HPC User Forum Next Week in San Diego

San Diego is a great place to visit in September, or any time of year for that matter. But next week will be especially exciting, with the HPC User Forum being held September 6-8. Here is a quick look at the agenda.

HPC User Forum Agenda
“Using HPC to Drive Economic and Scientific Competitiveness”

Tuesday, September 6, 2011
5:00pm Registration starts
6:30pm Welcome Dinner Reception and Short Vendor technology Updates

Wednesday, September 7, 2011
7:15am Networking Breakfast
8:00am Welcome, Steve Finn, Sharan Kalwani and Earl Joseph
8:15am HPC Market Update, Earl Joseph and Steve Conway
8:30am HPC in Materials Science
• Tim Germann, LANL
• Bobby Sumpter, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
• Duane Johnson, Ames Laboratory
• Charles Robert Welch, US Army Corps of Engineers, Engineers Research & Development Center (ERDC)
11:00am IDC Update on Large HPC Systems in Japan and China
11:30am Invited Vendor Technology Updates: Intel and HP
12:00pm Networking Lunch
1:00pm Modeling and Simulation of Large Scale Reactive Systems in Extreme Conditions, Andres Jaramillo-Botero, Caltech
1:30pm HPC in Materials Science: Best Practices in Managing HPC & Simulation Resources for Improving TTM, Eric Morales, Ping Golf
2:00pm Successful HPC Cloud Examples: IBM
2:15pm Invited Vendor Technology Update: Microsoft “Azure” Cloud Update, Ryan Waite
2:30pm Data-intensive Computing at SDSC, Allan Snavely, San Diego Supercomputer Center
3:00pm Break
3:30pm Panel: The Future of Lustre , Moderator: Paul Buerger
• An Update on OpenSFS , Norm Morse
• Peter Bojanic, Xyratex
• Bob Ciotti, NASA Ames
• John Josephakis, DDN
• Tommy Minyard, TACC
• Brent Gorda, Whamcloud
• Stephen Simms, Indiana University
5:00pm Networking Break and Time for 1-on-1 Meetings
6:30pm Special Reception and Dinner Event

Thursday, September 8, 2011
7:15am Networking Breakfast
8:10am Welcome, Earl Joseph and Steve Finn
Morning Session Chair: Vince Scarafino
8:15am IDC Update on New EU HPC Parallel Software Programs and Initiatives
8:30am Exascale & Heterogeneous Programs and Addressing the Software Issues:
• Exascale Opportunities and Challenges, and HECToR update, Andy Jones, NAG
• Heterogeneous Systems, Sriram Swaminarayan, Los Alamos National Laboratory
• Petascale/exascale Software Development, Jeff Broughton, NERSC
• 10:00am – 10:30am Break
• The AFRL Heterogeneous Condor Cluster, Mark Barnell, Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL)
11:00am Panel on Power & Cooling in HPC
• Moderator: Tim Carroll, Dell
• Janus: A Co-Designed Facility and Supercomputer, Henry M. Tufo, Ph.D. , University of Colorado at Boulder
• Power & Cooling Techniques at the Texas Advanced Computing Center, Tommy Minyard, Ph.D. , University of Texas
• DIY HPC Clusters: Deploying a high performance compute cluster at Stanford, Steve Jones, Stanford University
12:00pm Networking Lunch
Afternoon Session Chair: Sharan Kalwani
1:00pm HPC as an Ecosystem, Michael Resch, University of Stuttgart, High Performance Computing Center
1:30pm Vendor Technology Update: Platform Computing
1:45pm HPC Applications in Materials Science, George Fitzgerald, Accelrys
2:15pm International Exascale Software Project (IESP), Peter Beckman, Argonne National Laboratory
2:45pm Break
3:15pm Industry Outreach Programs: Suzy Tichenor
3:30pm Overview Of NITRD Activities Related To High Performance Computing, Bryan Biegel
4:00pm The 1000 Genomes Project, Skip Garner, Virginia Tech
4:30pm Exascale Directions, Jeff Nichols, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
5:00pm Meeting Wrap-Up, Steve Finn, Steve Conway and Earl Joseph


About Marc Hamilton

Marc Hamilton – Vice President, Solutions Architecture and Engineering, NVIDIA. At NVIDIA, the Visual Computing Company, Marc leads the worldwide Solutions Architecture and Engineering team, responsible for working with NVIDIA’s customers and partners to deliver the world’s best end to end solutions for professional visualization and design, high performance computing, and big data analytics. Prior to NVIDIA, Marc worked in the Hyperscale Business Unit within HP’s Enterprise Group where he led the HPC team for the Americas region. Marc spent 16 years at Sun Microsystems in HPC and other sales and marketing executive management roles. Marc also worked at TRW developing HPC applications for the US aerospace and defense industry. He has published a number of technical articles and is the author of the book, “Software Development, Building Reliable Systems”. Marc holds a BS degree in Math and Computer Science from UCLA, an MS degree in Electrical Engineering from USC, and is a graduate of the UCLA Executive Management program.
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