ETP4HPC webinar: SRA 5 - IO and Storage



11:00 - noon CET


ETP4HPC is extremely proud to present the SRA 5, the 5th edition of our Strategic Research Agenda. This recommended roadmap for European HPC technology research was developped in partnership with 140 experts contributed by ETP4HPC members and by partner organisations.


In this webinar, Dr Michael Malms, who has been coordinating the ETP4HPC's SRA effort for many years, will first give an overview of SRA 5 and of the work involved in its preparation. 

We will then do a "deep dive" into a selected topic from SRA5: IO and storage, with Dr Sai Narasimhamurthy, Seagate. Sai will provide a perspective on the state-of-the-art of storage technologies and associated I/O middleware in the realm of extreme scale computing. He will also look at some of the cutting-edge collaborative research activities in Europe, in this area. He will finally provide some perspectives towards the future.




  • 11:00 Introduction and housekeeping information
  • 11:05 Introducing ETP4HPC's SRA 5 - Dr Michael Malms
  • 11:25 Storage and I/O at Extreme Scales: State of the Art and Future Directions - Dr Sai Narasimhamurthy
  • 11:45 Q&A session
  • 12:00 End of webinar


Dr. Michael MALMS is an ETP4HPC Expert with a focus on the generation of SRA updates and future technical HPC roadmaps. He joined IBM Systems Development in Boeblingen, Germany in 1984 and has held various technical and management positions in IBM System Development in Boeblingen and in the US. His main domain was pioneering new System Architectures and Designs, during the last 10 years mainly in the area of HPC (e.g. the compute nodes for the 2004 "Mare Nostrum“ System at the Barcelona Supercomputing Center as well as for the first Petaflop "Roadrunner“ System in 2008 were both developed by his development team). He graduated from the Technical University of Aachen (Germany) in 1978 and received a PhD degree in Computer Science in 1982.


Dr. Sai Narasimhamurthy is currently Engineering Director, Seagate, working on Research and Development for next generation storage systems and responsible for EU R&D for Seagate Systems. Sai currently also holds the position of vice-chair of industry for the ETP4HPC organisation and co-leads the storage and I/O working group for developing ETP4HPC’s Strategic Research Agenda (SRA). He has also actively led and contributed to many European led HPC and Cloud research initiatives including coordinating and providing technical leadership for SAGE and Sage2 consortia, more recently participating in the IO-SEA EuroHPC project. Previously, Sai  founded a Venture backed storage startup in California.


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