The HPC Advisory Council is also a community effort support center for HPC end-users, providing the following capabilities:

Past Events


HPC Advisory Council Switzerland Conference 2014

Lugano Convention Centre
Lugano, Switzerland
March 31 - April 3, 2014


HPC Advisory Council Stanford Conference
and Exascale Workshop 2014

Munger Conference Center/Paul Brest Hall
Stanford University
February 3-5, 2014


SC13

Colorado Convention Center
Denver, Colorado
Nov 17-22, 2013
Booth #3518


HPC Advisory Council China Workshop 2013

Sangria Hotel
Guilin, Guangxi, P. R. China
October 28, 2013


HPC Day 2013

University Kyiv Polytechnic Institute (KPI)
Kyiv, Ukraine
October 10-11, 2013


2013 Americas Altair Technology Conference

Hyatt Regency Orange County
Garden Grove, CA
October 3, 2013

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2013 FLOW-3D World Users Conference

Allerton Hotel
Chicago, IL
September 19-20, 2013

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HPC Advisory Council Spain Conference 2013

Campus Diagonal Nord
Barcelona, Spain
September 12, 2013


HPC Advisory Council European Conference 2013

The Congress Center Leipzig
Leipzig, Germany
June 16, 2013


ISC '13

Congress Center Leipzig
Leipzig, Germany
June 16-20, 2013
Booth #485

Presentation Title:
Maximizing Application Performance in a Multi-Core, NUMA-Aware Compute Cluster by Multi-Level Tuning

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HPCAC-ISC Student Cluster Challenge

Leipzig, Germany
June 17-19, 2013


2013 MSC Software Users Conference
Performance, Tuning and Scalability of MSC Nastran Explicit Nonlinear (SOL 700) over High Performance Interconnects

Irvine, California
May 7-8, 2013

Presentation Title:
Performance, Tuning and Scalability of MSC Nastran Explicit Nonlinear (SOL 700) over High Performance Interconnects

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HPC Advisory Council Switzerland Conference 2013

Lugano, Switzerland
March 13-15, 2013


HPC Advisory Council Stanford Conference 2013

Stanford University USA
February 7-8, 2013


3rd International Conference on Meta Computing

Odisha, India
November 29-30, 2012

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HPC Advisory Council China Conference 2012

Zhangjiajie, Hunan, China
October 28, 2012

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HPC Advisory Council Spain Conference 2012

Màlaga, Spain
September 13, 2012

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6th RES User's Conference and HPC Advisory Council Spain Conference 2012

Màlaga, Spain
September 12-13, 2012

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The 8th China CAE Annual Conference

Chengdu, China
July 25-27, 2012

Presenter: Tong Liu
Paper: "Building efficient cluster system for Fluent by understanding its performance characteristics."

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ISC '12

CCH–Congress Center Hamburg
Hamburg, Germany
June 17-21, 2012

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HPC Advisory Council European Workshop 2012

CCH-Congress Center Hamburg Hall D
Hamburg, Germany
June 17, 2012

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The HPC Advisory Council will hold the 2012 European Conference on June 17th, 2012, in conjunction with the ISC’12 conference in Hamburg, Germany. The workshop will focus on HPC productivity, and advanced HPC topics and futures, and will bring together system managers, researchers, developers, computational scientists and industry affiliates to discuss recent developments and future advancements in High-Performance Computing.
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HPC Advisory Council Xi'an Workshop

Northwest Polytechnical University International Conference Center
May 5, 2012

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3rd ICCS Workshop

National Astronomical Observatory/Chinese Academy of Sciences
Beijing, China
March 28 – 30, 2012

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HPC Advisory Council Switzerland Conference 2012

Palazzo dei Congressi
Switzerland
March 13-15, 2012

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HPC Advisory Council Israel Supercomputing Conference 2012

Bar Shira Auditorium - Tel-Aviv University
Tel-Aviv, Israel
February 7, 2012

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23rd IASTED International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Computing and Systems (PDCS)

Dallas, USA
December 14-16, 2011

Presentation Title:
The Impact of Inter-node Latency versus Intra-node Latency on HPC Applications

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HPC Advisory Council Stanford Workshop 2011

Stanford University
USA
December 6-7, 2011

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SC11

Washington State Convention Center
Seattle, WA
Nov 14-17, 2011
Booth #853

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Parallel Communication, I/O and Storage Interfaces for Accelerators:
HPC Advisory Council Special Interest Group (together with CSCS)
Nov 15, 2011
5:30PM - 7:00PM

HPC Advisory Council University Awards
Nov 16, 2011
12:15PM - 1:15PM

The HPC Advisory Council Outreach and Research Activities at SC11 Exhibitor Forum
Nov 17, 2011
3:30PM - 4:15PM
Room 613/614
Speakers: Gilad Shainer and Brian Sparks


Open Source CFD International Conference 2011
Dolce Chantilly
Paris-Chantilly, France
November 3-4, 2011

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Presentation: "The Effect of MPI Collective Operations on OpenFOAM Performance"
Speakers: Gilad Shainer and Tong Liu


MSC Software 2011 Users Conference

Hilton Orange County/Costa Mesa
Costa Mesa, CA
October 4-6, 2013

Presentation Title:
The Effect of HPC Clusters Architecture on MSC Nastran Performance

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6th HPC DAY Conference

NTUU KPI
Kyiv, Ukraine
October 12-14, 2011

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HPC Advisory Council China Workshop 2011

Shandong Building
Jinan, China
October 25, 2011

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HPC Workshops at the 2011 SEG Annual Meeting

San Antonio, TX
September 23, 2011

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GPU Computing for Upstream Applications workshop - "New Models for GPU to GPU Communications" (Todd Wilde, HPC Advisory Council, Director of Technical Training)

HPC User Tools workshop - "Managing the Large Scale Network" (Todd Wilde, HPC Advisory Council, Director of Technical Training)


TeraGrid

Salt Lake City Downtown Marriott
Salt Lake City, UT
July 18-21, 2011

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ISC '11

CCH–Congress Center Hamburg
Hamburg, Germany
June 19-23, 2011

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HPC Advisory Council European Workshop 2011

CCH-Congress Center Hamburg Hall E+F
Hamburg, Germany
June 19, 2011

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The HPC Advisory Council will hold the 2011 European Workshop on June 19th, 2011, in conjunction with the ISC'11 conference in Hamburg, Germany. The workshop will focus on HPC productivity, and advanced HPC topics and futures, and will bring together system managers, researchers, developers, computational scientists and industry affiliates to discuss recent developments and future advancements in High-Performance Computing.
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European LS-DYNA Users Conference

Palais de la Musique et des Congres (Convention Center)
Strasbourg, France
May 23-24, 2011

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FM Global Open Source CFD Fire Modeling Workshop 2011
May 9-10, 2011

Presentation Title:
OpenFOAM Scalability on InfiniBand-Based Multi-core Clusters

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HPC Advisory Council Switzerland Workshop 2011

Lugano Convention Centre
Lugano, Switzerland
March 21-23, 2011

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International Conference On MetaComputing

Goa, India
December 16-17, 2010

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2010 Stanford HPC Conference

Stanford Unviersity
Palo Alto, CA
December 8-9, 2010

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HPC Advisory Council Member Meeting

Royal Senesta Hotel
Grand Ballroom
New Orleans, LA
November 17, 2010
6:00 - 7:00pm

 

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SuperComputing (SC10)

New Orleans, LA
November 15-18, 2010
Booth Space #4123

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Open Source CFD International Conference 2010

Eurostars Grand Central
Munich, Germany
November 4-5, 2010
Speaking: "OpenFOAM Optimizations for Scale"


Presentation Title:
OpenFOAM Optimizations for Scale

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HPC Advisory Council China Workshop

Hot Spring Leisure City
Beijing, China
October 27, 2010

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HPC Day

Kiev, Ukraine
October 15, 2010

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The IEEE Fifth International Conference on Bio-Inspired Computing: Theories and Applications (BIC-TA 2010)

University of Hunan
Changsha, China
September 23 - 26, 2010

Speaking: Parallel Bio Application Optimizations for Scale

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IEEE Cluster 2010

Hotel Aldemar Knossos Royal Village
Hersonnisos, Crete, Greece
September 20-24, 2010

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Bio-molecular Simulations on Future Computing Architectures

JICS Audotorium
Oak Ridge, Tennessee
September 16 - 17, 2010

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TeraGrid '10

Sheraton Station Square
Pittsburgh, PA
August 2-5, 2010

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International Advance Research Workshop

Grand Hotel San Michele
Cetraro, Italy
June 21-25, 2010

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11th Int'l LS-DYNA Users Conference

Hyatt Regency Dearborn
Fairlane Town Center
Deaborn, MI 48126

June 06-08, 2010


Presentation Title:
LS-DYNA Best Practices: Networking, MPI and Parallel File System Effect on LS-DYNA Performance

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Presentation: LS-DYNA® Best-Practices: Networking, MPI and Parallel File System Effect on LS-DYNA Performance
Speaking: Gilad Shainer, HPC Advisory Council Chairman



HPC Advisory Council European Workshop 2010

CCH-Congress Center Hamburg
Am Dammtor / Marseiller Straße
20355 Hamburg, Germany

May 30th, 2010

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The HPC Advisory Council will hold the 2010 European Workshop on May 30th, 2010, in conjunction with the ISC’10 conference in Hamburg Germany. The workshop will focus on HPC productivity, and advanced HPC topics and futures, and will bring together system managers, researchers, developers, computational scientists and industry affiliates to discuss recent developments and future advancements in High-Performance Computing.



SGI User Group Conference 2010

Fremont Marriott Silicon Valley
Fremont, CA 94538
May 10-12, 2010

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HPC Advisory Council Switzerland Workshop 2010

Lugano Convention Centre
Lugano, Switzerland
March 15-17, 2010

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The HPC Advisory Council and the Swiss Supercomputing Centre will host the HPC Advisory Council Switzerland Workshop 2010  in the Lugano Convention Centre, Lugano, Switzerland, from March 15-17, 2010.

The workshop will focus on High-Performance Computing education and training including CPU technologies, accelerators, networking, storage, software middleware and various applications. The workshop will also cover advanced topics such as MPI offloads, networking optimizations and will feature presenters from the Swiss Supercomputing Centre, Simula Research Laboratory, HPC Advisory Council professionals as well as technologists from various Independent Software Vendors and OEMs. Hands-on training will be incorporated within the workshop agenda to allow participants to actually configure and test high-performance clusters. The workshop will bring together system managers, researchers, developers, computational scientists, students and industry affiliates for cross-training and to discuss recent HPC developments and future advancements.



The 10th LCI International Conference on High-Performance Clustered Computing

Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center
Pittsburgh, PA
March 9-11, 2010
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Presentation: HOMME and POPperf High Performance Applications: Optimizations for Scale
Speaking: Gilad Shainer, HPC Advisory Council Chairman
Time: Tuesday, March 9th 13:30 - 15:00pm.



HPC Advisory Council Asia Workshop 2009

Changsha, Hunan, China
October 28, 2009 , 8:00 am - 10:00 pm

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HPC User Forum 2009

Omni Interlocken Resort
Broomfield, CO
September 8-10, 2009
Speaking: Gilad Shainer, HPC Advisory Council Chairman

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Cluster 2009

New Orleans, LA
August 31 - September 4, 2009
Speaking: Gilad Shainer, HPC Advisory Council Chairman

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SIGGRAPH 2009

Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
New Orleans, LA
August 3-7, 2009
Speaking: Gilad Shainer, HPC Advisory Council Chairman

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7th European LS-DYNA Conference

Salzburg Congress
Salzburg, Austria
May 14-15, 2009
Speaking: Gilad Shainer, HPC Advisory Council Chairman

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Presenters: Gilad Shainer (Mellanox), Tong Liu (Mellanox), Jacob Liberman (Dell), Jeff Layton (Dell), Onur Celebioglu (Dell), Scot A. Schultz (AMD), Joshua Mora (AMD), David Cownie (AMD)

Abstract: From concept to engineering, and from design to test and manufacturing, the automotive industry relies on powerful virtual development solutions. CFD and crash simulations are performed in an effort to secure quality and speed up the development process. The recent trends in cluster environments, such as multi-core CPUs and interconnect consolidation are changing the dynamics of clustered-based simulations. Software applications are being reshaped for higher parallelism, as well as hardware configurations for solving the new demands on scalability and efficiency. Both "productivity-aware" and "power-aware" have become metrics for new systems design and implementations. The system architecture needs to be capable of providing higher productivity for present and future simulations; while maintaining low power consumption. In this paper we cover best practices for achieving maximum productivity while sustaining or reducing power consumption on LS-DYNA simulations.

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HPC User Forum 2009

The Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center
Roanoke, VA
April 20-22, 2009
Speaking: Gilad Shainer, HPC Advisory Council Chairman

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Presenters: Gilad Shainer (HPC Advisory Council chairman), Jennifer Koerv (AMD), Donnie Bell (Dell), Sharan Kalwani (GM), Lynn Lewis (Microsoft), Stan Posey (Panasas), Lee Porter (ParTec), Arend DittmerJoshua (Penguin Computing)

Abstract: The presentation introduces the HPC Advisory Council mission, activities and future plans.

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The 10th LCI International Conference on High-Performance Clustered Computing

National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)
Boulder, CO
March 10-12, 2009
Speaking: Gilad Shainer, HPC Advisory Council Chairman

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Presenters: Gilad Shainer & Tong Liu (Mellanox Technologies), Joshua Mora (AMD), Jacob Liberman (Dell), John Michalakes (National Center for Atmospheric Research)

Abstract: The Weather Research and Forecast (WRF) Model is a fully functioning modeling system for atmospheric research and operational weather prediction communities. With an emphasis on efficiency, portability, maintainability, scalability and productivity, WRF has been successfully deployed over the years on a wide variety of HPC clustered compute nodes connected with high speed interconnects - currently the most used system architecture for high-performance computing. As such, understanding WRF dependency on the various clustering elements, such as the CPU, interconnects and the software libraries are crucial for enabling efficient predictions and high productivity. Our results identify WRF's communication-sensitive points and demonstrate WRF's dependency on high-speed networks and fast CPU to CPU communication. Both factors are critical to maintaining scalability and increasing productivity when adding cluster nodes. We conclude with specific recommendations for improving WRF performance, scalability, and productivity as measured in jobs per day. Because proprietary hardware and software can quickly erode cluster architecture's favorable economics, we will restrict our investigation to standards based hardware and open source software readily available to typical research institutions.

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Oil and Gas High Performance Computing Workshop 2009

Rice University, McMurtry Auditorium - Duncan Hall
Houston, TX
March 5, 2009
Speaking: Gilad Shainer, HPC Advisory Council Chairman

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Presenters: Gilad Shainer & Tong Liu (Mellanox Technologies), Joshua Mora (AMD), Jacob Liberman (Dell), Owen Brazell (Schlumberger)

Abstract: Schlumberger's ECLIPSE Reservoir Engineering software is a widely used oil and gas reservoir numerical simulation suite. Like many other High Performance Computing (HPC) applications, ECLIPSE runs in a complex ecosystem of hardware and software components. Maximizing ECLIPSE performance requires a deep understanding of how each component impacts the overall solution. However, as new hardware and software comes to market, design decisions are often based on assumptions or projections rather than empirical testing. This presentation removes the guesswork from cluster design for ECLIPSE by providing best practices for increased performance and productivity. It includes scalability testing, interconnect performance comparisons, job placement strategies, and power efficiency considerations. It also introduces an ongoing collaboration between Dell, AMD, and Mellanox dedicated to publishing timely application-specific best practices and performance data.

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