2013 NCSA Private Sector Program Annual Meeting


2013 NCSA Private Sector Program Annual Meeting


All activities will be held at the NCSA Building, 1205 W. Clark St., Urbana, Illinois, unless otherwise noted.

Monday, May 13

2:30 p.m.
Tours—National Petascale Computing Facility
(transportation will not be provided to the NPCF)
5:00 p.m.
Public Reception
NCSA Atrium

Tuesday, May 14

8:00 a.m.
Private Sector Program Partners-only Meeting
NCSA Room 1040

Annual Meeting Begins

NCSA Atrium
1:15 p.m.
Welcoming Remarks
Merle Giles
Director, NCSA Private Sector Program and Economic Development
1:45 p.m.
Blue Waters: Sustained Petascale Performance
Moderator: Cristina Beldica, Deputy Blue Waters Project Manager
Presenter: PRAC awardee Brian O'Shea, Michigan State University
Presenter: PRAC awardee Klaus Schulten, NAMD, University of Illinois
Panelists: Brian O'Shea, Klaus Schulten, Manisha Gajbe, Kalyana Chadalavada, Adam Slagell
The impact of Blue Waters on science has already been tremendous. Two petascale project teams will join staff from NCSA in describing these efforts and the road to success.
3:30 p.m.
From iForge to Blue Waters: The Full Spectrum of HPC
Evan Burness, Private Sector Project Manager; Seid Koric, FEA Applications Support Lead; Ahmed Taha, CFD Applications Support Lead
Engineering and data-driven breakthroughs, cutting-edge technologies, and pushing the boundaries of what "HPC" means are all part of the spectrum of resources and services at NCSA.
4:30 p.m.
Blue Waters from a Management Perspective
Bill Kramer
NCSA Blue Waters Deputy Director
The Blue Waters Project is very special in ways that are not obvious, and it took a very special team to make sustained petascale computing actually happen.
6:15 p.m.
Reception and Dinner
Colonnades Room, Memorial Stadium

** Shuttles will run between 6:00-6:30 p.m. from NCSA to Memorial Stadium (1402 South First Street, Champaign), returning after dinner. If you choose to drive, metered parking—free after 5:00 p.m.—is available near Memorial Stadium at the Activities and Recreation Center (201 E. Peabody Drive, Champaign). **

Wednesday, May 15

8:45 a.m.
Day 1 Recap
Merle Giles
Director, NCSA Private Sector Program and Economic Development
9:00 a.m.
Industrial Petascale Computing at BP
Keith Gray
Petascale computing is now a competitive asset for some of the world's largest companies. BP's Keith Gray shares some thoughts on this transition and lessons learned from deploying one of the world's most powerful supercomputers.
9:45 a.m.
Cyber-Physical Manufacturing
Bill King
UIUC Professor of Nanotechnology
Precision manufacturing and supercomputing may seem like strange bedfellows, but may represent the next industrial revolution.
10:30 a.m.
11:00 a.m.
Data Integration and the Digital Manufacturing Commons
Peter Koudal
GE Global Research Center
High-performance, distributed data integration supports the modern production supply chain.
1:00 p.m.
Panel: High-Performance Workflows Matter
Moderator: Evan Burness, NCSA
Panelists: Erik Scott, BHP Billiton; Todd Simons, Rolls-Royce; Maury Leysens, Pioneer DuPont; Don Petravick, Dark Energy Survey
Competitiveness requires more than FLOP/s. Panelists will discuss issues of modeling preparation, visualization, desktop-to-data center, and more.
1:45 p.m.
The ROI for Accelerating Science, Engineering, and Productivity
Moderator: Merle Giles, NCSA
Panelists: Alice Popescu-Gatlan, Deere; Tom Lange, P&G; Rick Arthur, GE; Keith Gray, BP; Ram Rajagopalan, ExxonMobil Upstream Research
The C-Level corporate conversation often differs from the R&D and technical conversation. But in what ways? And just how important is ROI as a measure of success?
2:30 p.m.
How Data Challenges are Changing Industrial HPC
Moderator: Evan Burness, NCSA
Panelists: Don Petravick, Dark Energy Survey; Alex Parga, NCSA Storage Engineering; Michelle Butler, NCSA Storage Engineering Lead; Chris Fields, NCSA Biosciences; Tim Boerner, NCSA Networking
Big Data and data-intensive computing challenge our classical modeling and simulation paradigm. How is NCSA helping industrial partners overcome these challenges?
3:15 p.m.
3:45 p.m.
Blue Ribbon Panel
Moderator: Merle Giles, NCSA
Panelists: Rob Rutenbar, UIUC Department Head, Computer Science; Bill Kramer, NCSA Blue Waters Deputy Director; Roy Campbell, UIUC Computer Science Professor; Jiawei Han, UIUC Computer Science Professor
What grand challenges lie ahead with regard to data, science, and computing? How can academia, industry, and government collaborate effectively to overcome these hurdles?
6:30 p.m.
Reception and Dinner
Artwick Country Mansion, Mahomet, IL

** Buses will depart NCSA at 6:00 and 6:30pm to this distinctive English Arts and Crafts-style mansion in rural Mahomet. Buses will return at 9:00 and 9:30pm. **

Thursday, May 16

PSP Annual Meeting Software Workshop

Software Infrastructure for Sustained Innovation
How do government, industry, and universities work together to develop and deploy high-performance software? What new metrics are required for success? What new funding models are required?
8:30 a.m.
Definition of Expected Outcomes
Merle Giles, NCSA; Anshu Dubey, LBNL; Rick Arthur, GE
8:45 a.m.
Future HPC Platforms
Wen-mei Hwu
9:15 a.m.
NAMD Optimizations on Blue Waters
Jim Phillips
9:45 a.m.
Summary of Previous SI2 Workshop
Anshu Dubey
10:15 a.m.
10:45 a.m.
State of Programming Models and Code Transformations on Heterogeneous Platforms
Boyana Norris
11:15 a.m.
Code Performance: Is it the Physics, Algorithm, or Machine?
Moderator: Paul Hovland, ANL
Panelists: Steve Brandt, LSU; Bill Gropp, UIUC/NCSA; Keven Hofstetter, Caterpillar; Matthew Thibault, UChicago; Sanjay Kale, UIUC; J Ramanujam, LSU
12:15 p.m.
1:00 p.m.
Software Accountability for Sustainability, Support, IP...
Moderator: Merle Giles, NCSA
Panelists: Irene Qualters, NSF; Rick Arthur, GE; Jef Dawson, Cray; Chao Mei, Intel; Paul Fussell, Boeing; Dave Jackson, Adaptive Computing; Dennis Beckmann, BP; Mark Brandyberry, ILRocstar
3:00 p.m.
3:15 p.m.
Performance Issues from an Industry Perspective/Research Perspective: Are They Identical? Metrics of Success in a Petascale World: What Does At-Scale Mean?
Moderator: Rick Arthur, GE
Panelists: Jef Dawson, Cray; Paul Fussell, Boeing; Keven Hofstetter, Caterpillar; Andy Jones, NAG; Alan Wild, ExxonMobil; Brian O'Shea, MSU
5:00 p.m.
Reception and Dinner
NCSA Atrium

Friday, May 17

PSP Annual Meeting Software Workshop (continued)

8:30 a.m.
NSF Strategic Intent for a National Software Innovation Institute
Dan Katz
9:00 a.m.
How Would We Define High-Value in a Software Innovation Institute?
Bill Gropp
10:00 a.m.
A Software Development SWAT Team Perspective
Allen McPherson, LANL; Brian Van Straalen, LBNL; Boyana Norris, ANL; Pavan Balaji, ANL; Richard Brower, Boston University
12:30 p.m.
Leadership Wrap-up and Report Writing