Feb. 27, 2020 — The HPC User Forum will be discussing the current status and future of HPC at its next HPC User Forum meeting in Princeton, NJ, March 30 to April 1. The meeting includes an optional visit and dinner at the spectacular Grounds for Sculpture attraction.
The AI-HPDA session of the next HPC User Forum has added high-profile speakers from major banking and investment firms: Thomas Thurston, CTO of WR Hambrecht Ventures, and Brad Spiers, executive director at JP Morgan Chase.
Thurston will speak about using high-performance computing (HPC)-enabled AI to guide investment strategies for finding and funding startups. Spiers will discuss the use of big data to provide security and customer insights, according to Earl Joseph, CEO of Hyperion Research, the HPC market analyst firm that organizes the meetings on behalf of the HPC User Forum Steering Committee. The worldwide committee includes representatives of leading HPC user organizations in government, industry and academia.
- Thomas Thurston is chief technology officer and a partner at WR Hambrecht Ventures, the investment arm of global banking firm WR Hambrecht & Co. Thomas Thurston is a venture capitalist who developed the MESE computing system and uses data science to identify disruptive growth companies. Formerly, he used data science to guide growth investments at Intel and led a joint R&D effort at the Harvard Business School with Professor Clayton Christensen to develop predictive statistical models for early stage innovation.
- Brad Spiers is executive director at JP Morgan Chase. He has nearly twenty years of experience in solving hard problems by marrying hardware and software. This pattern began by bringing GPUs to Wall Street, starting in 2003. He has extensive experience in cloud security, cloud infrastructure, grid infrastructure, HPC and system design.
The HPC User Forum meeting will also feature talks by U.S. and international experts on exascale computing and architectures, massive-scale analytics, AI for cyber operations, cancer research, fusion energy, seismology, HPC for small businesses, cloud computing, and quantum computing, along with technical updates from HPC vendors.
Check out the full agenda at: https://www.hpcuserforum.com/downloads/agenda.pdf
The meeting will take place March 30-April 1, 2020, at the Marriott at Forrestal Hotel, Princeton, New Jersey.
Registration is now open at the HPC User Forum website.