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Berkeley Lab Staff to Instruct, Inform and Demonstrate Expertise at SC17

Researchers contribute papers, tutorials, workshops, demos and talks to world’s leading conference for high performance computing, networking

November 1, 2017

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As they have for the past 25 years, Berkeley Lab staff will be sharing their expertise with the global HPC community through tutorials, technical papers, focused workshops in the conference technical program at SC17, as well as a talk on quantum computing research and numerous demos in the DOE booth (613). The conference takes place November 12-17 in Denver, Colo.

Additionally, staff members will participate in a number of conference outreach programs for students and early career professionals.

Here’s a day-by-day guide to sessions featuring Berkeley Lab staff -- click on the links for more information:

Sunday, November 12

Tutorials

OpenMP Common Core: A “Hands-On” Exploration,” presenters include Alice Koniges, and Yun (Helen) He, NERSC;8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Performance Tuning of Scientific Codes with the Roofline Model,” presenters include Tuomas S. Koskela, NERSC, and Samuel W. Williams, Computational Research Division; 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Workshops

7th Workshop on Python for High-Performance and Scientific Computing,” organizers include Rollin Thomas, NERSC; 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Eighth Annual Workshop for the Energy Efficient HPC Working Group,” organizers include Dale Sartor, Building Technology and Urban Systems Division; 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

ISAV 2017: In Situ Infrastructures for Enabling Extreme-Scale Analysis and Visualization,” presenters include E. Wes Bethel and Gunther Weber, CRD; 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Women in HPC: Diversifying the HPC Community,” organizers include Rebecca Hartman-Baker, NERSC; 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Workshop for Open Source Supercomputing,” presenters include Farzad Fatollahi-Fard, David Donofrio and Anastasiia Butko, CRD.; 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Fourth SC Workshop on Best Practices for HPC Training,” presenters include Richard Gerber and Rebecca Hartman-Baker, NERSC; 2 - 5:30 p.m.

Monday, November 13

Tutorials

Getting Started with the Burst Buffer: Using DataWarp Technology,” presenters include Deborah Bard, NERSC; 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.

In Situ Analysis and Visualization with SENSEI,” presenters include E. Wes Bethel and Burlen Loring, CRD; 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Parallel I/O in Practice,” presenters include Katie Antypas, NERSC;8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Container Computing for HPC and Scientific Workflows,” Lisa Gerhardt and Shane Canon, NERSC;1:30 - 5 p.m.

Interactive HPC: Using C++ and HPX Inside Jupyterhub to Write Performant Portable Parallel Code,” presenters include Alice Koniges and Bryce A. Lelbach, CRD; 1:30 - 5 p.m.

Workshop

PAW 2017: The 2nd Annual PGAS Applications Workshop,” presenters include Costin Iancu, CRD; 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Papers

"Performance and Energy Usage of Workloads on KNL and Haswell Architectures," at the 8th International Workshop on Performance Modeling, Benchmarking, and Simulation of High Performance Computer Systems (PMBS17). Authors include Tyler Allen, Christopher S. Daley, Douglas Doerfler, Brian Austin and Nicholas Wright, NERSC; 11:50 a.m. to 12:10 p.m.

"Performance Analysis of Emerging Data Analytics and HPC Workloads," at the 2nd Joint International Workshop on Parallel Data Storage and Data Intensive Scalable Computing Systems. Authors include Christopher Daley, Sudip Dosanjh, Prabhat and Nicholas J. Wright, NERSC; 3:30-5:10 p.m.

"UMAMI: A Recipe for Generating Meaningful Metrics through Holistic I/O Performance Analysis," at the 2nd Joint International Workshop on Parallel Data Storage and Data Intensive Scalable Computing Systems. Authors include Glenn Lockwood and Nicholas Wright, NERSC, and Suren Byna, CRD; 3:30-5:10 p.m.

Tuesday, November 14

Papers

Deep Learning at 15PF: Supervised and Semi-Supervised Classification for Scientific Data,” authors include Thorsten Kurth, Evan Racah, Tareq Malas, Wahid Bhimji, Jack Deslippe and Prabhat, NERSC; 10:30 - 11 a.m.

Optimizing the Query Performance of Block Index Through Data Analysis and I/O Modeling,” authors include Bin Dong and Kesheng “John”  Wu, CRD; 11:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Scaling Deep Learning on GPU and Knights Landing Clusters,” authors include Aydin Buluç, CRD; 11:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Galactos: Computing the 3-pt Anisotropic Correlation for 2 Billion Galaxies,” authors include  Brian Friesen, Brian Austin, Zachary Slepian, Deborah Bard, Jack Deslippe and Prabhat, NERSC; 4 - 4:30 p.m

Invited Talk

"TOP500 - Past, Present, Future,"presenters include Erich Strohmaier, CRD, and Horst Simon, Director's Office; 4:15 - 5 p.m.

Research Poster

"A novel feature-preserving spatial mapping for deep learning classification of RAS structures," authors are Thomas Corcoran, Rafael Zamora-Resendiz, Xinlian Liu and Silvia Crivelli, CRD; 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m., special poster reception from 5:15 - 7p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14.

Featured talk in DOE Booth (613)

"Advanced Quantum-Enabled Simulation (AQuES) Testbed," Jonathan Carter, CRD;  3:15 p.m.

Demos in DOE Booth (613)

“Using the Roofline Model and Intel Advisor,” Sam Williams, CRD;2 - 3 p.m.

“Calibers: A Bandwidth Calendaring Paradigm for Science Workflows,” Eric Poulyou, ESnet, 3 - 4 p.m.

Birds-of-a-Feather Sessions

Containers in HPC,” organizers include Shane Canon, NERSC, and Greg Kurtzer, IT; 5:15 - 7 p.m.

HPC Graph Toolkits and the GraphBLAS Forum,” organizers include Aydin Buluc, CRD; 5:15 - 7 p.m.

Reconfigurable Computing in Exascale,” organizers include David Donofrio, CRD; 5:15 - 7 p.m.

TOP500 Supercomputers,” organizers include Erich Strohmaier, CRD,and Horst Simon, Director’s Office; 5:15 - 7 p.m.

Usability, Scalability and Productivity on Many-Core Processors: Intel Xeon Phi,” organizers include Doug Doerfler, NERSC; 5:15 - 7 p.m.

Wednesday, November 15

Invited Talk

"Inference and Control in Routing Games," Alex Bayen, UC Berkeley and the Energy Analysis and Environmental Impacts Division; 4:15 - 5 p.m.

Research Poster

"A novel feature-preserving spatial mapping for deep learning classification of RAS structures," authors are Thomas Corcoran, Rafael Zamora-Resendiz, Xinlian Liu and Silvia Crivelli, CRD; 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Demos in DOE Booth (613)

“Calibers: A Bandwidth Calendaring Paradigm for Science Workflows,” Eric Poulyou, ESnet, 10 - 11 a.m.

"Scaling Celeste to 1.5PF wityh Julia," Keno fischer (Julia Computing) and Prabhat, NERSC, 12 - 1 p.m.

Shifter: Container Computing for HPC,” Doug Jacobson and Shane Canon, NERSC; 2 - 3 p.m.

“Hands-on with Cori's Burst Buffer,” Deborah Bard, NERSC; 4 - 5 p.m.

Birds-of-a-Feather Sessions

Women in HPC: Non-Traditional Paths to HPC and How They Can and Do Enrich the Field,” organizers include Rebecca Hartman-Baker, NERSC; 12:15 - 1:15 p.m.

The Green500: Trends in Energy-Efficient Supercomputing,” organizers include Erich Strohmaier, CRD; 5:15 - 7 p.m.

Thursday, November 16

Research Poster

"A novel feature-preserving spatial mapping for deep learning classification of RAS structures," authors are Thomas Corcoran, Rafael Zamora-Resendiz, Xinlian Liu and Silvia Crivelli, CRD; 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Demos in DOE Booth (613)

“Calibers: A Bandwidth Calendaring Paradigm for Science Workflows,” Eric Poulyou, ESnet; 12 - 1 p.m.

Panel Discussion

Post Moore Supercomputing,” panelists include George Michelogiannakis, CRD; 3:30 - 5 p.m.

Friday, November 17

Panel Discussions

HPC Software: Is “Cool Stuff” Really Incompatible with Sustainability?,” panelists include Rebecca Hartman-Baker, NERSC; 8:30 - 10 a.m.

Energy Efficiency Gains: Retrospectives and Perspectives,” panelists include John Shalf, CRD; 10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.


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