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James Spooner, VP Acceleration at Maxeler Technologies

James Spooner

Biography: James Spooner

James Spooner, VP of Acceleration at Maxeler Technologies, is responsible for project delivery with Maxeler's acceleration customers. Working predominantly in Oil & Gas and Finance, James and his team deliver solutions in seismic modelling, data processing, fixed-income analytics and trading platforms. Before Maxeler, James was a technologist at Endace, a network measurement company. He worked on technical product development and definition for 10Gbit+ networks and delivered solutions to customers across the US, Europe and Asia. James holds an honours degree in computing from The University of Waikato in New Zealand.

Presentation: Acceleration in the wild, with Dataflow computing

Track: Finance / Time: Thursday 15:20 - 16:20 / Location: Henry Moore Room

Dataflow computing is making substatial gains in the HPC realm where performance, or performance per watt, are paramount. As heterogeneous accelerator based supercomputers and custom high-speed execution engines become the norm, this talk reveals some insights into the capabilities of dataflow computing, and the techniques and pitfalls of deploying massively accelerated applications on heterogeneous systems.