Speakers: Gilad Shainer and Scot Schultz Company: Mellanox Technologies Talk Title: Intelligent Interconnect Architecture to Enable Next Generation HPC Talk Abstract: The latest revolution in HPC interconnect architecture is the development of In-Network Computing, a technology that enables handling and accelerating application workloads at the network level. By placing data-related algorithms on an intelligent network, we can overcome the new performance bottlenecks and improve the data center and applications performance. The combination of In-Network Computing and ARM based processors offer a rich set of capabilities and opportunities to build the next generation of HPC platforms. Gilad Shainer Bio: Gilad Shainer has served as Mellanox's vice president of marketing since March 2013. Previously, Mr. Shainer was Mellanox's vice president of marketing development from March 2012 to March 2013. Mr. Shainer joined Mellanox in 2001 as a design engineer and later served in senior marketing management roles between July 2005 and February 2012. Mr. Shainer holds several patents in the field of high-speed networking and contributed to the PCI-SIG PCI-X and PCIe specifications. Gilad Shainer holds a MSc degree (2001, Cum Laude) and a BSc degree (1998, Cum Laude) in Electrical Engineering from the Technion Institute of Technology in Israel. Scot Schultz Bio: Scot Schultz is a HPC technology specialist with broad knowledge in operating systems, high speed interconnects and processor technologies. Joining the Mellanox team in 2013, Schultz is 30-year veteran of the computing industry. Prior to joining Mellanox, he spent the past 17 years at AMD in various engineering and leadership roles in the area of high performance computing. Scot has also been instrumental with the growth and development of various industry organizations including the Open Fabrics Alliance, and continues to serve as a founding board-member of the OpenPOWER Foundation and Director of Educational Outreach and founding member of the HPC-AI Advisory Council.