Better, Faster and More Scalable: Learn How HPC Managed Services Enable Supercomputing

Leading enterprises understand the value of optimizing their high performance computing (HPC) resources, but they struggle with bringing meaningful change to their processes, assets, and infrastructure. For organizations looking to scale their HPC efforts and maximize resources, it is vital that they understand what is driving the industry today.

Samsung SDS invites you to join us for an educational webinar on April 23, 2019 when we will review the implementation of optimal HPC configurations and discuss the benefits of creating a cost-effective, high core count, high performance-based HPC environment that will provide a very competitive ROI.

We will discuss:

  • How enterprises can improve their HPC infrastructure
  • The competitive landscape for HPC managed services
  • Designing and implementing optimal HPC infrastructure configurations
  • Incorporating Hybrid Cloud physical infrastructure such as Microsoft Azure
  • Ensuring the optimal performance of operation centers

Speakers will include:

Brian Kucic, Co-Founder/Principal, R Systems

Brian Kucic’s vision was to establish a company that would better serve commercial clients with their HPC needs. This vision led to the creation of a company—R Systems—that is dedicated to serving research partners in a demanding business environment. Presently, as Business Principal, Brian is responsible for the management of all business activities related to sales, customer relations, and project contracts. Brian’s experience and data center management skills ensure that all business activities are targeted for results, added benefits, and performance reliability for all of R Systems’ customers. Prior to R Systems, Brian served as the Private Sector Program Director at The National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) at the University of Illinois. From 1999-2003, Brian served as the Cray User Group Operations Chair. He currently serves on Microsoft’s Partner Advisory Board and on the Alliance for High Performance Digital Manufacturing (AHPDM) chaired by Intel’s Dr. Stephen Wheat. Brian graduated from Western Illinois University’s School of Engineering in 1987 with a B.S. degree in Industrial Engineering. He is an avid motorsports fan and has not missed an Indianapolis 500 in decades and highlights the Austin / US Grand Prix as an Annual “Must See.”

George Milner, HPC Solution Architect, Samsung SDS America

George Milner, an HPC Solutions Architect at Samsung SDS America, is deeply entrenched in the High Performance Computing industry. He began his career at Softech as a mechanical design and systems engineer focused on UNIX administration for CAD servers and workstations. Since then, George has built deep domain expertise as a systems engineer in the semi-conductor manufacturing industry with a span of 15 years designing and building HPC clusters for EDA applications. George lives on a ranch in the Texas Hill Country, raising Boer & Pygmy goats and spending weekends clearing cedar and building fences. As a civic leader in the greater Austin area, he is passionate about giving rural communities a voice. George enjoys spending his free time with his wife of 15 years, several cats, and a blue heeler.

David Gewirtz, CBSi Distinguished Lecturer

CBS Interactive’s Distinguished Lecturer David Gewirtz is an author, U.S. policy advisor, and computer scientist. CNN calls him “one of America’s foremost cyber-security experts.”David is also the author of The Flexible Enterprise, the classic book that served as a foundation for today’s agile business movement. David is a regular contributor to ZDNet and hosts the ZDNet DIY-IT blog. He holds a Computer Science Honors degree from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and a Master’s degree in education specializing in learning and technology from Western Governor’s University. In addition to his duties at CBSi, David teaches object-oriented programming at UC Berkeley.

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