SupercomputingAsia 2024 (SCA 2024)

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Starts:  Feb 19, 2024 09:00 AM (AEST)
Ends:  Feb 22, 2024 04:00 PM (AEST)

Join us at SupercomputingAsia 2024 (SCA 2024)

Join us as SCA 2024 for an unforgettable experience of knowledge exchange, networking and innovation in the world of high-performance. SupercomputingAsia (SCA) is a major supercomputing conference in Asia, where some of the top supercomputers in the world are located. Co-organised by leading supercomputing centres of the region including those in Australia, Japan, Singapore, Thailand and Aotearoa New Zealand, and anchored by the National Computational Infrastructure in Australia, SCA24 aims to promote a vibrant and shared high-performance computing and Artificial Intelligence ecosystem, for both the public and private sectors, in Asia.

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Venue Details:

ICC Sydney
14 Darling Dr, Sydney NSW 2000


19 Feb 2024

  • 8:45-9:00 - Coffee & Tea
  • 9:00-9:05 - Welcome & Housekeeping by Andrew Beattie
  • 9:05-9:15 - Introduction and welcome to speakers by Bill Adra / Damon Wynne
  • 9:15-9:45 - "What's new in IBM Storage Scale / Storage Scale System (NDA Roadmap)" by Chris Maestas
  • 9:45-10:15 - "IBM Storage Insights for Unstructured Data" by Ranjith R1
  • 10:15-10:45 - "Nvidia Presentation" by Gabriel Noaje
  • 10:45-11:00 - Morning Break
  • 11:00-11:30 - "IBM Storage for Watsonx" by Kedar Karmakar
  • 11:30-12:00 - "IBM Fusion HCI Unleashed - Empowering Research with Container Based Computing at The University of Queensland" by Jake Carroll - UQ
  • 12:00-12:30 - "IBM Storage Fusion / Fusion HCI" by Andrew Beattie / Reg D'Souza
  • 12:30-13:15 - Lunch Break

20 Feb 2024

Infrastructure challenges in the Exascale era Chair: David Abramson

  • 15:50-16:10 - "Sustainability through efficient HPC Data Access in Hybrid Cloud Environment" by Sandeep Patil, Vincent Hsu & Smita Raut, IBM

Industry track 2

  • 14:20-14:40 - "Innovations with IBM Unstructured Storage for Data and AI workloads" by Chris Maestas, IBM

21 Feb 2024

Location:  Pyrmont Theatre, 2nd floor, ICC Meeting room C3.2

  • 14:40-15:00 - "Unlocking AI's potential: High-Performance, Hybrid Data Lakehouse Architectures for Today's AI Data Challenges" by Madhu Thorat, IBM

Chris Maestas, Chief Executive Architect, IBM Storage for Data and AI Solutions

Chris is the Chief Executive Architect for IBM Storage for Data and AI Solutions with over 20 years of experience deploying and designing IT systems for clients in various spaces. He has experience scaling performance and availability with a variety of file systems technologies. He has developed benchmark frameworks to test out systems for reliability and validate research performance data. He also has led global enablement sessions discussing how best to position unstructured software-defined storage like Scale, Ceph, and Cloud Object Storage in Cloud, Hybrid, Edge, Container, or AI spaces.


International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney)
14 Darling Dr, Sydney NSW 2000
Sydney, NSW