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Design Forward and Fast Forward Semi-Annual Review

A semi-annual meeting for the Design Forward and Fast Forward initiatives will be held in the 50 Auditorium at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory on September 19-22, 2016. Under the initiatives, AMD, Cray, IBM, Intel Federal and NVIDIA will work to advance extreme-scale computing technology on the path to Exascale.

AGENDA

Monday, September 19, 2016

INTEL
DesignForward2 Project Session:  9:15 am to 10:45 am
Break: 10:45 am to 11:00 am
FastForward2 Node Project Session1:  11:00 am to noon
Lunch on your own:  noon to 1:00 pm
FastForward2 Node Project Session 2:  1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Break:  2:30 am to 2:45 pm
FastForward2 Node Project Session:  2:45 pm to 3:45 pm
FastForward2 Storage Project:  3:45 pm to 4:30 pm
DOE-only Project Evaluation:  4:45 pm to 5:15 pm

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

CRAY
DesignForward2 Project Session:  9:15 am to 10:45 am
Break:  10:45 am to 11:00 am
FastForward2Node Project Session1:  11:00 am to noon
Lunch on your own:  noon to 1:00 pm
FastForward2 Node Project Session2:  1:00 to 2:30 pm
Break: 2:30 pm to 3:00 pm
FastForward2 Node Project Session3:  3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
DOE-only Project Evaluation:  4:15 pm to 4:45 pm

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

AMD
FastForward2 Node Project Session1:  8:00 am to 10:00 am
Break: 10:00 am to 10:30 am
FastForward2 Node  Project Session2:  10:30 am to noon
Lunch on your own: noon to 1:00 pm
FastForward2 Memory Project Session:  1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Break: 2:30 pm to 3:00 pm
DesignForward2  Project:  3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
DOE-only Project Evaluation:  4:45 pm to 5:15 pm

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Morning:   NVIDIA
FastForward2 Node Project Session1:  8:00 am to 10:00 am
Break: 10:00 am to 10:30 am
FastForward2 Node Project Session2:  10:30 am to noon
DOE-only Project Evaluation (overlapped with lunch):  12:15 pm - 12:45 pm
Lunch on your own:  noon to 1:00 pm

Afternoon:  IBM
FastForward2 Memory Project Session:  1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Break: 2:30 pm to 2:45 pm
DesignForward2 Project Session3:  2:45 pm to 4:15 pm
DOE-only Project Evaluation:  4:30 pm to 5:00 pm
DOE Executive Session:  5:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Venue

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
1 Cyclotron Road, 50 Auditorium
Berkeley, CA 94720
Tel: 510.486.7612
http://www.lbl.gov/

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Site Access

All non-LBNL participants must register to obtain a visitor bus pass or parking pass in advance.  We recommend carpooling, shuttle and taxi.  Check-in with Security and picture ID are required.  LBNL Security requires the names, citizenship and country of birth of all visitors.  Please print and bring with you the visitor pass issued to you by Site Access.  If you have questions, please contact Zaida McCunney and Lynn Rippe by September 12, 2016.

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Parking

Parking at LBNL is limited due to a number of construction projects. We recommend car pooling, LBNL shuttle, or taxi. If you drive, a parking space may be reserved.  For those visitors who plan to drive to LBNL, we will reserve general parking near the 50 auditorium.

Shuttle Information

There is an LBNL shuttle bus from various locations around the City of Berkeley, including near the Downtown Berkeley BART station.  The BART shuttle bus stop is at the corner of Addision and Shattuck. The Blue Route Shuttle drops you off in front of the 50 auditorium.  If you plan to take the LBNL shuttle, you are required to have an LBNL Visitor Bus Pass  (requires advance notice) and picture ID to show the bus driver. 

Bay Area Rapid Transit Train (BART)

The Downtown Berkeley BART station is two short blocks from the LBNL shuttle line on the corner of Addison and Shuttuck.  The LBNL Blue Shuttle Bus will take you to the Blackberry Canyon entrance and the the 50 Auditorium.  »BART Web site

Lodging

It is recommended lodging reservations be booked early.  We have not reserved room blocks.

LBNL Guest House (sold out)
1 Cyclotron Road, Bldg. 23
Berkeley, CA 94720
Tel:  510.495.8000
Rate: $140
http://berkeleylabguesthouse.org/

Downtown Berkeley Inn
2001 Bancroft Way
Berkeley, CA 94720
Tel:  510.843.4043
Rate: $119     (24 hour cancellation policy)
http://www.downtownberkeleyinn.com/

Hotel Durant
2600 Durant Street
Berkeley, CA 94705
Tel: 510.845.8981
Rate: $178.20   (Lowest rate)
http://hoteldurantberkeley.com/

Additional Lodging.

Registration

All non-LBNL participants must register here.  All internal LBNL participants, please send e-mail to Zaida McCunney.  There is no registration fee.  AM refreshments will be provided.  Lunch is on your own.  The LBNL cafeteria is located close to the 50 auditorium.  For restaurants in the Berkeley area, please see:  http://restguide.lbl.gov/

Remote Participants

A remote conference has been scheduled for the vendor sessions.  Lynn Rippe will provide the conference information and passwords.  If you have questions, please contact  Lynn Rippe.

Meeting Logistics

Zaida McCunney
zsmccunney@lbl.gov
Tel: 510.486.6247
Cell: 510.910.0520