ATS Seminar Series: Chris J. Newburn and Richard Graham

The Advanced Technologies Section (ATS) of the National Center for Computational Sciences at ORNL is a world leader in developing and deploying scientific and technical solutions for leadership-class computing environments. The R&D activities of ATS are organized around designing and deploying leadership class systems, developing artificial intelligence solutions for science and smart facilities of the future, and stewardship of data and workflows at scale to enable science. The ATS Seminar Series is a forum for learning from experts and engaging with collaborators to advance their scientific mission.


Seminar Title:

The modern data center: Accelerated, automated, secure, managed from the cloud

The modern data center is accelerated, automated, managed from the cloud, and it takes security concerns very seriously.  This talk presents a vision of such a data center through NVIDIAn eyes.  We’ll reveal how new hardware, new abstractions, and cloud native approaches open new doors to fulfilling those values.  We’ll introduce the data processing unit, DPU, and offer a survey of services that can take advantage of it to accelerate, automate, manage, and secure.  We’ll offer highlights of our drive toward zero trust, and give some examples of how we’re offloading compute to networking elements.  NVIDIA invites you to partner with us as co-travelers to invent and apply new technologies and SW-driven paradigms on the road to democratizing the data center.



Chris J. Newburn

Principal Architect


Richard Graham

Sr. Director, HPC Technology

Chris J. Newburn, who goes by CJ, is a Principal Architect who drives HPC strategy and the SW product roadmap in NVIDIA Compute Software, with a special focus on data center architecture and security, IO, systems and programming models for scale.  He is a community builder with a passion for extending the core capabilities of hardware and software platforms from HPC into AI, data science, and visualization.

Dr. Richard Graham is Senior Director, HPC Technology at NVIDIA’s Networking Business unit. His primary focus is on HPC network software and hardware capabilities for current and future HPC technologies.  Prior to moving to Mellanox/NVIDIA, Rich spent thirteen years at Los Alamos and Oak Ridge National Laboratories, in computer science technical and administrative roles, with a technical focus on communication libraries and application analysis tools.  He is cofounder of the Open MPI collaboration and was chairman of the MPI 3.0 standardization efforts.

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Apr 25 2022


12:00 pm - 1:00 pm




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