Colocated Conference

Advanced Techniques for Managing EDA Workloads

12:00 PM–5:30 PM Jun 27, 2018 (America - Los Angeles)

Room 3007


As complexity in semiconductors and competitiveness in the marketplace increase, so do the demands placed upon compute and storage infrastructure which plays a pivotal role in Electronic Design Automation (EDA). Massive growth of data associated with more complex designs challenges storage and workload management alike. Balancing workloads and data types puts pressure on administrators to deliver application performance and reduce bottlenecks for faster time to market. Please join IBM at this complimentary annual workshop and learn how to bring EDA designs to market faster with improved performance, manageability and ease of use. Our technical experts will show you how to improve delivery schedules by driving EDA application performance and reducing bottlenecks that waste expensive resources. You will hear directly from our developers about the latest features in IBM Spectrum™ LSF® and IBM Spectrum Scale™ while we demonstrate how you can improve operational efficiency.

12:00pm         Registration & Lunch

12:30pm         Welcome & What's new in Spectrum LSF? 
                      Bill McMillan, Global Offering Manager, IBM Spectrum Computing

1:30pm           Your Analytics Journey: Finding rogue jobs is just the start
                      Rosemary Francis, Managing Director, CEO, Ellexus ltd.

2:00pm           User Presentation: Efficient verification at IBM, keeping 350K cores fed
                       Leon Stok, Vice President, Electronic Design Automation, IBM Systems
                       Daniel Coops, Functional Manager, EDA Verification Tools, IBM Systems

2:30pm            Running Containerised Workloads with LSF
                       John Welch, NA Technical Sales Specialist, Software Defined Infrastructure, IBM Systems
                       Larry Adams, Global Architect - Cross Sector, IBM Systems

3:00pm            Break

3:15pm            Using GPU's with IBM Spectrum LSF
                       You Bing Li, IBM Spectrum LSF Development

3:45pm            Manage EDA Date at Scale and Slash Costs with IBM Spectrum Scale, Cloud Object Storage and Komprise
                       Krishna Subramanian, COO, Komprise

14:15pm          Burning Issues "Q&A"

4:30pm            Closing & Networking Reception

Attend and you will learn how to:
• Optimize all resources including compute utilization and license management
• Maximize I/O and share data globally
• Reduce bottlenecks and maximize data transfer
• Learn from case studies from peers

Conference Host:

Bill McMillan
Global Offering Leader for the IBM Spectrum LSF family
IBM Systems - Software Defined Infrastructure