Gold Sponsor

AMD

Mellanox

Silver Sponsors

XLSoft

Media Sponsors


Speakers

Gilad Shainer
Gilad Shainer is a Director of HPC at Mellanox Technologies, focuses on high-performance computing, high-speed interconnects, leading-edge technologies and performance characterizations. Mr. Shainer holds an M.Sc. degree (2001, Cum Laude) and a B.Sc. degree (1998, Cum Laude) in Electrical Engineering from the Technion Institute of Technology in Israel. He is a member and contributor in the PCISIG, IBTA, Open Fabrics and Open MPI organizations. Mr. Shainer serves as the chairman of the HPC Advisory Council since May 2008, a leading world-wide high performance computing organization.



Dr. Feiyi Wang
Dr. Feiyi Wang received his Ph.D. in Computer Enginnering from North Carolina State University (NCSU) in 2000. Before he joined Oak Ridge National Laboratory as research scientist, he worked at Cisco Systems and Microelectronic Center of North Carolina (MCNC) as a lead developer and principal investigator for several DARPA-funded projects. His current research interests include modeling, simulation and reliability of high-performance storage and distributed parallel filesystems. Dr. Wang is a senior member of IEEE.



Zhigang Huo
Zhigang Huo, Ph.D, Associate Researcher at the National Research Center for Intelligent Computing Systems (NCIC), where he leads the System Software Team to pursue petascale high performance and high reliability computing.



William Lu
William Lu is leading a team of solution architects helping customers optimize design infrastructures using Platform technology. He and his team have been working with top commercial companies and leading research institutes in implementing grids and cloud solutions. During the past 13 years at Platform, William has worked in product development, professional services, solution architecture, and marketing. Before Platform, William spent 4 years on high-performance computing at CERN and University of Texas after obtaining a Ph.D. degree on high energy physics.



Dr. Mingqiang Xu
Dr. Mingqiang Xu is the Principal Program Manager for High-Performance Computing at Microsoft. He moved to Shanghai last September to lead the design and architecture of the HPC Programming Model and Runtime Systems. Dr. Xu's passion involves making HPC affordable and accessible to the masses.



Jie Wu
Jie Wu, Research Manager within IDC's Technical Computing team, provides market analysis, research, and consulting in the Technical Computing space. Specific research areas include market sizing, segmentation, competitive analysis and forecasting of the Technical Computing market. With the expertise in building results from field studies, Ms. Wu provides insightful guidance and actionable recommendations to the Technical Computing community. Ms. Wu holds bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering, master's degree in Applied Mathematics from University of Vermont and an M.B.A. from the F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business at Babson College in Massachusetts.



Tong Liu
Tong Liu is a Manager of Application Performance at Mellanox Technologies, is responsible for application performance characterization and benchmarking with high-speed interconnects. Before joining Mellanox, Mr. Liu was a senior software design engineer at Hewlett-Packard where he led distributed data warehouse development. Prior to HP, he was a systems engineer and advisor in the Scalable Systems Group at Dell Inc with focus on HPC research and development. He has published more than 20 publications in the High Performance Computing field. Mr. Liu holds a M.Sc. degree in Computer Science.



KeCheng Zhang
KeCheng Zhang, China Technical and Business Development Manager for Panasas, is a senior-level professional with 23 years of Information Technology experience and over ten years specific to data storage and data management. Prior to Panasas, Mr. Zhang was as Technical Account Manager at Netapp.



Haichao Liu
Haichao Liu is a HPCC Business Development Manager for Dell China. He is in charge of the products sales of Hpcc of the whole Chinese district. Haichao coordinates the sales work and assist the engineers to provide before and after-sale support. He also keeps a close relationship with different cooperators, manage the cooperation with third party vendors, which include hardware & software partners.



Rajesh Chhabra
Rajesh Chhabra has been associated with Grid Computing domain for almost a decade now. He is currently appointed as the Director of Enterprise Computing, Asia Pacific, Altair Inc. He holds a Master's degree in Technology Management (2004) from Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia and a Master's in Information Technology from Swinburne University of Technology (2000), Melbourne, Australia.



Stan Posey
Stan Posey currently manages the NVIDIA strategy of HPC applications and industry development for a variety of target vertical markets, with responsibility for company guidance and consultation on NVIDIA advancement of HPC technology and solutions. Prior to joining NVIDIA in 2009, Mr. Posey has contributed for more than 20 years in various roles around HPC applications including technical marketing lead at Panasas, applications engineering and market development roles at SGI, research engineer with the US Department of Energy, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and engineering consulting roles at software vendor CD-adapco Group, and systems vendor Control Data Corporation. Mr. Posey has co-authored several papers for HPC research journals and technical conferences, and his education includes a M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, USA.



Owen Liu
Owen Liu joined AMD in the beginning of 2003 as an FAE director, responsible for managing technical support team and high0performance technology strategy and alliance for AMD China. Before AMD, he worked as an associate professor for Institute of Computing Technology (ICT), Chinese Academy of Science. In ICT, he designed an Operating System for Dawning 1000, the fastest supercomputer in China back in 1995. This project was received 'The First Price Reward of Natianal Science and Technology Progress'. After ICT, Owen worked for Hong Kong Jockey Club, IBM New Zealand and Vodafone New Zealand as system analyst and application architect respectively. Owen received Bachelor's degree in Nanjing University in 1985 and Master's degree in ICT in 1988.



Eric Li
Eric Li has abundant experience in the server field, including server systems R&D, programming, marketing research, and marketing and sales.