Join fellow OLCF users and staff at Supercomputing 2016 in Salt Lake City, UT, as we follow the latest developments in high-performance computing through SC16’s diverse programs.

Join fellow OLCF users and staff at Supercomputing 2016 in Salt Lake City, UT, as we follow the latest developments in high-performance computing through SC16’s diverse programs.

Event Details

As the 28th annual Supercomputing Conference approaches, the OLCF and Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) are once more playing an active role in this premiere high-performance computing (HPC) event.

Held from November 13–18 in Salt Lake City, Utah, SC16 gives OLCF staff members the opportunity to share their work and knowledge with the HPC community and learn about the latest technologies and accomplishments from the world’s leading vendors, research organizations, and universities. The theme of this year’s conference is “HPC Matters.”

Leading up to SC16, OLCF staff members have helped shape this year’s conference by participating in organizing committees. ORNL staff members who chaired committees for SC16 include OLCF User Assistance Specialist Verónica Vergara Larrea, who is serving as the Students @ SC Student Development Chair and Student Job Fair Chair; OLCF Networking Administrator Benny Sparks, who is the Wireless Team Co-Chair; and National Center for Computational Sciences Director of Computing and Facilities Jim Rogers, who is the Logistics/Equipment Team Chair.

During the conference, OLCF staff members are slated to participate in a wide variety of activities, including tutorials, workshops, panel discussions, invited talks, poster sessions, technical paper presentations, birds-of-a-feather sessions, and more.

Talks

OLCF Director of Science Jack Wells will speak at the US Department of Energy booth on the future of the OLCF and delivery of the next-generation supercomputer Summit. OLCF Project Director Buddy Bland will participate in the Mellanox product announcement to describe how HDR InfiniBand will improve the performance of applications.

Workshops

OLCF computational scientist Matt Norman will deliver the keynote address at the Third Workshop on Accelerator Programming Using Directives (WACCPD), which will be held in conjunction with SC16. WACCPD is one of the major forums within which HPC users and developers can share knowledge and experience related to using directives and programming complex systems. Additionally, the workshop is featuring a paper presentation by ORNL researcher Graham Lopez, who authored “Towards Achieving Performance Portability using Directives for Accelerators” along with co-authors and OLCF staff members Wayne Joubert, Oscar Hernandez, and Vergara Larrea.

Other SC16 workshops featuring OLCF involvement include the “Workshop on Latest Advances in Scalable Algorithms for Large-Scale Systems,” a forum focused on the development of scientific algorithms for multi-petascale and exaflop systems. Al Geist, OLCF Chief Technology Officer, will serve as an organizer. OLCF User Assistance Support Specialist Fernanda Foertter and Rogers will be involved in workshops addressing HPC training and supercomputing center operations, respectively.

Tutorials

OLCF staff members will share their expertise with attendees at multiple tutorials. OLCF Computational Scientist Bronson Messer and Hernandez will present on GPU-accelerated POWER nodes at the tutorial entitled “Application Porting and Optimization on GPU-Accelerated POWER Architectures.” Foertter and Pugmire will contribute to tutorials on parallel programming in Fortran and scalable HPC visualization, respectively.

Papers

Several papers co-authored by OLCF staff members will be presented at SC16, including a paper analyzing how job placement affects performance on large-scale systems. This paper, entitled “A Multi-Faceted Approach to Job Placement for Improved Performance on Extreme-Scale Systems,” includes OLCF Technology Integration Group Leader Sudharshan Vazhkudai, OLCF HPC Systems Engineer Scott Atchley, and OLCF HPC Systems Engineer Chris Zimmer as co-authors.

Other OLCF staff members acknowledged as contributors to SC16 papers include Technology Integration staff member Raghul Gunasekaran, Computer Visualization Specialist David Pugmire, and Computer Scientist Devesh Tiwari.

Birds-of-a-feather

Birds-of-a-feather sessions, also known as BoFs, allow participants to gather and discuss topics of common interest. The OLCF will provide several session moderators, including Computer Science Research Group Leader Dave Bernholdt, Rogers, Atchley, and Foertter.

Panel

OLCF HPC Systems Administrator Matt Ezell is part of the panel “Data Analytics Support for HPC System Management,” while Vergara Larrea is a panelist for “Life on the Other Side: Early Career Panel.”

Poster Session

A poster authored by OLCF Storage System Evaluation Lead Sarp Oral, File System Administrator Feiyi Wang, and Vazhkudai will be showcased. The poster “An I/O Load Balancing Framework for Large-Scale Applications (BPIO 2.0)” summarizes research findings related to large-scale HPC storage systems.

Please join us at these exciting events and check out the full schedule of ORNL events taking place at SC16.

Other ways ORNL is contributing.

DOE Laboratories: OLCF — Featured Presenter
Jack Wells, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Keynote Speaker, Third Workshop on Accelerator Programming Using Directives (WACCPD)
Matt Norman, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
WACCPD Program Committee
Fernanda Foertter, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
WACCPD Program Committee
Wayne Joubert, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
WACCPD Program Committee
Oscar Hernandez, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
HPC Systems Professional Workshop Program Committee
Matthew A. Ezell, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Infrastructure Committee: Signage
Dustin B. Leverman, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Students @ SC Committee: Student Volunteers Member
Verónica Vergara Larrea, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Students @ SC Committee: Student Job Fair
Verónica Vergara Larrea, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Students @ SC Committee: Student Development Member
Verónica Vergara Larrea, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Conference Management Committee: Diverse HPC Workforce Member
Mike Bernhardt, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Communications Committee: Media Partnerships
Mike Bernhardt, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Exascale & Cloud Exhibitor Forum Session Chair
Verónica Vergara Larrea, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Student Cluster Challenge Technical Review Committee
Stephen McNally, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
SCinet Committee: Logistics/Equipment Team Co-Chair
James H. Rogers, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
SCinet Committee: Wireless Team Co-Chair
Benny Sparks, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Technical Program Committee: Algorithms Member
Judith C. Hill, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Technical Program Committee: Applications Member
Bronson Messer, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Technical Program Committee: State of the Practice Member
James H. Rogers, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Technical Program Committee: Tutorials Member
Fernanda Foertter, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Technical Program Committee: Posters Member
Fernanda Foertter, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Technical Program Committee: Posters Member
Judith C. Hill, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Technical Program Committee: Data Analytics, Visualization & Storage Member
Scott Klasky, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Technical Program Committee: Tutorials Member
Graham Lopez, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Technical Program Committee: Panel Member
Jack Dongarra, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Life on the Other Side: Early Career Panelist
Verónica Vergara Larrea, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Technical Program Committee: Scientific Visualization & Data Analytics Showcase Member
Dave Pugmire, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
WACCPD Program Committee
Seyong Lee, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
WACCPD Steering Committee
Thomas Schulthess, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
WACCPD Steering Committee
Jeffrey S. Vetter, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Conference Management Committee: Executive, Local Arrangements Chair
Becky Verastegui, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Technical Program Committee: Performance Measurement, Modeling, and Tools Member
Jeffrey S. Vetter, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Students @ SC Committee: Student Volunteers Member
Robert Whitten, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Students @ SC Committee: Student Volunteers Member
Tabitha K. Samuel, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
SCinet Committee: Wireless Team Member
Jason Charcalla, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Technical Program Committee: System Software Chair
Christian Engelmann, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Technical Program Committee: Tutorials Chair
Philip C. Roth, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Infrastructure Committee: Space
James S. Ferguson, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Highlights

ORNL Delivers Knowledge, Expertise at SC16

Held from November 13–18 in Salt Lake City, Utah, SC16 gave OLCF staff members the opportunity to share their work and knowledge with the HPC community.

OLCF and GE Receive 2016 HPCwire Readers’ Choice Award

The Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility and General Electric, an industry user of the OLCF’s 27-petaflop Titan supercomputer, have been recognized in the annual HPCwire Readers’ Choice Awards for Best Use of HPC Application in the Energy Industry.

Streamlining Accelerated Computing for Industry

In an effort to modernize computational fluid dynamics, a group of Imperial College researchers has developed a highly accurate and flexible code that utilizes GPU accelerators.

Schedule

WACCPD 2016: Third Workshop on Accelerator Programming Using Directives

The workshop takes place on Monday, Nov 14, 2016 from 2:00-5:40 p.m. in room 251-C. Details about the workshop, agenda, talks and the speakers can be found by visiting http://waccpd.org/

Monday, November 14
2:00 PM TO
2:30 PM
The Broader Picture of Using Accelerator Directives in Your Code
251-C
4:50 PM TO
5:15 PM
Towards Achieving Performance Portability using Directives for Accelerators
251-C

SC16 Schedule

The annual SC Conference will be held November 13th through 18th in Salt Lake City at the Salt Palace Convention Center. SC16 will yet again provide a unique venue for spotlighting HPC and scientific applications, and innovations from around the world.

For more information about SC including the full conference schedule visit http://sc16.supercomputing.org

Sunday, November 13
8:30 AM TO
12:00 PM
Scalable HPC Visualization and Data Analysis Using VisIt
Room: 255-F
8:30 AM TO
5:00 PM
Parallel Programming in Modern Fortran
Room: 255-D
9:00 AM TO
5:30 PM
Seventh Annual Workshop for the Energy Efficient HPC Working Group (EE HPC WG)
Room: 251-B
9:00 AM TO
5:30 PM
Workshop on Latest Advances in Scalable Algorithms for Large-Scale Systems
Room: 250-E
10:30 AM TO
12:00 PM
ISAV 2016: In Situ Infrastructures for Enabling Extreme-scale Analysis and Visualization – Paper Presentation by Mark Berrill
Room: 251-A
4:15 PM TO
5:00 PM
Life on the Other Side: Early Career Panel
Room: 260
Monday, November 14
8:30 AM TO
5:00 PM
Application Porting and Optimization on GPU-Accelerated POWER Architectures
Room: 355-D
9:00 AM TO
12:30 PM
Third SC Workshop on Best Practices for HPC Training
Room: 251-B
9:00 AM TO
12:30 PM
Machine Learning in HPC Environments
Room: 251-D
9:00 AM TO
5:30 PM
The 1st International Workshop on Post-Moore Era Supercomputing (PMES)
Room: 250-A
9:00 AM TO
5:30 PM
7th SC Workshop on Big Data Analytics: Challenges and Opportunities
Room: 251-A
1:30 PM TO
3:00 PM
Navigating SC16, Getting Involved with SC17… and Beyond
Room: 260
Tuesday, November 15
10:00 AM TO
10:30 AM
ORNL Activities in the Application Working Group — Application Development for Future High Performance GPU-Accelerated Computing Systems
Tokyo Tech Booth #2213
12:15 PM TO
1:15 PM
Next Generation of Co-Processors Emerges: In-Network Computing
Room: 255-EF
1:45 PM TO 2:30 PM Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility – Summit and Beyond
DOE Booth #1030
2:00 PM TO 2:30 PM Compiler-Directed Lightweight Checkpointing for Fine-Grained Guaranteed Soft Error Recovery
Room: 355-BC
2:30PM TO 3:00PM Performance Modeling of In Situ Rendering
Room: 355-D
5:15PM TO 7:00PM Energy Efficiency Considerations and HPC Procurement
Room: 255-BC
5:15PM TO 7:00PM Large Histogram Computation for Normalized Mutual Information on GPU
Room: South Foyer
5:15PM TO 7:00PM An I/O Load Balancing Framework for Large-Scale Applications (BPIO 2.0)
Lower Lobby Concourse, South Lobby, Exhibit Hall E – Booth 104
Wednesday, November 16
12:15PM TO 1:15PM Women in HPC: Intersectionality
Room: 155-C
1:30PM TO 2:00PM Granularity and the Cost of Error Recovery in Resilient AMR Scientific Applications
Room: 255-EF
1:30PM TO 3:00PM Post Moore’s Era Supercomputing in 20 Years
Room: 255-BC
5:15PM TO 7:00PM OpenACC API User Experience, Vendor Reaction, Relevance, and Roadmap
Room: 155-C
Thursday, November 17
10:30AM TO 11:00AM From Today’s HPC-Portfolio Toward “The Machine” and Exascale Systems
Room: 155-E
10:30AM TO 12:00PM Software Engineering for Computational Science and Engineering on Supercomputers
Room: 155-A
2:00PM TO 2:30PM Server-Side Log Data Analytics for I/O Workload Characterization and Coordination on Large Shared Storage Systems
Room: 355-D
4:30PM TO 5:00PM A Multi-Faceted Approach to Job Placement for Improved Performance on Extreme-Scale Systems
Room: 355-BC
Friday, November 18
10:30AM TO 12:00PM Data Analytics Support for HPC System Management
Room: 255-BC

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