Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Converging at SC17 with the HPC Community
We are just a few days away from world’s largest migration of HPC talent.
Of course, I’m referring to the annual supercomputing conference, SC17.
The Exascale Computing Project (ECP) will be highly visible this year as researchers, principal investigators, and scientists from government, academia and private industry converge for this 30th annual gathering in Denver, Colorado.
We invite you to join us for a special Birds-of-a-Feather session on Tuesday, Nov. 14th at 12:15pm in rooms 301, 302, 303 at the Colorado Convention Center.
The session titled, “Exascale Challenges and Opportunities” will be moderated by session leader Jim Ang from Sandia National Laboratories and will feature discussions with myself along with:
Bill Gropp, National Center for Supercomputing Applications, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Satoshi Matsuoka, Tokyo Institute of Technology
Mateo Valero, Barcelona Supercomputing Center and the Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya
A few of the topics we will discuss are exascale ecosystem elements, lessons from establishing public/private partnerships, and the impact of exascale R&D investments on the broader HPC community.
In addition to this BOF, you can catch updates from the ECP on two different days at the DOE Booth (booth# 613).
Tuesday, Nov. 14th / 2:30pm
The DOE Exascale Computing Project (ECP)
Session Leader: Stephen Lee (LANL), ECP Deputy Director
ECP Deputy Director Stephen Lee will lead a brief update of the ECP, joined by several of the ECP’s leading Principal Investigators to discuss recent milestone accomplishments from the Application Development, Software Technology, and Hardware and Integration focus areas.
Wednesday, Nov. 15th / 1:00pm
The DOE Exascale Computing Project (ECP)
Status and Next Steps
Session Leader: Doug Kothe (ORNL), ECP Director
ECP Director Doug Kothe (ORNL) will present an overview of the Exascale Computing Project (ECP) joined by ECP Focus Area directors Andrew Siegel (ANL), Application Development, Michael Heroux (Sandia) Software Technology, and Terri Quinn (LLNL) Hardware and Integration.
There is also an Invited Talk from former ECP Director, Paul Messina on Tuesday, 11/14 at 10:30am in the Mile High Ballroom. Paul’s talk is titled, “The U.S. D.O.E. Exascale Computing Project – Goals and Challenges.“
And another interesting workshop where we will present an ECP update is the 17th HPC Connection Workshop being held at the Embassy Suites in downtown Denver on Wednesday, Nov. 15th starting at 1:30PM local time.
But these are just a few of the many engagements by ECP team members at SC17. We’ve tried to capture in this newsletter many more of them, including a wide range of SC17 activities from our partner DOE labs.
It will be a busy and very exciting week for the ECP.
I hope to see many of you at SC17.
Lab Activities at SC17
The International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage, and Analysis takes place in Denver this year. Conference dates for SC17 are November 12–17; exhibition dates are November 13–16. We’re pleased to provide information via the links below concerning SC17 activities in which national laboratories associated with the Exascale Computing Project are involved.
Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility to Celebrate 25th Anniversary at SC17
The US Department of Energy’s booth (#613) at SC17 will be the scene for the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility’s 25th Anniversary celebration Monday, November 13, at 7:15pm MST, during the Opening Gala of the conference.
Sandia National Laboratories Launches Exascale Website
The highlights of the involvement of Exascale Computing Project partner Sandia in ECP’s leadership and research focus areas are featured on a newly launched website.
Pagoda Project Reaches Major Milestone
From HPCwire: The Pagoda Project of the ECP has reached the major milestone of making its open-source software libraries publicly available as of September 30, 2017.
Invited Talk Examines Computational Chemistry, Newest Architectures, and Next-Generation Computers
High-performance computing industry blog insideHPC previews an invited SC17 talk by Theresa Lynn Windus of the ECP on computational chemistry as it relates to the newest architectures and next-generation computers.
Exascale Could Help Cities Adapt to Evolving Needs
Exascale computing could make it easier for city planners, designers, and managers to understand how evolving urban landscapes may affect system processes such as our power grid, green spaces, and public health facilities, according to Charlie Catlett, senior computer scientist at Argonne National Laboratory. An article by Joan Koka at Argonne has the story.
ECP Second Annual Meeting to Highlight Technical Successes, Emphasize Collaboration and Integration
February 6–8, 2018, at the Knoxville Convention Center, Knoxville, TN, the Exascale Computing Project (ECP) Second Annual Meeting will convene to highlight technical accomplishments that are being enabled by interactions and collaborations within the ECP community, which encompasses the ECP focus areas, US Department of Energy high-performance computing facilities, and vendors.
Better Scientific Software Webinar
The next webinar in the IDEAS Productivity project webinar series on Best Practices for HPC Software Developers will take place December 6, 2017. It will be titled “Better Scientific Software.”
Performance Portability with Kokkos Bootcamp
Kokkos training will be held January 16–18 in Santa Fe, NM. This training will cover the minimum required topics to get your application started using Kokkos. If you have a C++ application and need performance portability, consider using Kokkos. Space is limited, so apply to attend as soon as possible.