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Spring 2018 High Performance Computing (HPC) Workshop
High-Performance Computing (HPC) is the use of supercomputers and parallel processing techniques for solving complex computational problems. HPC systems have the ability to deliver sustained performance through the concurrent use of computing resources.
In this workshop, we will introduce the following:
- HPC and what it means
- The components of an HPC cluster structure and its software stack
- Benefits of using HPC over ordinary workstations
- Different HPC applications in different fields
- HPC benchmarks
- Some of our successful use cases in this field
About the Speakers
Dr. Khaled Elamrawi is president and co-founder of Brightskies Technologies, an IT services company with a focus on high-performance computing, cloud, and Big Data solutions, as well as embedded automotive software. Prior to his current roles, Dr. Elamrawi was Intel’s Regional Director for Enterprise Solutions and services in the Middle East. Prior to taking on that role, Dr. Elamrawi was Intel's General Manager, Egypt, Levant and North Africa. Before that, Dr. Elamrawi was Director of Intel’s Platform Definition Center based in Cairo. The Cairo center is one of the four that Intel opened worldwide to define, plan and develop specific products for the Middle East, Turkey and Africa region. Dr. Elamrawi joined Intel in 1999 as a senior process engineer with Intel’s Portland Technology Development Group, developing lithography processes for Intel’s leading manufacturing technologies. He also contributed to the startup of Intel’s first 300mm wafer fab in Oregon. Prior to his move to Egypt in 2005, Dr. Elamrawi was a launch marketing manager with Intel’s Business Client Group, responsible for the worldwide launch of Intel’s desktop platforms including microprocessors and chipsets. Dr. Elamrawi was born in Alexandria, Egypt in 1968. He received his bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in 1991 and 1994, respectively, from Alexandria University, Egypt, and his PhD from Old Dominion University in Virginia, all in electrical and computer engineering. He received his Executive MBA from the University of Oregon in 2004.
Nizar Drou is a genomics and bioinformatics professional with more than 10 years of experience in those fields. He is currently leading the Core Bioinformatics team within the Computational Genomics and Systems Biology Department at NYU Abu Dhabi. The team focuses on infrastructure development and deployment, software engineering, data analysis, data visualization, as well as education and training, within the genomics and bioinformatics domains. Previously, he worked at the Earlham Institute (Norwich, UK) as the Sequence Assembly and Analysis Project Leader, and at the John Innes Centre (Norwich, UK) as a bioinformatics specialist.
Ahmad Alabduljabbar has extensive experience of more than 20 years in IT, banking and technology management. He has a background in sales and marketing, business development, product development, customer management, process optimization and customer relationship management. He has experience in IT, HPC, Big Data, Islamic and conventional banking products and enterprise business segments. He has held leadership and management positions with many world-class organizations and affiliates such as Olayan group, Citibank, HSBC, Credit Agricole and is currently working as Business Director–Energy Industry Executive of the Middle East and North Africa at Intel Corporation. He has undertaken business development for many government and private sector entities as well as universities and enterprises. He holds an MBA focused on Big Data marketing from the University of Northampton in the United Kingdom.
Olivier Blondel is the Middle East and Africa Business Development Manager of the HPC and AI Worldwide Team, working for HPE since 2015 after 11 years at NVIDIA.
Dr. Gerassimos Barlas is a Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at American University of Sharjah, UAE. He is the author/co-author of two books and several journals and conference articles. His research interests include parallel computation, high-performance computing, multimedia systems, compression of biomedical signals and medical informatics.
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