2015 NCSA Private Sector Program Annual Meeting

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2015 NCSA Private Sector Program Annual Meeting

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

Tuesday, May 5 — Current PSP Partners Only

Opening Session — Room 1030



8:00 a.m.
Welcoming Remarks
Merle Giles, PSP Director
8:45 a.m.
Thematic Introduction - Relevant Scale HPC At what scale can HPC change the behavior, capability, and competitiveness of a company? Is there one relevant scale or multiple levels? Is it the same for all sectors? What is the impact at a technical and strategic level?

These questions touch on the theme of this year's PSP Annual Meeting, and will be first introduced to technical and strategic leaders during the partners-only meeting.
9:45 a.m.
Break

Strategy Workshops — Room 1030



10:00 a.m.
Relevant Scale — Observations & Opportunities
Merle Giles
10:30 a.m.
Breakout Sessions — Sector Specific
11:30 a.m.
Presentations from Partners
Noon
Lunch
1:00 p.m.
Presentations from Partners (continued)
2:30 p.m.
Synthesis — Commonalities & Differences
3:30 p.m.
Break
3:45 p.m.
Discussion — Relevant Scale Opportunities

Technical Workshops — Room 1040



10:00 a.m.
Breakthroughs — Structures (FEA) & Geophysics
Seid Koric and Qiyue Lu, NCSA
10:30 a.m.
Breakthroughs — Fluids (CFD)
Ahmed Taha and Madhu Vellakal, NCSA
11:00 a.m.
Genetic Variant Calling for Plants & Humans
Liudmila Mainzer, NCSA
11:30 a.m.
Accuracy & Performance of Industrial Genomics Apps
Liudmila Mainzer, NCSA
Noon
Lunch
1:00 p.m.
Future Tech — Burst Buffer Investigation
Alex Parga, NCSA
1:30 p.m.
Future Tech — Advanced Performance Metrics
Ravi Iyer, Coordinated Sciences Lab
2:00 p.m.
Future Tech — Processors & Memory
Madhu Vellakal and Qiyue Lu, NCSA
Mayura Deshmukh, Dell
2:30 p.m.
Break
2:45 p.m.
NCSA Innovative Systems Lab — Site Update
Volodymyr Kindratenko, NCSA
3:30 p.m.
CyberGIS for Advanced Digital & Spatial Studies
Johnathan Rush and Dan LaPine, NCSA
4:00 p.m.
Extreme I/O — Blue Waters Filesystem Update
Michelle Butler, NCSA
4:30 p.m.
HPC Application Profiling & Optimization
Ahmed Taha and Darren Adams, NCSA
5:00 p.m.
HPC Security — Best Practices & Future Research
Randy Butler and Adam Slagell, NCSA

Wednesday, May 6

8:30 a.m.
Welcoming Remarks
Merle Giles, PSP Director
9:15 a.m.
NCSA Vision
Ed Seidel, NCSA Director
9:45 a.m.
Enabling Smart Machines and Tracking Brainwaves During BBQ Tastings at Austin’s SXSW Festival
Lynn DeRose, GE Global Research
GE's research arm set up shop at Austin's SXSW with a 12-foot-tall sensor-laden super smoker and a BBQ tasting room. Tasters wore EEG headbands to track how their brainwaves change when eating savory smoked meat, tangy coleslaw and sweet banana pudding. GE mined the data to determine impact of enabling a "dumb" asset with operation visibility and glean insight about the nuances of flavors. Food and neuroscience converge—who knew?
11:00 a.m.
Collaboration: Industry, ISVs, and NCSA
Moderator: Merle Giles, NCSA
Panelists: Seid Koric and Ahmed Taha, NCSA; Greg Clifford, Cray; Lane Lewis, ANSYS; Steve Feldman, CD-adapco; Prasad Nimmagadda, Simulia DS
This panel will discuss the groundbreaking collaboration model that achieved repeated computational breakthroughs without compromising commercial intellectual property. Panelists will discuss the challenges that had to be overcome, as well as their vision for scaling the collaboration model to a broader set of computing and data problems.
Noon
Lunch
Atrium
1:00 p.m.
Council on Competitiveness Software Working Group Report
Presenter and Moderator: Fred Streitz, Lawrence Livermore National Lab, Software Working Group Chair
Panelists: Chris Mustain, Council on Competitiveness; Mohamad El-Zein, Deere; Merle Giles, NCSA
The Council on Competitiveness hosted three national workshops in 2014 to survey industrial usage barriers to at-scale computing. Workshop takeaways will be shared for the first time publicly, including: shared needs, failure to launch, co-development, production and commercialization challenges, relevant scale computing, optimization, validation concerns, virtual certification, and more.
2:00 p.m.
The Impact of Blue Waters: Breakthroughs & Takeaways
Bill Kramer
NCSA Blue Waters Project Manager
The Blue Waters Project may be the most productive and impactful HPC effort the federal government has ever undertaken for open science. Bill Kramer will discuss the project's notable breakthroughs and takeaways, how the project is improving on these successes, and what it all means for the future of NSF-funded HPC.
3:00 p.m.
Relevant Scales of Computing and Return on Investment
Moderator: Merle Giles, NCSA
Panelists: Don Bretl, P&G; Todd Simons, Rolls-Royce; Jim Mellon, Syngenta; Srinivas Tummarakota, Caterpillar
What good are at-scale breakthroughs if the behavior of those who run simulations never changes enough to impact a company's product? At-scale takeaways—are they fact or fiction?
4:00 p.m.
Data Relevancy, Locality, Diversity & More
Moderator: Michelle Butler, NCSA
Panelists: Dave Fellinger, DDN; Bill Kramer and Don Petravick, NCSA; John Stone, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Per Nyberg, Cray
Data capabilities have quickly become a necessary complement to computing's need for speed. This stellar panel will discuss today's challenges and opportunities to keeping and analyzing data.
5:00 p.m.
Book Sale and Signing by Jane Addams Book Shop: Industrial Applications of High-Performance Computing: Best Global Practices
Authors: Merle Giles, Rick Arthur, Sang Min Lee, Keith Gray, Todd Simons, Cynthia McIntyre, Seid Koric, Evan Burness
5:45 p.m.
NPCF Tour
6:30 p.m.
Reception
7:30 p.m.
Dinner
Colonnades Club, Memorial Stadium
Shuttles will run between 5:45-7:00 p.m. from NCSA's circle drive to Memorial Stadium (1402 South First Street, Champaign), returning after dinner. If you choose to drive, metered parking is free after 5pm at 201 East Peabody Drive, Champaign. The Colonnades Club is located on the third level of the stadium. Entry is on the west side at the 50-yard line.

Thursday, May 7

8:30 a.m.
Proton Beam Project for Cancer Therapy: Mayo Clinic D&D at NCSA
Marie Kostecki and Mathieu Wiepert, Mayo Clinic
The Proton Beam Treatment Program will combine cutting-edge medical technology and HPC to treat some of the Mayo Clinic's most delicate cancer cases. Hear about this amazing and impactful collaboration that leverages the extreme-scale of Blue Waters in near real-time ways to improve patient health outcomes.
9:15 a.m.
The Rise of Genomics-Driven HPC
Moderator: Victor Jongeneel, NCSA
Panelists: Liudmila Mainzer, NCSA; Paul Travis, Syngenta; Mathieu Wiepert, Mayo Clinic; Ravi Iyer, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Demand for more and faster genomics is rising sharply. How must industry and academia work together to advance the state-of-the-art and provide companies with competitiveness-enhancing capabilities?
10:00 a.m.
Roadmaps and Code Modernization
Wen-mei Hwu, University of Illinois Coordinated Science Lab
What must the next generation of supercomputers include to enable productive science and engineering at extreme-scale? What have we learned from Blue Waters, and what questions must we still answer? What are the modernization "musts," and what investment is needed to meet these challenges?
11:00 a.m.
Blue Ribbon Panel — Future Shock
Moderator: Merle Giles, NCSA
Panelists: Wen-Mei Hwu, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Bill Kramer, NCSA; Joe Curley, Intel; Keith Gray, BP; Tim Carroll, Cycle Computing; Per Nyberg, Cray
Leading experts will discuss technical and cultural issues that will surely affect us all.
Noon
Box Lunch
Atrium

Afternoon One-On-One Sessions with NCSA Staff (by appointment)