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DevConf.us 2019 is the 2nd annual, free, Red Hat sponsored technology conference for community project and professional contributors to Free and Open Source technologies held at the Boston University in the historic city of Boston, USA.

When: Thursday, August 15 to Saturday, August 17, 2018

Venue: Boston University, George Sherman Union Building
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Friday, August 16 • 13:10 - 13:55
FPGAs in Large Scale Computer Systems

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As modern data center workloads become increasingly complex, constrained and critical, mainstream "CPU-centric" computing can no longer keep pace. Future data centers are moving towards a more fluid model, with computation and communication no longer localized to commodity CPUs and routers. Next generation "data-centric" data centers will "compute everywhere,” whether data is stationary (in memory) or on the move (in network). Reconfigurable hardware, in the form of Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs), are transforming ordinary clouds into massive supercomputers. We will highlight many ways to deploy FPGAs in a data center node, such as traditional back-end accelerators, tightly coupled off-load processors, Smart NICs, Bump-in-the-Wire, and even in the router itself. We will also discuss our efforts to make these devices accessible globally accessible, through deeper integration into software stacks, transparent generation of custom hardware stacks, and device management using reconfigurable hardware operating systems.

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Ahmed Sanaullah

PhD Candidate: Bump-in-the-Wire FPGA Clouds, Boston University
Ahmed Sanaullah is a Graduate Intern at Red Hat and a Computer Engineering PhD student at Boston University. His research in the BU-Red Hat Collaboratory is aimed at reconfigurable-hardware centric solutions for virtualized and bare-metal public clouds.

Friday August 16, 2019 13:10 - 13:55 EDT
Terrace Lounge GS Union, BU