Michigan AFCOM Chapter Meeting

Michigan AFCOM Chapter Meeting

Our Presentations will be:

Sharan Kalwani of the IDC HPC User Forum and
DataSwing Corporation (formally Director of HPCC Group at Michigan State University and Fermilab)

Latest Trends in the HPC landscape: technologies we can expect to see

In this talk, we will share what current technologies are being explored by HPC and what sort of timelines are they being considered in. Some of these are: burst buffers, 3D stacking, Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs), nanotechnology, quantum computing, all of which have a major impact on power consumption & energy efficiency, etc. 

Sharan Kalwani is an HPC specialist with 20+ years of experience.  Sharan has degrees in both Engineering and Computer Science.  He has worked in IT architecture, systems deployment, software development, OS kernels, device driver writing, networking and compilers. He has also worked on several engineering, technical & scientific applications. Sharan has worked with several computing vendors such as Cray Research, Silicon Graphics Inc. (SGI), etc. He has managed several very large HPC sites with corporate organizations such as General Motors (GM) and research universities (KAUST). Sharan is a member of IEEE/Computer Society, Michigan UNIX user group (mug.org), and current chair of the SIG-Linux section of SEMCO.


Scot Putney, Senior Systems Engineer/Senior Security Analyst at Eastern Michigan University.

Cyber Crime and Security” Shining a light on the Dark Web.

Scot’s Background Includes: 14 years at Eastern Michigan University as Senior Systems Admin and Senior Security Analyst
Midwest Regional Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition- Main Judge for 4 years
Appeared as W.R.I.F. 101.1 Morning Show Guru every Friday for 3 years (Drew and Mike)
Appeared on National Kids Show "Speaking up with Dr. Dunn" as internet expert

We also want to thank our vendors Schneider-Electric and MotivAir for their generous support!!!





2/21/2017 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
VistaTech Center Schoolcraft College 18600 Haggerty Rd Livonia, MI 48152

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