bwbug: HPC Related Conference at George Washington University

Michael Fitzmaurice Michael.Fitzmaurice at gtsi.com
Thu Sep 28 08:54:45 PDT 2006


Please forgive the third email in as many days. However a very important
HPC related conference will be held at George Washington University
October 3-4th

 

Thomas Sterling, one of the co founders of the Beowulf Projects at NASA
Goddard will be one of the speakers.

 

The Second Partitioned Global Address Space (PGAS) Programming Models
Conference (PGAS 2006)
Cafritz Conference Center/Marvin Center
The George Washington University
800 21st Street NW
Grand Ballroom
http://www.ahpcrc.org/conferences/PGAS2006/
<http://www.ahpcrc.org/conferences/PGAS2006/> 

 
Preliminary Program 

Tuesday, 3 October 2006 
07:00 - 08:00 Registration and Breakfast 
08:00 - 08:15 Welcome, Conference Co-Chairs
 Paul Muzio 
 AHPCRC-NCSI 
 Tarek El-Ghazawi 
 The George Washington University 
  
  
08:15 - 09:00 Keynote Address: Towards a New Parallel Execution Model
for PGAS Architectures 
 Thomas Sterling 
 Louisiana State University 
SESSION 1: Innovative Applications that Use the PGAS Programming Model 

 Chair: David Doherty  
 AHPCRC  
09:00 - 09:25 Complex Fluid-Structure Interaction Simulations Enabled by
PGAS Concepts and UPC 
 Andrew Johnson 
 AHPCRC-NCSI 
09:25 - 09:50 A Case Study of Programmability and Performance of the
Titanium Language 
 Tong Wen, Jimmy Su, Phillip Colella and Katherine Yelick 
 Lawrence Berkeley National Lab and University of California, Berkeley 
09:50 - 10:05 Break 
10:05 - 10:30 Using Co-Array Fortran to Implement Fine-Grain Dynamic
Load Balancing in EPIC 
 Jef Dawson 
 AHPCRC-NCSI 
10:30 - 10:55 Parallelizing Multiscale and Multigranular Spatial Data
Mining Algorithms 
 Vijay Gandhi, Mete Celik, and Shashi Shekhar 
 AHPCRC-University of Minnesota 
10:55 - 11:20 Parallel Out-of-Core Programming in MATLAB(r) Using the
PGAS Model 
 Hahn Kim and Jeremy Kepner 
 MIT Lincoln Laboratory 
 
11:30 - 13:00 Lunch 
SESSION 2: New Developments in PGAS 
 Chair: Jeremy Kepner  
 MIT Lincoln Laboratory  
13:00 - 13:25 Towards a Sequentially Consistent Memory Model for PGAS
Languages 
 Amir Kamil, Jimmy Su, and Katherine Yelick 
 University of California, Berkeley 
13:25 - 13:50 The UPC-IO Library, Specification and Reference
Implementation 
 Yiyi Yao, Kun Xi, Tarek El-Ghazawi, and Rajeev Thakur 
 The George Washington University and Argonne National Laboratory 
13:50 - 14:15 Enhancing the expressiveness, programmability and
performance of Co-array Fortran 
 Yuri Dotsenko and John Mellor-Crummey 
 Rice University 
14:15 - 14:40 Cooperative Multithreading and Remote Function Invocation
in UPC 
 Parry Husbands, Esmond Ng, and Katherine Yelick 
 Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory 
14:40 - 15:05 Atomic Memory Operations for PGAS programming 
 Phillip R. Merkey 
 Michigan Tech 
 
15:05 - 15:20 Break 
SESSION 3: HPCS Languages Update 
15:20 - 15:25 Introduction 
 Rusty Lusk, Chair 
 Argonne National Laboratory 
15:25 - 15:50 Programming Scientific Computations in X10 
 Tong Wen, Vijay Saraswat, and Vivek Sarkar 
 IBM 
15:50 - 16:15 Early Experiences with Chapel 
 Brad Chamberlain 
 Cray Inc. 
16:15 - 16:40 Fortress from the Programmer's Perspective 
 Jan-Willem Maessen and Christine Flood 
 Sun 
16:40 - 17:05 What's in it for the Users? Looking Toward the HPCS
Languages and Beyond 
 David Bernholdt, Wael Elwasif, and Robert Harrison 
 Oak Ridge National Laboratory 
17:05 - 17:30 HPCS Language Workshop Report: Findings and Plans for HPCS
Language Development 
 Katherine Yelick and Rusty Lusk 
 Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and Argonne National Laboratory 
 
18:30 Banquet 
 The Hotel Washington  
 15th & Pennsylvania Ave. N.W.  
Wednesday, 4 October 2006 
07:00 - 08:30 Breakfast 
POSTER SESSION  
07:00 - 08:30  
 
 One-Sided UPC Collectives 
 Steve Seidel 
 Michigan Tech. U. 
 
 Sourcery VSIPL++ - A Library Providing Parallel Global Array Semantics 
 Jules Bergmann 
 CodeSourcery, Inc. 
 
 Parallel Global Address Space Framework with Multiple Inter-Operable
Abstractions 
 Sriram Krishnamoorthy, Brian Larkins, Atanas Rountev, P. Sadayappan,
Jarek Nieplocha, and Robert J. Harrison 
 The Ohio State University, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, and
Oak Ridge National Laboratory 
 
 A Parallel Global Address Space Framework for MATLAB(r) 
 Rajkiran Panuganti, Muthu Baskaran, David Hudak, Ashok Krishnamurthy,
Jarek Nieplocha, Atanas Rountev, and P. Sadayappan 
 The Ohio State University and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory 
 
 A Demonstration of the GASP Tool Interface and the PPW Performance Tool

 Adam Leko, Hung-Hsun Su, Dan Bonachea, Max Billingsley III, Hans
Sherburne, Bryan Golden and Alan D. George  
 University of Florida and University of California, Berkeley 
 
SESSION 4: PGAS Tools  
 Chair: Tarek El-Ghazawi  
 The George Washington University  
08:30 - 08:55 pMapper: Automatically Partitioning the Global Address
Space 
 Nadya Travinin Bliss and Sanjeev Mohindra 
 MIT Lincoln Laboratory 
08:55 - 09:20 Performance Analysis Tools for Partitioned
Global-Address-Space Programming 
 Adam Leko, Hung-Hsun Su, Dan Bonachea, Max Billingsley III, Hans
Sherburne, Bryan Golden and Alan D. George 
 University of Florida and University of California, Berkeley 
09:20 - 09:45 Strong Scaling Analysis of CAF Codes Using Calling
Contexts 
 Cristian Coarfa, Nathan Froyd, Fengmei Zhao, and John Mellor-Crummey 
 Rice University  
 
09:45 - 10:00 Break 
SESSION 5: PGAS Optimization and Performance 
 Chair: Lauren Smith  
 Department of Defense  
10:00 - 10:25 Efficient Point-to-point Synchronization in UPC 
 Dan Bonachea, Rajesh Nishtala, Paul Hargrove, and Katherine Yelick 
 University of California, Berkeley 
10:25 - 10:50 Exploring the Performance, Efficiency, and Complexity of
PGAS Languages with Apex-MAP 
 Erich Strohmaier and Hongzhang Shan 
 Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory 
10:50 - 11:15 A Performance Comparison of UPC vs MPI and OpenMP 
 Jason Beech-Brandt and Andrew Johnson 
 AHPCRC-NCSI 
CLOSING PANEL DISCUSSION: What Do We Need from Hardware Designers to
Support PGAS Performance?  
11:15 - 12:30 
  
 William Carlson, Chair 
 IDA Center for Computing Sciences 
  
 Richard Walsh 
 AHPCRC-NCSI 
  
 Greg Titus 
 Cray Inc. 
  
 Dan Bonachea 
 University of California, Berkeley 
  
 Patrick Geoffray 
 Myricom, Inc. 
 
 

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