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Over the years, the SuperComputing conference has become a focal point for many global supercomputing sites to showcase their capabilities and compete for a placement on the coveted Top500 list. Many powerful supercomputers and new technological advances are showcased during the conference, making it perhaps no surprise that Red Hat is planning to be at SuperComputing17 next week to demonstrate our latest high-performance computing (HPC) solutions (booth #1763).

Red Hat has a packed agenda for the show - here’s more about what you can expect to see from us during SuperComputing17.

We are planning to show several demos focused on topics such as:

  • Proven HPC infrastructure - Red Hat Enterprise Linux provides the foundation for many HPC software stacks and is available across multiple hardware architectures. It is at the core of Red Hat OpenStack Platform and Red Hat Openshift, both of which are part of many HPC environments. Large supercomputing sites like Oak Ridge National Laboratory use Red Hat OpenStack Platform to make their systems more accessible. Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform and Red Hat Ansible Automation are also compelling for HPC as they can enable better application portability and system provisioning and automation.
  • Scale-out storage for HPC workloads - Software-defined solutions like Red Hat Gluster Storage and Red Hat Ceph Storage can provide cost-effective alternatives to traditional storage to support the modernization of HPC applications by adopting containers with container native storage and the ability to handle many types of HPC workloads. This week we announced Red Hat Ceph Storage 3. At SuperComputing17, you can learn more about the latest version of our massively scalable software-defined storage solution, including full support of CephFS.

You will also have an opportunity to see the power and flexibility of Red Hat Enterprise Linux across multiple architectures, including Arm v8-A, x86_64 and IBM POWER Little Endian, by way of a virtual reality experience known as the Game of Life.

Don’t miss Red Hat’s chief Arm architect, Jon Masters, who is slated to present on the future of Arm servers in HPC at HPE booth #925 at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, November 14.

And mark your schedule to attend one of the many mini-theater sessions we will be hosting at the Red Hat booth, including presentations by our technology partners, customers and industry experts. We will be raffling a prize at the end of each presentation, so please be sure to stay to the end.

Here is the at-a-glance schedule:


Monday, November 13
Time Speaker Presentation
7:30-8 p.m. Jamie Duncan, cloud specialist, Red Hat How networking works in Red Hat OpenShift
Tuesday, November 14
Time Speaker Presentation
10:30-11 a.m. Larry Wikelius, vice president, Software Ecosystem and Solutions Group, Cavium Innovative alternate architectures for exascale computing: ThunderX2 and beyond
11:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Kevin Jones, cloud domain architect, Red Hat Data science on demand: It only takes a spark
12:30-1 p.m. Steve Quenette, deputy director, Monash University Ceph as a research datastore
1:30-2 p.m. David Lecomber, senior director, HPC Tools, Arm ARM software tools for HPC
2:30-3 p.m. Jason Echols, Storage Technical Marketing, Micron Ceph best practices with NVMe SSDs
3:30-4 p.m. CJ Newburn, architect, Nvidia Unifying memory on accelerated platforms
4:30-5 p.m. Jeremy Thomas, public information officer, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory TOSS: A Red Hat Enterprise Linux-based operating system for HPC clusters
5:15-5:45 p.m. Gerald Lotto, director, HPC and Technical Computing, Mellanox Interconnect your future, paving the path to exascale
Wednesday, November 15
Time Speaker Presentation
10:30-11 a.m. Bill Gray, software engineer, Red Hat Red Hat Enterprise Linux performance tips and accelerated machine learning in containers PoC
11:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Jon Masters, chief Arm architect, Red Hat Red Hat Enterprise Linux for emerging architectures
12:30 - 1 p.m. Yoonho Park, senior manager, Data Centric Software, IBM IBM, Mellanox, NVidia, and Red Hat are driving the new DOE / CORAL supercomputers
1:30-2 p.m. Robert Wisniewski, chief software architect, Intel OpenHPC status and future contributions
2:30-3 p.m. Jamie Duncan and Garrett Clark, cloud specialists, Red Hat How storage works in Red Hat OpenShift
3:30-4 p.m. Ben Woodard, senior architect, Red Hat Libabigail and ABI intercompiler compatibility: Where are we now?
4:30-5 p.m. Yoonho Park, senior manager, Data Centric Software, IBM IBM, Mellanox, NVidia, and Red Hat are driving the new DOE / CORAL supercomputers
5:15-5:45 p.m. Ben Sander, senior fellow, AMD Running TensorFlow on AMD’s ROCm software platform with HIP


For last minute mini-theater changes, demo updates and additional information please visit

We’re excited to be heading to Denver to share all of this and more at SuperComputing17. If you’ll be there, we look forward to seeing you!


Yan Fisher is a Global evangelist at Red Hat where he extends his expertise in enterprise computing to emerging areas that Red Hat is exploring. 

Fisher has a deep background in systems design and architecture. He has spent the past 20 years of his career working in the computer and telecommunication industries where he tackled as diverse areas as sales and operations to systems performance and benchmarking. 

Having an eye for innovative approaches, Fisher is closely tracking partners' emerging technology strategies as well as customer perspectives on several nascent topics such as performance-sensitive workloads and accelerators, hardware innovation and alternative architectures, and, exascale and edge computing.  

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