacenter site selection and design. Finally, we will look at Build vs. buy (leasing with colocation) decision making matrices, discussing important pitfalls of both.

    Presenter’s Bio:

    Chris Hinkle – TRG Datacenters CTO

    Chief Technology Officer Chris Hinkle leads datacenter design, operations, and sales engineering for TRG. At prior datacenter companies, Chris was a key contributor in engineering efforts for Fortune 500 and Healthcare clients. He has held prior research oriented positions working on Military/DoD applications at MIT Lincoln Laboratory, and is published in the areas of power systems and sensors. While at MIT, Chris utilized HPC for geospatial analysis based on GIS integrated with LADAR. Chris obtained his BS Electrical Engineering from Virginia Tech, Magna Cum Laude, and his MBA from Emory University.


     


  • 02 Feb 2018 12:23 PM | The Society of HPC Professionals (Administrator)

    The Society of HPC Professionals


    A Lunch & Learn Round Table Discussion Meeting

    Infinite Memory Engine® (IME®): Accelerating Application and File Systems to make Clusters More Predictable 

    Steve Crusan – DDN, System Engineer – HPC Oil & Gas 

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    Abstract:

    An Architectural discussion about how to apply flash memory. Steve will review the architecture of IME, use cases and advantages of flash memory. He will show case studies of how flash has been used to replace spinning media to accelerate the worst kind of application I/O. 


    Presenter’s Bio:

    Steve Crusan – DDN, System Engineer – HPC Oil & Gas 
    Steve is a System Engineer at DDN focusing on high performance computing in the Oil and Gas space. Before joining DDN, Steve was an HPC Systems Engineer (and a DDN customer) for 6 years, with roles in Life Sciences/Academia, Argonne National Laboratory, and financial services.


  • 04 Nov 2017 1:54 PM | SHPCP (Administrator)

    The Society of HPC Professionals


    A Lunch & Learn Round Table Discussion Meeting

    Machine Learning 101:“What do I need to learn before I can make my machine learn?”


    Abstract:

    Machine Learning 101. Applications to learn. Disciplines you might want to know.

    Where to start?



    Presenter’s Bio:

    Geert C. Wenes, Ph.D., Sr. Practice Leader, HPC Architect – Cray

    Experienced tech leader with a demonstrated history of working in the computer hardware and IT industry. Strong engineering professional skilled in system scalability, algorithmic acceleration for deep learning applications, and solutions development for FFRDC, life sciences and energy.


    Meeting was conducted on,
    Thursday October 26, 2017, 11:30 CDT
    at the

    Unique Digital Inc. Conference Center

    10595 Westoffice Drive

    Houston, TX 77042





  • 15 May 2017 9:50 AM | SHPCP (Administrator)

    The Geophysical Society of Houston and 
    The Society of HPC Professionals

    -- invites you to attend:


    A Lunch & Learn Round Table Discussion Meeting

    Dave Montana - Red Hat:  The 10 Layers to Container Security 


    Thursday May 11, 2017, at 11:30 CDT

    at the

    Unique Digital Inc. Conference Center

    10595 Westoffice Drive

    Houston, TX 77042 




  • 14 Mar 2017 8:39 PM | SHPCP (Administrator)

    The Geophysical Society of Houston and 
    The Society of HPC Professionals

    -- invites you to attend:

    A Lunch & Learn Round Table Discussion Meeting

    Right Sizing HPC Resources for Local and Cloud Resources 


    Abstract:

    Historically Moore’s Law has helped the application performance and the HPC industry in broad strokes, but this has changed over the past decade to include a dizzying amount of CPU, Network, and Storage choices that make architecting any sized systems difficult at best. Understanding your applications need in both the small and the large scale help significantly when selecting next generation platforms, or sometimes last generation platforms when it makes better sense. Fastest wall time? Number of concurrent jobs? Power consumption? What is most important to you? We’ll go over testing methods and benchmarks with ISV and Open Source software that help ensure the best computing for your buck. 

    Presenter’s Bio: 

    Michael Senizaiz - CTO at R Systems NA, Inc. Michael Senizaiz is the Chief Technology Officer at R Systems NA, Inc., where he is responsible for technology roadmaps, HPC systems architecture, and right- sizing client needs with available HPC resources. He has almost 20 years’ experience in IT with the last nine years focused on HPC support, consulting, and systems architecture. 

    Meeting will be conducted on, 
    Thursday March 9, 2017, at 11:30 CDT 
    at the
     Unique Digital Inc. Conference Center 
    10595 Westoffice Drive 
    Houston, TX 77042 

    REGISTRATION IS FREE
    LUNCH WILL BE SERVED

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