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Sponsored by Cray

Cray has always been known for its high-end, high-performance, compute systems. It has a strong presence at the top national academic computation centers in the world. This talk will highlight some of the pioneering science done on these systems. The focus of the talk, however, will be on some of the less known products Cray brings to the academic research. This includes a standard cluster offering (the result of the Appro acquisition over a year ago) that combines high quality standard components with the software and services Cray is known for; and a full range of storage products, including a Cray-design Lustre appliance and a Hadoop product. The talk will cover Cray's end-to-end solutions that are optimized for both compute and data intensive workloads.
Dr. David Barkai is Business Development Director for Higher Education at Cray Inc. He joined Cray after it acquires Appro, where David worked after leaving Intel. Until 2011 he was an HPC (High Performance Computing) computational architect for Intel Corporation during most of his 15 years there. He also held a number of positions within Intel research labs involving peer-to-peer and investigations of the impact of emerging technologies on society. Before joining Intel in 1996, David worked for over 20 years in the field of scientific and engineering supercomputing for Control Data Corporation, Floating Point Systems, Cray Research Inc., Supercomputer Systems Inc., and NASA Ames Research Center. David received his B.Sc. in physics and mathematics from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and a Ph.D. in theoretical physics from Imperial College of Science and technology, London University, in the UK. Over the years David has published in various forums on subjects in physics, numerical methods, and computer applications and architectures. He authored the book "Peer-to-Peer Computing: Technologies for Sharing and Collaborating on the Net" (Intel Press, 2001) and other articles on related topics.

Sponsored by Intel

CERN runs one of the most technologically advanced machines in the world, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), and is at the heart of the Worldwide LHC Computing Grid (WLCG), required to process its data. Thousands of scientists and engineers collaborated to solve challenges in particle physics, but also in massive data storage and distribution, data analysis, simulation, computing resource provisioning, or distributed software development. For more than 10 years, CERN openlab has established partnerships between CERN and leading IT companies to support the LHC programme. This presentation highlights the current achievements and the future technical challenges in the ongoing LHC programme and how CERN openlab and its partners are contributing to its success. The role of companies such as Intel in current and future activities is highlighted as an example of innovation and collaboration between CERN and leading commercial companies.
Alberto Di Meglio is the CERN openlab CTO and a senior project manager in the CERN IT Department with more than 15 years of experience in IT systems and software engineering. Following an M.Eng. in Aerospace Engineering and a Ph.D. in Electronic and Electrical Engineering, he worked as university research associate and founded and run for three years a commercial software company before joining CERN as lead IT systems engineer. Before joining openlab Alberto was the leader of the European Commission funded EMI project that coordinated the development of most of the grid software used worldwide to process LHC data.

Sponsored by HP y AMD
Technical elements will be presented that will allow to give serial considerations to ADM technologies for HPC solutions.
David Garza joined AMD June of 2002 as a Field Applications Engineer. Previously, David Garza served as Director General of his own enterprise PRO-2. In his 28 years career in the technologies industry, David Garza has accomplished a great variety of field posts in México, that include companies like Microsoft, IBM, Pearson Educación, Sayrols, Vendor, Neodata, Lotería Nacional para la Asistencia Pública y Bolsa Mexicana de Valores, among others. Has authored and coauthored three books on Computation and many papers and columns in different hard-copy and electronic media. Also has participated in televised and radio presentations about computer technologies both, nationally and internationally. Also, has participated as keynote speaker about technology in México, United States, Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Costa Rica, Uruguay and several other countries. David lays his basic communication techniques on a maxim that says: "There's no worst technology, that the one you don't understand," so he has made his mission in making sure that technology becomes people's real ally. As a matter of fact, his post in AMD is greatly related to this, given that among his responsibilities, one is to make sure that technology is adequately applied by his field clients. He is a Computer Engineer with specialty in Information Technologies (UNAM), and Programmer Analyst in Computing Systems and Architectures (Instituto de Computación y Métodos). Has been distinguished as "Most Valuable Professional" by Microsfot since 2000 to 2003, and received the award "Employee of the Year" by AMD in 2008.

Sponsored by CNS-IPICYT
César Carlos Díaz Torrejón, graduated B. Sc in Physics from UNAM's Faculty of Sciences, where he later obtained M.Sc. in Computer Modelling of Molecular Systems and Extended Solids. And Ph.D. en Materials Science by the Centro de Investigación en Materiales Avanzados A.C.
He has authored several scientific articles and science divulgation in national as international journals in the fields of Molecular Modelling, Computational Quantic Chemistry, Amorphous Semiconductors and High Performance Computing (HPC). He has participated in numerous congresses at national and international venues in Molecular Modelling and Supercomputing. Since 2005 is member of Sistema Nacional de Investigadores (SNI). Faculty member from 1998 to 2005 of Science Faculty of UNAM in the schools of Mathematics, Physics and Computer Sciences. From June of 2001 to June 2005, was coordinator of computing and supercomputing in the Instituto de Investigaciones Materiales of UNAM, time in which he incorporated Clusters Beowulf technologies in the areas of computational modelling, as well as incorporation of Linux Operating System in several development areas of the institute.
His areas of expertise include: design, building and make operational Linux Clusters Beowulf type; use and administration of supercomputers, GRID technologies, and Unix-Linux Operating Systems in general, as well in computer programming scientific languages C, and FORTRAN, parallel computing OpenMP, MPI, etc. As of now, he is General Coordinator of the Centro Nacional de Supercómputo del Instituto Potosino de Investigación Científica y Tecnológica.
Alejandro Martínez Carmona, HPC specialist; ,
Carmen Heras
Sponsored by Qualisys-DELL

                Alejandro Martínez Carmona,
                HPC specialist

Carmen Heras                     
The convergence of efforts form software engineers and investigators, has rendered fruits. The utilization of BigData solutions for analysis and DNA sequencing reduces search time of hereditary-illness from years to just days. Dell's BigData solutions help medical researchers analyze DNA sequences faster than ever. In this talk we'll be able to analyze how Dell's BigData solutions help researchers around the world find cures in a faster way.
Alejandro Martínez graduated in Cibernetic Engineering and Computer Systems. Then obtained a M.Sc. in Economic and Financial Engineering form La Salle University. Has 16 years of experience in the field of Information Technology (IT) as consultor in the areas of programming and hardware architecture solutions from 2000 to date. As of now, he is HPC Champion en HPC for Hispanic speaking area, and has been at Dell for the past four years.
The careers of Computer Sciences and Information Systems, where besides collaborating in the projects like Laboratorio Nacional de Grids de Supercómputo para el Soporte de la E-Ciencia, and other grid initiatives in México. Member of the JRU-MX (Mexican Joint Research Unit). Coordinator of the Consejo Consultivo de Supercómputo of Universidad de Sonora, has presided over two Northwest Supercomputer Symposiums in 2006 and 2008. Assisted and participated as presenter in congresses and academic events national and international level related wit High Performance Computing (HPC). Has been promoter of collaborations between Mexican and American universities. Member of the Organizing Comity for the International Congresses on Supercomputing: ISUM2010, ISUM2011 and ISUM2012. Director of Iniciativa de la Asociación Mexicana de Cómputo Avanzado and member of Consejo Especial de E-infraestructuras in México.

IBM Sponsored
Jose Carlos Huescas is IBM's Products Manager of the line 'X86 - Pure Systems' in IBM. Has an ample trajectory and experience in the world of Information Technologies. Among his areas of expertise are Cloud Computing, High Performance Computing and Business Analytics and Virtualization. Inside IBM, he has participated and lead in solution's design for México and Central America, where there are more than 300 consolidation studies of data centers including the biggest case of virtualization in Latin America, recently he participated on the implementation of Latin America's biggest computer located in San Luis Potosí, México. He is a Systems Engineer by Instituto Politécnico Nacional (IPN) with specialty in Neural Networks and Projects Management.

Sponsored by Nvidia-LUFAC
Armando Tavares is responsible of defining the sales strategy and increasing business with Tesla, Quadro and GRID, besides CUDA Technology, looking for partnerships with computer manufacturers and software providers for implementing Centers for learning and research in CUDA. Tavares graduated in Engineering from the Centro Federal de Educación Tecnológica of Río de Janeiro and has an MBA from University of Southern California (USC) in Los Angeles, California.

Sponsored by LUFAC
In the last months, LUFAC® applying HPC technologies state of the art (Xeon PHI®, GPU, Infiniband®), has consolidated his area of research generating solid scientific results in a diverse fields of knowledge, among which outstand dynamic molecular simulations on a record number of particles. The advancements on the investigations realized at LUFAC® show the potential of the new HPC technologies that can be applied in any area of investigation. In this presentation we will show the results and motivations as well as future projects inside the R&D Department at LUFAC®. LUFAC® is a 100% mexican Enterprise with 17 years in the development of solution for HPC.
José María Zamora Fuentes graduated as Electronics Engineer by Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana. Later he obtained M.Sc. from Instituto de Investigaciones en Matemáticas Aplicadas y en Sistemas (IIMAS-UNAM). Has realized several academic investigation visits including at Notre Dame University. For the past eight years he has occupied posts as programmer, administrator and software designer for several organizations and institutions, outstanding for his interest in the scientific area, in particular: molecular dynamics. As of right now, he is project leader in Research and Development inside Lufac Computación S.A. de C.V.

Sponsored by Cadgrafics-DELL
Moderator: Jorge Marrón Director de Soluciones Empresariales de DELL México
Industry: Energy / Instituto Mexicano del Petróleo / Ing. Arturo Díaz Bustos

Industry: Education and Investigation / Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana / Mtro. Juan Carlos Rosas Cabrera /Coordinador Técnico del Laboratorio de Supercómputo y Visualización en Paralelo y Responsable Técnico del Laboratorio Nacionalde Cómputo de Alto Desempeño

Industry: Entertainment / Huevocartoon / Ignacio Martínez Casares / Productor Huevocartoon


               Ing. Arturo Díaz Bustos

Mtro. Juan Carlos Rosas Cabrera


               Ignacio Martínez Casares,
               Productor Huevocartoon

Ernesto Campos Murillo

Ing. Arturo Díaz obtained B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Electronics Engineering from Instituto Politécnico Nacional (IPN). As of right now, is representative of the specialized processes domain of the Instituto Mexicano del Petróleo (IMP), where he is in charge of identifying and proposing emerging technologies applicable to the institution in matter of specialized processing for performance improving of the domain elements. Besides he is responsible of the administration of the Centro de Tecnología en Informática Especializada para Interpretación y Procesamiento de Información Geológica y Geofísica, with the objective of generating infrastructure in specialized last-generation software and hardware, among which there is High Performance Computing (HPC). Has participated in public tenders conducted by the IMP for the supply of high performance computing for the past 6 years; has been administrator of different HPC equipment for exploration and production for the past 15 years; and has imparted courses in Mathematics, Computer Sciences and Programming in Mexico's three principal academic institutions: Universidad Autónoma de México, Instituto Politécnico Nacional and Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana.
Ing. Juan Carlos Rosas Ehas a multidisciplinary formation in Engineering and Organizational Studies. He is Technical Coordinator of Laboratorio de Supercómputo of Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana. Has participated and coordinated important institutional projects of High Performance Computing and Connectivity: like Study of Factibility of Wide Band Project and development of NIBA Network (Red Nacional de Impulso a la Banda Ancha) for the Secretary of Communications and Transport (SCT), en 2012. Participated and supervised the infrastructure and connectivity development of the Proyecto de Conectividad de la Delta Metropolitana de Cómputo de Alto Rendimiento between la Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), Centro de Estudios Avanzados (Cinvestav) del Instituto Politécnico Nacional (IPN), y la Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana (UAM) in 2010-2011. In 2009 supervised and coordinated the construction of the biggest HPC in Latin America with more tan 2000 nucleus, putting it in the Top500 category; Has implemented strategies for Human Resources formation with specialty on Information Technologies and Communications. Has had important inter-institutional collaborations relating his expertise in: el Centro de Investigación Científica y de Educación Superior de Ensenada (CICESE), La Universidad de Sonora (UNISON), Universidad de Guadalajara (UDG), Universidad Veracruzana, Universidad de Colima (UCOL), UNAM, Cinvestav, Corporación de Universidades para el Desarrollo de Internet 2 (CUDI), Instituto Mexicano del Petróleo (IMP), Petróleos Mexicanos (PEMEX), Coordinación de la Sociedad y el Conocimiento de la Secretaria de Comunicaciones y Transportes (CSIC-SCT), Sistema de Transporte Colectivo "Metro", Instituto de Ciencia y Tecnología del Gobierno del Distrito Federal, Consejo Mexiquense de Ciencia y Tecnología del Estado de México (COMECyT), Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnologiía (CONACyT), among many others; Has participated in collaboration on international projects with: La Universidad de Andrés Bello de Santiago de Chile and Instituto Lingüístico Computacional de CERN de PISA Italia; Has promoted liasons between the production sector and private initiatives for business development and sustentability strategies between UAM and: Hewlett Packard de México, IBM, Dell, Cisco, Brocade, Intel, AMD, EMC, Vmware, Mellanox, APC-Schnneider, Sonda-NextiraOne SA de CV, Migesa SA de CV, Proatech SA de CV, Infoglobal SA, Comnet SA de CV, Root Technologies SA de CV, among others otras. Has participated as member of the Organismo Nacional de Normalización y Certificaciones de la Construcción y Edificación SC (ONNCCE) for the design of High Performance Datacenters; Has realized and coordinated several Training Courses, Workshops, Conferences and Lectures in the area of HPC and High Speed Communications.
Graduated in Communication Sciences (UNLA 2005), Nacho Casares studied in Madrid, Spain, Master in Audovisual Production (UCM 2007). In Spain, he worked in the area of Chanel+ Production, and collaborated with several international companies like: Thinking Heads, Creative Society and Imagina. In México, he has been Chief of Production of Channel 13 of Michoacán, (Televisa 2008-2010), Director assistant in the Novel "Amar de Nuevo" (Argos-TeleMundo 2011) and Production Assistant for the film "Morelos" (Astillero Producciones, 2011). Has produced and directed six independent projects among others: "B7aacute;rbara" (Short Film), "Tierra Dentro" (Serie Documental), "Fábrica de Huevos" (Azteca 7 and Azteca América 2012). Has collaborated in diverse publicity companies like: 35 AM, Monster GC y MacCann. Right now, is producing the film "Un Gallo con Muchos Huevos" (Huevocartoon 2012-2014) along several other projects with his production Company +1 Producciones.