Big Simulation and Big Data
Workshop
at Indiana University | January 9, 2017
1:00 PM, University Club, IMU

About the Workshop

Two major trends in computing systems are the growth in high-performance computing (HPC) with an international exascale initiative and the big data phenomenon with an accompanying cloud infrastructure of well-publicized dramatic and increasing size and sophistication. Our BIG SIMULATION AND BIG DATA WORKSHOP covers and contrasts both trends where the Presidential National Strategic Computing Initiative aims at bringing them together while "reaching for the stars" in computer systems that excel in computational and data science. The final panel will discuss the convergence of big data analytics, simulations and HPC considering many aspects such as hardware, software, applications or algorithms and even broader issues like the business model and education.

Schedule

Time Session
1:00 — 2:00 PM Keynote Talk:
The U.S. Department of Energy Exascale Computing Project: Goals and Challenges [slides]
Dr. Paul Messina
Argonne National Laboratory, USA
2:00 — 2:30 PM Break
2:30 — 3:00 PM CREST Research in Dynamic Adaptive Methods for Extreme Scale Computation [slides]
Thomas Sterling
Indiana University
3:00 — 3:30 PM Exascale Across Scales! [slides]
Shantenu Jha
Rutgers University
3:30 — 4:00 PM Offloading Collective Operations with Programmable Logic
Martin Swany
Indiana University
4:00 — 4:30 PM Accelerating Machine Learning on Emerging Architectures [slides]
Judy Qiu
Indiana University
4:30 — 4:45 PM Break
4:45 — 5:45 PM Panel Discussions
Linking Big Data and Big Simulation
(Moderated by Geoffrey Fox)

Panelists
Paul Messina, Thomas Sterling, Shantenu Jha, Martin Swany, Judy Qiu, Steven Gottlieb

Keynote Speaker — Paul Messina

The Department of Energy Exascale Computing Project - Goals and Challenges

Exascale Computing Project Director
Argonne Distinguished Fellow
Argonne National Laboratory

The U.S. Department of Energy established in 2016 the Exascale Computing Project (ECP) -- a joint project of the DOE Office of Science (DOE-SC) and the DOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) -- that will result in a capable exascale ecosystem and prepare mission critical scientific and engineering applications to take advantage of that ecosystem. This presentation will describe the goals of the ECP, its plans for achieving them, the challenges to be overcome, and its current status, as well as what elements of the exascale ecosystem are outside of the scope of the ECP.

Dr. Paul Messina describes the Exascale Computing Project (ECP) of the U.S. Department of Energy

Thomas Sterling

CREST Research in Dynamic Adaptive Methods for Extreme Scale Computation

Intelligent Systems Engineering
Indiana University

Shantenu Jha

Exascale Across Scales!

Computer Engineering
Rutgers University

Martin Swany

Offloading Collective Operations with Programmable Logic

Intelligent Systems Engineering
Indiana University

Judy Qiu

Accelerating Machine Learning on Emerging Architectures

Intelligent Systems Engineering
Indiana University

Panel Discussions — Moderated by Geoffrey Fox

Panel Discussions: Linking Big Data and Big Simulation

Distinguished professor of Engineering, Computing and Physics
Director, Digital Science Center
Chair, Intelligent Systems Engineering
School of Informatics and Computing
Indiana University

The panel will discuss the convergence of big data analytics, simulations and HPC considering many aspects such as hardware, software, applications or algorithms and even broader issues like the business model and education. We will discuss the recent BDEC Pathways to Convergence draft report and the Digital Science Center suggestion of HPCCloud 3.0  and  High Performance Computing Enhanced Apache Big Data Stack (HPC-ABDS).