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Panel Focus: How Can Lessons Learned in the Past 40 Years Guide Future HPC Research Strategies?

Moderator: Paul Messina, Argonne National Laboratory Panelists: Arthur Bland, Oak Ridge National Laboratory; Jackie Chen, Sandia National Laboratories; Phil Colella, Lawrence Berkley National Laboratory; Jack Dongarra, University of Tennessee and Oak Ridge National Laboratory; Thom Dunning, University of Washington, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory; Wendy Huntoon, Keystone Initiative for Network Based Education and Research; and Dan Reed, University of Iowa Time:

Panel Focus – HPC in Cloud or Cloud in HPC: Myths, Misconceptions and Misinformation

Moderator: Sadaf R. Alam, Swiss National Supercomputing Centre Panelists: Victoria Stodden, University of Illinois; Eli Dart Energy Sciences Network;, Dirk Pleiter, Juelich Supercomputing Centre; David Hancock, Indiana University; Stephen Poole, Los Alamos National Laboratory Time: Tuesday, November 13th, 10:30am – 12pm Abstract: Scientific workflows today, especially those involving large-scale data sources, require an ecosystem of HPC and

Supercomputing History: The Cloud Before the Cloud – Metacomputing and Heterogeneous Supercomputing

The term “metacomputing” was coined around 1987 by NCSA Director, Larry Smarr. But the genesis of metacomputing at NCSA took place years earlier, when the center was founded in 1986. Smarr’s goal was to provide the research community with a “Seamless Web” linking the user interface on the workstation and supercomputers. By 1988, NCSA’s vision

Invited Talk Preview: “China’s Effort on Exascale Computing: Current Status and Perspectives” by Beihang University’s Depei Qian

Speaker: Depei Qian Time: Wednesday, November 14th, 11:15am – 12pm Location: Exhibit Hall B Abstract: Description: After a brief introduction to the key project on HPC under the national key R&D program, this talk focuses on the progress made by the key project, including the exascale prototype system development, the HPC applications and enabling platforms

Invited Talk Profile: “Urban Energy Science and High Performance Computing” by LBNL’s Mary Ann Piette

Pesenter: Mary Ann Piette from Lawrence Berkley National Lab (LBNL) Time: Wednesday, November 14th, 4:15pm-5pm Location: Exhibit Hall B Abstract: “Urban Energy Science and High Performance Computing” will cover current research to evaluate how to reduce energy use in cities and report on progress of exascale computing funded by the U.S. Department of Energy. Several national laboratories

Workshops Focus: An Impressive Line-up for SC18

Once again, the HPC community responded strongly to our call for insightful and engaging content for workshops. As a reminder or for those who are new, workshops provide a focused, in-depth venue for HPC presentations, discussions, interactions, and hands-on activities. Many workshops run “mini-conferences” on a specific theme. Workshop proposals are peer-reviewed and selected with

Invited Talk Preview: “Intelligence at the Edge: How the Internet of Things and HPC Connect in the Computing Continuum” by Pete Beckman

Presenter: Pete Beckman, Argonne National Laboratory Time: Thursday, November 15th, 10:30am-11:15am Location: Exhibit Hall B Abstract: The number of network-connected devices (sensors, actuators, instruments, computers, and data stores) now substantially exceeds the number of humans on this planet. Billions of things that sense, think, and act are connected to a planet-spanning network of cloud and

Computing4Change: Bringing Students to HPC to Change the World

ACM’s Special Interest Group on High Performance Computing (SIGHPC) recently announced the 16 undergraduates chosen to compete in the inaugural Computing4Change competition. Co-located with the SC18 conference in Dallas, TX, Computing4Change introduces students to the potential of computing to create positive change in our society. Students learn to work as part of a team, applying

2018 ACM SIGHPC Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award

SIGHPC’s Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award is given each year for the best doctoral dissertation completed in high performance computing (HPC). This award is open to students studying anywhere in the world who have completed a PhD dissertation with HPC as a central research theme. Nominations open:    June 1, 2018 Nominations close:    August 1, 2018 Winners announced:

Get Involved: Call for Interest in SC Leadership Role – General Chair

The SC Steering Committee is seeking future leaders for the SC Conference Series   Conference General Chair Nominations for the SC21 General Chair are now open and will close on June 30, 2018. To nominate a person (or yourself) for the position, send an email providing the candidate’s name, a short paragraph describing how the

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