[hpc-announce] Call For Presentations: Fifth International MVAPICH User Group Meeting

Hari Subramoni subramoni.1 at osu.edu
Thu Jun 1 21:50:06 CDT 2017

                         Call For Presentations

            Fifth International MVAPICH User Group Meeting
                            (MUG 2017)

               August 14-16, 2017, Columbus, Ohio, USA


The MVAPICH team is excited to host the 5th annual MVAPICH User Group
(MUG) meeting. It will take place from August 14-16, 2017 in Columbus,
Ohio, USA.  MUG aims to bring together MVAPICH2 users, researchers,
developers, and system administrators to share their experience and
knowledge and learn from each other.  The event includes Keynote
Talks, Invited Tutorials, Invited Talks, Contributed Presentations,
Open MIC session, hands-on sessions with MVAPICH developers, etc.

This year, we will be holding special tutorials and demo/hands-on
session during the first day of the event (August 14th) and part of
the last day (August 16th).  Other talks and sessions will be held
during August 15-16.

We already have the following invited speakers confirmed (so far)
for the event. Others invited speakers and Keynote Speakers are being

Keynote Speakers (Confirmed so far)
    * Dan Stanzione, Director, Texas Advanced Computing Center

Invited Speakers (Confirmed so far)

    * Gene Cooperman    (North Eastern University)
    * Hyun-Wook Jin     (Konkuk University, South Korea)
    * Adam Moody        (Livermore National Laboratory)
    * Hoon Ryu          (Korea Institute of Science and Technology
Information - KISTI)
    * Gilad Shainer     (Mellanox)
    * Filippo Spiga     (University of Cambridge, UK)
    * Sayantan Sur      (Intel)
    * Mahidhar Tatineni (San Diego Supercomputing Center)
    * Abhinav Vishnu    (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory)
    * Hao Wang          (Virginia Tech)
    * Carsten Weinhold  (TU Dresden, Germany)

Tutorials (Confirmed so far)

    * A tutorial from Intel will focusing on the technologies, schemes, and
      in designing efficient runtime support using the upcoming network
      from Intel.

    * A tutorial from Mellanox focusing on the upcoming technologies,
schemes, and
      techniques being made available in next-generation Mellanox adapters
      switches for exascale systems.

    * How to Boost the Performance of Your MPI and PGAS Applications with
      Libraries by the MVAPICH developers. This tutorial will focus on
      designs of the MVAPICH2 libraries, associated runtime parameters, the
impact of
      tuning these parameters at the applications level and a set of `best


We invite MVAPICH users to submit short, contributed presentations to
be included in MUG. Topics for presentations include, but are not
limited to:

    * Case studies and best practices of novel applications from
      different application domains, such as: astronomy, bio-informatics,
      biology, earth and atmospheric sciences, fluid dynamics,
      materials science and engineering, medicine, physics, machine
      learning and deep learning

    * Performance and scalability studies of applications on
      large-scale systems

    * Special tuning and optimization strategies to exploit maximum
      performance and scalability

    * Tools and code instrumentation for measuring and monitoring
      performance and/or resilience

    * Tools for parallel program development (e.g., debuggers and
      integrated development environments

    * Unique usage scenarios such as GPGPUs, MICs, PGAS,
      Energy-Awareness, Virtualization, etc.

Submission Information

The submission should include

    * Title of the presentation
    * Details of the speaker(s)
    * Short bio of the speaker(s), and
    * A draft version of the presentation
        - Around 10-15 slides in PDF or PowerPoint format

Send your submission as a single file to mug at cse.ohio-state.edu.

Important Dates

Presentation Submission Deadline    :   June 30, 2017
Notification of Acceptance          :   July  7, 2017
Early Registration Deadline         :   July 31, 2017

Student Travel Support (Pending)

A set of travel awards, for students from US academic institutions
interested in attending and presenting at MUG '17, will be provided
through a grant from NSF (pending). More details about such awards
will be available in the near-future.  Interested students are
encouraged to contact mug at cse.ohio-state.edu for details.

Event Sponsors

This event is sponsored by Mellanox Technologies, Ohio Supercomputer
Center and The Ohio State University. If you are interested in
sponsoring the event, please send a note to mug at cse.ohio-state.edu.

Further Information

Please visit http://mug.mvapich.cse.ohio-state.edu for more
information on MUG'17 (program, registration, travel & stay).


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