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NERSC Scientists Contribute to SC14 Technical Program

November 17, 2014

Here's a look at the various talks, presentations, tutorials and demos that NERSC and other Berkeley Lab staff will be participating in during SC14:

Invited Speaker        

Usable Exascale and Beyond Moore’s Law, Horst Simon, Lab Directorate. 3:30-4:15  p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 18, New Orleans Theater.


A Computation- And Communication-Optimal Parallel Direct 3-Body Algorithm, Penporn Koanantakool and Katherine Yelick, Computing Sciences. 3:30-4 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 18, Rooms 391-392.

Maximizing Throughput on a Dragonfly Network, Nikhil Jain, Abhinav Bhatele, Xiang Ni, Nicholas J. Wright, NERSC; and Laxmikant V. Kale. 4-4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 18, Rooms 388-389-390.

Parallel De Bruijn Graph Construction and Traversal for De Novo Genome Assembly, Evangelos Georganas and Aydin Buluc, CRD;  Jarrod Chapman, JGI; Leonid Oliker, CRD; Daniel Rokhsar, JGI; and Katherine Yelick, Computing Sciences. 10:30-11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 19, Rooms 388-389-390.

High-Performance Computation of Distributed-Memory Parallel 3D Voronoi and Delaunay Tessellation, Tom Peterka, Dmitriy Morozov, CRD; and Carolyn Phillips. 3:30-4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 20, Rooms 391-392.


Linear Algebra Libraries for High-Performance Computing: Scientific Computing with Multicore and Accelerators, Jakub Kurzak, Michael Heroux and James Demmel, UC Berkeley and CRD. 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 16, Room 391.

SciDB - Manage and Analyze Terabytes of Array Data, Yushu Yao, NERSC; Alex Poliakov, JGI; Jeremy Kepner, Lisa Gerhardt, NERSC; Marilyn Matz and Vijay Gadepally. 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 16, Room 390.

Practical Fault Tolerance on Today's Supercomputing Systems, Kathryn Mohror, Nathan DeBardeleben, Eric Roman, CRD; and Laxmikant Kale. 1:30-5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 16, Room 392.

OpenCL: A Hands-On Introduction, Tim Mattson, Alice Koniges, NERSC; and Simon McIntosh-Smith. . 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 17, Room 395.

Parallel I/O in Practice, Robert J. Latham, Robert Ross, Brent Welch and Katie Antypas, NERSC. 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 17, Rooms 386-387.


A Roofline Performance Analysis of an Algebraic Multigrid Solver,  Alex Druinsky, CRD; Brian Austin, NERSC; Xiaoye S. Li, Osni Marques, Eric Roman and Samuel Williams, all CRD. 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, Nov. 18-20, New Orleans Theater Lobby.

Scalable Arbitrary-Order Pseudo-Spectral Electromagnetic Solver, Jean-Luc Vay, ATAP; Leroy Anthony Drummond, CRD; Alice Koniges, NERSC; Brendan Godfrey, ATAP; and Irving Haber.


Funding Strategies for HPC Software Beyond Borders, Sabine Roller, Marcus Wilms, Akinori Yonezawa, Irene Qualters, Yutong Lu, Horst Simon, Lab Directorate; and Sophie Valcke. 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 18, Rooms 383-384-385.

Multi-System Supercomputer Procurements – Is It a Good Idea?, Arthur S. Bland, Bronis R. de Supinski, Manuel Vigil, Katie Antypas NERSC, Susan Coghlan and James H. Rogers. 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 20, Rooms 383-384-385.

The Roadblock Ahead – Power Usage for Storage and I/O, Roger Ronald John Shalf, CRD and NERSC; Bill Boas, Thomas Sohmers, Ronald P. Luijten and Jim Ang. 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Friday, Nov. 21, Rooms 383-384-385.

Birds-of-a-Feather Sessions        

TOP500 Supercomputers, Erich Strohmaier, CRD. 5:30-7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 18, New Orleans Theater.

Programming Abstractions for Data Locality, Didem Unat, Koç University, John Shalf, CRD and NERSC; and Torsten Hoefler. 12:15-1:15 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 19, Rooms 391-392.

High Performance Geometric Multigrid (HPGMG) Proposal for a New Top500 Benchmark, Mark Adams, Jed Brown, Sam Williams, CRD. 12:15-1:15 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 19, Room 294.

Xeon Phi Users Group: Performance Tuning and Functional Debugging for Xeon Phi, Richard Gerber, NERSC; Kent Milfeld and Chris Gottbrath. 5:30-7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 19, Room 286-287.

Computational and Data Challenges in Genomic Sequencing, Patricia Kovatch, Dan Stanzione and Shane Canon, NERSC. 12:15-1:15 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 20, Room 273.

The Green500 List and its Continuing Evolution, Wu-chun Feng, Erich Strohmaier, CRD; Natalie Bates, EETD. 12:15-1:15 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 20, Rooms 275-276-277.

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