Systems-Facing Track

The Systems-Facing track of the People Network will focus on aspects relevant to the execution of research computing and data systems.

Topics include:

  • Architecture (hardware solutions, cloud integration, VMs, container integration, …)
  • Storage systems (file systems, SAN, NAS, NVMe, Burstbuffer, …)
  • Networking (data transfer solutions, Infiniband, campus-wide, …)
  • Cluster management and configuration (scheduling, accounting and reporting, …)
  • Accelerators (GPU, FPGA, …)
  • Security (auditing, compliance, policies, procedures, …)
  • User environment (Modules, CUDA, …)

We connect via monthly calls, on slack and an email list.

Join Us!

Join Us! Fill out our membership form to let us know who you are and what you’re interested in. We’ll add you to the email list. Visit the People Network page to join other tracks.

Monthly Calls

Monthly calls are on the third Thursday of the month, 1pm ET.  Connection information and links to any materials are distributed via email.

Upcoming Calls

Topic: Real-world RoCE: Architecture, Implementation and Upkeep

January 20th, 2022, 1p ET/ 12p CT/ 11a MT/ 10a PT (*50 minute call length)

Previous Call Topics

CaRCC Systems-Facing YouTube playlist of past calls

Google Drive folder (includes a sub folder for each month’s call with call doc with notes and Q&A as well as the zoom recording files)

Track Coordinators

Systems-Facing Coordinators email contact link

Brian Haymore, Sr IT Architect – HPC, Center for High Performance Computing, University of Utah

Betsy Hillery, Associate Director, Research Computing, Purdue University

Steering Committee

  • Sai Pinnepalli, Chief Technologist, Center for Computation and Technology, Louisiana State University
  • Jim Leous, Office of the Associate CIO for Research, Penn State
  • John Blaas, HPC Systems Engineer at the National Center for Atmospheric Research and active member in the ACM SIGHPC Syspros community
  • Jason Wells, Founder, Builder, Admin, Facilitator of Research Computing at Bentley University
  • Matthew Smith, Manager – Research Systems, Advanced Research Computing, University of British Columbia

Hall of Fame – (Former Track Leadership)

  • Former Track Co-Coordinators:
    • Alan Silver, IT Professional, UW-Madison
    • Troy Baer, Senior HPC Systems Engineer, Ohio Supercomputer Center
  • Former Track Steering Committee Members: