Accelerating Science from Idea to Publication with Bold National Research Platform
Cloud and Distributed Computing
TimeWednesday, 17 November 202110:30am - 11am CST
DescriptionIn this exhibitor forum, GigaIO will highlight a new Prototype National Research Platform (NRP), funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), and the underlying technologies bringing this research platform to life. The cyberinfrastructure ecosystem is an innovative, all-in-one system composed of computing resources, research and education networks, edge computing devices and other instruments; designed as a testbed to expedite science and enable transformative discoveries.
Collaborating with the SDSC, GigaIO will contribute the ability to disaggregate and compose the various components of the HPC subsystem, including a mix of field programmable gate array units (FPGA) and graphical processing units (GPU) with memory and storage, all connected with its fully-integrated low-latency fabric. With the ability to connect resources across entire racks exclusively via PCIe, GigaIO makes otherwise impossible configurations feasible for scientific experimentation.
GigaIO’s broader mission is to democratize access to AI and HPC resources by enabling the sharing of expensive computing resources previously trapped and stranded inside static datacenter infrastructure. The broader impact of NRP furthers this goal with its focus on four themes: empowering underrepresented and/or under-resourced researchers by making them “co-owners” of NRP, via the “Bring Your Own Resource (BYOR)/Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)” program; societal wellbeing, focusing on health and disaster response; STEM education, workforce development and outreach; and enhancing industrial competitiveness. Join us for an exciting deep-dive into many ways this NRP will impact scientific research now and in the future.