National Center for Supercomputing Applications at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign SC19 home

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 across a wide variety of disciplines. Our advanced digital resources and world-class staff push research into areas previously thought to be unimaginable. Join us at SC19 as we feature research and solutions to bring the unimaginable to life!

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NCSA @ SC19

Visit NCSA's Imagination Café at booth #417 and Discover More with XSEDE at booth #2007. Meet our expert staff and explore the world-changing discoveries of NCSA researchers from academia, government, and industry at NCSA's Imagination Café and at the 22 talks and workshops featuring NCSA experts.

Meetups

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 #417 to imagine a better world made possible through access to advanced digital resources and data.

Open Storage Network

Tuesday, November 19
2:00–3:00 p.m.

Learn more about creating a distributed storage system for sharing research data sets.
Hosted by J.D. Maloney, Storage Engineer.

International HPC

Tuesday, November 19
3:00–6:00 p.m.

Meet NCSA's international partners, discuss collaboration opportunities.
Hosted by Jay Roloff, International Relations Program Director.

Security

Wednesday, November 20
10:00–11:00 a.m.

Sharing tips and tools that can improve your security efforts.
Hosted by Jim Basney, Senior Research Scientist.

NCSA @ SC19 Job Fair

Wednesday, November 20
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Four Seasons Ballrooms 1-2

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 Solutions and Services

Wednesday, November 20
3:00–6:00 p.m.

We solve digital challenges! Software, tools, machine learning including AI, hardware, and more.
Hosted by NCSA staff.

Networking

Thursday, November 21
10:00–11:00 a.m.

Often ignored by users but crucial to moving data—let's network about networks!
Hosted by Corey Eichelberger, Network Engineer.

Discover More with XSEDE at Booth #2007

The Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE), one of NCSA's major projects, will also have a booth at SC19 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 #2007 at the events listed below:

Breakfast with ECSS/Campus Champions

Tuesday, November 19
10:00–11:30 a.m.

Join us to learn more about our Extended Collaborative Support Services (ECSS) and Campus Champions teams! Stop by and grab breakfast, network with the staff, and learn about how we can help accelerate research!

Discover More with XSEDE Reception

Wednesday, November 20
4:00–6:00 p.m.

Join us (and a popcorn cart!) as we celebrate all of the ways that you can Discover More with XSEDE!

NCSA in the Technical Program

See NCSA staff presenting during the SC19 conference.

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

Sunday, November 17
9:00am – 5:30pm

Nitin Sukhija, Scott Lathrop, Nia Alexandrov, Julia Mullen

Workshop: The 2019 International Workshop on Software Engineering for HPC-Enabled Research (SE-HER 2019)  

Sunday, November 17
9:00am – 5:30pm

Jeffrey Carver, Neil Chue Hong, Daniel S. Katz, Anshu Dubey

Workshop: Node-Aware Improvements to Allreduce  

Sunday, November 17
11:30am – noon

Amanda J. Bienz, Luke N. Olson, William D. Gropp

Workshop: Incorporating Scientific Workflows in Computing Research Processes  

Sunday, November 17
2:00pm – 2:30pm

Shantenu Jha, Scott Lathrop, Jarek Nabrzyski, Lavanya Ramakrishnan

Workshop: In Situ Visualization of Performance Metrics in Multiple Domains  

Sunday, November 17
4:30pm – 5:00pm

Allen Sanderson, John Schmidt, Alan Humphrey, Michael Papka, Robert Sisneros

Panel: Early Career Program: Welcome and Leadership Panel/Discussion  

Monday, November 18
8:30am – 10:00am

Daniel S. Katz, Catherine Jones, Ralph McEldowney, Valerie Taylor, Satoshi Matsuoka, Alison Kennedy

Tutorial: Advanced MPI Programming  

Monday, November 18
8:30am – 5:00pm

William Gropp, Yanfei Guo, Torsten Hoefler, Rajeev Thakur

Talk: Accelerating Open Science and Commercial Research Workloads  

Monday, November 18
2:30pm – 2:50pm

Talk: An Embarrassment of Riches: Thanks to HPC, We Now Have Better Topography for the Ice on Earth Than the Land  

Tuesday, November 19
11:15am – noon

Paul Morin

Panel: Developing and Managing Research Software in Universities and National Labs  

Tuesday, November 19
1:30pm – 3:00pm

Daniel S. Katz, Robert Haines, Kenton McHenry, Caleb Reinking, Catherine Jones, Carina Haupt

Birds of a Feather: Designing and Building Next-Generation Computer Systems for Deep Learning  

Tuesday, November 19
5:15pm – 6:45pm

Volodymyr Kindratenko, Morris Riedel, Yangang Wang

Birds of a Feather: Emerging Technologies and HPC Education, Outreach, and Training: Challenges and Opportunities  

Wednesday, November 20
12:15pm – 1:15pm

Nitin Sukhija, Scott Lathrop, Maciej Cytowski, Susan Mehringer, Mozhgan Chimeh, Florence Hudson, Lavanya Ramakrishnan, Jake Mihevc, Vince Betro

Panel: Democratization of HPC through the Use of Web Portals: Different Strategies  

Wednesday, November 20
3:30pm – 5:00pm

Patrice Calegari, Katharine Cahill, Marlon Pierce, Leo Reiter, Matt Bonyak, Kevin Kelly, Denis Caromel

Birds of a Feather: Software Engineering and Reuse in Modeling, Simulation, and Data Analytics for Science and Engineering  

Wednesday, November 20
5:15pm – 6:45pm

David Bernholdt, Jeffrey Carver, Neil Chue Hong, William Gropp, Carina Haupt, Michael Heroux, Axel Huebl, Guido Juckeland, Mozhgan Kabiri Chimeh, Daniel Katz

Scientific Visualization & Data Analytics Showcase: Visualizing Deep Learning at Scale for the Construction of Galaxy Catalogs in the Dark Energy Survey  

Thursday, November 21
8:30am – 5:00pm

Janet Knowles, Joseph A. Insley, Silvio Rizzi, Elise Jennings, Asad Khan, Eliu Huerta, Sibo Wang, Robert Gruendl, Huihuo Zheng

Scientific Visualization & Data Analytics Showcase: An Accessible Visual Narrative for the Primary Energy Source of Life from the Fulldome Show Birth of Planet Earth  

Thursday, November 21
8:30am – 5:00pm

Melih Sener, Stuart Levy, AJ Christensen, Robert Patterson, Kalina Borkiewicz, John E. Stone, Barry Isralewitz, Jeffrey Carpenter, Donna Cox

Research Poster: Genie: An MPEG-G Conformant Software to Compress Genomic Data  

Thursday, November 21
8:30am – 5:00pm

Brian E. Bliss, Joshua M. Allen, Saurabh Baheti, Matthew A. Bockol, Shubham Chandak, Jaime Delgado, Jan Fostier, Josep L. Gelpi, Steven N. Hart, Mikel Hernaez Arrazola, Matthew E. Hudson, Michael T. Kalmbach, Eric W. Klee, Liudmila S. Mainzer, Fabian Müntefering, Daniel Naro, Idoia Ochoa-Alvarez, Jörn Ostermann, Tom Paridaens, Christian A. Ross, Jan Voges, Eric D. Wieben, Mingyu Yang, Tsachy Weissman, Mathieu Wiepert

Research Poster: Holistic Measurement Driven System Assessment  

Thursday, November 21
8:30am – 5:00pm

Saurabh Jha, Mike Showerman, Aaron Saxton, Jeremy Enos, Greg Bauer, Zbigniew Kalbarczyk, Ann Gentile, Jim Brandt, Ravi Iyer, William T. Kramer

Birds of a Feather: Charm++ and AMPI: Adaptive and Asynchronous Parallel Programming  

Thursday, November 21
12:15pm – 1:15pm

Kavitha Chandrasekar, Laxmikant Kalé, Sam White, Juan Galvez

Panel: Sustainability of HPC Research Computing: Fostering Career Paths for Facilitators, Research Software Engineers, and Gateway Creators  

Thursday, November 21
3:30pm – 5:00pm

Sandra Gesing, Marisa Brazil, Dana Brunson, Ian Cosden, T. Daniel Crawford, Rafael Ferreira da Silva, Daniel S. Katz, Henry Neeman

Panel: Enabling Machine Learning-Based HPC Performance Diagnostics in Production Environments  

Friday, November 22
8:30am – 10:00am

Ann Gentile, William Kramer, Richard Gerber, Simon Hammond, Aaron Saxton

Workshop: A Better Way of Scheduling Jobs on HPC Systems: Simultaneous Fair-Share  

Friday, November 22
11:14am – 11:29am

Craig P. Steffen