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2:30-5:00 PM

Meeting Location: 3300 Whitehaven Street, Washington DC 20007. (this is NOT at the main Georgetown U campus. This is an off campus building one block from Wisconsin avenue).

 Dail-In information: 1-888-296-6500  guest code  435 588

Meeting Attendees

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NetEffect is addressing the needs of this market with a family of 10 Gbps iWARP Ethernet Channel Adapters that meet the low latency and high data throughput requirements of high performance cluster computing.

NetEffect’s full iWARP Ethernet implementation supports all the node-to-node interconnect performance enhancement and overhead reduction requirements including RDMA, TCP Offload, and OS Bypass

Terry Hulett- Vice President of Architecture and Silicon EngineeringTerry leads NetEffect’s innovation efforts, leveraging more than 23 years of semiconductor design experience. Prior to joining Banderacom and NetEffect, he held key positions at Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) and Motorola Semiconductor, leading several microprocessor development teams. At AMD, Terry led the development of over 15 chips and built AMD’s first high-volume card-based products. He joined Banderacom in 1999 where he successfully led the Company’s InfiniBand chip development program delivering the first product in 9 months. Terry also previously served as vice president of research and development for Austin-based Si Solutions, Inc. Terry received his BSEE at Oklahoma State University.



April 10th 2:30 to 5:00 PM Bill Silva of Microsoft will speak at Georgetown University.
Meeting Location: 3300 Whitehaven Street, Washington DC 20007. (this is NOT at the main Georgetown U campus. This is an off campus building one block from Wisconsin avenue).

The dial in number for the meeting today is 1-888-296-6500 your guest code is: 435 588

Microsoft Windows Compute Cluster Server 2003

 For customers solving complex computational problems, Microsoft Windows Compute Cluster Server 2003 accelerates time-to-insight by providing a High-Performance Computing (HPC) platform that is simple to deploy, operate, and integrate with existing infrastructure and tools. Prescriptive setup procedures simplify network configuration, remote loading of nodes using Remote Installation Services, node configuration, and security setup.  The integrated Job Scheduler can be accessed via command-line interface, or through several API’s is provided for submitting and managing cluster workloads.  The job console allows you to manage jobs in much the same fashion that you queue and manage print jobs today.  Active Directory integration provides end-to-end user and security management while the Microsoft Management Console supports extensible snap-ins and integration with Microsoft Operations Manager.

Bill is the manager of Microsoft’s Federal High Performance Computing business, based in the Washington, DC area. Bill’s High Performance Computing background includes executive level management positions ranging from venture capital start-ups such as the SIMD massively parallel pioneer Wavetracer, to Floating Point Systems and Bolt Beranek and Newman (BBN), to work on the development team at Digital Equipment Corporation on the VAX 9000 Vector Processor, as well as managing the technology transfer program at the DARPA sponsored Center for High Performance Computing, Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Join us for a combined East and West Coast Beowulf Users Groups Meeting.

WHEN: Wednesday November 14th, 4:00 – 5:30 p.m.

TOPIC: Panel discussion on The Commercialization of Open Source – for better or

Moderator: Doug Eadline, Editor in Chief of Cluster Monkey


  • Donald Becker, CTO of Penguin Computing, Beowulf cluster co-inventor
  • Thomas Sterling, Faculty Associate, Center for Advanced ComputingResearch, California Institute of Technology (Caltech) Beowulf cluster co-inventor
  • Mike Fitzmaurice, HPC Technologist at GTSI Corp.

WHERE: Rock-N-Sports Bar and Grille, 1811 N. 15th Street, Ybor City/Tampa, FL

HOW: Take the trolley ($2) from the Tampa Convention Center. Get off at the first stop, 16th St. & 8th Ave., and you’ll be right across from the bar. (The trolley runs until 10:00 p.m.)

After the meeting the BeoBASH will begin

“Eliminating Complexity in Creating HPC/Computing/Networking Platforms”

SPEAKER: Larry Genovesi, CEO, Terascala

LOCATION: iLab – 460 Springpark Place Suite 900 Herndon, Virginia 20170


Terascala has designed a powerful, low-cost blade platform for high-density computing, storage, and networking elements. The Terascala Blade Cluster family provides new levels of configuration flexibility and a fully-integrated blade management system for lights-out monitoring and management of clusters of all sizes. Innovative power designs reduce heat generation while increasing density to meet the environmental needs of large datacenter installations. This presentation will discuss design goals and trade-offs in the creation of this architecture for high performance computing.


Larry Genovesi is Terascala’s CEO. A founder of Ammasso, Larry was CEO there from 2002 until 2004. From 1989 until 2001, Genovesi led Network Engines as president, chief executive officer, and chief technology officer, responsible for the vision of the company and its products, as well as day-to-day operations and its successful IPO. Prior to joining Network Engines, Larry was founder and president of New England Interconnection Devices, a cable interconnect provider. Earlier in his career Larry held a variety of senior technical positions at Microsystems International, CPU Computer Corporation, and Digital Equipment Corporation.


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