Voxxed Days Ticino 2019
on Saturday 5 October
Frank always dreamed to present at one conference at every single continent (maybe except Antarctica, because it is very cold there). Once he’d successfully completed this mission, he hired at AWS. Frank now works as a senior technical evangelist for AWS. He was nominated as Developer Champion 2017, holds several AWS certifications, a PADI advanced scuba diver certification, and a PhD in Computer Science with brain research. Before joining AWS, Frank was running his global boutique consultancy for over a decade. He is a published author of 3 cloud and middleware books. Real books, not screenshot books. He enjoys writing about himself in the third person for such bios like this one.
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This talk presents the technical innovations that make HPC in the cloud possible. I will cover everything from the best of class custom build Intel processors to low energy, low cost ARM processors that silently sneaked into server-class machines. I will speak about purpose build networking that bypasses the TCP/IP stack to guarantee lowest latency, low jitter networking beyond what is possible with classical NICs. And I will cover the open source software that makes it possible to spin up very large scale HPC clusters in the cloud.
Oh, and of course I will answer the question if 1.000.000 cores is pure marketecture or if it really happened. Of course it really happened.