Berkeley Lab CS Staff Headed to Dallas for SC18
Participating in Multiple Workshops, Tutorials, BoFs, Talks, Demos and Outreach Programs
November 2, 2018
As they have for the past 26 years, Berkeley Lab Computing Sciences staff will be sharing their expertise with the global HPC community at SC18 through tutorials, technical papers and focused workshops as part of the conference technical program. They will also give featured presentations on NERSC-9 (the newly announced Perlmutter system) and ESnet6, and conduct several demos in the DOE booth (2433). The conference takes place November 11-16 in Dallas, Texas at the Kay Bailey Hutchinson Convention Center.
Additionally, staff members will participate in a number of conference outreach programs for students and early career professionals.
Below is a day-by-day guide to sessions featuring Berkeley Lab staff. For more information, including event location, select the title.
- OpenMP Common Core: a “Hands-On” Exploration, presenters include Helen He from NERSC, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
- Parallel-I/O in Practice, presenters include Glenn Lockwood from NERSC, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
- SENSEI Cross-Platform View of In Situ Analytics, presenters include Wes Bethel and Burlen Loring from CRD, 1:30 - 5 p.m.
- Container Computing for HPC and Scientific Workflows, presenters are Shane Canon and Rollin Thomas from NERSC, 1:30 - 5 p.m.
- INDIS18: The Innovating the Network for Data-Intensive Science (INDIS) Workshop; presentations include Introduction to SCinet, Jason Zurawski, ESnet, 9:05 - 9:15 a.m.; Flowzilla: A Methodology for Detecting Data Transfer Anomalies in Research Networks, with CRD's Anna Giannakou, Dan Gunter and Sean Peisert, 11 - 11:30 a.m.; and SDN for End-to-end Networked Science at the Exascale (SENSE), with Inder Monga, Chin Guok and John Macauley of ESnet and Alex Sim from CRD, 2 - 2:30 p.m.
- Fifth Workshop on Accelerator Programming Using Directives: A Case Study for Performance Portability Using OpenMP 4.5, presented by Rahulkumar Gayatri, Charlene Yang, Thorsten Kurth and Jack Deslippe from NERSC, 11:15 - 11:35 a.m.
- Machine Learning in HPC Environments: Automated Labeling of Electron Microscopy Images Using Deep Learning, presented by CRD's Gunther Weber and Lavanya Ramakrishnan, with the Molecular Foundry's Colin Ophus, 11:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
- Women in HPC - Diversifying HPC, presentations include High Performance Computing in Dynamic Traffic Simulation - Two-minute Lightning Talk, presented by Juliette Ugirumurera, NREL (previously CRD) and co-authored by Xiaoye Sherry Li from CRD, 2 - 2:03 p.m.; Optimizing Python Data Processing for the DESI Experiment on the NERSC Cori Supercomputer - Two-minute Lightning Talk, presented by Laurie Stephey, Rollin Thomas and Stephen Bailey from NERSC, 2:12 - 2:15 p.m.; From Message Passing to PGAS - Two-minute Lightning Talk, presented by Hadia Ahmed (co-author Scott B. Baden) from CRD, 2:39 - 2:42 p.m.
- Machine Learning in HPC Environments: Automated Parallel Data Processing Engine with Application to Large-Scale Feature Extraction, presented by Xin Xing, Bin Dong, Jonathan Ajo-Franklin and Kesheng (John) Wu, CRD, 4:30 - 5 p.m.
- Workshop on Exascale MPI (ExaMPI 18): Anycast: Rootless Broadcasting with MPI, authors are Tonglin Li and Quincey Koziol of NERSC and Houjun Tang and Suren Byna of CRD, 4 - 4:30 -.m.
- Python-based In Situ Analysis and Visualization presented atISAV 2018, authors are CRD's Burlen Loring, Andrew Myers, David Camp and Wes Bethel.
- Deep Learning at Scale, presenters include Steven Farrell, Thorsten Kurth, Prabhat and Deborah Bard from NERSC, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
- Quantum Computing for Scientific Applications, presenters include Costin Iancu and Wibe De Jong from CRD, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
- Managing HPC Software Complexity with Spack, presenters include Mario Melara from NERSC, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
- High Performance I/O Frameworks 101, presenters include John Wu from CRD, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
- Performance Tuning of Scientific Codes with the Roofline Model, presenters include Sam Williams from the CRD and Charlene Yang from NERSC, 1:30 - 5 p.m.
- Fifth SC Workshop on Best Practices for HPC Training and Education, organizers include Osni Marques of CRD and Rebecca Hartman-Baker from NERSC, 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
- 4th Workshop for Open Source Supercomputing (OpenSuCo), organizers include Farzad Fatollahi-Fard, Anastasiia Butko and David Donofrio from CRD, 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
- Automated Labeling of Electron Microscopy Images Using Deep Learning, presented at Machine Learning in HPC Environments, by CRD's Gunther Weber and Lavanya Ramakrishnan and Colin Ophus of the Molecular Foundry, 11:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
- A Metric for Evaluating Supercomputer Performance in the Era of Extreme Heterogeneity, presenters include NERSC’s Brian Austin, Chris Daley, Douglas Doerfler, Jack Deslippe, Brandon Cook, Brian Friesen, Thorsten Kurth, Charlene Yang and Nicholas J. Wright, 2 - 2:30 p.m
- PDSW-DISCS: Joint International Workshop on Parallel Data Storage and Data Intensive Scalable Computing Systems, organizers include Glenn Lockwood from NERSC, 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.; papers include Evaluation of HPC Application I/O on Object Storage Systems, with authors Jialin Liu, Quincey Koziol, Greg Butler, Neil Fortner, Mohamad Chaarawi, Houjun Tan, Suren Byna, Glenn Lockwood, Rovi Cheema, Kristy Kallback-Rose, Damian Hazen and Prabhat, 10:30 - 11:45 a.m.
- 8th Workshop on Python for High-Performance and Scientific Computing, organizers include Rollin Thomas from NERSC, 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
- ISAV 2018: In Situ Infrastructures for Enabling Extreme-Scale Analysis and Visualization, organizers include Gunther Weber from CRD, 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
- 9th IEEE International Workshop on Performance Modeling, Benchmarking and Simulation of High Performance Computer Systems, presenters include Sam Williams from the Computational Research Division and Brian Austin, Chris Daley, Douglas Doerfler, Jack Deslippe, Brandon Cook, Brian Friesen, Thorsten Kurth, Charlene Yang and Nicholas J. Wright from NERSC; 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
- HPC in Cloud or Cloud in HPC: Myths, Misconceptions and Misinformation, panelists include Eli Dart from ESnet, 10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
- How Can Lessons Learned in the Past Forty Years Guide Future HPC Research Strategies? panelists include Phil Colella from CRD and Eli Dart from ESnet, 3:30 - 5 p.m.
Birds of a Feather
- Containers in HPC, organizers include Shane Canon and Cory Snavely from NERSC, 5:15 - 6:45 p.m.
- TOP500 Supercomputers, session leaders include Horst Simon and Erich Strohmaier, 5:15 - 6:45 p.m.
- Fine-Grained, Multi-Domain Network Resource Abstraction as a Fundamental Primitive to Enable High-Performance, Collaborative Data Sciences, authors include Chin Guok and John MacAuley of ESnet, 11 - 11:30 a.m.
Best Paper Award Nominee
- Extreme Scale De Novo Metagenome Assembly, authors include Rob Egan and Eugene Goltsman from the Joint Genome Institute, Steven Hofmeyr, Aydin Buluc, Leonid Oliker and Andrew Tritt from CRD, Bill Arndt from NERSC, and Katherine Yelick, associate lab director for Computing Sciences, 1:30 - 2 p.m.
Best Student Paper Award Nominee
- Doomsday: Predicting Which Node Will Fail When on Supercomputers, authored by Anwesha Das and Frank Mueller of North Carolina State University with Berkely Lab co-authors Paul Hargrove and Scott Baden from CRD and Eric Roman from NERSC, 11:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
- "Introducing Perlmutter, Berkeley Lab's Next-Generation Pre-Exascale Supercomputer," Nick Wright, NERSC, 1:45 - 2:30 p.m.
- "ESnet6: Design of the Next-Generation Science Network," Inder Monga, ESnet Director, 2:30 - 3:15 p.m.
- "In situ visualization with SENSEI," Burlen Loring, CRD, 1 - 2 p.m.
- "Innovative Architectures for Experimental and Observational Science: Bringing Compute to the Data," David Donofrio, CCRD, 3 - 4 p.m.
- Deep Learning at Scale, Prabhat, NERSC, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
- Where Art Thou? Enabling Scientific Searches, Lavanya Ramakrishnan, CRD, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
- Quantum Computing for Scientific Computing, Costin Iancu, CRD, 12 - 1 p.m.
- NERSC Data Strategy, Prabhat, NERSC, 1 - 2 p.m.
- Overview and Discussion of ECP and EOD ExaHDF5 Projects, Quincey Koziol, NERSC, 3 - 4 p.m.
- HPC Workflow, Session Chair: Rebecca Hartman-Baker from NERSC, 3:30 - 5 p.m.
Birds of a Feather
- Women in HPC: the Importance of Male Allies, Session Leader: Rebecca Hartman-Baker from NERSC, 12:15 - 1:15 p.m.
HDF5: I/O Middleware and Ecosystem for HPC and Experimental and Observational Sciences, Session co-lead: Quincey Koziol from NERSC, 12:15 - 1:15 p.m.
- Innovative Approaches for Developing Accessible, Productive, Scalable HPC Training , panelists include Osni Marques from CRD, 10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
ACM Gordon Bell Finalist Presentation
- Exascale Deep Learning for Climate Analytics , authors include Thorsten Kurth, Jack Deslippe and Prabhat from NERSC, 4:30 - 5 p.m.
- "In situ visualization with SENSEI," Burlen Loring, CRD, 11-12 a.m.
- "Spin: A Docker-based System at NERSC for Deploying Science Gateways Integrated with HPC Resources," Cory Snavely, NERSC, 2 - 3 p.m.
- "Using Federated Identity to Improve the Superfacility User Experience," Mark Day, NERSC, 3 - 4 p.m.
- "Innovative Architectures for Experimental and Observational Science: Bringing Compute to the Data," David Donofrio, CRD, 4 - 5 p.m.
- "Spack Roundtable," Mario Melara, NERSC, 3 - 4 p.m.
Gordon Bell Finalist Presentation
- Simulating the Weak Death of the Neutron in a Femtoscale Universe with Near-Exascale Computing , authors include Thorsten Kurth from NERSC, 10:30 - 11 a.m.
Birds of a Feather
- Spectral Analysis: Building an LGBTQIA+ Community in Scientific Computing , session Leader: Daniel Gens from NERSC, 12:15 - 1:15 p.m.
- “If you can’t measure it, you can’t improve it” -- Software Improvements from Power/Energy Measurement Capabilities , panelists include Jack Deslippe from NERSC, 10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
- CosmoFlow: Using Deep Learning to Learn the Universe at Scale, authors include Deborah Bard and Prabhat from NERSC and Shirley Ho from the Physics Division, 2 - 2:30 p.m.
- Dac-Man: Data Change Management for Scientific Datasets on HPC Systems, authors include Devarshi Ghoshal, Lavanya Ramakrishnan, and Deborah Agarwal from CRD, 3:30 - 4 p.m.
- Phase Asynchronous AMR Execution for Productive and Performant Astrophysical Flows, authors include Tan Nguyen, Weiqun Zhang, Ann S. Almgren, and John Shalf from CRD, 3:30 - 4:15 p.m.
- A Year in the Life of a Parallel File System, authors include Glenn Lockwood and Nicholas Wright from NERSC and Teng Wang and Suren Byna from CRD 4:30 - 5 p.m.
- UPC++ and GASNet-EX: PGAS Support for Exascale Applications and Runtimes, authored by Scott B. Baden, Paul H. Hargrove, Hadia Ahmed, John Bachan, Dan Bonachea, Steven Hofmeyr, Mathias Jacquelin, Amir Kamil, and Brian van Straalen, all of CRD, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
- WarpX: Toward Exascale Modeling of Plasma Particle Accelerators, authored by Ann Almgren, John Bell, Andrew Myers, and Weiqun Zhang of CRD, with Maxence Thevenet, Remi Lehe, Jaehong Park, Olga Shapoval and Jean-Luc Vay of Berkeley Lab’s Accelerator Technology and Applied Physics Division, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
- Capsule Networks for Protein Structure Classification, co-authored by CRD's Silvia Crivelli with summer faculty/student team members from University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez: Dan A. Rosa de Jesus, Julian Cuevas Paniagua and Wilson Rivera, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
- OpeNNdd: Open Neural Networks for Drug Discovery: Creating Free and Easy Methods for Designing Medicine, co-authored by Silvia Crivelli and Rafael Zamora-Resendiz of CRD with summer student/faculty researchers Bryce Kroencke, Nicholas Pavini and Benjamin Samudio of American River College and Shawn Shacterman of UC Berkeley.
- Convergence between HPC and Big Data: The Day After Tomorrow, panelists include Katie Antypas from NERSC, 10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
- International Workshop on Performance, Portability, and Productivity in HPC (P3HPC), organizers include Doug Doerfler from NERSC; presenters include NERSC's Charlene Yang, Rahulkumar Gayatri, Thorsten Kurth, Brian Friesen, Brandon Cook and Jack Deslippe and CRD's Sam Williams, Protonu Basu and Leonid Oliker; 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
- PAW-ATM: Parallel Applications Workshop - Alternatives to MPI, organizers include Costin Iancu from CRD, 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
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