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Round-Table Discussion: Remote Visualization Virtualization in the Cloud: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly

  • 25 Apr 2013
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Unique Digital Inc. Conference Center


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The Society of HPC Professionals (SHPCP)
invites you to attend:
A Round Table Discussion Meeting

Remote Visualization Virtualization in the Cloud: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly

The talented panel of EMC, Maersk, Nimbix, Nice and NVIDIA will present and discuss various remote visualization virtualization scenarios implemented at different sites. Since applications and data sets are getting larger and larger, displaying results is becoming more pressing. While we stopped the data train with remote visualization, the next step is virtualization. Several flavors of virtualization will be presented/ discussed/black boarded. The audience can chime in with suggestions and take shots at the solutions. While what was actually implemented is informative and helpful of equal importance is what didn’t work, what was ugly. There was a lot of ugly particularly considering the applications involved. Lessons learned by the panel can be ugly skipped by other implementers. This should be quite a lively discussion between the panel members and the audience.

Panel’s bios:

Antonio Arena is the senior pre-sales solution architect at Nice software with comprehensive experience and hands-on skills in solutions architecture, software consulting, large-scale deployment, business operations, and technical support. He is adept at designing and implementing 3D-enabled VDI solutions and providing win/win client scenarios.

Rich Bailey a senior systems engineer for Maersk Oil Houston is the principal for Maersk Oil Houston Maersk Oil Houston HPC and remote visualization solution. He is a life-long IT enthusiast with almost 30 years of IT background and over 20 years of corporate experience focused on designing, delivering, and operating solutions which exceed customer and end-user expectations.

Allen Chachere is an advisory SE for EMC. Allen brings more than 20+ years of IT experience including high end graphics, compute and file storage. He has both a BS and MS in mechanical engineering.

Ty McKercher is a Principal Solution Architect at NVIDIA, promoting GPU application development in the Oil/Gas industry. Ty has contributed for more than 20 years in HPC systems and applications development, including market development, systems engineering, benchmarking and performance engineering. Professional interests include hybrid computing architectures, secure application delivery via remote collaboration frameworks, and workflows that intersect compute with visualization challenges. Ty earned a B.Sc. in Mathematics with emphasis in Geophysics/Computer Science from the Colorado School of Mines.

Mr. Hebert is cofounder and CEO of Nimbix, Inc, an HPC Infrastructure and Cloud Services company. Prior to Nimbix, Mr. Hebert was at Altera Corporation, where he worked with HP to enable FPGA-based hardware for accelerated computing. Prior to Altera, he held management and consulting roles in the IT industry and notably served as CEO of, Inc., a digital media company that deployed cloud-based streaming video for corporate communications. He began his career at Texas Instruments’ semiconductor group in Sales & Marketing. Mr. Hebert earned a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Santa Clara University.

Cynthia Underwood is the oil and gas practice lead for Nice software. She has more than 30 years’ experience in geology, environmental engineering, finite element analysis, application development and global solution deployments. Prior to Nice she worked internationally at KPMG European headquarters managing the creation, implementation and coordination of global software solution deployments. She has degrees in Geology and Environmental Engineering.

Meeting will be conducted on:

Thursday, April 25, 2013, 11:30 CDT
at the Unique Digital Inc. Conference Center
10595 Westoffice Drive Houston, TX 77042
Directions will be sent in your confirmation email.












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