Intel Experts to Speak at IBM Edge
Intel® Xeon® processors power a range of IBM System x and BladeCenter servers, enabling customers to maximize server utilization to workload, while providing headroom for growth. That’s why IBM is pleased to have Intel experts join us at IBM Edge for a series of presentations about data center best practices and server architecture, Following is a listing of IBM Experts joining us at IBM Edge. Look for their sessions on the conference agenda.
Intel Speakers and their sessions
Presentation Title: The Solid State Drive (SSD) Revolution Level: Basic
Solid state drives (SSDs) have transformed the datacenter in a few short years. Initially a premium product, SSDs have quickly evolved into the staple of competitive storage offerings. This presentation will discuss key SSD innovations from Intel, the emergence of the PCI Express SSDs, unleashing higher performance through more intelligent storage interfaces, and the development of an Open NVM Kernel API for Linux.
Speaker: Benjamin Donie, Application/Technical Marketing Engineer, Datacenter Connected System Group, Intel Corp.
Benjamin is an application engineer leading the technical marketing effort for innovative non-volatile memory solutions within Intel’s Datacenter and Connected Systems Group (DCSG). Prior to this role, he worked as a software engineer on IBM’s ESS800, DS6000 and DS8000 enterprise storage servers.
Presentation Title: Taming the Big Data Tsunami using Intel Technologies Level: Intermediate
The Big Data phenomenon can no longer be ignored and is here to stay. The sheer volume, variety and velocity of data, coupled with the need to derive value from big data sets have pushed IT infrastructure to the limits and have necessitated extreme innovation in data management techniques. This session will highlight the optimized Intel Solutions which can be adapted to mange and tame the Big Data with emphasis on compression, security and encryption of data as it moves within a data center with current and future generation of Intel technologies.
Speaker: Clive D’Souza is the Storage Groups Technical Marketing
Specialist with expertise in Big Data, Analytics and HPC solutions at
Intel. His interests are in Enterprise Computing, Massive/Big Data and
Cloud computing. Clive has a M.S in Computer Systems Engineering from
ASU and an MBA in Global Business from Thunderbird School of Global
Presentation Title: Simplifying Network Virtualization with Intel® Ethernet Level: Intermediate
The convergence of Network and Storage traffic over a common Ethernet infrastructure is continuing to grow for data center and cloud deployments. This coupled with multi-tenant SLA requirements and the needs for more elastic infrastructures have blurred the lines between server, network and storage administrators. This session will discuss how to simplify server network connections to provide optimal performance, flexibility and management tools on IBM System x and IBM Blade Center servers using the new Intel® Xeon Processor E5-2600 and Intel® Ethernet Controller based 1Gb and 10Gb connections for both network and storage connectivity.
Brian Johnson , Product Marketing Engineer, LAN Access Division, Datacenter Connected System Group, Intel Corp.
Brian Johnson is a Product Marketing Engineer for Intel Ethernet Products and Technologies. In this role he is responsible for product definition, development and marketing of network I/O virtualization, manageability and security technologies. Since joining Intel in 1999, he has used his experience and expertise in various positions such as strategic planning, product marketing, and product development. Brian holds Bachelor of Science degrees from Portland State University in Marketing and Advertising Management. Additionally, Brian has various technology certifications including CompTIA – A+, Network+, Server+.
Title: Intel IT’s Data Storage Challenges, Plans, and Results Level: Basic
Intel IT delivers datacenter infrastructure services to different internal business functions that require unique capabilities in servers, storage, and network solutions. The specific vertical business functions which Intel IT serves are Design, Office, Manufacturing, Enterprise, and Services (DOMES). Our storage raw capacity demand has been doubling every two years making it one of the primary focus area for efficiency improvements. We realized that our past approach of limiting storage capability choices to each business functions did not offer the right level of performance, utilization, and cost efficiency. By changing our strategy to select optimal storage technologies and solutions to different vertical business functions, we could deliver better performance at required reliability while increasing our utilization and cost efficiency. This presentation covers some of the Intel Architecture based storage solutions and operational process improvements that we have adopted in Intel to deliver significant datacenter efficiency and performance scalability improvements.
Shesha Krishnapura, Sr. Principal Engineer,,Intel IT Engineering, INTEL CORPORATION
Shesha Krishnapura is a Sr. Principal Engineer responsible for Intel IT data center strategy, High Performance Computing (HPC) and distributed workstation cluster computing solutions for Silicon Design and optimal platform foundation for Enterprise Computing. Additionally, Shesha is leading the enablement of Intel Architecture (IA) based solutions in Electronic Design Automation (EDA) industry and driving EDA application vendors to bring just-in-time IA optimized solutions for silicon design engineers. He is strategically influencing world-wide EDA end customers to adopt best-in-class design compute solutions based on Intel multi-core processors. Shesha has held a variety of technical and management positions since joining Intel in 1991. He has MS degree in Computer Science from Oregon State University.
Presentation Title: Architecture and performance consideration to design enterprise storage platform using Intel® Xeon® Processor Level: Intermediate
This session provides Intel Xeon processor architecture evolution for enterprise storage and architecture consideration to design unified storage and scale-out storage platform for higher availability, higher performance, better data protection and improved storage efficiency. This presentation will also provide the key building blocks for unified storage and scale-out storage solution with key current/future storage technologies including storage virtualization, tiered storage, storage management, services and storage efficiency.
Pankaj Kumar, Chief Architect and Principal Engineer at Storage Group, Datacenter Connected System Group, Intel Corp.
Pankaj Kumar is Chief Architect and Principal Engineer of Intel Storage Group, part of the Datacenter Connected System Group of Intel Corporation. Pankaj is responsible for storage architecture vision, future storage technology direction and platform storage extension roadmap for Xeon & Atom SoC. Previously, He had worked as chief design architect and was responsible for architecture and design of Intel’s first 10 Gigabit LAN/WAN converged product line and multi-service protocol processor. Pankaj had actively participated in 10G Ethernet standards, IEEE, OIF, T10, ANSI and lead electrical specification of Storage Bridge Bay (non-profit working group for storage platform standardization) Mr. Kumar holds a bachelor’s degree in Electronics Engineering from National Institute of Technology Hamirpur (HP) of India
Presentation Title: Scale-Out Revolution for Cloud Storage, Level: Intermediate
Massive unstructured data is posing significant technological and financial challenges for IT managers worldwide. Revolutionary storage architectures are emerging that scale in capacity and performance independently and can address the needs of the applications that operate on the massive data. In this session, we will examine the evolution of the data centers facing challenges of explosive growth in data and new storage architectures that are deployed on standard server platforms. We will also propose blue prints for building scale out storage solutions for many storage usage models that deal with the unstructured data and don’t suffer from limitations of the traditional scale-up storage solutions.
Paul Levy, Staff System Architect at Storage Group, Datacenter Connected System Group, Intel Corp.
Paul S. Levy is a Staff System Architect in the Storage Technology and Architectural Readiness Team in the Storage Group at Intel. Paul drives Architectural Enhancements leveraging IA in Cloud and HPC storage solutions.
Paul has over 30 years of technical leadership joining Intel in 2000 and had been involved in a variety of product and engineering engagements from Telcom and Wireless, Consumer Electronics to large scale Xeon platforms. Paul holds 36 Patents with additional patents pending in areas of CPU Design, Cryptography, Fabrics, High Speed Testing. He has 3 published papers.
Paul was born in Philadelphia, PA and graduated from Arizona State University in 1997 with a BSE in Electrical Engineering