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Thursday, February 28 • 1:20pm - 1:45pm
Facility and Infrastructure: "Open Compute Platform project, what it is, how it might help Oil & Gas HPC," Matt Corddry, Open Compute Platform


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Open Source has transformed the software industry over the past twenty years, especially HPC and scale computing. Come learn about Open Compute, the first open source hardware project for datacenter computing. Open Compute enables collaboration and innovation between the consumers and producers of datacenter hardware, resulting in designs that are more focused on the needs of datacenter computing.

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Keith Gray

Manager, High Performance Computing, BP
Keith Gray is Manager of High Performance Computing for BP. The HPC Team supports the computing requirements for BP’s Advanced Seismic Imaging Research efforts. This team supports one of the largest Linux Clusters dedicated to research in Oil and Gas. Mr. Gray graduated from Virginia Tech with a degree in geophysics, and has worked for BP and Amoco since 1985. He was listed in HPCWire’s People to Watch 2006.
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Bill Menger

Director, HPC, Global Geophysical
Bill Menger is the Director of HPC at Global Geophysical Services, Inc. Bill started his career as a nuclear engineer for the US Navy prior to joining Conoco in 1982 to work on magnetotellurics and electrical methods. Bill has also worked on multicomponent seismic, data management, and seismic processing systems for Conoco and ConocoPhillips. He left Conoco for three years to join AGS, working on Kirchhoff and demultiple techniques. He returned... Read More →

Chap Wong

Chap Wong is a Chevron Fellow, he is recognized as Chevron’s thought leader in high-performance computing. He is currently a member of the Strategy, Architecture and Emerging Technology Team in Chevron Energy Technology Company’s Technical Computing Department. Chap is engaged in market evaluation, proof of concept and deployment of the emerging technologies required to maximize the performance of Chevron’s HPC environment. 
He has over... Read More →

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Matt Corddry

Matt Corddry leads the server hardware design team for Facebook. The Facebook server hardware platform powers Facebook.com and supports hundreds of millions of users worldwide. These designs are open sourced via the OpenCompute foundation, to foster innovation in large scale datacenter computing across the industry. Prior to joining Facebook, Mr. Corddry led the Amazon Web Services hardware and operating system engineering team... Read More →

Thursday February 28, 2013 1:20pm - 1:45pm
McMurtry Auditorium Duncan Hall