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Can You Imagine? We Can.

Every day for the past 30 years, the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) has partnered with visionaries to discover solutions to grand challenges for the benefit of science and society. Our advanced digital resources and world-class staff push research beyond the unimaginable. Join us at SC18 as we feature research and solutions to bring the unimaginable to life!

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NCSA @ SC18

Visit NCSA's Imagination Station at booth #3635 and Discover More with XSEDE at booth #3935. Meet our expert staff and explore the world-changing discoveries of NCSA researchers from academia, government, and industry at NCSA's Imagination Station and at the 34 talks and workshops featuring NCSA experts.

Imagine with Us

Can you imagine a world-changing challenge you would solve with access to advanced technology, data, and domain expertise? We can! Join us in booth #3635 to imagine a better world made possible through access to advanced digital resources and data.

Live T-Shirt Printing

Tuesday, November 13
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Booth #3635

Can you imagine watching a t-shirt be printed right in front of you? We can! Come learn more about NCSA and receive a live printed NCSA t-shirt.

Blue Waters 5th Anniversary Happy Hour

Tuesday, November 13
4–6 p.m.
Booth #3635

Join NCSA as we celebrate Blue Waters' 5-year anniversary of amazing scientific breakthroughs and remarkable discoveries with drinks, snacks and conversation.

Discover LSST Coffee

Wednesday, November 14
10–11:30 a.m.
Booth #3635

Come learn about NCSA's role as the LSST Lead Data Facility, responsible for processing 15 terabytes of data that will be collected each night for the LSST project. Join NCSA and LSST researchers for a live demo and a cup of coffee and learn about the LSST project.

NCSA @ SC18 Job Fair

Wednesday, November 14
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Rooms D163, D165, D170, D172

Looking to join our team? Come meet with NCSA's recruiters at the Student/Postdoc Job Fair to learn more about the various fellowships, internships, and other employment opportunities that NCSA has to offer.

NCSA @ Family Day

Wednesday, November 14
4–6 p.m.
Booth #3635

Calling big imaginations of all ages! Come visit our booth for some kid-friendly swag, like NCSA Legos and coloring books!

Discover More with XSEDE at Booth #3935

The Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE), one of NCSA's major projects, will also have a booth at SC18 where conference attendees are encouraged to stop by and learn about XSEDE-enabled science and opportunities for researchers to Discover More with XSEDE. Join XSEDE in booth #3935 at the events listed below:

Breakfast with Champions

Tuesday, November 13
10–11:30 a.m.
Booth #3935

Join us as we celebrate the Campus Champion program's 10-year anniversary! Stop by and grab breakfast, network with the Champions, and invite others to learn more about the Campus Champions community.

Discover More with XSEDE Reception

Wednesday, November 14
4–6 p.m.
Booth #3935

Join us for chips and salsa as we celebrate the launch of our new campaign, Discover More with XSEDE!

NCSA in the Technical Program

See NCSA staff presenting during the SC18 exhibition.

Workshop: Fourth International Workshop on Heterogeneous High-Performance Reconfigurable Computing (H2RC'18)  

Sunday, November 11
9:00am – 12:30pm

Jason Bakos, Michaela Blott, Torsten Hoefler, Franck Cappello

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Workshop: Women in HPC: Diversifying the HPC Community  

Sunday, November 11
9:00am – 5:30pm

Misbah Mubarak, Elsa Gonsiorowski, Toni Collis

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Workshop: A Black Woman's Sojourn in High Performance Computing: Recovering Lost History  

Sunday, November 11
9:20am – 10:20am

Ruby Mendenhall, Misbah Mubarak

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Workshop: Assessing Reproducibility: An Astrophysical Example of Computational Uncertainty in the HPC Context  

Sunday, November 11
10:30am – 10:45am

Victoria Stodden, Matthew S. Krafczyk

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Panel: Best Practices from Organizations on Improving Workplace Diversity  

Sunday, November 11
11:30am – 12:30pm

Christine Cuicchi, Lucy Nowell, Yvonne Yang, Ruby Mendenhall

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Workshop: Computational Reproducibility at Exascale 2018 (CRE2018)  

Sunday, November 11
2:00pm – 5:30pm

Victoria Stodden

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Tutorial: Advanced MPI Programming  

Monday, November 12
8:30am – 5:00pm

Pavan Balaji, William Gropp, Torsten Hoefler, Rajeev Thakur

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Workshop: Fifth SC Workshop on Best Practices for HPC Training and Education  

Monday, November 12
9:00am – 5:30pm

Nitin Sukhija, Scott Lathrop, Nia Alexandrov, Julia Mullen

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Keynote: Exascale Challenges in Across-Node Parallelism for Languages and Runtimes  

Monday, November 12
9:05am – 10:00am

Laxmikant Kale

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Presentation: Students@SC: Parallel Programming Models for the Extreme Scale Era  

Monday, November 12
1:30pm – 1:52pm

Laxmikant (Sanjay) Kale

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Tutorial: Compression for Scientific Data  

Monday, November 12
1:30pm – 5:00pm

Franck Cappello, Peter Lindstrom

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Workshop: Programmable Education Infrastructure: Cloud Resources as HPC Education Environments  

Monday, November 12
2:46pm – 2:53pm

J. Eric Coulter, Richard Knepper, Jeremy Fischer

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Student Cluster Competition  

Monday-Thursday, November 12-15

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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Poster: Monitoring Parsl Workflows  

Tuesday-Thursday, November 13-15
8:30am – 5:00pm

Connor Pigg, Anna Woodard, Yadu Babuji, Kyle Chard, Daniel S. Katz

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Poster: A Massively Parallel Evolutionary Markov Chain Monte Carlo Algorithm for Sampling Complicated Multimodal State SpacesState  

Tuesday-Thursday, November 13-15
8:30am – 5:00pm

Wendy K. Tam Cho, Yan Liu

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Poster: MLModelScope: Evaluate and Measure Machine Learning Models within AI Pipelines  

Tuesday-Thursday, November 13-15
8:30am – 5:00pm

Abdul Dakkak, Cheng Li, Wen-mei Hwu, Jinjun Xiong

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Panel: HPC in Cloud or Cloud in HPC: Myths, Misconceptions and Misinformation  

Tuesday, November 13
10:30am – noon

Victoria Stodden, Eli Dart, Dirk Pleiter, David Hancock, Stephen Poole

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BoF: Best Practices for Scaling-Up and Sustaining HPC Education, Outreach and Training  

Tuesday, November 13
12:15pm – 1:15pm

Nitin Sukhija, Benson Muite, Scott Lathrop, Maciej Cytowski, Matthew Curry, Alexander Ditter, Susan Mehringer, Francis Lee Bu Sung, Andrew Turner, Bryan Johnston

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Panel: How Can Lessons Learned in the Past Forty Years Guide Future HPC Research Strategies?  

Tuesday, November 13
3:30pm – 5:00pm

Arthur Bland, Jackie Chen, Phil Colella, Jack Dongarra, Thom Dunning, Wendy Huntoon, Dan Reed

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BoF: Designing and Building Next-Generation Computer Systems for Deep Learning  

Tuesday, November 13
5:15pm – 6:45pm

Volodymyr Kindratenko, Yangang Wang

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Presentation: SC: The Conference  

Wednesday, November 14
10:30am – noon

Beverly Clayton, Joanne Martin, Roscoe Giles, Becky Verastegui, William Gropp, Bernd Mohr, Michela Taufer

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Scientific Visualization & Data Analytics Showcase: Programmable Interactive Visualization of a Core-Collapse Supernova Simulation  

Wednesday, November 14
11:45am – noon

Roland Haas, Philipp Mösta, Mahendra Roopa, Alexander Kuhn, Marc Nienhaus

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BoF: Software Engineers: Careers in Research  

Wednesday, November 14
12:15pm – 1:15pm

Benjamin Pritchard, Catherine Jones, Jay Jay Billings, Daniel S. Katz

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BoF: Big Data Challenge - How to Engage with Large Scale Facilities?  

Wednesday, November 14
12:15pm – 1:15pm

John Towns, Florian Berberich

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

Wednesday, November 14
12:15pm – 1:15pm

Sam White, Laxmikant Kale, Eric Bohm

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Presentation: NCSA & DDN Collaboration

Wednesday, November 14
1:30pm – 1:45pm

J. D. Maloney

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Panel: Runtime for Exascale and Beyond: Convergence or Divergence?  

Wednesday, November 14
1:30pm – 3:00pm

Marc Snir, Pavan Balaji, Laxmikant Kale, Vivek Sarkar, Sean Treichler, Helmut Kaiser, Raymond Namyst

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Panel: Sustaining Research Software  

Wednesday, November 14
3:30pm – 5:00pm

Dan Katz, Sandra Gesing, Wilco Hazeleger, Anshu Dubey, David E. Pearah, Neil P. Chue Hong, Henry J. Neeman

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Paper: Best Practices and Lessons from Deploying and Operating a Sustained-Petascale System: The Blue Waters Experience  

Wednesday, November 14
4:00pm – 4:30pm

Gregory H. Bauer, Brett Bode, Jeremy Enos, William T. Kramer, Scott Lathrop, Celso L. Mendes, Roberto R. Sisneros

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BoF: Monitoring Large-Scale HPC Systems: Extracting and Presenting Meaningful System and Application Insights  

Wednesday, November 14
5:15pm – 6:45pm

Ann Gentile, Jim Brandt, Martin Schulz, Mike Showerman, Joe Greenseid, Ayse Coskun

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BoF: Software Engineering and Reuse in Computational Science and Engineering  

Wednesday, November 14
5:15pm – 6:45pm

David Bernholdt, Jeffrey Carver, William Gropp, Carina Haupt, Michael Heroux, Daniel Katz, Scott Lathrop, Minhua Wen

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BoF: National Research Infrastructure: Collaborative Session  

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

Kenton McHenry, Alainna White, Frank Wuerthwein, Rachana Ananthakrishnan

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Keynote: Understanding Software Sustainability: Learning from Parsl and Other Projects  

Friday, November 16
8:30am – 9:20am

Daniel S. Katz

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Workshop: Computational Cosmology and Astrophysics on Adaptive Meshes Using Charm++  

Friday, November 16
9:50am – 10:00am

James Bordner, Michael L. Norman

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