Path to Petascale: Adapting GEO/CHEM/ASTRO Applications for Accelerators and Accelerator Clusters

Path to Petascale: Adapting GEO/CHEM/ASTRO Applications for Accelerators and Accelerator Clusters

Path to Petascale: Adapting GEO/CHEM/ASTRO Applications for Accelerators and Accelerator Clusters

April 2-3, 2009
National Center for Supercomputing Applications
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Urbana, Illinois

This workshop—sponsored by the National Science Foundation and the Natioonal Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA)—will help computational scientists in the geosciences, computational chemistry, and astronomy and astrophysics communities take full advantage of emerging high-performance computing resources based on computational accelerators, such as clusters with GPUs and Cell processors.

The workshop will include joint technology sessions during the first day and breakout domain-specific sessions on the second day. Joint technology sessions will be led by Volodymyr Kindratenko and Wen-mei Hwu and will include presentations from NVIDIA and IBM on the accelerator technology trends, from NCSA and the Arctic Region Supercomputing Center (ARSC) on GPU and Cell processor clusters, and from advanced users of the computational accelerators who will share their experiences in moving applications to accelerators and accelerator clusters. Domain-specific sessions will be led by Robert Wilhelmson (geosciences), Todd Martínez (computational chemistry), and Robert Brunner (astronomy) and will include presentations from and discussions with research teams that are working with application accelerators. Poster presentations during the reception on April 2 can also be arranged.

The workshop is designed to help domain application experts who have already had some initial experience with using accelerators to advance to the next level of productivity in achieving their scientific goals. For both the NVIDIA GPUs and IBM Cell accelerators, invited workshop speakers will cover the following dimensions:

To participate, register by February 20 to ensure full consideration. Space is limited to 30 participants from each domain. Travel assistance is available for a limited number of attendees. For discipline-specific questions, please contact respective domain leads as soon as possible. General organizational questions should be directed to Volodymyr Kindratenko.

Contacts:
Wen-mei Hwu, w-hwu@uiuc.edu
Volodymyr Kindratenko, kindr@ncsa.uiuc.edu
Robert Wilhelmson, bw@ncsa.uiuc.edu
Todd Martínez, todd.martinez@stanford.edu
Robert Brunner, bigdog@illinois.edu

Sponsors:
NCSA NSF