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Stephan Gillich






Stephan Gillich, Director HPC and Workstation EMEA, Intel GmbH


Providing Demand-based Compute Resources for Small- and Medium-Sized Enterprises


HP and Intel have transformed the economics of high performance computing, bringing breakthrough innovations into the realm of industry-standard computing. For most larger companies active in sectors like manufacturing, energy, exploration or financial services, large-scale simulations are commonplace using in-house cluster-based HPC infrastructures. In addition, on demand-based HPC resources, available as internal or external cloud infrastructures, are becoming a critical complementary resource or a viable alternative to in-house resources.

More recently smaller and medium-sized companies have started to use cloud-based HPC-resources not only to accommodate varying load scenarios but as an alternative to local HPC environments. In this scenario, cloud computing infrastructures need to address HPC application-specific challenges to remain competitive. It is interesting that academic and research institutions have stepped in not only as providers of resources but also as centers of competence, training and consulting.

In this talk we will discuss these new options and related challenges and outline how advanced cloud computing environments are evolving to overcome the challenges and evolve to be a viable computing environment.


Stephan Gillich is Director HPC and Workstation in the EMEA Datacenter group. He is responsible for the strategy and execution on how to position Intel products in the HPC and Workstation market in EMEA via a cross organizational team.
He joined Intel in as a Computer Scientist. Since then, he has gained broad experience covering Client and Server products in technical, consumer and vertical industry management positions. As a member of the steering board of DVB Organization, he has worked for advanced standardization in the media industry. Recently, Stephan managed Enterprise competitive marketing.
He holds a Diploma (Master Degree) in Computer Science from the Technische Universit√§t M√ľnchen.