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Berkeley Lab in the DOE Booth #502

November 1, 2015

At the DOE booth (502) at the SC15 conference, Berkeley Lab staff will give featured talks, present demonstrations and host roundtable discussions. Here’s a list of activities:

Featured Presentations 

Jarrod McClean, CRD / Berkeley Lab Luis Alvarez Fellow in Computing Science
"Beyond Exascale: Quantum Processing Units"
When: 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 17

Inder Monga, ESnet Chief Technology Officer; Greg Bell, ESnet Director; Eli Dart and Jon Dugan, ESnet engineers
"Future of DOE Networking: a Tasting Menu"
When: 1:45 p.m.Wednesday, Nov. 18


Inder Monga, Eric Pouyoul, Bruce Mah, Chin Guok, Sowmya Balasubramanian, and Brian Tierney, ESnet
"ESnet's Network Operating System: A SDN Platform to handle Big Data Science" 
Where: Demo Station #1
When: 10 a.m Tuesday, Nov. 17 & 4 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 18

Jon Dugan, ESnet
"Demonstration of ESnet Network Visualization Tools"
Where: Demo Station #2
When:  11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 17
*Note: Jon will be available for a roundtable discussion at 12:15 p.m., right after the demonstration.

Paolo Calafiura, Daniel Burke, and David Donofrio, CRD
"Exploring the Boundaries of Low-energy, Real-time, Data Intensive Processing with Neuromorphic Computing"
Where: Demo Station #2
When: 12 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19
*Note: A roundtable discussion on this topic will be held at 11:30 a.m., preceding this demonstration.

Roundtable Discussion 

Shane Canon & Doug Jacobsen, NERSC
Shifter - Containers for HPC
When: 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 17

Jon Dugan, ESnet
ESnet Network Visualizations
12:15 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 17

Barnard Li, HPC Cluster Administrator in Berkeley Lab IT
Topic: Warewulf, a scalable systems management suite originally developed to manage large high-performance Linux clusters. Focused on general scalable systems management, it includes a framework for system configuration, management, provisioning/installation, monitoring, event notification and more via a modular plugin architecture.
When: 4:45 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 17

Bert de Jong, Eric Roman, Evangelos Georganas and Kathy Yelick, CRD
Integrating PGAS and UPC++ Into Application Codes
When: 12:15 p.m Wednesday, Nov 18

Prabhat, NERSC
Topic: Big Data @ NERSC
When: 12:15 p.m.Wednesday, Nov. 18

Wes Bethel, Head of the Visualization Group in Berkeley Lab's Computational Research Division
Topic: Handling Experimental and Observational Data from SC Science User Facilities
When: 4:45 p.m.Wednesday, Nov. 18

Paolo Calafiura, Daniel Burke and David Donofrio (Berkeley Lab CRD)
Exploring the Boundaries of Low-energy, Real-time, Data Intensive Processing with Neuromorphic Computing
11:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 19

Berkeley Lab Posters 

Don't forget to stop by the booth's interactive display and look at these Berkeley Lab posters.

CAMERA: Building New Mathematics for Experimental Science
Experimental science is evolving.  With the advent of new technology, scientific facilities are collecting data at increasing rates and higher-resolution. However, making sense of this data is becoming a major bottleneck. New mathematics and algorithms are needed to extract useful information from these experiments. To address these growing needs, the DOE invests in the Center for Advanced Mathematics for Energy Research Applications (CAMERA), whose mission is to develop fundamental mathematics and algorithms, delivered as data analysis software that can accelerate scientific discovery.

Berkeley Lab Taking Adaptive Mesh Refinement to the Extreme Scale
Berkeley Lab applied mathematicians are recognized internationally for their pioneering work in methods, algorithms and software for modeling and simulating complex scientific and engineering phonomena. A key research area is adaptive mesh refinement (AMR), which allows scientists to solve bigger, harder problems with higher fidelity and shorter time to solution, while optimizing use of existing computing resources in the proecss. Because of the wide ranges of applications built on AMR, developing the software so it cam operate as effectively and efficiently at exascale is important for DOE's research mission. The areas where Berkeley Lab scientists are applying AMR cover a wide range of scales from, cosmology and supernovae,  to cleaner combustion. 

ESnet's Science DMZ Architecture Speeding Up Science
Developed by DOE's ESnet, the Science DMZ, or "demilitarized zone," architecture helps researchers at more than 125 universties and national labs better manage ever-increasing data flows, thus improving scientific productivity. In network security architectures, a DMZ is a portion of a network specifically dedicated to external-facing services, like web and email servers. A Science DMZ, is instead dedicated to external-facing high-performance science services, like research institions and experimental facilities transfering hundreds of terabytes od data. 

ESnet's Network Operating System (ENOS)
ENOS, the ESnet Network Operating System, is a prototype next-generation architecture for handling data-intensive science workflows. The ENOS approach will allow ESnet to build better application-engaged scientific networks. It will also offer interfaces, data and programmability for applications and organizations to better optimize their use of storage, compute and cloud resources. The new sofware capaility will also allow ESnet to cost-effectively provide supportable custom services. 

The NERSC-8 Cori System
Cori is NERSC's newest supercomputer system (NERSC-8). It is named after American biochemist Gerty Cori. The Cori system will be delivered in two phases with the first phase online now and the second expected in mid-2016. The Phase-1 system is a Cray XC system based on the Haswell multi-core processor that will include a number of new features that will benefit data-intensive science. The second phase of the Cori system will be installed and merged with Phase 1 in mid-2016. Phase 2 will be based on the second generation of Intel® Xeon Phi™ Product Family, called Knights Landing (KNL) Many Integrated Core (MIC) Architecture.

NESAP - Preparing DOE Science Codes for the Future
The NERSC Exascale Scientific Applications Program (NESAP) is a collaborative effort that partners NERSC, Intel and Cray engineers with 20 code teams across the U.S. to prepare for Cori, NERSC's manycore Intel Xenon Phi-based supercoputer.

Berkeley Lab and ESnet Demos in Other Booths 

"NERSC: Early Experiences Optimizing Applications for the NERSC CORI Supercomputer" with Katie Antypas and Richard Gerber, NERSC
Where: Intel booth (1333)
When: 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 17

“Science DMZ as a Service” with Inder Monga, ESnet;, Ilya Baldin, RENCI; and Craig Tull, Berkeley Lab
Where: RENCI booth (181)
When: 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. Tuesday & Wednesday, Nov. 17-18 & 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19

“Software-Defined Networking” wtih Inder Monga (ESnet) and Eric Pouyoul (ESnet)
Corsa and ESnet will be demonstrating ENOS (ESnet Network Operating Sessoin) running on the 100G SDN ESnet Testbed. ENOS includes all components that are needed for automating complex network provisioning and optimization and it will control the Corsa SDN switch in real-time.
Where: Corsa Technology booth (364)
When: 7 - 9 p.m. Monday, Nov. 16
10:30 a.m. -12 p.m. &  4:30 - 5:30 p.m. Tuesday & Wednesday, Nov. 17 - 18
10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19

About Computing Sciences at Berkeley Lab

The Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) Computing Sciences organization provides the computing and networking resources and expertise critical to advancing the Department of Energy's research missions: developing new energy sources, improving energy efficiency, developing new materials and increasing our understanding of ourselves, our world and our universe.

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 7,000-plus 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 Department of Energy Office of Science User Facilities.

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory addresses the world's most urgent scientific challenges by advancing sustainable energy, protecting human health, creating new materials, and revealing the origin and fate of the universe. Founded in 1931, Berkeley Lab's scientific expertise has been recognized with 13 Nobel prizes. The University of California manages Berkeley Lab for the DOE’s Office of Science.

DOE’s Office of Science is the single largest supporter of basic research in the physical sciences in the United States, and is working to address some of the most pressing challenges of our time. For more information, please visit science.energy.gov.