OpenHPC Community BoF
Event Type
Birds of a Feather
HPC Centre Planning and Operations
Performance Tools
Scientific Software Development
System Software & Runtime Systems
TimeWednesday, June 19th8:30am - 9:30am CEST
DescriptionThis BoF aims to bring together contributors, system administrators,
architects, and developers using or interested in the OpenHPC
community project ( This BoF proposal is a
follow-on to successful OpenHPC BoFs at ISC 2016/2017, and a
pre-cursor BoF at ISC in 2015 that helped motivate creation of the
OpenHPC project.

Launched in November 2015, OpenHPC is a Linux Foundation collaborative
project comprised of over 35 members from academia, research labs, and
industry. OpenHPC is focused on providing HPC-centric package builds
for a variety of common components in an effort to minimize
duplication, implement integration testing to gain validation
confidence, and provide a platform to share configuration recipes from
a variety of sites. To date, the OpenHPC software stack aggregates
over 85 components ranging from administrative tools like bare-metal
provisioning and resource management to end-user development libraries
that spawn a range of scientific/numerical uses. OpenHPC adopts a
familiar package repository delivery model and the BoF will begin with
technical presentations from members of the OpenHPC Technical Steering
Committee (TSC) highlighting current status, recent changes, and
near-term roadmaps. Open discussion will follow after the update
overview and this BoF will provide an opportunity for attendees to
interact with members of the OpenHPC TSC and other community members
to provide feedback on current conventions, ongoing packaging efforts,
request additional desired components and configurations, and discuss
general future trends. Feedback from attendees has been very beneficial
in the past and helps prioritize and guide future community releases
and long-term directions or the project.
BoF Organizer/Speakers
Research Associate Professor
Senior Software Engineer