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MARCH 1-3, 2021

2020 Rice OG-HPC Conference

*Videos of the speaker sessions are on our YouTube channel. The presentation slides have been added to the sessions on our program page.*

Coronavirus Update 3/1/20
Rice is going on with business as usual. We are in communication with the Rice Crisis Management Advisory Committee, and they have confirmed the message remains the same. There are currently zero confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the city of Houston or Harris County.

Individuals should practice healthy hygiene habits to help prevent the spread of respiratory illnesses like COVID-19, such as washing hands frequently, covering coughs and sneezes, avoiding touching eyes, nose and mouth, and staying home if sick.

The following message was sent by Rice this afternoon: https://emergency.rice.edu/news/rice-alert-coronavirus-alert-sunday-march-1

The following message was sent by Rice last night: https://emergency.rice.edu/news/coronavirus-alert-2292020

Coronavirus Update 2/28/20
We know there are concerns about the Coronavirus. Here is an update from the Conference Organizers.

The Rice OG-HPC Conference, March 2-4, is still on as scheduled.

Rice’s Crisis Management Advisory Committee has been closely monitoring the latest information on the novel coronavirus, and we are following their recommendations.

There are no suspected cases on the Rice campus or in the greater Houston area.

The CDC travel warnings at levels 2 and 3 now include China, Iran, Italy, Japan and South Korea; you can monitor these warnings at this website https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/notices. The university has extending its travel ban on official business to those countries.

We ask that anyone who has visited or passed through countries on the CDC levels 2 and 3 since February 16, 2020, not attend the conference out of courtesy to all attendees.


Confirmed Speakers:

  • Jesse Chan, Assistant Professor of Computational and Applied Mathematics, Rice University (New Addition!)
  • Emeka Emembolu, VP Reservoir Development, Gulf of Mexico & Canada, BP
  • Pedram Hassanzadeh, Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering and of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences, Rice University
  • Tamiko A. Hutchinson, Vice President, Senior Managing Director, Portfolio Management, Intel Capital
  • Bradley McCredie, Corporate VP, GPU Platforms, AMD
  • John Mellor-Crummey, Professor of Computer Science and Electrical and Computer Engineering, Rice University
  • Gabriella Rowe, Executive Director, The Ion
  • Vincent Saubestre, CEO & President, Total  EP Research & Technology USA
  • Steve Scott, SVP, Senior Fellow, & CTO, Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Featured Workshops:

Monday, March 2 – 8:15am-Noon

Option 1: Workshop A – Analyzing CPU and GPU Application performance with HPCToolkit (8:45am-10:15am) and Workshop B – WHPC Roundtable: Growing a Diverse Talent Pool in HPC for Oil & Gas (10:30am-Noon)
Option 2: Workshop C – Best Practices in Supercomputing Systems Management (8:45am-Noon)

Wednesday, March 4 – 8:15am-3:45pm

Option 1: Workshop D – From Zero-to-Devito
Option 2: Workshop E – HPC in the Cloud Tutorial


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