The Workshop Registration includes access to a choice of two quarter-day Workshops or one half-day Workshop on Monday morning and/or one full-day Workshop on Wednesday. You will be asked to specify your choices during registration.

Monday, March 2 (8:15 AM – Noon)

Includes breakfast, break, and lunch.

Monday, Option 1 (Part 1/2)

Workshop A: Analyzing CPU and GPU Application performance with HPCToolkit (8:45 AM – 10:15 AM)
Presented by:
 John Mellor-Crummey, Professor, Computer Science & ECE, Rice University

Monday, Option 1 (Part 2/2)

Workshop B: WHPC Roundtable: Growing a Diverse Talent Pool in HPC for Oil & Gas (10:30 AM – Noon)
Presented by: 
Texas Women in High Performance Computing

Abstract: This session, organized by Texas Women in HPC (TXWHPC), will be a roundtable discussion of the challenges of growing and retaining a diverse talent pool in the oil & gas industry. Experts from the oil & gas and computing industries, academia, and the national labs will discuss the issues of diversity, inclusion, and retention, share success stories, and offer suggestions for real solutions. Realistically increasing diversity in the workplace requires careful planning and support at all levels.

Monday, Option 2

Workshop C: Best Practices in Supercomputing Systems Management (8:45 AM – Noon)
Presented by: 
Practitioners and Experts from Industry, Academia, and National Labs

Wednesday, March 4 (8:15 AM – 3:45 PM)

Includes breakfast, morning break, lunch, and afternoon break.

Wednesday, Option 1

Workshop D: From Zero-to-Devito
Presented by: 
Dr. Gerard Gorman, Dr. Fabio Luporini, Dr. Rhodri Nelson, Mr. Navjot Kukreja, Imperial College London

Abstract: The Devito workshop will consist of a morning session where participants will learn how to implement finite difference and inverse solvers using Devito. The workshop will be in Jupyter notebook which can be either installed on the participants laptops or run directly on a BinderHub instance provided for the workshop. The afternoon session will be run hackathon style, giving experienced HPC developers the opportunity to develop the Devito JIT-escape hatch (ie directly customizing the Devito generated source code), where the target problem is performance optimization of Devito on GPU processors running on Azure Cloud.

Wednesday, Option 2

Workshop E: HPC in the Cloud Tutorial
Presented by: 
Pierre-Yves Aquilanti, Ph.D., Matt Koop, Amazon Web Services

Abstract: Cloud computing technologies have rapidly matured and nearly all HPC production workloads can now be efficiently accommodated in a cloud environment. Cloud computing presents a wide array of services and the ability to accommodate the most demanding computational workloads at scale. However, the complexity and scale that comes with such an environment also can make the first experience a daunting proposition.

During this tutorial, attendees will be introduced to compute, storage, and network technologies offered by AWS and demonstrate how to best utilize them in HPC workflows. This will be followed by a deep dive on the computational capabilities offered by cloud computing and, in particular, autoscaling and serverless computing. An overview of storage and network will be provided with a discussion on optimizing for object storage or parallel file systems.

This tutorial will be composed of presentations and hands-on sessions where attendees will have the opportunity to put into practice their learnings on the AWS cloud. A laptop with a wifi connection is required for the hands-on portions of this tutorial. No prior cloud experience is required, but participants will need minimal comfort with the Linux command line interface. AWS accounts will be provided.
Note: Attendees will need to come with a laptop or tablet with a keyboard with Wifi. The hands-on can be done through the web browser and accounts will be provided for the day with no setup time required.


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