RCE an HPC Podcast
Brock Palen and Jeff Squyres speak with Mike Place about Salt Stack, a fast and scalable systems and configuration management software for predictive orchestration, cloud and data center automation, server provisioning, application deployment and more..
Mike Place is a software engineer on the core development team at SaltStack. His background is in Linux systems engineering and open-source software development. Mike enjoys working on the internals of the SaltStack configuration management and orchestration platform.
A good place to direct folks to learn more about SaltStack would be this blog post www.saltstack.com/saltconf15-video which includes video from about 60 talks we recorded from our recent SaltConf15 user conference. Alternatively our website is www.saltstack.com and our docs are located at docs.saltstack.com.
Brock Palen and Jeff Squyres speak with Thomas Sohmers about Open Compute.
Thomas Sohmers is the founder and CEO of REX Computing, a High Performance Computing startup that is focusing on developing a new processor architecture targeted at performance, energy efficiency, and scalability for modern HPC and supercomputing workloads. His experience includes working at the MIT Institute for Soldier Nanotechnologies for 3 years as both an end user of HPC systems, and later transitioning into designing and building them at the lab. This experience led to starting REX Computing in 2013 as a recipient of the Peter Thiel '20 under 20' Fellowship, where he leads the architectural design and business operations.
Sean has been working on high-performance network software since the late 90s. He participated in the development of the original InfiniBand specification and has been an active member of OpenFabrics since its inception. He is a sub-maintainer of the Linux RDMA software tree, and is the major contributor to the RDMA CM, IB ACM, and rsockets. His current focus is on the design and development of libfabrics.