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 High Performnance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis

• An Interview with Tech Program Chair, William Gropp• Overview• Papers• Tutorials• Masterworks• Panels• Posters• Workshops• Birds-of-a-Feather• Doctoral Showcase• Awards• Disruptive Technologies• SC09 Challenges• Thrust Areas• Plenary Speakers

SC09 Workshops

Thirteen workshops are being planned in conjunction with SC09. Workshops provide attendees with independently planned full-, half-, or multi-day sessions that complement the SC09 Technical Program and extend its impact by providing greater depth of focus. Workshops will be held on November 15, 16, and 20. This year’s workshops are:

2009 Workshop on Ultra-Scale Visualization
Monday, November 16
This meeting aims to address how to exploit petacale data sets produced from leading-edge scientific simulations by fostering communication among visualization researchers and practitioners, high-performance computing professionals and application scientists.  Web Site:

ATIP First Workshop on HPC in India:  Indigenous Hardware, Software, and Infrastructure Research
Friday, November 20
This workshop will provide a forum for Indian researchers and other SC09 attendees to share ideas concerning the many challenges of high-performance computing.  The workshop will feature presentations, posters, and panels from a delegation of Indian academic, research laboratory and industry experts as well as graduate students, addressing topics such as government plans, university research, infrastructure, and industrial applications.  US Workshop Web Site: …India Participant Web Site:

Component-Based High Performance Computing 2009
Sunday, November 15 and Monday, November 16
This workshop will bring together developers and users of component-based high-performance computing (CBHPC) frameworks and environments.  The workshop aims to build an international research community around issues such as the role of CBHPC in high-performance scientific computing, component features unique to HPC, and tools for efficiently developing component applications that exploit massively parallel systems, the Grid, or hybrid, hardware-accelerated high-performance computing environments. Web Site:

Early Adopters Ph.D. Workshop:  Building the Next Generation of Application Scientists
Friday, November 20
While high performance computing (HPC) has become an essential tool to study real world problems of significant scale or detail and is now applied in a wide range of fields, successfully applying HPC can be a challenging undertaking to newcomers.  This workshop provides graduate students who are adopting HPC an opportunity to present early stage research and gain valuable feedback. Web Site:

Fifth International Workshop on High Performance Computing for Nano-science and Technology (HPCNano09)
Sunday, November 15
This workshop’s main theme is on how to conduct innovative research and development using cyber physical computing systems for large-scale computations in nano-science and nanotechnology, an exciting field with impact already being felt in materials, engineering, electronics, medicine and other disciplines. Web Site:

Fourth Petascale Data Storage Workshop
Sunday, November 15
This workshop focuses on the data storage problems and emerging solutions found in petascale scientific computing environments, with special attention to problem identification, workload capture, solution interoperability, standards with community buy-in, shared tools – all issues in which community collaboration can be crucial.  Web Site:

Fourth Workshop on Workflows in Support of Large-Scale Science (WORKS09)
Monday, November 16
This workshop focuses on workflows, which have emerged as a key technology that enables large-scale computations on distributed resources.  The workshop welcomes contributions on workflow composition, mapping, and robust execution, as well the applications area, where the requirements on the workflow management systems can be derived. Web Site:

Grid Computing Environments (GCE) 2009
Friday, November 20
This workshop will examine the impact of Cloud computing and Web 2.0 Internet computing technologies and other developments on scientific portals and gateways. Web Site:

Second Workshop on Many-Task Computing on Grids and Supercomputers (MTAGS)
Monday, November 16
This workshop will provide a forum for new research, development, and deployment efforts on many-task computing, or loosely coupled applications on large-scale clusters, Grids, Supercomputers, and Cloud Computing infrastructure. Topics will include challenges that can hamper efficiency and utilization in running applications on large-scale systems, such as local resource manager scalability and granularity, efficient utilization of the raw hardware, parallel file system contention and scalability, data management, I/O management, reliability at scale, and application scalability. Web Site:

Third International Workshop on High-Performance Reconfigurable Computing Technology and Applications (HPRCTA’09)
Sunday, November 15
This workshop will have talks on the latest trends and developments in the field of computing that uses a combination of conventional microprocessors and field- programmable gate arrays (FPGAs), a rapidly evolving computing paradigm that offers the potential to accelerate computationally intensive scientific applications beyond what is possible on today's mainstream HPC systems. Web Site:

User Experience and Advances in Bridging Multicore's Programmability Gap
Monday, November 16
The goal of this workshop is to bridge the programmability gap between multicore-based systems and current languages, compilers and software development techniques.  This year’s workshop emphasizes user experience in using new languages for challenging applications in a multicore environment, the progress made in the accelerated computing software development lifecycle, as well as new compilation and programming environment technology supporting emerging languages. Web Site:

Using Clouds for Parallel Computations in Systems Biology
Monday, November 16
This workshop will bring together a forum of computer scientists, bioinformaticists, and computational biologists. Discussions will focus on the advantages and disadvantages of using cloud computing and the applications that might benefit from this new technology. Web Site:

Workshop on High Performance Computational Finance
Sunday, November 15
This workshop will bring together practitioners, researchers, vendors, and scholars from the complementary fields of computational finance and high performance computing. Contributions with a systems-oriented view of the problem are particularly encouraged, as well as contributions focused on theory and algorithms, or more practical and infrastructure aspects of the problem. Risk management is a special focus area for the 2009 workshop. Web Site:

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