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Berkeley Lab Contributes to SC10 Tech Program

November 2, 2010

As in past years, Berkeley Lab staff will again make significant contributions to the technical program at SC10, being held Nov. 13-19 in New Orleans. Here's a short summary of those activities with Berkeley Lab staff names in bold:

Awards

 James Demmel, a professor of mathematics and computer science at the University of California, Berkeley with a joint appointment in the Future Technologies Group at LBNL, has been named the recipient of the 2010 IEEE Computer Society Sidney Fernbach Award for "for computational science leadership in creating adaptive, innovative, high-performance linear algebra software." The award to Demmel brings to four the number of Fernbach Award recipients at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. In addition to Demmel, other Berkeley Lab awardees are David Bailey (1993), Phillip Colella (1998), and John Bell (2005). Demmel will give an invited presentation from 11:15 a.m.-noon Wednesday in Rooms 391-392.

Exhibition

LBNL will be in Booth 2448 in the SC10 Exhibition Hall

Tutorials

 Introduction to PGAS (UPC and CAF) and Hybrid for Multicore Programming
8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 14
Presenters: Alice E. Koniges, Katherine Yelick, Rolf Rabenseifner, Reinhold Bader, David Eder

Introduction to VisIt: Visualization and Analysis for Very Large Data Sets
8:30 a.m.-Noon Monday, Nov. 15
Presenters: Hank R. Childs, Sean Ahern, Amy Szczepanski

 Advanced VisIt Usage: Visualization and Analysis for Very Large Data Sets
1:30-5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 15
Presenters: Hank Childs, Sean Ahern, Amy Szczepanski

Panels

Exascale Computing Will (Won't) Be Used by Scientists by the End of This Decade
3:30-5 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 16
Panelists: Marc Snir, William Gropp, Peter Kogge, Burton Smith, Horst Simon, Bob Lucas, Allan Snavely, Steve Wallach

Toward Exascale Computing with Heterogeneous Architectures
1:30P-3 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 17
Panelists :Jeffrey S. Vetter, Pradeep Dubey, Satoshi Matsuoka, Chuck Moore, Steve Keckler, John Shalf, Steven Wallach

Disruptive Technologies for Ubiquitous High Performance Computing
8:30-10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 19
Panelists: John Shalf, Richard Murphy, John Gustafson, Bill Dally, Anant Agarwal

 Advanced HPC Execution Models: Innovation or Disruption
10:30 a.m.-Noon Friday, Nov. 19
Panelists: Thomas L. Sterling, William Carlson, Guang Gao, William Gropp, Vivek Sarkar, Kathy Yelick

Workshops

Running a Lean and Productive HPC Center
9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 14
Organizers: William F. Tschudi , Michael K. Patterson

Birds-of-a-Feather Sessions

Energy Efficient HPC Working Group
12:15-1:15 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 16
Session leaders: William Tschudi, Michael Patterson, Natalie Bates

TOP500 Supercomputers
5:30-7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 16
Session leader: Erich Strohmaier

PGAS: The Partitioned Global Address Space Programming Model
12:15-1:15 p.m. Wednesday
Session leaders: Tarek El-Ghazawi, Lauren Smith, Kathy Yelick

HPC Best Practices
12:15-1:15 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 18
Session leaders: David Skinner, William Kramer, James Craw

Network Measurement
12:15-1:15 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 18
Session leaders: Jon Dugan, Jeff Boote

Masterworks invited talks

Session: Big Science, Big Data I
1:30-3 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 16
High-End Computing and Climate Modeling: Future Trends and Prospects
Phillip Colella


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