Towards Teraflops, Petabytes and Terabits/sec : IBM Solutions for the High Energy Physics Research Community

Paper: 472
Session: V (talk)
Speaker: Porta, Juan Jose, IBM Deutschland, Stuttgart
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"Towards Teraflops, Petabytes and Terabits/sec :
IBM Solutions for the High Energy Physics Research Community"

Dr. J. J. Porta
Information Technology Architect
IBM Education and Research ISU

This talk highlights the established role of IBM in solving research
and engineering problems with its high-performance computational,
I/O and networking power.

All too often, HPC is associated to large computational engines such
as the RS/6000 SP. Therefore, one of the session's focal points
will be a discussion of the emerging applications which take
advantage of the RS/6000 SP scalable architecture.

Large computational centers have excelled at providing Numerical
Intensive computing (NIC) support using a wide-range of applications
requiring limited data movement. Dramatic changes are expected
near-term as our computations centers workload will shift from one
of NIC to data-intensive computing. This is being fueled by a
1000-fold increase in the ability to acquire and store data and new
and modified applications producing large amounts of data which need
to be analyzed.

With its legacy and research experience, IBM holds a strong position
in being a highly attractive and highly competitive provider of
data-intensive solutions to the High Energy Physics Community.
Established IBM storage solutions like ADSM and HPSS, as well as the
state of the art of the underlying storage and networking
technologies will be briefly discussed.

As a well-known example of its network-centric applications, large
RS/6000 SPs run the busiest Web Sites in the Internet, from the
Atlanta Olympics to Netscape Corp. All of IBM's server platforms and
middleware, from databases and transaction processing software to
Lotus Notes, are Web enabled. IBM has 19 laboratories with more than
1,000 programmers working on Java architectures and components.

IBM, the world's largest information technology company, has
research laboratories in seven locations in five countries, which
have cumulatively produced more research breakthroughs than the rest
of the industry combined. IBM's investment in research and
development grew 12% in 1996, to 4.7 B$.

Technical support staff, computing center management and users from
all HEP sites are kindly invited to attend this presentation and
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