Switzerland at SC11 in Seattle

Once again CSCS together with several other representatives of Swiss universities and institutes goes to Supercomputing 2011.  This year conference is held in Seattle, WA from November 12th to 18th. The Swiss contributions to Supercomuting are various and in several categories.  Moreover, CSCS is involved in panels committees, in several Birds-of-Feather sessions, and has several papers submitted.

Once again there will be a Swiss Booth at the exhibition organized together with hpc-ch (booth number 5615).

Herein is a more detailed list of the contributions:

  • Scientific Visualization Showcase, “The Reversing Magnetic Field of Planet Earth” by Jean M. Favre (CSCS), Jon Rotvig (ETHZ), Andrew Jackson (ETHZ): This showcase will be presented at SC11 in a museum/art exhibit-style environment so that attendees can experience and enjoy the latest in science and engineering HPC results expressed through state-of-the-art visualization technologies.
  • Birds-of-Feather (BOF) are informal group of discussions where experts in different disciplines are meeting to discuss and exchange important ideas. CSCS is involved in two of such sesssions :
    • Scalable Heterogeneous Computing Forum, Jeff Vetter and Sadaf Alam (CSCS)
    • Parallel Communication and I/O Interfaces for Accelerators: HPC Advisory Council Special Interest Group, Gilad Shainer and Sadaf Alam (CSCS)
  • “rCUDA demonstration at Mellanox’s buzz” by Antonio Penya at the exhibit floor
  • Poster: “Autotuning for communication bound scientific kernels” by Adrian Tineo (CSCS) and Sadaf Alam (CSCS) at the PGAS booth at SC11
  • Paper: “Parallel I/O and the Metadata Wall” by Sadaf Alam, Hussein N El-Harake, Kristopher Howard, Neil Stringfellow and Fabio Verzelloni will be presented at the 6th Parallel Data Storage Workshop (PDSW’11)
  • Paper:”Towards autotuning by alternating communication methods” by Adrian Tineo, Sadaf Alam and Thomas Schulthess will be presented at the 2nd International Workshop on Modeling, Benchmarking and Simulation of High Performance Computing Systems (PMBS11)
  • CSCS Director, Thomas Schulthess and Sadaf Alam are both in the Technical Program Committee
  • SC11 proceedings chair: Sadaf Alam
  • Thomas Schulthess, member of the Gordon Bell Committee