SC17 Schedule

12:40 Thursday, November 16

Building 100G DTNs hurts my head!

The end goal- a data transfer node capable of taking a 100Gbps data stream and writing it to disk at line rate. Getting there was not as easy as originally planned. This talk briefly describes some of the speed bumps we encountered along the way.

Slides for download: powerpoint format

Speaker Bio - Kevin Hildebrand

Kevin Hildebrand is the HPC Architect for the Division of IT at the University of Maryland. As the architect, Kevin is responsible for the design, construction, operation, and support of high-performance computing clusters.

Kevin has 26 years of experience in Unix systems administration, and 12 years of experience building five separate HPC clusters. The latest, Deepthought2, provided a significant leap in computational capacity to the university when it was deployed in May of 2014.

After graduating from the university with a bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering in 1991, Kevin has remained at Maryland with the exception of a five year period from 2000-2005 where he worked for a small company focused on bringing the internet to third world countries.