Agenda

Day One | Monday, 01 April, 2019

9:00 - 9:15   Opening Remarks
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  Hussein Harake & Gilad Shainer
9:20 - 9:35   Welcome
Centro Svizzero di Calcolo Scientifico (CSCS)
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  Michele de Lorenzi
9:40 - 9:50   Welcome
HPCXXL Board
  Michael Stephan
9:55 - 10:40   Visionary Perspectives: Mapping X-as-a-Service Model on a Petascale Supercomputing Ecosystem
Centro Svizzero di Calcolo Scientifico (CSCS)
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  Sadaf Alam
10:40 - 11:10   Sponsor Networking Break  
11:15 - 12:00   Community Catalyst: Scalable and Distributed DNN Training on Modern HPC Systems
The Ohio State University
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  DK Panda
12:05 - 12:35   Industry Insights: Lenovo HPC/AI Portal - LiCO/Antilles
Lenovo
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  Chulho Kim
12:35 - 13:30   Sponsor Networking Lunch  
13:35 - 14:15   Best Practices: Recognize the World's Flora using Deep Learning at Scale
Centre Informatique National de l’Enseignement Supérieur (CINES)
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  Gabriel Hautreux
14:20 - 14:50   XXL Overview: IDRIS Site Update
Institut du Développement et des Ressources en Informatique Scientifique (IDRIS)
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  Pascal Voury
14:55 - 15:25   Industry Insights: Back to the Future: How New Data Management Protocols and Storage Devices Shape the Storage Infrastructure of Exascale Machines
DDN Storage
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  Robert Triendl
15:25 - 15:55   Sponsor Networking Break  
16:00 - 16:30   XXL Overview: CSCS Site Update
Centro Svizzero di Calcolo Scientifico (CSCS)
  Colin McMurtrie
16:35 - 17:15   Industry Insights: From Data to Insight with AI
Intel Corporation
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  Stephan Gillich
17:20 - 18:00   Community Catalyst: Introducing Finland’s HPC and AI Activities and Next Generation Infrastructure
CSC – IT Center for Science
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  Sebastian von Alfthan
18:00   Recap & Day 2 Preview   Hussein Harake & Gilad Shainer
         

Day Two | Tuesday, 02 April, 2019

9:00 - 9:05   Eye Opener   Hussein Harake & Gilad Shainer
9:05 - 9:50   Visionary Perspectives: 40 Powers of 10 - Simulating the Universe with the DiRAC HPC Facility
STFC DiRAC Facility, University of Leicester
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  Mark I Wilkinson
9:55 - 10:25   Best Practices: Spack: A Package Manager for Scientific Software
École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)
  Massimiliano Culpo
10:25 - 10:55   Sponsor Networking Break    
11:00 - 11:30   Best Practices: Designing Convergent HPC, Deep Learning and Big Data Analytics Software Stacks for Exascale Systems
The Ohio State University
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  DK Panda
11:35 - 12:30   Community Catalyst: sPIN: High-Performance Streaming Processing in the Network
Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich (ETH)
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  Torsten Hoefler
12:30 - 13:30   Sponsor Networking Lunch  
13:35 - 14:15   Tutorial: SHARP: In-Network Scalable Hierarchical Aggregation and Reduction Protocol
Mellanox Technologies
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  Gil Bloch
14:20 - 15:00   Best Practices: OpenStack Operations and Upgrades
Centro Svizzero di Calcolo Scientifico (CSCS)
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  Marco Passerini
15:00 - 15:30   Sponsor Networking Break    
15:35 - 16:05   Industry Insights: The MLPerf Benchmarks: Deep Learning at Scale with NVIDIA GPUs
NVIDIA
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  Axel Koehler
16:10 - 17:00   Industry Insights: Increasing Data Center Efficiency Using GPU Migration with rCUDA
Universitat Politecnica de Valencia
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  Federico Silla
17:05 - 17:50   Visionary Perspectives: Innovating the Future of Flight
Airbus
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  Gerd Büttner
18:00   Recap & Day 3 Preview   Hussein Harake & Gilad Shainer
18:30 – 22:00 Conference Dinner: Ristorante Vetta
"where emotions are experienced from above ..." Ascend 1000 meters by funicular to the top of Monte Brè, the symbol of the City of Lugano and sunniest mountain in Switzerland, to enjoy an evening of lakeside dining complete with 180 degrees of breathtaking views of the Alps and the whole of the Lugano Gulf.
   
       

Day Three | Wednesday, 03 April, 2019

9:00 - 9:05   Eye Opener   Hussein Harake & Gilad Shainer
9:05 - 9:50   Visionary Perspectives: EPI: The Euro HPC Industrial Cornerstone
European Processor Initiative (EPI)
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  Mario Kovač
9:55 - 10:25   Industry Insights: File System Experiences on HPC and AI Infrastructures
ThinkParQ Inc.
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  Marco Merkel
10:25 - 10:55   Sponsor Networking Break    
11:00 - 11:40   Community Catalyst: Getting Ready for Platform & Workload Heterogeneity: A Technical Manifesto from the EVOLVE Project
DDN Storage
  Jean Thomas Acquaviva
11:45 - 12:25   Best Practices: HPC Platform and Memory Technologies
Intel Corporation
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  Jean-Laurent Philippe
12:25 - 13:25   Sponsor Networking Lunch    
13:30 - 14:10  
General Session: Salle B1 Parallel Session: Salle C
Best Practices: SARUS: An OCI-Compliant Container Runtime for HPC

Centro Svizzero di Calcolo Scientifico (CSCS)

Kean Mariotti
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Lustre: Community Update Releases, Roadmap & Roundtable

DDN Storage


Peter Jones & Sébastien Buisson
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14:15 - 15:00  
Community Catalyst: Container Mythbusters

Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL)

Michael Jennings
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Current Releases:
DNE
  • Phase 1 & 2
Lazy size on MDT
PFL
  • FLR Use-Case
Client Features
  • DoM & Small File Performance
Network
  • MR
  • Dynamic Peer Discovery
  • UDSP
15:00 - 15:30   Sponsor Networking Break    
15:35 - 16:15










16:20 - 17:00
 
Tutorial: The Wingman & Hawk-eye Management Products

Fabriscale Technologies

Haakon Bryhni & Cyrille Verrier
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Best Practices: Authentication and Authorization Infrastructure

Centro Svizzero di Calcolo Scientifico (CSCS)

Massimo Benini
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Security: User & Node Authentication
Access Control
  • DAC
  • MAC = SELinux
Multi-Tenancy
Audit
Encryption
17:05 - 17:50   Industry Insights: The New HPC
Intersect360 Research
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  Addison Snell
17:55   Raffle & Wrap Up   Hussein Harake & Gilad Shainer
         

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Day Four | Thursday, 04 April, 2019

9:00 - 9:05   Eye Opener    
9:05 - 9:30   HPCXXL Business (Elections, etc.)  
9:30 - 10:00   Lenovo  
10:00 - 10:20   XXL Site Update: BSC
Sergi More
 
10:20 - 10:40   Member Networking Break    
10:40 - 11:40   Mellanox Update
Gilad Shainer
 
11:40 - 12:00   XXL Site Update: NERSC
Kristy Kallback-Rose
   
12:00 - 13:30   Sponsor Networking Break    
13:35 - 14:40   Lenovo    
14:40 - 16:10   XXL Site Update: PSI    
16:10 - 16:30   Member Networking Break    
16:30 - 17:30   Lenovo    
- 17:30   Wrap Up    
18:30 - 22:00   Member Dinner: Braceria Elvetica
"... they lived happily and satisfied" Savor the secrets of ... ancient traditions of Swiss meats preparation, the flavor of its history and poetry composed of innumerable flavors; a place where the table is transformed into an alchemic laboratory of flavors; a fairytale menu that brightens the eyes and the palate with a sweet finale...
   




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