2010 Blue Waters Performance Modeling Workshop

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2010 Blue Waters Performance Modeling Workshop

Agenda

This schedule is tentative.


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

Thursday, March 25, 2010

8:00 AM
Breakfast
NCSA Lobby
8:30 AM
Opening remarks and short overview about Blue Waters
Torsten Hoefler, NCSA (public information)
9:15 AM
Morning Break
9:30 AM
Workshop Introduction
Adolfy Hoise and Darren Kerbyson, LANL
10:00 AM
Performance metrics and pitfalls
10:30 AM
Performance modeling methodology
11:30 AM
Lunch (box lunch provided)
1:00 PM
Case Study I: SWEEP3D
2:00 PM
Coffee Break
2:30 PM
Case Study II: WRF
3:00 PM
Case Study III: DNS
3:45 PM
Case Study IV: Modeling XT systems
4:30 PM
Conclusions, lessons learned, wrap-up
5:00 PM
End of tutorials

Friday, March 26, 2010

8:00 AM
Breakfast
NCSA Lobby
8:30 AM
Common discussion and Q&A/Break-out summary

NOTE: The hands-on sessions on Friday are limited to teams with a PRAC allocation. All attendees are required to fulfill the following criteria in order to attend the sessions:


1) Participants must have an in-depth knowledge of their code.

2) Participants must have access to a small-size (4-16 CPUs) testbed system where their code compiles and runs. This access can be provided by NCSA for the duration of the workshop.

3) Participants must be able to run their code with a simple input in a reasonable time (less than one hour).

4) Participants should be able to use a profiling tool of their choice for the application runs. NCSA personnel can assist with profiling. Groups who need help are advised to contact their point-of-contact at NCSA.


9:15 AM
Hands-on session I(a) (NDA - for those attendees who have all AECI and Cooperative Agreements in place)
Room 1030

Hands-on session I(b) (Models for system that are in production)
Room 1040
11:30 AM
Lunch (box lunch provided)
12:30 PM
Hands-on session I(a) (NDA) (continued)
Room 1030

Hands-on session I(b) (open) (continued)
Room 1040
2:00 PM
Coffee Break
4:00 PM
Wrap-up and discussion of continuing modeling effort
5:00 PM
Close of workshop
NSF home page

Blue Waters is a joint effort of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, its National Center for Supercomputing Applications, IBM, and the Great Lakes Consortium for Petascale Computation. It is supported by the National Science Foundation and the University of Illinois.