IEEE International Conference on Cluster Computing, Barcelona September 25th-28th, 2006
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Panel Chair: Renato Recio, DE and Chief Architect, eSystem IO - IBM
Stephen Garrison, VP
Corporate Marketing - Force10Networks (Enet swiches)
This panel will describe the evolution of the Cluster Networking market over the next five years. The panel will address cluster networking requirement areas, including: functions (e.g. collective operations, accelerators,...), performance (bandwidth, latency, and CPU utilization), price/performance, scaling (to 10s K nodes), API stacks (e.g. which APIs stacks are needed and for what market segments), management simplification, RAS and cost. It will address how these requirement areas are being met by today's Cluster Networks. It will make evolutionary projections of how these requirement areas will be served in the future.
After the panelist introduce themselves,
the panel will begin with a brief scope introduction by the panel chair.
Each panelist will then have 15 minutes to present their view on how
their network addresses the above cluster networking requirement areas
today and in the future.