Leap to Petascale Workshop

 

May 22 - 25, 2012
Registration starts at 8:30 AM
Argonne National Laboratory

This annual workshop is geared especially for current INCITE and discretionary projects that have already scaled to multiple racks of Blue Gene/P*. With the arrival of Mira, the ALCF’s 10-petaflops Blue Gene/Q, this year’s workshop will focus on issues of scaling to the next-gen system.

Leap to Petascale is timed to coincide with efforts of those preparing to submit proposals for a 2013 INCITE award (the INCITE open call runs April 11 – June 27). As such, a significant portion of workshop time will be devoted to hands-on tuning of applications with one-on-one assistance from our skilled performance engineers and computational scientists. Special system reservations will provide the opportunity for full-scale runs.

*We appreciate your interest in our workshop--Leap to Petascale: Making the Move to Mira. This workshop is geared for HPC users who have hit significant scaling milestones. ALCF requires that attendees have already scaled their code to a minimum of 1/2 rack of Intrepid (Blue Gene/P) or 1000+ cores on other systems. If you believe you are a good candidate for scaling and do not meet this minimum requirement, ALCF will review your request before accepting your application.

Agenda

Tuesday, May 22
8:15 a.m. Shuttle departs from Guest House to Building 240
8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m Introduction to the workshop and safety planning
9:30 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Accounts, Access, Hands-on Work
10:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Welcome – Mike Papka, Deputy Associate Laboratory Director/Director
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Continued Accounts, Access, Hands-on Work
12:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. Working Lunch, Continued Hands-on Work
2:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m Break
2:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Continued Hands-On
5:00 p.m. - 5:15 p.m Shuttle departs building 240 to Guest House
5:40 p.m. - 5:55 p.m Last shuttle departs building 240 to Guest House

 

Wednesday, May 23
8:15 a.m.            Shuttle departs from Guest House to Building 240
8:30 a.m. - 8:55 a.m.  Continental Breakfast
8:55 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Safety Review
9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.            Blue Gene/Q Hardware - Kalyan Kumaran, Manager, Application Performance Engineering
9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Compilers - Vitali Morozov, Principal Application Performance Engineer
10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. VEAS: file system, Cobalt, libraries - William Scullin, HPC Systems Administrator Sr
10:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Break
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Hands-On
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.            Working Lunch/ Mira Deployment Discussion and INCITE 2013-2014 Plans - Susan Coghlan, Deputy Division Director, Katherine Riley, Scientific Applications Engineer
1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Tools - Scott Parker, Application Performance Engineer
 1:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Communication Libraries - Jeff Hammond, Assistant Computational Scientist
 2:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.            Debuggers - Ray Loy, Software Development Specialist
2:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.            Break
2:45 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Hands-on
5:00 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. Shuttle departs building 240 to Guest House
5:40 p.m. - 5:55 p.m. Last shuttle departs building 240 to Guest House

 

Thursday, May 24
8:15 a.m.            Shuttle departs from Guest House to Building 240
8:30 a.m. - 8:55 a.m. Continental Breakfast
8:55 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Safety Review
9:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Hands-on
10:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Break and continued hands on
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Visualization Presentation/Lunch - Mark Hereld, Experimental Systems Engineer
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.  Continued Hands-on
2:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Break
3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Q&A Session
3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.            Hands-on
5:00 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.  Shuttle departs building 240 to Guest House
5:40 p.m. - 5:55 p.m. Last shuttle departs building 240 to Guest House

 

Friday, May 25
8:15 a.m.            Shuttle departs from Guest House to Building 240
8:30 a.m. - 8:55 a.m.  Continental Breakfast
8:55 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Safety Review
9:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Hands-on
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.  Working Lunch/Q&A Session
1:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. Hands-on
2:45 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Adjourn (Depart from building 240)

 

Lodging

Registration for the workshop does not reserve your hotel room. Please contact the Argonne Guest House directly at 630.739.6000. To receive the preferred rate, please book your room reservation two weeks prior to the event, and mention the “ALCF Leap to Petascale workshop.”

Argonne National Laboratory, 9700 South Cass Avenue, Argonne, IL 60439-4844

Gate passes may be used only to gain site access for the person to whom the pass was issued.

All guests staying at the Argonne Guest House must obtain a gate pass. Non-U.S. citizen guests require additional documentation processing. If someone is accompanying you to this workshop, please contact Sue Gregurich at greguric@alcf.anl.gov for your guest’s gate pass. Visitors, except Argonne Guest House or Lodging residents, may not authorize site access or issuance of a gate pass for any other person.

This workshop is being held in TCS building 240, Conference Room 1416

Important Information:

Registration is REQUIRED by all who are attending this workshop. Gate passes are required by all visitors to enter Argonne’s site. Visitors are defined as person(s) seeking access to the site who ARE NOT regular Argonne employees or other site occupants.

Visitors who have been issued a gate pass may enter the site for Laboratory-approved activities subject to the time and date restrictions on their gate pass. All visitors are required to present photo identification, such as a driver’s license or passport, to receive a gate pass. In addition, all those operating a motor vehicle on site must have a valid driver’s license. Passes must be worn in plain view, on the upper part of the body, at all times while on site. Gate passes may be used only to gain site access for the person to whom the pass was issued.
Visitors, except Argonne Guest House or Lodging residents, may not authorize site access or issuance of a gate pass for any other person.

Transportation Information:

If you are not traveling to Argonne via private or rental car, please note that limousine and taxi drivers who are not US citizens may be unable to enter the lab. We strongly recommend you contact United Limousine for your ground transportation needs. As a contracted provider, United Limousine is familiar with Argonne security processes and will assure your driver meets clearance criteria.
United Limousine Reservations: 630-969-3865
Airport Arrivals: 800-331-9037 or 630-969-3865
NOTE: Please let United Limousine know you are traveling to Argonne National Laboratory.

Directions to ARGONNE NATIONAL LABORATORY:

http://www.alcf.anl.gov/about/visiting-us

Registration

Registration has closed.

Presentations

Workshop presentations can be found in our presentation web page.

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