SC16 Salt Lake City, UT

Omni-Path User Group (OPUG) Meeting

Authors: Dr. Nick Nystrom (Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center)

BP Abstract: The goal of this BoF is to provide a forum for users and other interested parties to share their experiences and insights using the new Omni-Path interconnect fabric from Intel. The format will consist of an introduction, an OPA update, panel presentations from OPA site representatives, and group discussion, targeting 50% of the time to the short presentations and 50% to audience engagement. The following panelists are confirmed: -Nick Nystrom, PSC: Bridges -Kim F. Wong, University of Pittsburgh -TBA, Cineca: Marconi -TBA, University of Colorado, Boulder Additional panelists will be announced at

Long Description: The Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center (PSC) proposes a BOF session at SC16 to host a meeting of the Omni-Path User Group (OPUG), initiated at PSC following the world’s first deployment of the new Intel Omni-Path interconnect fabric. We intend that the OPUG BOF will provide a forum for users and other interested parties to share experiences and insights using this new technology. We will invite members of the OPUG to give short presentations on their experiences with Omni-Path. The presentations will last roughly 30 minutes and the remainder of the time will be left for open discussion among participants. This BOF will prove to be timely and beneficial to a global user base, as important systems utilizing Omni-Path have come online since the XSEDE Bridges system. This is a new BOF and has never been held previously. We intend to ask survey questions following the BOF. The responses will be anonymous and the questions will be restricted to whether attendees found the BOF valuable/useful, whether they think such meetings should continue, and whether they would attend future meetings.

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