JUNE 19–23, 2016

Session Details

Name: BoF 21: OpenHPC: A Community Supported HPC Repository
Time: Wednesday, June 22, 2016
04:15 pm - 05:15 pm
Room:   Booth #220  
Breaks:04:30 pm - 05:15 pm Coffee Break
Speaker:   Karl W. Schulz, Intel
Abstract:   This BoF aims to bring together contributors, system administrators, architects and others using or interested in the OpenHPC community project (http://openhpc.community). This BoF proposal is a follow-on to a successful pre-cursor BoF at ISC in 2015 that helped gather input and motivation for creation of the OpenHPC project. Launched in November 2015, OpenHPC is a Linux Foundation collaborative project comprised of over 30 members from academia, research labs, and industry. Initially, OpenHPC is focused on providing HPC-centric package builds for a variety of common components in an effort to minimize duplication, implement integration testing to gain validation confidence, and provide a platform to share configuration recipes from a variety of sites. To date, the OpenHPC software stack aggregates over 60 components ranging from administrative tools like bare-metal provisioning and resource management to end-user development libraries that spawn a range of scientific/numerical uses. OpenHPC adopts a familiar package repository delivery model and the BoF will begin with a short technical overview of the project to highlight major tenets of the effort and near-term roadmap from members of the OpenHPC project. Open discussion will follow after the overview and this BoF will provide an opportunity for attendees to interact with members of the OpenHPC technical steering committee and other OpenHPC members to provide feedback on current conventions, ongoing packaging efforts, request additional desired components and configurations, and discuss general future trends.

Targeted Audience
The primary target audience is a mix of users and contributors to the OpenHPC project including system administrators, architects, site owners and any other parties interested in participating or learning more about the community project.