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. 

WHPC@SC23: 16th International Women in HPC Workshop

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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.

Second International workshop on RISC-V for HPC

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.  

Diversity Day

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.

WHPC 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.

Accepted papers 

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  


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 

Student volunteers

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.