Virtual Tech Talk Schedule is from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm. The calendar link is available in your confirmation email.

In-Person Happy Hour

Tuesday, April 19, 2022 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM PDT
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Pure Brewing Project (In-Person Happy Hour)
Balboa Park 2865 Fifth Ave.
San Diego, CA 92103

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AFCEA San Diego April Virtual Tech Talk & In-Person Happy Hour 

Mr. Jon Scadden will be giving a virtual talk on Software Defined HPC Acceleration for Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning Applications and Scientific Computing at 11:30 AM followed by a live happy hour at Pure Brewery at 4:00 pm.

TITLE OF ABSTRACT – Software Defined HPC Acceleration for Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning Applications and Scientific Computing.

Applications with highly specific, dynamic, or unpredictable requirements such as AI, ML, DL, HPC, CFD, Matlab, Ansys, Openfoam, Spark, MXNet, Tensor, Cuda and even VDI usually use very expensive internal PCIE computational devices such as GPUs, FPGAs, DPUs, and NVME SSDs. These devices, typically installed INSIDE traditional server chassis are shackled and stranded there in single application handcuffs and have a net usage signature of 10-15%. Like owning a 5 bedroom home and only using one room. Conversely, many applications have burst requirements of many more of these devices but cannot use them because of acquisition delays and the physical limitations of server homes. An Nvidia A100 costs $15,000 each but most servers cannot host more than one.

Liqid externalizes PCIE devices and consolidates them into an external, 20 slot chassis and enables the instantaneous software orchestrated connection to one or multiple servers without a reboot, while the application is running live, and without needing any software or drivers to be added to the server. This capability is revolutionary for scientific computing or any highly variable production, test, lab, tactical or unmanned environment.


Jon Scadden, 
Director at LIQID 

Jon Scadden has founded and worked for many innovative firms in the software and hardware infrastructure arenas.  He lives in Point Loma near topside and has been working in the defense community for 14 years.