NCSA @ SC17

Visit NCSA at booth #1335 and XSEDE at booth #225 to learn more about big data, big computing, and big research. Meet staff and get the latest on the Blue Waters supercomputer, the XSEDE project, our collaborations with industry, the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST), and more.

Visit NCSA's booth, #1335

NCSA Happy Hour: Changing the World Again—One Conversation at a Time

Come connect with us on Tuesday, Nov. 14 from 4-6 p.m. in the NCSA booth as we share a drink and a conversation! Let's kick-start a collaboration. Let us know you're coming: RSVP here!

NCSA Coffee Hour

Join us again on Wednesday, Nov. 15 from 10-11 a.m. in the NCSA booth! This time, we'll be giving out coffee in travel mugs you can keep (while supplies last). Come chat with us and let's begin to change the world again.

NCSA Family Hour

Whether you've got your family with you or not, join us at our booth on Wednesday, November 15 from 4-6 p.m.! We'll be giving out retro tin lunchboxes as well as our highly-anticipated annual NCSA Coloring Book.

NCSA at the Student/Postdoc Job Fair

We'll be at the Student/Postdoc Job Fair on Wednesday, November 15 from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. in room 702/704/706. Come meet with our recruiting team to learn more about the various fellowships, internships, and other employment opportunities that NCSA has to offer.

Visit XSEDE's booth, #225

XSEDE Coffee Shop

Thursday 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

XSEDE Donut Shop (featuring the Donut Lady)

Tuesday 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Visit PCI's booth, #2037

The Parallel Computing Institute (PCI) is designed to enable University of Illinois researchers from across campus to come together in new, application-focused research centers and achieve their scientific goals using the latest and most efficient parallel computing technologies.

Gallery

NCSA's scientific visualization teams helps scientists and engineers translate numbers into images, which enables the researchers both to gain insight into their data and to more easily share their work with others.

NCSA in the Technical Program

See NCSA staff presenting during the SC17 exhibition.

Tutorial: Compression of Scientific Data  

Sunday, November 12
8:30am – noon

Franck Cappello, Peter Lindstrom

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Tutorial: Migratable Objects and Task-Based Parallel Programming with Charm++  

Sunday, November 12
8:30am – noon

Michael Robson, Laxmikant Kale, Ronak Buch

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Workshop: Women in HPC: Diversifying the HPC Community  

Sunday, November 12
9:00am – 5:30pm

Toni Collis, Alison Kennedy, Sunita Chandrasekaran, Patricia Damkroger, Kelly Gaither, Rebecca Hartman-Baker, Daniel Holmes, Adrian Jackson, Kim McMahon, Misbah Mubarak, Lorna Rivera

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Workshop: Fourth SC Workshop on Best Practices for HPC Training  

Sunday, November 12
2:00pm – 5:30pm

Scott Lathrop, Jay Alameda, Carl Albing, Nia Alexandrov, Maxim Belkin, Dana Brunson, Richard Coffey, Fernanda Foertter, Richard Gerber, Bilel Hadri, Rebecca Hartman-Baker, et al

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Workshop: The 2017 International Workshop on Software Engineering for High Performance Computing in Computational and Data-Enabled Science and Engineering (SE-CoDeSE 2017)  

Sunday, November 12
2:00pm – 5:30pm

Jeffrey C. Carver, Neil Chue Hong, Selim Ciraci, Daniel S. Katz

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Tutorial: Advanced MPI Programming  

Monday, November 13
8:30am – 5:00pm

Pavan Balaji, William Gropp, Torsten Hoefler, Rajeev Thakur

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Tutorial: Scalable HPC Visualization and Data Analysis Using VisIt  

Monday, November 13
1:30pm – 5:00pm

Cyrus Harrison, Kevin Griffin, David Pugmire, Robert Sisneros

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Workshop: Promoting Scientific Workflows — WORKS 2017 (12th Workshop on Workflows in Support of Large-Scale Science)  

Monday, November 13
4:40pam – 5:30pm

Scott Lathrop, Jarek Nabrzyski, Daniel S. Katz

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Poster: First Light in the Renaissance Simulation Visualization: Formation of the Very First Galaxies in the Universe  

Tuesday, November 14
8:30am – 5:00pm

Donna J. Cox, Robert M. Patterson, Stuart A. Levy, Jeffrey D. Carpenter, AJ Christensen, Kalina M. Borkiewicz, Brian W. O'Shea, John H. Wise, Hao Xu, Michael L. Norman

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Poster: Milky Way Analogue Isolated Disk Galaxy  

Tuesday, November 14
8:30am – 5:00pm

Donna J. Cox, Robert M. Patterson, Stuart A. Levy, Jeffrey D. Carpenter, AJ Christensen, Kalina M. Borkiewicz, Nathan J. Goldbaum, Mark R. Krumholz, John C. Forbes

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Poster: Simulation and Visual Representation of Tropical Cyclone-Ocean Interactions  

Tuesday, November 14
8:30am – 5:00pm

David Bock, Hui Lui, Ryan L. Sriver

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Invited Talk: Taking the Nanoscale to the Exascale  

Tuesday, November 14
11:15am – noon

Theresa Lynn Windus

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BoF: Americas HPC Collaboration  

Tuesday, November 14
12:15pm – 1:15pm

Carlos Jaime Barrios Hernandez, Phillipe Navaux, Mark Dietrich, Nancy Wilkins-Diehr

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BoF: Software Engineers: Careers in Research  

Tuesday, November 14
12:15pm – 1:15pm

Neil Chue Hong, Daniel Katz, Jay Jay Billings, Alys Brett, Jeffrey Carver, Catherine Jones, Lauren Michael, David Perez-Suarez, Andrew Turner

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Panel: Reproducibility and Uncertainty in High Performance Computing  

Tuesday, November 14
3:30pm – 5:00pm

Victoria Stodden, Bruce Childers, Matthew Krafczyk, Miriam Leeser, Michela Taufer, Andreas Schreiber

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Viz Showcase: First Light in the Renaissance Simulation Visualization: Formation of the Very First Galaxies in the Universe  

Tuesday, November 14
5:15pm – 7:00pm

Donna J. Cox, Robert M. Patterson, Stuart A. Levy, Jeffrey D. Carpenter, AJ Christensen, Kalina M. Borkiewicz, Brian W. O'Shea, John H. Wise, Hao Xu, Michael L. Norman

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Viz Showcase: Milky Way Analogue Isolated Disk Galaxy  

Tuesday, November 14
5:15pm – 7:00pm

Donna J. Cox, Robert M. Patterson, Stuart A. Levy, Jeffrey D. Carpenter, AJ Christensen, Kalina M. Borkiewicz, Nathan J. Goldbaum, Mark R. Krumholz, John C. Forbes

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BoF: Reconfigurable Computing in Exascale  

Tuesday, November 14
5:15pm – 7:00pm

Sven Karlsson, David Donofrio, John Leidel, Hans-Christian Hoppe, Marie-Christine Sawley, Kazutomo Yoshii, Kentaro Sano, Franck Cappello

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Viz Showcase: Simulation and Visual Representation of Tropical Cyclone-Ocean Interactions  

Tuesday, November 14
5:15pm – 7:00pm

David Bock, Hui Lui, Ryan L. Sriver

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BoF: Software Engineering and Reuse in Computational Science and Engineering  

Tuesday, November 14
5:15pm – 7:00pm

Maxim Belkin, Alys Brett, Jeffrey Carver, Neil Chue Hong, Mike Folk, Gerard Gorman, William Gropp, Michael Heroux, Daniel Katz, David Keyes, Scott Lathrop, et al

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BoF: Tracking and Analyzing Job-level Activity Using Open XDMoD, XALT and OGRT  

Tuesday, November 14
5:15pm – 7:00pm

Robert McLay, Georg Rath, Thomas Furlani, Robert DeLeon

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Poster: First Light in the Renaissance Simulation Visualization: Formation of the Very First Galaxies in the Universe  

Wednesday, November 15
8:30am – 5:00pm

Donna J. Cox, Robert M. Patterson, Stuart A. Levy, Jeffrey D. Carpenter, AJ Christensen, Kalina M. Borkiewicz, Brian W. O'Shea, John H. Wise, Hao Xu, Michael L. Norman

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Poster: Milky Way Analogue Isolated Disk Galaxy  

Wednesday, November 15
8:30am – 5:00pm

Donna J. Cox, Robert M. Patterson, Stuart A. Levy, Jeffrey D. Carpenter, AJ Christensen, Kalina M. Borkiewicz, Nathan J. Goldbaum, Mark R. Krumholz, John C. Forbes

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Poster: Simulation and Visual Representation of Tropical Cyclone-Ocean Interactions  

Wednesday, November 15
8:30am – 5:00pm

David Bock, Hui Lui, Ryan L. Sriver

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Viz Showcase: Milky Way Analogue Isolated Disk Galaxy  

Wednesday, November 15
10:45am – 11:00am

Donna J. Cox, Robert M. Patterson, Stuart A. Levy, Jeffrey D. Carpenter, AJ Christensen, Kalina M. Borkiewicz, Nathan J. Goldbaum, Mark R. Krumholz, John C. Forbes

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Viz Showcase: Simulation and Visual Representation of Tropical Cyclone-Ocean Interactions  

Wednesday, November 15
11:00am – 11:15am

David Bock, Hui Lui, Ryan L. Sriver

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Viz Showcase: First Light in the Renaissance Simulation Visualization: Formation of the Very First Galaxies in the Universe  

Wednesday, November 15
11:15am – 11:30am

Donna J. Cox, Robert M. Patterson, Stuart A. Levy, Jeffrey D. Carpenter, AJ Christensen, Kalina M. Borkiewicz, Brian W. O'Shea, John H. Wise, Hao Xu, Michael L. Norman

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BoF: Women in HPC: Non-Traditional Paths to HPC and How They Can and Do Enrich the Field  

Wednesday, November 15
12:15pm – 1:15pm

Rebecca Hartman-Baker, Toni Collis, Neelofer Banglawala

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BoF: From Outreach to Education to Researcher - Innovative Ways of Expanding the HPC Community  

Wednesday, November 15
5:15pm – 7:00pm

Weronika Filinger, Nicholas Brown, Julie Mullen, Tom Maiden, Lorna Rivera, Scott Callaghan

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BoF: High Performance Computing Education in US Data Science  

Wednesday, November 15
5:15pm – 7:00pm

Weijia Xu, Kelly Gaither, Daniel Katz, Ann Stapleton, Gopalan Oppiliappan, Mark Speck, Hui Zhang, Rosalia Gomez

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Poster: First Light in the Renaissance Simulation Visualization: Formation of the Very First Galaxies in the Universe  

Thursday, November 16
8:30am – 5:00pm

Donna J. Cox, Robert M. Patterson, Stuart A. Levy, Jeffrey D. Carpenter, AJ Christensen, Kalina M. Borkiewicz, Brian W. O'Shea, John H. Wise, Hao Xu, Michael L. Norman

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Poster: Milky Way Analogue Isolated Disk Galaxy  

Thursday, November 16
8:30am – 5:00pm

Donna J. Cox, Robert M. Patterson, Stuart A. Levy, Jeffrey D. Carpenter, AJ Christensen, Kalina M. Borkiewicz, Nathan J. Goldbaum, Mark R. Krumholz, John C. Forbes

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Poster: Simulation and Visual Representation of Tropical Cyclone-Ocean Interactions  

Thursday, November 16
8:30am – 5:00pm

David Bock, Hui Lui, Ryan L. Sriver

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BoF: Charm++ and AMPI: Adaptive and Asynchronous Parallel Programming  

Thursday, November 16
12:15pm – 1:15pm

Phil Miller, Laxmikant Kale, Sam White

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BoF: HPC Systems Monitoring Data in Action  

Thursday, November 16
12:15pm – 1:15pm

Jim Brandt, Mike Showerman, Ann Gentile

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BoF: Recruitment: How to Build Diverse Teams  

Thursday, November 16
12:15pm – 1:15pm

Toni Collis, Lorna Rivera

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Panel: Virtualization Ecosystems: Supporting Increasingly Complex Scientific Applications  

Thursday, November 16
1:30pm – 3:00pm

Kenton McHenry, Mike Conway, Niall Gaffney, Christine Kirkpatrick, Rob Kooper, Mahidhar Tatineni, Jaroslaw Nabrzyski

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Workshop: H2RC: Third International Workshop on Heterogeneous Computing with Reconfigurable Logic  

Friday, November 17
8:30am - 12pm

Michaela Blott, Jason Bakos, Torsten Hoefler, Michael Lysaght, Franck Cappello

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Panel: Energy Efficiency Gains From Software: Retrospectives and Perspectives  

Friday, November 17
10:30am – noon

Daniel Reed, Satoshi Matsuoka, Thomas Schulthess, John Shalf, William Gropp

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About NCSA

Accelerating Science, Engineering, and Productivity

The National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has been providing supercomputing and advanced digital resources for the nation's science enterprise for more than 30 years. At NCSA, University of Illinois faculty, staff, students and collaborators from around the globe use advanced digital resources to research grand challenges for the benefit of science and society. NCSA advances industry, including one third of the Fortune 50®, by providing expertise and workforce development, to accelerate their use of advanced computing.

NCSA is home to a vast set of advanced data and computing resources and infrastructure projects including the Blue Waters sustained petascale supercomputer, LSST, XSEDE, the CyberGIS Center for Advanced Digital and Spatial Studies, NCSA Industry, and others.

Blue Waters

The Blue Waters sustained petascale supercomputer is one of the most powerful supercomputers in the world, and is the fastest supercomputer on a university campus. Blue Waters uses hundreds of thousands of computational cores to achieve peak performance of more than 13 quadrillion calculations per second. Blue Waters has more memory and faster data storage than any other open system in the world. Scientists and engineers across the country use the computing and data power of Blue Waters to tackle a wide range of challenges. Recent advances that were not possible without thee resources include computationally designing the first set of antibody prototypes to detect the Ebola virus, simulating the HIP capsid, visualizing the formation of the first galaxies and exploding stars, and understanding how the layout of a city can impact supercell thunderstorms. Blue Waters is funded primarily by the National Science Foundation.

Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE)

XSEDE is a cornerstone of the nation's cyberinfrastructure ecosystem. XSEDE accelerates open scientific discovery by enhancing the productivity and capability of researchers, engineers, and students, and broadening their participation in science and engineering. It does so by making advanced computational resources easier to use, integrating existing resources into new, powerful services, and building a community of users and providers. XSEDE is made possible by a 5-year, $110M NSF award executed by NCSA and 18 partner institutions across the nation.

Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST)

NCSA will be the central archive and US data access center for the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) project, processing, archiving, and serving the terabytes of data that will be collected every night of the decade-long survey. From its mountaintop site in Chile, the LSST will image the entire visible sky every few nights, thus capturing the dynamic universe and opening up the time-domain window in astronomy. The LSST project is uniquely enabled by advances in data science and computing data. The resulting large datasets provided to scientists and the public will have manifold implications for science. Billions of objects in our universe will be detected, cataloged and monitored over time. LSST will allow advances on some of the greatest open questions in modern astronomy and physics, such as the nature of dark energy and dark matter. With a major increase in capability over current facilities, LSST is also likely to make many unexpected discoveries over broad areas of astronomy and physics.

NCSA Industry

The NCSA Industry program combines a highly experienced technical consulting team with state-of-the-art high performance digital resources to perform grand scale big data calculations which help businesses gain a competitive edge. NCSA Industry works with more than one-third of the Fortune50®, in sectors including manufacturing, oil and gas, finance, retail/wholesale, bio/medical, life sciences, astronomy, agriculture, technology, and more. NCSA Industry's core mission is to help its partners gain a competitive edge through expert use of modern, high-performance digital and human resources. We offer our partners dedicated, non-government high-performance computing resources, including the iForge cluster, a high-tech, mobile consulting team, software/hardware benchmarking and development in production environments, code-performance teams, public-private partner leadership, and blended partner applied research and development.

About Blue Waters

Accelerating Science, Engineering, and Productivity

How do viruses spread destruction throughout your body? Why do some storms produce tornadoes and others do not? How you can prepare for earthquakes and the destruction that they cause? How can we identify and prevent electoral gerrymandering?

The Blue Waters supercomputer at NCSA is designed to address these and many other pressing problems.

Blue Waters is a truly extraordinary computer:

  • Nearly 27,000 compute nodes and more than 4,000 NVIDIA Kepler GPU accelerators. If you could add two numbers together every second, it would take you more than 400 million years to do what Blue Waters does each second.
  • More than 1.5 petabytes of memory, enough to store 400 million images from your digital camera.
  • More than 25 petabytes of disk storage, enough to store all of the printed books in all of the world's libraries.
  • Up to 200 petabytes of tape storage.

Blue Waters, which is based on advanced technologies from Cray, Inc., was funded by a major grant from the National Science Foundation with supplemental funding from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the state of Illinois. The project is led by William T.C. Kramer.

Computing Resources for All

Scientists, engineers, educators, and companies from across the United States use Blue Waters to better understand viruses, space weather, and hurricanes, among many other projects.

  • At least 80 percent of the capacity of Blue Waters is available to scientists and engineers across the country through the National Science Foundation's Petascale Computing Resource Allocation program.
  • Up to 7 percent of Blue Waters is available to faculty, staff and students at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
  • Researchers at institutions in the Great Lakes Consortium for Petascale Computation can apply annually for time on Blue Waters.
  • Blue Waters is available to educators and students for classes, workshops, and special projects.
  • Companies can also apply to use Blue Waters for their advanced modeling and simulation needs.

Graduate Fellowships

Applications are now being accepted for Blue Waters Graduate Fellowships, which will provide selected PhD students with a year of support, including a $38,000 stipend, up to $12,000 in tuition allowance, a 50,000 node-hour allocation on Blue Waters, and funds to support travel to the annual Blue Waters Symposium.

Applicants should be in the second or later year of their graduate program with a well-developed, related research proposal. Applicants must be a U.S. citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. by the time of the application deadline. Preference will be given to candidates engaged in a multidisciplinary research project that combines disciplines such as computer science, applied mathematics, and computational science applications.

For complete eligibility and application details and to apply online, go to https://bluewaters.ncsa.illinois.edu/fellowships.

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