Mira Community Conference - March 4 - 8, 2013

Mira Community Conference

 

As Argonne National Laboratory stands at the historic threshold of thirty years of scientific computing innovation, the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility invites you to the inaugural Mira Community Conference.

mira the Latin root word for wonderful, remarkable, amazing, extraordinary. A variant, mirino, conveys the notion of path finding.

Join the Mira Community Conference - March 4-8, 2013

Learn. Be Inspired. Find a Path.

Learn.

Join ALCF and industry experts in an overview of Mira and Blue Gene/Q technology. We’ll cover basic and advanced topics, including the key differences between Mira and Intrepid, plus code optimization, scaling, tools and debuggers and parallel I/O. Hone your skills with hands-on time on Blue Gene/Q resources.

Be Inspired.

Our 16 Early Science Program (ESP) projects, the first users on our Mira prototype resources, will share their stories from the trenches, including outcomes of their earliest efforts to port their applications to the new platform. Gain insight and time-saving tips from ESP project members and ALCF staff and find inspiration in their transformative results.  

Find a Path.

Work with ALCF staff to develop a path forward for your science by combining world-class computing expertise and resources. And through the Blue Gene Consortium, you’ll also have an opportunity to be a part of the growing global community of users at the forefront of this extraordinary new technology.

 

 

Agenda

Monday, March 4 - Day 1
12:00 p.m. 1st shuttle from Guest House to Building 240
12:30 p.m. 2nd shuttle from Guest House to Building 240
1:00 p.m. - 1:10 p.m. Welcome, Safety - Richard Coffey, ALCF
1:10 p.m. - 1:20 p.m. Welcome from Argonne Leadership - Robin Graham, Deputy Associate Laboratory Director
1:20 p.m. - 3:15 p.m User Services
  Who is the ALCF? - Richard Coffey, ALCF
  Introduction to ALCF User Services - Richard Coffey, ALCF
  A Crash Course on Vesta and the ALCF - Lalitha Mantrala, ALCF
  Data Transfers in the ALCF - Robert Scott, ALCF
  Critical Flags, Variables, and Other Important ALCF Minutiae - Jini Ramprakash, ALCF
3:15 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. Meet the Catalysts - Yuri Alexeev, James Osborn, ALCF
3:45 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. BG/Q vs BG/P—Applications Perspective from Early Science Program - Tim Williams, ALCF
5:00 p.m. 1st shuttle from building 240 to Guest House
5:30 p.m. 2nd shuttle from building 240 to Guest House

 

Tuesday, March 5 - Day 2
8:00 a.m.            1st shuttle from Guest House to Building 240
8:30 a.m. 2nd shuttle from Guest House to Building 240
9:00 a.m. - 9:20 a.m.  Continental Breakfast
9:20 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Safety Review
9:30 a.m. - 9:40 a.m.            Welcome from Argonne Leadership - Richard Coffey, ALCF
9:40 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Architecture - Scott Parker, ALCF
10:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Application Performance Characterization and Analysis on Blue Gene/Q - Bob Walkup, IBM
10:45 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. Debugging - Ray Loy, ALCF
11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Break & Hands-on
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Presentation Topic: How we stood up Mira - Bill Allcock, ALCF
1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.            Performance Tools - Scott Parker, ALCF
1:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Early Experience with I/O on Mira - Venkat Vishwanath, ALCF
2:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. Break
2:15 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Mysteries of the Deep: What happens inside of MPI on Blue Gene/Q and why it matters - Jeff Hammond, ALCF
3:00 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.            Hands On
4:00 p.m. 1st shuttle departs building 240 to Guest House
4:30 p.m. 2nd shuttle departs building 240 to Guest House

 

Wednesday, March 6 - Day 3
8:00 a.m. 1st shuttle departs from Guest House to Building 240
8:30 a.m. 2nd shuttle departs from Guest House to Building 240
9:00 a.m. - 9:20 a.m. Continental Breakfast
9:20 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Safety Review
9:30 a.m. - 9:40 a.m. Overview of Early Science Program Tim Williams (ALCF)
9:45 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Session I: Threads
Chair: TBA
  Introduction [10 min] chair
  Threads in SORD earthquake fault dynamic rupture code (project[20 min]    Geoffrey Ely (ALCF)
  Threads in the HACC cosmology framework (project) [20 min] Hal Finkel (ALCF)
  Q&A [20 min]
10:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.  Break
11:00 a.m.  - 12:00 p.m. Session II - Potpourri 1 (whole-project reports)
Chair: Tim Williams
 

The Challenges of Developing a High-Resolution Climate Model for the IBM:BG/Q Platform (project[30 min]

Christopher L. Kerr (GFDL)
sub. speaker: Ray Loy (ALCF)

  Evolving the GTC plasma PIC simulation for Mira (project) [30 min] Bei Wang (Princeton U.)
12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m. Vendor Presentation, TAU Sameer Shende (ParaTools)
12:30 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Vendor Presentation, HPC Toolkit  John ​Mellor-Crummey (Rice U.)
1:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. Session III: Algorithms
Chair: Graham Fletcher
  Introduction [10 min] chair
  New algorithms and BG/Q scaling in GAMESS quantum chemistry code (project[20 min] Maricris Mayes (ALCF)
  New and replacement algorithms in multiscale molecular simulation (project[20 min] Adrian Lange (ALCF)
  Replacing LAPACK with Elemental and Eigen in MADNESS/MPQC chemistry codes (project[20 min] Alvaro Vazquez (ALCF)
  Multiple copy algorithm in NAMD and polarizable force field development (project[20 min] Yun Luo (ALCF)
  Q&A [15 min]  
1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Allinea DDT: Breakout in room 1407-1407 Ian Lumb (DDT)
2:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Break
3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Session IV - Potpourri 2 (whole-project reports)
Chair: Tim Williams
  Scalable DNS code for high Reynolds number channel flow simulation on BG/Q (project[30 min] M.K. Lee (U. Texas)
  New algorithms for the improvement of the strong scaling and science delivery for the PHASTA CFD flow solver (project [30 min] Michel Rasquin (ALCF)
  Experience scaling Nek5000-based combustion code for Mira (project[30 min] Ammar Abdilghanie (ALCF)
5:00 p.m. 1st shuttle departs from building 240 to Guest House
5:30 p.m. 2nd shuttle departs from building 240 to Guest House

 

Thursday, March 7 - Day 4
8:00 a.m. 1st shuttle departs from Guest House to Building 240
8:30 a.m. 2nd shuttle departs from Guest House to Building 240
9:00 a.m. - 9:20 a.m. Continental Breakfast
9:20 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Safety Review
9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Session V: Communication
Chair: Jeff Hammond
  Introduction [10 min] chair
  SPI, mapping, and site ordering in Lattice QCD code on Mira (project) [20 min] Heechang Na (ALCF)
  Active message communication in MPI and PAMI (project[20 min] Jeff Hammond (ALCF)
  Porting Charm++/NAMD to IBM Blue Gene/Q (project) [30 min] Wei Jiang (ALCF)
10:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.  Break
  Q&A [20 min]  
12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m. Vendor Presentation, TotalView Ed Hinkel (RogueWave)
12:30 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Vendor Presentation, Globus Steve Tuecke (U. Chicago)
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Session VI: Potpourri 3 (whole-project reports)
Chair: Tim Williams
  Tuning Green’s Function Monte Carlo for Mira (project) [30 min] Steven Pieper (ANL)
  Preparing for Mira: experience with FLASH multiphysics simulations ​(project) [30 min] Chris Daley (U. Chicago)
  Tuning high speed combustion and detonation code for Mira (project) [30 min] Marta Garcia (ALCF)
2:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. Break
2:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. Session VII - Kernel Optimization
Chair: Nichols Romero
  Introduction [10 min] chair
  QPX in the QMCPACK quantum monte carlo materials code (project) [30 min] Anouar Benali (ALCF)
  QPX & Parallel I/O in the HACC cosmology framework (project) [20 min] Hal Finkel (ALCF)
  QPX in Lattice QCD (project) [5 min] Heechang Na (ALCF)
  Kernel optimization in SORD earthquake fault dynamic rupture code (project) [20 min] Geoffrey Ely (ALCF)
  To shuffle or not to shuffle: Optimizing the small matrix multiplication kernel in MADNESS (project) [15 min] Jeff Hammond (ALCF)
  Q&A [20 min]
5:00 p.m. 1st shuttle departs from building 240 to Guest House
5:30 p.m. 2nd shuttle departs from building 240 to Guest House

 

Friday, March 8 - Day 5: MiraCon Conference Continues; SysAdmin Day
8:00 a.m.            1st shuttle departs from Guest House to Building 240
8:30 a.m. 2nd shuttle departs from Guest House to Building 240
9:00 a.m. - 9:20 a.m.  All: Continental Breakfast
9:20 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. All: Safety Review
9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

MiraCon Track: Hands-On, Collaboration

SysAdmin Track: Roundtable Introductions, System Configurations

11:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. Break
11:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. 

MiraCon Track: Hands-On, Collaboration

SysAdmin Track: Discussion Topic Selection/Voting

11:45 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

MiraCon Track: Hands-On, Collaboration

SysAdmin Track: Roundtable Discussions

4:00 p.m. All: Adjourn (Depart from building 240: NO SHUTTLE SERVICE!)

 

Lodging

Registration for the workshop does not reserve your hotel room. Please contact the Argonne Guest House directly at 630.739.6000.

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 miracon@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

 

Presentations

Workshop presentations are also available on our presentations page.