[hpc-announce] CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: EuroMPI 2016: Modern Challenges to MPI's Dominance in HPC

Toni Collis acollis at epcc.ed.ac.uk
Thu Jul 14 06:11:51 CDT 2016

CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: EuroMPI 2016: Modern Challenges to MPI's Dominance in HPC
25-28th September 2016
http://www.eurompi2016.ed.ac.uk/ <http://www.eurompi2016.ed.ac.uk/>
Registration now open: http://www.eurompi2016.ed.ac.uk/registration <http://www.eurompi2016.ed.ac.uk/registration>Early bird deadline: 5 August 2016
EuroMPI is the world's only conference dedicated to the Message-Passing Interface (MPI). Now in its 23rd year, EuroMPI is the leading conference for users and developers of MPI. Join us in the beautiful city of Edinburgh for 4 days of networking, discussion and skills building. The theme of this year's conference is "Modern Challenges to MPI's Dominance in HPC”. Technical papers discussion will include:
- Useful optimisations of existing MPI functions,
- Interesting directions for future MPI functionality,
- Practical experiences with fault-tolerant MPI programs,
- Exciting progress toward million-thread MPI capability.
**See Edinburgh and Scotland**
Edinburgh is the capital of Scotland, with over half a million people living and working here. Some of our most famous attractions include the world-renowned Edinburgh Castle, the gothic Scott Monument, and the rooftops of the Old and New Towns, both UNESCO World Heritage sites. There is a thriving food and drink scene in the city, including three Michelin-starred restaurants. Go shopping, get a bite to eat - just try not to get lost!
Scotland is one of the most beautiful countries in the world, with its glacier-cut mountains and glens. Sample the freshest seafood on the shores of Loch Fyne at the world-famous Oyster Bar, or strike out and bag a Munro for yourself. Visit some of the over one thousand islands around our coast, go monster-watching on Loch Ness, or seek out the city lights in Glasgow and Edinburgh. There's something for everyone.

**EuroMPI Keynotes**
* Jonathan Dursi, Ontario Institute for Cancer Research: “How Can MPI Fit Into Today’s Big Computing?”
For years, the academic science and engineering community was almost alone in pursuing very large-scale numerical computing, and MPI was the lingua franca for such work. In this talk, I look to see where MPI and the MPI community fits in to this new ecosystem.

* Bill Gropp, NCSA, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign: "MPI: The Once and Future King"
Will MPI continue to be relevant, or will some new programming system replace it? This talk will review the reasons for MPI's success, including the addition of new features in MPI-2, MPI-3, and planned for MPI-4, and argue why MPI will continue to be the parallel programming system for highly scalable applications.

* Kathryn Mohror, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory: "Getting Insider Information via the New MPI Tools Information Interface"
MPI 3.0 introduced a new interface for MPI support tools called the MPI Tools Information Interface. With this interface, for the first time, tools can access MPI internal performance and configuration information.

* David Lecomber, Allinea Software: "HPC's a-changing, so what happens to everything we know?"
The world of HPC is changing faster than it has changed for a long time. HPC has a wider reach than ever. With so much in flux - what does that mean and what can be done for HPC insiders to thrive in the new world?
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