Exascale Applications and Software Conference: Call for Participation

08 November 2012

 9-11th April 2013, Edinburgh, UK

This conference will bring together all of the stakeholders involved in solving the software challenges of the exascale:­ from application developers, through numerical library experts, programming model developers and integrators, to tools designers. Keynote presentations will be given by the following invited speakers:

  • Satoshi Matsuoka, Tokyo Institute of Technology
  • Vladimir Voevodin, Research Computing Center, Moscow State University
  • Bill Tang, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory
  • George Mozdzynski, ECMWF - The European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts
  • Peter Coveney, Centre for Computational Science at University College London
  • Jack Dongarra, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department, University of Tennessee

Authors are invited to submit novel research and experience in all areas associated with developing applications for exascale and the associated tools, software programming models and libraries.

Background

The scale of today¹s leading HPC systems, which operate at the petascale, has put a strain on many simulation codes ­ both scientific and commercial. However many of the scientific challenges behind these codes are driving the need for the next generation of exascale HPC systems. For simulation codes that are already struggling to scale up to petaflop levels, major investment is required to enable these codes to run at the exascale. Application optimisation and algorithmic modifications only represent part of this challenge. Systems of the scale envisaged present enormous challenges in terms of reliability, programmability, power consumption and usability.

Programming models, libraries, languages, compilers and tools all need adaption and improvement. Applications must interact with many of these software aspects to be able to exploit exascale systems efficiently.

Submission of abstracts

The conference seeks contributions in the form of an abstract on relevant
topics, including, but not limited to:

  • enabling and optimising applications for exascale in any scientific
  • area;
  • developing and enhancing numerical algorithms for exascale systems;
  • aiding the exploitation of massively parallel systems through
  • tools, e.g. performance analysis, debugging, development environments;
  • programming models and libraries for exascale;
  • evaluating best practice in HPC concerning large-scale facilities
  • and application execution
  • Authors have the opportunity to submit their work to be presented as a talk or as a poster at the conference. A peer review process will be used to select abstracts for presentation at the conference. Following the conference, authors of talks will have the opportunity to submit a paper for publication in the conference proceedings.

Abstracts should be no longer than 500 words and must be submitted by December 10th, 2012. 

Registration

Early Bird Registration closes at 18:00 GMT on the 28 February 2013.

Organisation

The conference is being organised by EPCC at the University of Edinburgh and will be held at the John McIntyre Conference Centre, Pollock Halls, Edinburgh, UK.

Programme committee

  • Chair: Dr Mark Parsons, EPCC, The University of Edinburgh
  • Professor Paul Kelly, Imperial College London
  • Dr Stefan Wesner, HLRS, University of Stuttgart
  • Professor Erwin Laure, KTH, Royal Institute of Technology
  • Professor Mitsuhisa Sato, University of Tsukuba
  • Mr Rolf Hempel, DLR
  • Dr Per Oster, CSC¹s IT Center for Science Ltd
  • Professor Francois Bodin, CAPS Enterprise
  • Dr Jason Beech-Brandt, Cray UK
  • Professor Barbara Chapman, University of Houston
  • Dr Lorna Smith, EPCC, The University of Edinburgh
  • Dr Adrian Jackson, EPCC, The University of Edinburgh
  • Dr Michele Weiland, EPCC, The University of Edinburgh

Local organising committee

  • Dr Mark Parsons, EPCC, The University of Edinburgh
  • Dr Lorna Smith, EPCC, The University of Edinburgh
  • Dr Michele Weiland, EPCC, The University of Edinburgh
  • Dr Adrian Jackson, EPCC, The University of Edinburgh
  • Ms Katie Urquhart, EPCC, The University of Edinburgh
  • Ms Irina Nazarova, EPCC, The University of Edinburgh

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Registration

Abstract submission instructions

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Contact

Tracy Peet
+44 (0) 131 650 5362
t.peet@epcc.ed.ac.uk

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