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We are organizing a DAS-6 vendor day on December 3, 2018, at Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, to aid in a market consultation for the DAS-6 project. The DAS-6 project has participation from the following organizations:
  • Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam
  • University of Amsterdam
  • Leiden University
  • Delft University of Technology
  • SURFsara
  • Netherlands e-Science Center

For the market consultation, the DAS-6 steering committee would like to invite companies to do a presentation of about 30 minutes with 15 minutes of questions and answers. Companies are given the opportunity to discuss technical trends that could be relevant for a new DAS-6 system that is to become operational second half of 2019.

For more information about DAS-6 and its predecessor DAS-5 see: the DAS-6 NWO proposal and the DAS-5 website.

Please note that the DAS-6 cluster descriptions in the DAS-6 NWO proposal were made almost a year ago, and will be updated for the DAS-6 tender procedure.

Possible topics for the vendor presentations include upcoming developments regarding:

  • HPC platforms (including CPU architectures);
  • peripheral bus (PCIe-3, PCIe-4);
  • HPC accelerators (especially commodity GPUs);
  • 100G interconnects (EDR InfiniBand, OmniPath, 100 Gb Ethernet),
  • and HPC cluster management software.
The audience will consist of representatives from the DAS-6 consortium with a technical background, so the focus of the presentations should also be on technical aspects.

These are the location details of the presentations:

  • Date and time: December 3, between 10:00 and 17:00.
  • Address: Vrije Universiteit, Van der Boechorststraat 7, 1081 BT, Amsterdam.
  • Room: MF-D134 (first floor of the Medical Faculty building, wing D).
Interested companies may contact Kees Verstoep (c.verstoep@vu.nl).

Best regards,
Kees Verstoep, on behalf of the DAS-6 steering committee.

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