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Berkeley Lab Staff to Share Expertise, Experiences at 2012 International Supercomputing Conference

June 14, 2012

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Next week, an estimated 2,500 HPC experts from around the world will convene in Hamburg, Germany for the 2102 International Supercomputing Conference (ISC'12). Among the presenters will be six Berkeley Lab researchers. Now in its 27th year, ISC is the world's oldest and one of the most important conferences for the HPC community, offering a five-day technical program with a wide range of expert speakers and exhibits from leading research centers and vendors.

Here's a look at the Berkeley Lab participation:

Shane Canon of NERSC's Technology Integration Group will give a talk on "Experiments Using Magellan project, a Science Cloud Testbed" on Thursday, June 21.

On Sunday, June 17, Hank Childs co-presentes a half-day tutorial on "Large Scale Data Visualization with VisIt ." A member of the Visualization Group, Childs is the chief architect of VisIt.

Peter Nugent, co-leader of CRD's Computational Cosmology Center will discuss "Supernovae & Cosmology Using HPC" on Tuesday, June 19.

John Shalf, head of CRD's Computer and Data Sciences Department, will give a talk on "Evolution of Programming Models in Response to Emerging Hardware Constraints" on Monday, June 18. Shalf will also participate in a panel discussion looking at "Programming Models in the Years to Come" on Thursday, June 21.

Berkeley Lab Deputy Director Horst Simon will chair a special session called "Exascale Chat" on Tuesday June 19. Simon, one of the editors of the TOP500 list, will also participate in the presentation of awards reflecting the 39th TOP500 list during the opening session of the conference on Monday, June 18.

Also during the June 18 opening session, Erich Strohmaier will present highlights from the latest edition of the TOP500 list, which Strohmaier co-founded in 1993. Strohmaier will also give a talk on "Performance Analysis & Prediction for Distributed Homogeneous Clusters" on Monday, June 18. He is also the co-organizer of a June 19 Birds-of-a-Feather session on "Improving Power Measurement Methodology for Driving Energy Efficiency."


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ESnet, the Energy Sciences Network, provides the high-bandwidth, reliable connections that link scientists at 40 DOE research sites to each other and to experimental facilities and supercomputing centers around the country. The National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC) powers the discoveries of 6,000 scientists at national laboratories and universities, including those at Berkeley Lab's Computational Research Division (CRD). CRD conducts research and development in mathematical modeling and simulation, algorithm design, data storage, management and analysis, computer system architecture and high-performance software implementation. NERSC and ESnet are DOE Office of Science User Facilities.

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