SC23: The International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage, and Analysis
17 November 2023
We'll be exhibiting at SC23 in Denver from 12-17 November and taking part in many activities across the programme.
Find us at Booth 313 in the Exhibition Hall. See the SC23 website Exhibitor List for more information. We will also be active across the entire SC23 programme: see below.
LLVM-HPC2023: The Ninth Workshop on the LLVM Compiler Infrastructure in HPC workshop
Sunday, 12 November, 11:58am-12:28pm
Nick Brown will be part of the discussion panel.
DUG23: DAOS User Group forum
Monday, 13 November, 9:00am-12:00pm
DUG23 is a forum for DAOS (the high performance object store) users and developers to discuss the latest updates and plans. Adrian Jackson is presenting work undertaken with EPCC PhD student Nicolau Manubens on "Profiling and identifying bottlenecks in DAOS" as part of the DUG agenda on Monday morning. We'll also be looking out for performance information on DAOS on some of the largest systems in the world.
WHPC@SC23: 16th International Women in HPC Workshop
Monday 13 November 2023, 9:00am–5:30pm
The Women in HPC workshop series is the leading SC event focused on diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) topics. We aim to cultivate skills for valuing a diverse workforce and creating a welcoming environment for all. New this year, the event will have an increased emphasis on diversity and inclusion of both women and men from under-represented groups. The workshop will focus on improving diversity and inclusion for all in the HPC workforce and is a key step in addressing one aspect of the under-representation of various minorities: helping to retain diverse employees in the field and providing them with the tools to prosper and excel. For 2023, EPCC's Eleanor Broadway is acting as the workshop’s Submission co-Chair to curate a programme of lightning talks delivered by early-career researchers from under-represented groups.
Second International workshop on RISC-V for HPC
Monday 13 November 2023, 1:30pm–5pm
EPCC hosts the ExCALIBUR H&ES RISC-V testbed, enabling ExCALIBUR projects and UK HPC developers more widely to experiment with their codes on RISC-V. The RISC-V testbed will lead the organisation of the Second International Workshop on RISC-V for HPC, which will build on the very successful session held at ISC'23 at the start of the summer. RISC-V is an open source CPU instruction set and, with over 10 billion RISC-V based devices having been produced in the last few years, it is growing in popularity extremely quickly. We believe that RISC-V could be revolutionary for HPC and has the potential to power the next generation of exascale computers in an energy efficient manner. This workshop will focus on sharing current practice, opportunities, and challenges around the use of RISC-V for HPC workloads. With a mixture of an invited talk, research paper presentations and lightning talks, a diverse set of topics will be covered that should be of interest to not only those involved in RISC-V but also the wider HPC community.
Celebrate diversity day
Tuesday, 14 November, all day
Women in HPC will hold events throughout the SC23 programme to celebrate diversity and inclusion, including a conference-wide celebration of Diversity Day on 14 November, and a networking reception.
Presentation: Designing HPC Outreach Activities
Tuesday, 14 November, 12:15pm–1:15pm
HPC Next: The RISC-V Ecosystem
Tuesday, 14 November 2023, 5:15pm–6:45pm
As part of the discussion about the RISC-V H&ES ExCALIBUR testbed, Nick Brown will look at how to drive further adoption of RISC-V in HPC, and the challenges and opportunities this presents.
WHPC Networking Reception
Tuesday, 14 November, 6:00pm–9:00pm
Women in HPC is pleased to be returning with our Networking Reception.
Presentation: Updates from the HPC Certification Forum
Wednesday, 15 November, 12:15pm–1:15pm
Interactive and Urgent HPC
Wednesday, 15 November 2023, 12:15pm–1:15pm
Nick Brown will discuss Urgent Computing and the specific challenges of leveraging supercomputers.
Presentation: Pathfinding in HPC Education and Training
Thursday, 16 November, 12:15pm–1:15pm
Advanced Architecture "Playgrounds" - Past Lessons and Future Accesses of Testbeds
Thursday, 16 November 2023, 12:15pm–1:15pm
Nick Brown will discuss the testbeds of the ExCALIBUR H&ES programme, describing the different testbeds that are available, their successes, and how they might fit into future Exascale supercomputers.
A number of papers authored or co-authored by EPCC staff have been accepted for workshops at SC23.
Sustainable Supercomputing workshop
Paper: "Energy Efficiency of Quantum Statevector Simulation at Scale".
Authors: James Richings, Oliver Brown, and Jakub Adamski
See also this article on our website: Quantum computing research: energy efficiency of statevector simulation at scale
Paper: “Evaluating Total Environmental Impact for a Computing Infrastructure”.
Authors: Adrian Jackson, Jon Hays, Alex Owen, Nicholas Walton, Alison Packer, Anish Mudaraddi
Paper: “Emissions and energy efficiency on large-scale high performance computing facilities: ARCHER2 UK national supercomputing service case study”.
Authors: Adrian Jackson, Alan Simpson, Andrew Turner https://arxiv.org/abs/2309.05440v1 https://sites.google.com/view/sc23sustainablescworkshop
Eighth International Parallel Data Systems Workshop
Paper: “DAOS at HPC Storage: Exploring Interfaces".
Authors: Adrian Jackson, N Manubens
Fourth Workshop on Heterogeneous Memory Systems (HMEM 2023)
Paper: “Evaluating the latest Optane memory: A glorious swansong?”
Author: Adrian Jackson
Second International workshop on RISC-V for HPC
Paper: “Is RISC-V ready for HPC prime-time: Evaluating the 64-core Sophon SG2042 RISC-V CPU”.
Authors: Nick Brown, Maurice Jamieson, Joseph Lee
Ninth Annual Workshop on the LLVM Compiler Infrastructure in HPC
Paper: “Fortran performance optimisation and auto-parallelisation by leveraging MLIR-based domain specific abstractions in Flang”.
Author: Nick Brown, Maurice Jamieson, Anton Lydike, Emilien Bauer, Tobias Grosser
Ninth International Workshop on Heterogeneous High-performance Reconfigurable Computing (H2RC'23)
Paper: “A multi-layered approach to the automatic optimisation of stencil codes on FPGAs".
Authors: Gabriel Rodríguez Canal, Nick Brown, Maurice Jamieson, Anton Lydike, Emilien Bauer, Tobias Grosser
Research poster session
Poster: "Quantum Task Offloading with the OpenMP API".
Authors: Joseph K. L. Lee, Oliver Thomson Brown, and Mark Bull, Martin Ruefenacht, Johannes Doerfert, Michael Klemm, Martin Schulz
Numerous student volunteers help out with logistics throughout the event, ensuring the conference runs smoothly. EPCC PhD students Gabriel Rodríguez Canal and Mark Klaisoongnoen have been accepted as part of this team. Student volunteers meet a wide range of people from the HPC community, gain an understanding of what goes on behind the scenes at a large conference such as SC23, and enjoy a good view of the varied activities that take place.
You can also view our programme of activities on the SC23 website.