HP-CAST Users Group

The dates for the next HP Consortium for Advanced Scientific and Technical Computing (HP-CAST) users group is now set for June 15-16, immediately prior to the International Supercomputer Show in Hamburg Germany.

HP-CAST is an organization of HP customers and partners who provide input to HP to increase the capabilities of HP solutions for large-scale, scientific and technical computing. HP-CAST provides guidance to HP on essential developments and support requirements. HP-CAST meetings include briefings by HP executives, HP technical staff, industry analysts, partner briefings and lectures by HP customers on their state-of-the-art computing facilities.

HP-CAST 18 a special focus will be on the following key topics:

  • HPC infrastructure trends in academic and research environments
  • HP’s roadmap and progress towards Exascale Computing
  • Migration to innovative and highly energy efficient data centers
  • Progress with GPU-enabled large-scale applications
  • A special scientific focus session will cover HPC & High Energy Physics

    Furthermore numerous tutorials and other in-depth sessions (SIGs) will address specific HPC topics of interest.

  • About Marc Hamilton

    Marc Hamilton – Vice President, Solutions Architecture and Engineering, NVIDIA. At NVIDIA, the Visual Computing Company, Marc leads the worldwide Solutions Architecture and Engineering team, responsible for working with NVIDIA’s customers and partners to deliver the world’s best end to end solutions for professional visualization and design, high performance computing, and big data analytics. Prior to NVIDIA, Marc worked in the Hyperscale Business Unit within HP’s Enterprise Group where he led the HPC team for the Americas region. Marc spent 16 years at Sun Microsystems in HPC and other sales and marketing executive management roles. Marc also worked at TRW developing HPC applications for the US aerospace and defense industry. He has published a number of technical articles and is the author of the book, “Software Development, Building Reliable Systems”. Marc holds a BS degree in Math and Computer Science from UCLA, an MS degree in Electrical Engineering from USC, and is a graduate of the UCLA Executive Management program.
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