Head of MaxAcademy
Tobias Becker is the Head of MaxAcademy at Maxeler Technologies where he coordinates various research activities and Maxeler’s university engagement.
VP of Dataflow Software Engineering
Georgi Gaydadjiev has a long lasting experience in designing various computer systems in both Industry and Academia for more than 25 years.
Maxeler provides complete platforms for High Performance Computing using dataflow supercomputing technology. By enabling applications to offload computation to dedicated Dataflow Engine (DFE) hardware, Maxeler’s dataflow computers deliver 20-30x improvement in performance/W and performance/space with respect to conventional systems. Maxeler provides complete application platforms, which consist of:
• Application: Maxeler scientists and engineers who work on applications across a wide set of domains, ranging from life sciences to oil exploration. Maxeler provides complete applications as well as application libraries which allow domain experts to easily create new applications which exploit the performance of dataflow systems.
• Compilers and management software: MaxelerOS manages resources, scheduling and data movement within a heterogeneous HPC environment. MaxCompiler provides a Java-based programming infrastructure for dataflow programming.
• Hardware: Maxeler hardware systems integrate dataflow engines, custom 1U nodes and conventional CPU nodes with networking and local storage. Balancing hardware resources in the data center based on application requirements removes bottlenecks and significantly improves cost of computing.
Operating from its headquarters and main R&D facilities in London, Maxeler has a strong record of research and development of state-of-the-art science and technology. Through its university program, the company also has research relationships with well over 100 universities around the world.
RELEVANCE TO THE PROPOSAL
Maxeler has nearly 10 years of experience in development and deploying heterogeneous computing systems across a wide range of application domains. The company is also active in research as to how such systems can be more widely exploited, including in cloud environments, as for example as a partner in the FP7 HARNESS heterogeneous cloud computing project.
TASKS ASSIGNED AND ROLE IN THE PROJECT
Maxeler has two main roles in the project: (1) providing the genomics sequencing use case and (2) developing technology to enable Maxeler DFE hardware to be incorporated within the self- organising cloud environment.