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BoF sessions were held Tuesday–Thursday, November 19–21, 2019.

 



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Tuesday, 19 November 2019 expand all · collapse all
TimeTypeSession / PresentationContributorsLocationTagPlan
12:15pm - 1:15pmBirds of a Feather
Birds of a Feather 19th Graph500 List
301-302-303
Performance
Tools
TP
EX
EXH
12:15pm - 1:15pmBirds of a Feather
Birds of a Feather Ask.CI, the Q&A Platform for Research Computing - Recent Developments
503-504
Collaborative Environments
Education
TP
EX
EXH
12:15pm - 1:15pmBirds of a Feather
Birds of a Feather Breaking the Old Rule that HPL Goes with the Pace of the Slowest Node
702
Heterogeneous Systems
Performance
TP
EX
EXH
12:15pm - 1:15pmBirds of a Feather
Birds of a Feather Energy Efficiency Considerations for HPC Procurements
601-603
Energy
Power
State of the Practice
TP
EX
EXH
12:15pm - 1:15pmBirds of a Feather
Birds of a Feather Exchanging Best Practices in Supporting Computational and Data-Intensive Research
704-706
Computational and Data-Intensive (CDI) Methods
Tools
TP
EX
EXH
12:15pm - 1:15pmBirds of a Feather
Birds of a Feather Extreme-Scale Scientific Software Stack (E4S)
405-406-407
Exascale
Package Management
TP
EX
EXH
12:15pm - 1:15pmBirds of a Feather
Birds of a Feather Leading Inclusively - Redefining Effective Leadership in HPC
710
Career Development
Diversity & Inclusion
TP
EX
EXH
12:15pm - 1:15pmBirds of a Feather
Birds of a Feather Machine Learning and HPC in Pharma Research and Development
210-212
Bioinformatics
Computational Biology
Pharmaceutical
TP
EX
EXH
12:15pm - 1:15pmBirds of a Feather
Birds of a Feather MPI 4.0 Is Coming - What Is in It and What Is next?
201-203
MPI
Programming Systems
Runtime Systems
TP
EX
EXH
12:15pm - 1:15pmBirds of a Feather
Birds of a Feather Power API
607
Energy
Power
TP
EX
EXH
12:15pm - 1:15pmBirds of a Feather
Birds of a Feather Quantum Computing at the DOE Laboratories: Status and Future Directions
505
Government Strategies, Programs, and Funding
Quantum Computing
TP
EX
EXH
12:15pm - 1:15pmBirds of a Feather
Birds of a Feather SAGE2 11th Annual International SC BOF: Scalable Amplified Group Environment for Global Collaboration
708
Collaborative Environments
Emerging Tools enabling HPC Training and Education
TP
EX
EXH
12:15pm - 1:15pmBirds of a Feather
Birds of a Feather SIGHPC Annual Member Meeting
401-402-403-404
HPC
SIGHPC Workshop
TP
EX
EXH
12:15pm - 1:15pmBirds of a Feather
Birds of a Feather The IO-500 and the Virtual Institute of I/O
205-207
Data Analytics
Storage
Visualization
TP
EX
EXH
12:15pm - 1:15pmBirds of a Feather
Birds of a Feather Unified Communication X (UCX) Community
605
Architectures
Networks
System Software
TP
EX
EXH
12:15pm - 1:15pmBirds of a Feather
Birds of a Feather User-Level Threads for Performant and Portable HPC
501-502
Collaborative Environments
Programming Systems
TP
EX
EXH
5:15pm - 6:45pmBirds of a Feather
Birds of a Feather AIBench: Toward a Comprehensive AI Benchmark Suite for HPC, Datacenter, Edge, and IoT
503-504
AI
Benchmarks
Big Data
HPC
TP
EX
EXH
5:15pm - 6:45pmBirds of a Feather
Birds of a Feather Americas HPC Collaboration
607
Collaborative Environments
HPC
TP
EX
EXH
5:15pm - 6:45pmBirds of a Feather
Birds of a Feather Can Arm Take the Lead in HPC?
301-302-303
Architectures
HPC
State of the Practice
TP
EX
EXH
5:15pm - 6:45pmBirds of a Feather
Birds of a Feather Ceph in HPC Environments
601-603
Data Analytics
Storage
Visualization
TP
EX
EXH
5:15pm - 6:45pmBirds of a Feather
Birds of a Feather Cloud Federation for Large-Scale Collaborations
210-212
Cloud Federation
Clouds and Distributed Computing
Collaborative Environments
TP
EX
EXH
5:15pm - 6:45pmBirds of a Feather
Birds of a Feather Community Building for Sustainable and Scalable HPC Outreach
705-707-709
Community Engagement
Education
HPC
TP
EX
EXH
5:15pm - 6:45pmBirds of a Feather
Birds of a Feather Designing and Building Next-Generation Computer Systems for Deep Learning
505
Machine Learning
TP
EX
EXH
5:15pm - 6:45pmBirds of a Feather
Birds of a Feather Enabling Data Services for HPC
501-502
Data Analytics
Storage
Visualization
TP
EX
EXH
5:15pm - 6:45pmBirds of a Feather
Birds of a Feather Global Research Platform (GRP): Creating Worldwide Advanced Services and Infrastructure for Science
710
Collaborative Environments
Distributed Services
TP
EX
EXH
5:15pm - 6:45pmBirds of a Feather
Birds of a Feather HDF5 and Its role in Exascale, Cloud, and Object Stores
405-406-407
Data Analytics
Storage
Visualization
TP
EX
EXH
5:15pm - 6:45pmBirds of a Feather
Birds of a Feather Heterogeneous and Distributed ISO C++ for HPC Status and Directions
401-402-403-404
System Software
TP
EX
EXH
5:15pm - 6:45pmBirds of a Feather
Birds of a Feather Looking Ahead to Tape Technology’s Role in HPC – Future Advancements, Challenges, and Roadmap
605
Algorithms
Storage
Visualization
TP
EX
EXH
5:15pm - 6:45pmBirds of a Feather
Birds of a Feather Lustre Community BoF: Lustre in HPC, AI, and the Cloud
205-207
Data Analytics
Storage
Visualization
TP
EX
EXH
5:15pm - 6:45pmBirds of a Feather
Birds of a Feather Machine-Learning Hardware: Architecture, System Interfaces, and Programming Models
704-706
Architectures
Hardware
Machine Learning
TP
EX
EXH
5:15pm - 6:45pmBirds of a Feather
Birds of a Feather OpenACC API User Experience, Vendor Reaction, Relevance, and Roadmap
702
Programming Systems
TP
EX
EXH
5:15pm - 6:45pmBirds of a Feather
Birds of a Feather OpenSHMEM: State of the Union 2019
708
State of the Practice
TP
EX
EXH
5:15pm - 6:45pmBirds of a Feather
Birds of a Feather The Future of NSF Supported Advanced Cyberinfrastructure
201-203
Government Strategies, Programs, and Funding
State of the Practice
TP
EX
EXH
5:15pm - 6:45pmBirds of a Feather
Birds of a Feather TOP500 Supercomputers
Mile High Ballroom
Benchmarks
Energy
Power
top500
TP
EX
EXH
Wednesday, 20 November 2019 expand all · collapse all
TimeTypeSession / PresentationContributorsLocationTagPlan
12:15pm - 1:15pmBirds of a Feather
Birds of a Feather BeeGFS – Architecture, Innovative Implementations, and Development Plans
301-302-303
BeeGFS
File Systems
TP
EX
EXH
12:15pm - 1:15pmBirds of a Feather
Birds of a Feather Charting the PMIx Roadmap
210-212
Exascale
System Software
TP
EX
EXH
12:15pm - 1:15pmBirds of a Feather
Birds of a Feather Emerging Technologies and HPC Education, Outreach, and Training: Challenges and Opportunities
503-504
Education
SigHPC Chapter
Training
TP
EX
EXH
12:15pm - 1:15pmBirds of a Feather
Birds of a Feather Getting Scientific Software Installed
405-406-407
State of the Practice
TP
EX
EXH
12:15pm - 1:15pmBirds of a Feather
Birds of a Feather HPC PowerStack: Community-Driven Collaboration on Power-Aware System Stack
710
Energy
Power
System Software
TP
EX
EXH
12:15pm - 1:15pmBirds of a Feather
Birds of a Feather Impacting Cancer with HPC: Challenges and Opportunities
205-207
Applications
TP
EX
EXH
12:15pm - 1:15pmBirds of a Feather
Birds of a Feather InfiniBand In-Network Computing Technology and Roadmap
704-706
Architectures
Networks
TP
EX
EXH
12:15pm - 1:15pmBirds of a Feather
Birds of a Feather Open MPI State of the Union 2019
201-203
MPI
System Software
TP
EX
EXH
12:15pm - 1:15pmBirds of a Feather
Birds of a Feather Open OnDemand User Group Meeting
607
Collaborative Environments
Interactive HPC
System Software
TP
EX
EXH
12:15pm - 1:15pmBirds of a Feather
Birds of a Feather OpenHPC Community BoF
401-402-403-404
Package Management
TP
EX
EXH
12:15pm - 1:15pmBirds of a Feather
Birds of a Feather PBS Pro Open Source Project Community BoF
705-707-709
System Software
TP
EX
EXH
12:15pm - 1:15pmBirds of a Feather
Birds of a Feather Sisyphus’ Work: Adapting Applications to New HPC Architectures - a European Perspective.
501-502
Applications
Architectures
euroHPC
Extreme Scale Computing
TP
EX
EXH
12:15pm - 1:15pmBirds of a Feather
Birds of a Feather SOLAR Consortium: Accelerated Ray Tracing for Scientific Simulations
505
Accelerators
Ray Tracing
Scientific Computing
TP
EX
EXH
12:15pm - 1:15pmBirds of a Feather
Birds of a Feather The National Academies’ Report on Reproducibility and Replicability in Science: Inspirations for the SC Reproducibility Initiative
601-603
Government Strategies, Programs, and Funding
Reproducibility
TP
EX
EXH
12:15pm - 1:15pmBirds of a Feather
Birds of a Feather Training and Education for HPC System Administrators: How Can We Do Better?
708
Education
System Administration
TP
EX
EXH
12:15pm - 1:15pmBirds of a Feather
Birds of a Feather U.S. Strategic Computing – An Update
702
Government Strategies, Programs, and Funding
TP
EX
EXH
12:15pm - 1:15pmBirds of a Feather
Birds of a Feather With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility: Ethics in HPC
605
Education
Ethics
TP
EX
EXH
5:15pm - 6:45pmBirds of a Feather
Birds of a Feather Achieving Performance on Current and Future Large-Scale Intel-Based Systems
201-203
Algorithms
Applications
Intel-Based Systems
TP
EX
EXH
5:15pm - 6:45pmBirds of a Feather
Birds of a Feather Analyzing Parallel I/O
210-212
Performance
Tools
TP
EX
EXH
5:15pm - 6:45pmBirds of a Feather
Birds of a Feather Big Data and Exascale Computing (BDEC2) Community Roundtable
704-706
Big Data
Community Engagement
Emerging Technologies
TP
EX
EXH
5:15pm - 6:45pmBirds of a Feather
Birds of a Feather Challenges and Opportunities in Academic HPC Systems Research in 2030
708
Emerging Technologies
Exascale
TP
EX
EXH
5:15pm - 6:45pmBirds of a Feather
Birds of a Feather Cloud and Open Infrastructure Solutions To Run HPC Workloads
601-603
Clouds and Distributed Computing
TP
EX
EXH
5:15pm - 6:45pmBirds of a Feather
Birds of a Feather Containers in HPC
405-406-407
System Software
TP
EX
EXH
5:15pm - 6:45pmBirds of a Feather
Birds of a Feather Engaging the DoD High Performance Computing Modernization Program (HPCMP)
401-402-403-404
Government Strategies, Programs, and Funding
HPC
TP
EX
EXH
5:15pm - 6:45pmBirds of a Feather
Birds of a Feather HPC Graph Toolkits and the GraphBLAS Forum
605
Data Analytics
Storage
Visualization
TP
EX
EXH
5:15pm - 6:45pmBirds of a Feather
Birds of a Feather LLVM in HPC: Exciting Developments Again This Year!
501-502
Programming Systems
TP
EX
EXH
5:15pm - 6:45pmBirds of a Feather
Birds of a Feather MPICH: A High­ Performance Open­-Source MPI Implementation
702
MPI
System Software
TP
EX
EXH
5:15pm - 6:45pmBirds of a Feather
Birds of a Feather Multi-Level Memory and Storage for HPC, Data Analytics, and AI
607
Architectures
Networks
TP
EX
EXH
5:15pm - 6:45pmBirds of a Feather
Birds of a Feather OpenMP API Version 5.0 - State of the Union
205-207
Programming Systems
TP
EX
EXH
5:15pm - 6:45pmBirds of a Feather
Birds of a Feather Reconfigurable/FPGA Clusters for High Performance Computing
505
FPGA
Reconfigurable Computing
TP
EX
EXH
5:15pm - 6:45pmBirds of a Feather
Birds of a Feather Software Engineering and Reuse in Modeling, Simulation, and Data Analytics for Science and Engineering
710
Scientific Computing
Software Engineering
TP
EX
EXH
5:15pm - 6:45pmBirds of a Feather
Birds of a Feather The Green 500: Trends in Energy Efficient Supercomputing
503-504
Benchmarks
Energy
graph500
HPC
Power
TP
EX
EXH
Thursday, 21 November 2019 expand all · collapse all
TimeTypeSession / PresentationContributorsLocationTagPlan
12:15pm - 1:15pmBirds of a Feather
Birds of a Feather Advanced Architecture Testbeds: Community Resources for Enhanced HPC Research
710
Architectures
Networks
TP
EX
EXH
12:15pm - 1:15pmBirds of a Feather
Birds of a Feather Benchmarking Machine Learning Ecosystem on HPC Systems
708
Benchmarks
HPC
Machine Learning
TP
EX
EXH
12:15pm - 1:15pmBirds of a Feather
Birds of a Feather Charm++ and AMPI: Adaptive and Asynchronous Parallel Programming
605
MPI
Programming Systems
System Software
TP
EX
EXH
12:15pm - 1:15pmBirds of a Feather
Birds of a Feather European HPC Ecosystem Summit
601-603
Collaborative Environments
euroHPC
Government Strategies, Programs, and Funding
TP
EX
EXH
12:15pm - 1:15pmBirds of a Feather
Birds of a Feather HPC System Testing: Procedures, Acceptance, Regression Testing, and Automation
607
Best Practices
State of the Practice
System Testing
TP
EX
EXH
12:15pm - 1:15pmBirds of a Feather
Birds of a Feather HPCG Benchmark Update
704-706
Performance
Tools
TP
EX
EXH
12:15pm - 1:15pmBirds of a Feather
Birds of a Feather Khronos SYCL Heterogeneous C++ Status and Directions
501-502
Heterogeneous Systems
Parallel Programming Languages, Libraries, and Models
Programming Systems
TP
EX
EXH
12:15pm - 1:15pmBirds of a Feather
Birds of a Feather Knowledge Is Power: Unleashing the Potential of Your Archives Through Metadata
301-302-303
Data Analytics
Data Management
TP
EX
EXH
12:15pm - 1:15pmBirds of a Feather
Birds of a Feather MLPerf: A Benchmark for Machine Learning
201-203
AI
Benchmarks
Machine Learning
TP
EX
EXH
12:15pm - 1:15pmBirds of a Feather
Birds of a Feather Operational Data Analytics
205-207
Data Analytics
Energy
HPC Center Planning and Operations
Power
TP
EX
EXH
12:15pm - 1:15pmBirds of a Feather
Birds of a Feather Python for High Performance and Scientific Computing
705-707-709
Applications
Programming Systems
Python
Scientific Computing
TP
EX
EXH
12:15pm - 1:15pmBirds of a Feather
Birds of a Feather Quality Assurance and Coding Standards for Parallel Software
505
Coding Standards
Parallel Application Frameworks
Software Engineering
TP
EX
EXH
12:15pm - 1:15pmBirds of a Feather
Birds of a Feather Science and Technology Requirements for Leadership Computing in Open Science
702
HPC Center Planning and Operations
Requirements
Scientific Computing
TP
EX
EXH
12:15pm - 1:15pmBirds of a Feather
Birds of a Feather Slurm Community BoF
401-402-403-404
System Software
TP
EX
EXH
12:15pm - 1:15pmBirds of a Feather
Birds of a Feather Spack Community BoF
503-504
Scientific Computing
Software Engineering
TP
EX
EXH
12:15pm - 1:15pmBirds of a Feather
Birds of a Feather TCHPC Career Panel
210-212
Education
TP
EX
EXH
12:15pm - 1:15pmBirds of a Feather
Birds of a Feather Whither Advanced Scientific Computing After Exascale Is Achieved?
405-406-407
Exascale
Scientific Computing
TP
EX
EXH
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