ATS Seminar Series: Stig Telfer

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:

OpenStack and the Software-Defined Supercomputer

In recent years the proposition of cloud-native supercomputing has matured and is a plausible alternative to conventional HPC infrastructure.  Cloud means many things, and on-premise private cloud infrastructure covers the full range of design choices.  In this talk, Stig will present recent technical work that shifts the balance in design trade-offs, and may change the way people think about deploying software-defined infrastructure for supercomputing.



Stig Telfer


Stig has a background in R&D working for various prominent technology companies, particularly in HPC and software-defined networking.  Stig is now CTO for StackHPC, a consultancy specializing in the convergence of cloud, HPC and data analytics.  Stig is also co-chair of the OpenStack Scientific Special Interest Group, a globally-distributed grouping of research institutions using OpenStack for research computing use cases.


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Sep 27 2021


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12:00 pm - 1:00 pm




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