Interactive High-Performance Computing SC 2019 Workshop

Third Workshop on Interactive High-Performance Computing

November 18, 2019, 9:00am-12:30pm, Room 506, Colorado Convention Center, Denver, Colorado

Held in conjunction with SC19: The International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis

4 weeks of free access for workshop participants, with this link

Interactive exploration and analysis of large data sets, intelligent simulation workflows that combine interactive analysis and AI techniques with modeling and simulation, interactive preparation and debugging of large-scale scientific simulations, in-situ visualization, and application steering are all compelling scenarios for High Performance Computing sytems. However, a range of technical, organizational, and sociological challenges must be overcome to make these interactive workflows mainstream in HPC centers: What simulation scenarios or problem domains can benefit most from interactivity? How can we simplify the toolchain? What center policies are needed to support highly interactive workflows? The goal of this workshop is to bring together domain scientists, tool developers, and HPC center administrators to identify the scientific impact and technical challenges of highly interactive access to HPC resources.


November 18, 9:00am-12:30pm

9:00-9:10 Welcome and Introduction

9:10-9:35 Accelerating Experimental Science Using Jupyter and NERSC HPC (Matthew L. Henderson, William Krinsman, Shreyas Cholia, Rollin Thomas, Trevor Slaton)

9:35-10:00 Interactive Supercomputing for Experimental Data-Driven Workflows (Sadaf R. Alam, Maxime Martinasso, Mark Klein, Siew Hoon (Cerlane) Leong)

10:00-10:30 Morning Break

10:30-10:55 Portals for Interactive Steering of HPC Workflows (Robert E. Settlage, Srijith Rajamohan, Kevin Lahmers, Alan Chalker, Eric Franz, Steve Gallo, David Hudak)

10:55-11:20 Pangeo Ecosystem, Interactive Computing Tools for Geosciences: Benchmark on HPC (Tina E. Odaka, Anderson Banihirwe, Guillaume Eynard-Bontemps, Aurelien Ponte, Guillaume Maze, Kevin Paul, Jared Baker, Ryan Abernathey) [slides]

11:20-12:20 Interactivity Use Case Panel Discussion

      • Nick Brown, EPCC [slides]
      • Mike Merrill, DOD [slides]
      • Maxime Martinasso, CSCS
      • Ian Colle, AWS HPC and Visualization

12:20-12:30 Wrap-up and next steps

Program Committee

Dr. Sadaf Alam, CSCS

Dr. Nicola Ferrier, Argonne National Laboratory

Dr. Peter Messmer, NVIDIA

Dr. Albert Reuther, MIT Lincoln Laboratory

Dr. Michael Ringenburg, Cray Inc.

Mr. John Stone, U. Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


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