[hpc-announce] Call for Participation for ScalA at SC 2016 on November 13, 2016

Christian Engelmann engelmannc at computer.org
Thu Oct 27 21:40:27 CDT 2016

We apologize if you receive multiple copies of this call for participation.


            ScalA16: Workshop on Latest Advances in
          Scalable Algorithms for Large-Scale Systems

                held in conjunction with the
     SC16: The International Conference on High Performance
        Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis

               in cooperation with ACM SIGHPC 

             November 13, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT, USA

Room 250-E, Calvin L. Rampton Salt Palace Convention Center


Novel scalable scientific algorithms are needed in order to enable key
science applications to exploit the computational power of large-scale
systems. This is especially true for the current tier of leading petascale
machines and the road to exascale computing as HPC systems continue to scale
up in compute node and processor core count. These extreme-scale systems
require novel scientific algorithms to hide network and memory latency, have
very high computation/communication overlap, have minimal communication, and
have no synchronization points.

Scientific algorithms for multi-petaflop and exa-flop systems also need to be
fault tolerant and fault resilient, since the probability of faults increases
with scale. Resilience at the system software and at the algorithmic level is
needed as a crosscutting effort. Finally, with the advent of heterogeneous
compute nodes that employ standard processors as well as GPGPUs, scientific
algorithms need to match these architectures to extract the most performance.
This includes different system-specific levels of parallelism as well as
co-scheduling of computation. Key science applications require novel
mathematical models and system software that address the scalability and
resilience challenges of current- and future-generation extreme-scale HPC


09:00-09:20 Opening
09:20-09:40 Paper 1:   "Effective Dynamic Load Balance using Space-Filling
                       Curves for Large-scale SPH Simulations on GPU-rich
                       Supercomputers," Satori Tsuzuki and Takayuki Aoki
09:40-10:00 Paper 2:   "Towards Fast Scalable Solvers for Charge Equilibration
                       in Molecular Dynamics Applications," Kurt A. O'Hearn
                       and Hasan Metin Aktulga

10:00-10:30 Coffee break

10:30-11:10 Keynote 1: "Toward Intelligent Linear Algebra Methods and Multi-
                       Level Programming Paradigms for Extreme Computing,"
                       Serge Petiton (University Lille 1, Sciences et
                       Technologies, and Maison de la Simulation/CNRS,

11:10-11:30 Paper 3:   "Left-Preconditioned Communication-Avoiding Conjugate
                       Gradient Methods for Multiphase CFD Simulations on the
                       K Computer," Akie Mayumi, Yasuhiro Idomura, Takuya
                       Ina, Susumu Yamada and Toshiyuki Imamura
11:30-11:50 Paper 4:   "The Gyrokinetic Particle Simulation of Fusion Plasmas
                       on Tianhe-2 Supercomputer," Endong Wang, Shaohua Wu,
                       Qing Zhang, Jun Liu, Wenlu Zhang, Zhihong Lin, Yutong
                       Lu, Yunfei Du and Xiaoqian Zhu
11:50-12:10 Paper 5:   "Extremely scalable algorithm for 10^8-atom quantum
                       material simulation on the full system of the K
                       computer," Takeo Hoshi, Hiroto Imachi, Kiyoshi
                       Kumahata, Masaaki Terai, Kengo Miyamoto, Kazuo Minami
                       and Fumiyoshi Shoji
12:10-12:30 Paper 6:   "Performance Scaling Variability and Energy Analysis
                       for a Resilient ULFM-based PDE Solver," Karla Morris,
                       Francesco Rizzi, Brandon Cook, Paul Mycek, Olivier Le
                       Maitre, Omar Knio, Khachik Sargsyan, Kathryn Marie
                       Dahlgren and Bert J. Debusschere

12:30-14:00 Lunch break (lunch on your own)

14:00-14:40 Keynote 2: "Communication Avoiding Algorithms for Linear Algebra
                       and Beyond," James Demmel (University of California
                       at Berkeley, USA)
14:40-15:00 Paper 7:   "Batched Generation of Incomplete Sparse Approximate
                       Inverses on GPUs," Hartwig Anzt, Edmond Chow, Thomas
                       Huckle and Jack Dongarra

15:00-15:30 Coffee break (coffee provided)

15:30-16:10 Keynote 3: "The LRZ Extreme Scaling Workshops - How to push the
                       barrier by pushing the user?," Dieter Kranzelmueller
                       (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet Muenchen and
                       Leibniz Supercomputing Centre, Germany)
16:10-16:30 Paper 8:   "A Massively Parallel Distributed N-Body Application
                       Implemented with HPX," Zahra Khatami, Hartmut Kaiser,
                       Patricia Grubel, Adrian Serio and Jagannathan
16:30-16:50 Paper 9:   "Randomized Sketching for Large-Scale Sparse Ridge
                       Regression Problems," Chander Iyer, Chris Carothers
                       and Petros Drineas
16:50-17:10 Paper 10:  "Optimizing PLASMA Eigensolver on Large SGI UV Shared
                       Memory Systems," Cheng Liao
17:10-17:30 Paper 11:  "On Monte Carlo Hybrid Methods for Linear Algebra,"
                       Diego Davila, Vassil Alexandrov and Oscar

Workshop Chairs

- Vassil Alexandrov, Barcelona Supercomputing Center, Spain
- Al Geist, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA
- Jack Dongarra, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, USA

Workshop Program Chair

- Christian Engelmann, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA

Program Committee

- Vassil Alexandrov, Barcelona Supercomputing Center, Spain
- Hartwig Anzt, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, USA
- Rick Archibald, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA
- Franck Cappello, Argonne National Laboratory and
 University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, USA
- Zizhong Chen, University of California, Riverside, USA
- James Elliott, Sandia National Laboratories, USA
- Nahid Emad, University of Versailles SQ, France
- Christian Engelmann, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA
- Wilfried Gansterer, University of Vienna, Austria
- Michael Heroux, Sandia National Laboratories, USA
- Kirk E. Jordan, IBM T.J. Watson Research, USA
- Dieter Kranzlmueller, Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, Germany
- Ignacio Laguna, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, USA
- Piotr Luszczek, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, USA
- Michael Mascagni, Florida State University, USA
- Ron Perrot, University of Oxford, UK
- Nageswara Rao, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA
- Yves Robert, ENS Lyon, France
- Stuart Slattery, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA
- Keita Teranishi, Sandia National Laboratories, USA


Christian Engelmann, Ph.D.

R&D Staff Scientist
Computer Science Research Group
Computer Science and Mathematics Division
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Mail: P.O. Box 2008, Oak Ridge, TN 37831-6173, USA
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