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Berkeley Lab Staff Headed to Denver for SC19

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

November 11, 2019

SC19logoAs they have for the past 27 years, Berkeley Lab Computing Sciences staff will share their expertise with the global HPC community at SC19 through tutorials, technical papers, panels, and workshops as part of the conference technical program. In addition, NERSC’s Deborah Bard will give a featured presentation in the U.S. Department of Energy booth (#925) on “Cross-Facility Science: The Superfacility Model at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory” (Tuesday, Nov. 19, 11:30 a.m.), and staff will conduct demos and roundtables in the DOE booth throughout the week.

Several staff from NERSC are also contributing to the Student Cluster Competition (SCC) through their participation on the SCC organizing committee: Rebecca Hartmann-Baker, SCC Chair; Tavia Stone Gibbins, SCC Vice Chair; Yomi Kujore; Steve Leak; and Zhengji Zhao.

SC19 takes place November 17-22, 2019, in Denver, Colorado at the Colorado Convention Center.

Here’s a day-by-day guide to SC19 sessions featuring CS staff:

Sunday, Nov. 17

Tutorials

OpenMP Common Core: A “Hands-On” Exploration. 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m., Rm. 301. Presenters include Helen He of NERSC.

In Situ Analysis and Visualization with SENSEI and Ascent, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m., Rm. 402. Presenters include Burlen Loring of CRD

Parallel I/O in Practice, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m., Rm. 210-212. Presenters include Glenn Lockwood of NERSC

Container Computing for HPC and Scientific Workflows, 1:30 - 5 p.m., Rm. 201. Presenters include Shane Canon of NERSC

Workshops

11th International WHPC Workshop at SC19 Workshop: Diversifying the HPC Community, 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Rm. 704-706. Presenters include Elizabeth Bautista and Cory Snavely of NERSC

6th SC Workshop on Best Practices for HPC Training and Education, 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Rm. 505. Presenters include Elizabeth Bautista, Directed Internship and Apprenticeship Toward a Sustainable HPC Workforce Development Pipeline, 2 - 2:10 p.m.

Containers and New Orchestration Paradigms for Isolated Environments in HPC (CANOPIE HPC), 2 - 5:30 p.m., Rm. 704-706. Organizers include Shane Canon of NERSC

Deep Learning on Supercomputers, 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Rm. 502-504. Presenters include Prabhat of NERSC. Read more.

SupercompCloud, 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Rm. 502-504. Presenters include Debbie Bard of NERSC

PDSW 2019: 4th International Parallel Data Systems Workshop, 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Rm. 601. Organizers and presenters include Glenn Lockwood of NERSC

Students@SCEvent

Parallel Algorithm Design, 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Rm. 705-707. Presenters include Rebecca Hartman-Baker of NERSC

Monday, Nov. 18

Tutorials

Deep Learning at Scale, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m., Rm. 207. Presenters include Steve Farrell, Mustafa Mustafa, Wahid Bhimji, Thorsten Kurth, and Prabhat of NERSC

Fast Parallel Direct Linear Solvers and Preconditioners, 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m., Rm. 406. Presenters include Pieter Ghysels, Sherry Li, and Yang Liu of CRD

High Performance I/O Frameworks 101, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m., Rm. 405. Presenters include Kesheng Wu of CRD

Managing HPC Software Complexity with Spack, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m., Rm. 210-212. Presenters include Mario Melara of NERSC

Performance Tuning with the Roofline Model on GPUs and CPUs, 1:30 - 5 p.m., Rm. 407. Presenters include Sam Williams of CRD and Charlene Yang of NERSC

Workshops

ISAV 2019: In Situ Infrastructures for Enabling Extreme-Scale Analysis and Visualization, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Rm. 708. Organizers include Wes Bethel of CRD

Performance Modeling, Benchmarking and Simulation of High Performance Computer Systems (PMBS19), 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Rm. 605. Speakers include Nan Ding of CRD and Rahulkumar Gayatri of NERSC.

Sixth Workshop on Accelerator Programming Using Directives (WACCPD), 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Rm. 710. Organizers include Sridutt Bhalachandra of NERSC. Keynote presentation by Nick Wright of NERSC, Perlmutter – A 2020 Pre-Exascale GPU-accelerated System for NERSC: Architecture and Application Performance Optimization, 9:10 - 10 a.m. Other presenters include Zhengji Zhao of NERSC

Containers and New Orchestration Paradigms for Isolated Environments in HPC (CANOPIE HPC), 2 - 5:30 p.m., Rm. 704-706. Organizers include Shane Canon of NERSC

Tenth Annual Workshop for the Energy Efficient HPC Working Group, 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Rm. 507. Keynote presentation by Jeff Broughton of NERSC, 30 Year Perspective on HPC and Energy Efficiency, 9:15 - 10 a.m.

Machine Learning in HPC Environments, 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Rm. 502-504. Presenters include Karthik Kashinath and Prabhat of NERSC

Tuesday, Nov. 19

Featured Presentation - DOE Booth #925

Cross-Facility Science: The Superfacility Model at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, 11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m., Main Stage. Presenter: Deborah Bard of NERSC. Read more.

Technical Demonstrations

Network Traffic Prediction for Flow and Bandwidth, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m., DOE Booth #925, Demo Station 2. With Mariam Kiran of ESnet

Accelerating Interactive Experimental Science and HPC with Jupyter, 2 - 3 p.m., DOE Booth #925, Demo Station 1. With Matthew Henderson of NERSC

SMART: An Algorithm for Hands-Off Autonomous Experimental Decision-Making, 3 - 4 p.m., DOE Booth #925, Demo Station 2. With Marcus Noack of CRD

ESnet6 High Touch Services: Real-Time Precision Telemetry and ML-based TCP Classification, 3:30 - 4 p.m., RENCI Booth #781. With Richard Cziva, ESnet

Roundtables - DOE Booth #925

Network Traffic Prediction for Flow and Bandwidth, 12 -1 p.m., Roundtable 1. With Mariam Kiran of ESnet

Birds of a Feather

Quantum Computing at the DOE Laboratories: Status and Future Directions, 12:15 - 1:15 p.m., Rm. 505. Session leaders include Bert de Jong of CRD

Enabling Data Services for HPC, 5:15 - 6:45 p.m., Rm. 501-502. Panelists include Glenn Lockwood of NERSC

HDF5 and Its role in Exascale, Cloud, and Object Stores, 5:15 - 6:45 p.m., Rm. 405-407. Session leaders include Suren Byna of CRD and Quincey Koziol of NERSC

Lustre Community: Lustre in HPC, AI, and the Cloud, 5;15-6:45 p.m., Rm. 205-207. Invited speakers include Kristy Kallback-Rose of NERSC

TOP500 Supercomputers, 5:15 - 6:45 p.m., Mile High Ballroom. Session leaders include Erich Strohmaier and Horst Simon

Papers

MIQS: Metadata Indexing and Querying Service for Self-Describing File Formats, 11:30 a.m. - 12 p.m., Rm. 301-303. Authors include Suren Byna and Houjun Tang of CRD

Etalumis: Bringing Probabilistic Programming to Scientific Simulators at Scale, 4:30 - 5 p.m., Rm. 405-407. This is a Best Paper finalist. Authors include Wahid Bhimji, Jailin Liu, and Prabhat of NERSC. Read more.

Wednesday, Nov. 20

Technical Demonstrations - DOE Booth #925

Network Traffic Prediction for Flow and Bandwidth, 1 - 2 p.m., Demo Station 2. With Mariam Kiran of ESnet

Tools and Techniques at NERSC for Cross-Facility Workflows, 3 - 4 p.m., Demo Station 2. With Cory Snavely of NERSC

Roundtables - DOE Booth #925

Experimenting at Scale: Terabit Testbeds, 1 - 2 p.m., Roundtable 1. With Eric Pouyoul of ESnet

How Machine Learning is Transforming High Energy Physics, 3 - 4 p.m., Roundtable 2. With Steve Farrell and Wahid Bhimji of NERSC

Birds of a Feather

Emerging Technologies and HPC Education, Outreach, and Training: Challenges and Opportunities, 12:15 - 1:15 p.m., Rm. 503-504. Session leaders include Lavanya Ramakrishnan of CRD

Achieving Performance on Current and Future Large-Scale Intel-Based Systems, 5:15 - 6:45 p.m., Rm. 201-203. Session leader is Richard Gerber of NERSC

Containers in HPC, 5:15 - 6:45 p.m., Rm. 405-407. Session leaders include Shane Canon of NERSC

HPC Graph Toolkits and the GraphBLAS Forum, 5:15 - 6:45 p.m., Rm. 605. Session leaders include Aydın Buluç of CRD

Papers

An Evaluation of the Coral Interconnects, 10:30 - 11 a.m., Rm. 301-303. Authors include André Walker-Loud

Bandwidth Steering for HPC Using Silicon Nanophotonics, 11:30 a.m. - 12 p.m., Rm. 301-303. Authors include George Michelogiannakis and John Shalf of CRD and Taylor Groves of NERSC

GPCNeT: Designing a Benchmark Suite for Inducing and Measuring Contention in HPC Networks, 1:30 - 2 p.m., Rm. 401-404. Authors include Taylor Groves, Brian Austin, Glenn Lockwood, and Nick Wright of NERSC

Regularizing Irregularly Sparse Point-to-Point Communications, 2:30 - 3 p.m., Rm. 301-303. Authors include Oguz Selvitopi of CRD

Exploiting Reuse and Vectorization in Blocked Stencil Computations on CPUs and GPUs, 4 - 4:30 p.m., Rm. 405-407. Authors include Sam Williams and Hans Johansen of CRD

Best Research Poster Presentation

Poster 54: Massively Parallel Eigensolvers based on Unconstrained Energy Functionals Methods, 11:30 a.m. - 12 p.m., Rm. 505. Authors include Osni Marques, Mauro Del Ben, and Andrew Canning of CRD

Thursday, Nov. 21

Panels

Developing Exascale-Capable Applications: Recent Progress and Lessons Learned from the Exascale Computing Project, 10:30 a.m. - 2 p.m., Rm. 201-203. Panelists include Kathy Yelick, Computing Sciences Associate Lab Director

New Partners for HPC Centers: Experimental Facilities and International Instrument Collaborations with Exascale Datasets, 1:30 - 3 p.m., Rm. 201-203. Moderated by Debbie Bard of NERSC

Birds of a Feather

Benchmarking Machine Learning Ecosystem on HPC Systems, 12:15 - 1:15 p.m., Rm. 708. Session leaders include Steve Farrell of NERSC

Operational Data Analytics, 12:15 - 1:15 p.m., Rm. 205-207. Session leaders include Melissa Romanus Abdelbaky of NERSC

Software Engineering and Reuse in Modeling, Simulation, and Data Analytics for Science and Engineering, 5:15 - 6:45 p.m., Rm. 710. Session leaders include Axel Huebl of Applied Physics

HPC Systems Testing: Procedures, Acceptance, Regression Testing, and Automation, 12:15 - 1:15 p.m., Rm. 607. Presenters include Tina Declerck of NERSC

The Green 500: Trends in Energy Efficient Supercomputing, 5:15 - 6:45 p.m., Rm. 503-504. Session leaders include Erich Strohmaier of CRD

Papers

Local-Global Merge Tree Computation with Local Exchanges, 10:30 - 11 a.m., Rm. 401-404. Authors include Dmitriy Morozov of CRD

Revisiting I/O Behavior in Large-Scale Storage Systems: The Expected and the Unexpected, 11:30 a.m. - 12 p.m., Rm. 205-207. Authors include Suren Byna of CRD and Glenn Lockwood of NERSC; this paper is part of the Improved Performance through Monitoring and Fine-Tuned Orchestration session, chaired by Kristy Kallback-Rose of NERSC

Consensus Equilibrium Framework for Super-Resolution and Extreme-Scale CT Reconstruction, 4:30 - 5 p.m., Rm. 301-303. Authors include Rollin Thomas and Jack Deslippe of NERSC

Posters

8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m., E Concourse

Poster 26: Neural Networks for the Benchmarking of Detection Algorithms. Author: Silvia Miramontes of CRD (ACM Student Research Competition)

Poster 38: HPChain: A MPI-Based Blockchain Framework for High Performance Computing Systems. Authors include Tonglin Li of NERSC

Poster 40: Nanoporous Flow Simulations on the Summit Supercomputer. Authors include Yu-Hang Tang of CRD

Poster 54: Massively Parallel Eigensolvers based on Unconstrained Energy Functionals Methods. Authors include Osni Marques, Mauro Del Ben, and Andrew Canning of CRD

Poster 66: WarpX: Toward Exascale Modeling of Plasma Particle Accelerators on GPU. Authors include Maxence Thevent, Jean-Luc Vay, Ann Almgren, Diana Amorim, John Bell, Axel Huebl, Revathi Jambunathan, Remi Lehe, Andrew Myers, and Jahong Park. Read more.

Poster 100: Comparison of Array Management Library Performance - A Neuroscience Use Case. Authors include Suren Byna and Oliver Ruebel of CRD

Poster 128: Accelerating Large-Scale GW Calculations on Hybrid CPU-GPU Architectures. Authors include Mauro Del Ben of CRD and Charlene Yang and Jack Deslippe of NERSC

Poster 131: Project 38: Accelerating Architecture Innovation into Fieldable Extreme-scale Systems (A cross-agency effort). Authors include John Shalf, Vilip Vasudaven, David Donofrio, and Anastasia Butko

Poster 134: Identifying Time Series Similarity in Large-Scale Earth System Datasets. Authors include Deb Agarwal, Ludivico Bianchi, Devarshi Ghoshal, Kesheng Wu, Gilberto Pastorello and Lavanya Ramakrishnan of CRD

Friday, Nov. 22

Workshops

2nd International Workshop on Performance, Portability and Productivity in HPC (P3HPC), 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m., Rm. 503-504. Organizers include Doug Doerfler from NERSC

Panels

Enabling Machine Learning-Based HPC Performance Diagnostics in Production Environments, 8:30 - 10 a.m., Rm. 205-207. Panelists include Richard Gerber of NERSC

The Road to Exascale and Beyond is Paved by Software: How Algorithms, Libraries and Tools Will Make Exascale Performance Real, 10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m., Rm. 201-203. Panelists include Ann Almgren of CRD

Birds of a Feather

Python for Higher Performance and Scientific Computing, 12:15 - 1:15 p.m., Rm. 705-709. Presenters include Laurie Stephey of NERSC


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