IBM Distinguished Engineer Linton Ward will provide one of the keynote addresses during an April 11 workshop, “High-Performance Systems and Analytics for Big Data: A path to future Artificial General Intelligence.”
Ward is currently focusing on leadership open workloads on OpenPower systems. He has designed and optimized many hardware-software stack solutions and led hardware design teams for numerous integrated offerings, including Data Warehouse and Hadoop offerings. As a systems and solutions architect, Ward brings a combination of deep understanding of software needs, client experience and hardware capability. He regularly meets with clients to help them understand the solution space and their next steps.
The daylong workshop on April 11 focuses on the intersection of data analytics and high-performance computing. It is organized by the Indiana University Office of the Vice Provost for Research and the Department of Intelligent Systems Engineering in IU’s School of Informatics, Computing and Engineering. Organizers will create a report based on the talks and panel discussion; it will be posted on the workshop website, and organizers will consider journal publication.
In addition to Ward, the workshop will host other prominent experts from government, higher education and industry including personnel from Fudan University, Indiana University, Intel, the National Institute of Standards and Technology, NEC Corp., Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Sandia National Laboratories and the U.K. Science & Technologies Facility Council.