Intel’s Curley and NVIDIA’s Parker to speak at Extreme Scaling Workshop

08.06.13 -

Joe Curley from Intel and Steven Parker from NVIDIA will be the invited speakers at this year’s Extreme Scaling Workshop, Aug. 15-16 in Boulder, Colorado. They will provide perspectives as industry leaders in heterogeneous computing. The annual workshop, hosted by the National Science Foundation’s Blue Waters and eXtreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE) projects, will address large scale heterogeneous computing through a series of talks and discussions for sharing experiences and successes making use of GPUs and many-core processors.

Systems such as Blue Waters, Stampede, and Titan take a major step from modest scale, heterogeneous test beds and prototypes to world-class, extreme-scale heterogeneous computing systems. The workshop is set up to provide a sufficient period of time for science and engineering teams to gain understanding on utilizing these systems to advance their applications while still having time to exchange and learn best practices.

A full agenda is available online at https://www.xsede.org/web/xscale/agenda.

A registration fee of $175 covers the cost of food and beverages provided at the workshop: breakfast, lunch and dinner on Thursday, and breakfast and lunch on Friday. Registration is available online at http://www.ncsa.illinois.edu/Conferences/XSEDE/xscale13/register.html.

A block of rooms has been reserved at Millennium Harvest House Boulder. To receive the workshop rate of $135/per night plus taxes call the hotel (303.443.3850) and use the code 1308NCSAIL to book your room.

Participants are responsible for the cost of their own travel and hotel accommodations as well as making their own travel arrangements. There is a shuttle available to transport people between the Denver airport and Boulder for about $33/person, and there is public transportation available from the airport for about $12. Additional details about housing and travel are available on the website.

If you have questions, please contact Scott Lathrop at lathrop@illinois.edu.

National Science Foundation

Blue Waters is supported by the National Science Foundation through awards ACI-0725070 and ACI-1238993.

National Science Foundation

XSEDE is supported by National Science Foundation through award ACI-1053575.