PACE A Partnership for an Advanced Computing Environment

March 27, 2012

Enabling Discovery with Dell HPC Solutions!

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Dell, along with partners Intel, Mellanox, APC/Schneider Electric and Scientific Computing, would like to invite you to a 1-day workshop to see how HPC Solutions from Dell and Partners can enable cutting edge results in your research labs.


Thursday, April 26, 2012

Emory Conference Center 
1615 Clifton Road
Atlanta, GA  30329

Register Here:


8:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.                Registration

8:45a.m. — 9:00 a.m.                Dell Welcome

9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.              “Dell HPC Solutions”  (Dr. Glen Otero, Dell HPC Computer Scientist)

9:45 a.m. – 10:25 a.m.              Suresh Menon, Georgia Institute of Technology

10:25 a.m. – 10:35 a.m.            Break 

10:35 a.m. – 11:15 p.m.            Center for Disease Control Presentation

11:15 p.m. – 11:55  a.m.           Phil Moore, Savannah River National Laboratory

12:00 p.m. – 12:45 p.m.            Networking Lunch

12:45 p.m. – 1:25 p.m.              Boyd Wilson and Randy Martin, Clemson University

1:25 p.m.  —  2:05 p.m.              Neil Bright, PACE, Georgia Institute of Technology

2:05 p.m. –   2:35 p.m.              “The Core to Faster Simulation and Greater Discovery” (Jim Barlow, Enterprise Technologist, Intel)

2:35 p.m. —  2:45 p.m                Break

2:45 p.m. –  3:00 p.m.               Mellanox presentation

3:00 p.m. –  3:15 p.m.              APC presentation

3: 15 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.             “HPC Panel of Experts”  (Ask your HPC questions of this team of HPC Experts from across the industry!)

March 16, 2012

Funding Opportunity: Major Announcement Expected on Big Data and Other New Developments on Cyberinfrastructure Framework for 21st Century Science and Engineering

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The National Science Foundation (NSF) continues to develop new activities related to the Cyberinfrastructure Framework for 21st Century Science and Engineering (CIF21)[i] initiative, including:

  • Expected announcement of a major new interagency initiative on challenges related to big data;
  • Release of a new program on Campus Cyberinfrastructure – Network Infrastructure and Engineering (CC-NIE);
  • Release of a new program on Building Community and Capacity for Data-Intensive Research in the Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences and in Education and Human Resources (BCC-SBE/EHR); and
  • Release of a new strategic vision and plan for Advanced Computing Infrastructure.

Details of these activities are below.

Major Interagency Initiative Expected on Big Data

The White House is expected to announce on March 29 a major research initiative to solve challenges related to “big data,” or extremely large data sets that are difficult to manage and analyze with today’s software.  NSF, in concert with other agencies, including the National Institutes of Health (NIH), is planning to release a new solicitation on Core Techniques and Technologies for Advancing Big Data Science and Engineering (BIGDATA).  Coordination has reached to the highest levels of the agencies, including meetings between agency leadership at NSF, NIH, and the Department of Energy (DOE).  The solicitation is expected to be modeled after the interagency National Robotics Initiative (, announced in 2011, with various agencies seeking research related to each agency’s specific missions in a single solicitation coordinated by NSF.

According to NSF’s fiscal year (FY) 2013 budget request (, the solicitation will support the development of new tools and approaches to “address the challenges of managing, analyzing, visualizing, and extracting useful knowledge from large, diverse, distributed, and heterogeneous data sets.  This includes the development of data analytics, algorithms, and statistical and mathematical methods.”  The initiative is being developed by the Big Data Senior Steering Group (BDSSG) of the Networking and Information Technology Research and Development (NITRD) program, which coordinates computing research across the government.  BDSSG includes representatives from NSF, NIH, DOE, the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Department of Defense (DOD), and National Security Agency (NSA).  

Other NSF-Specific Activities:

Campus Cyberinfrastructure – Network Infrastructure and Engineering Program  (CC-NIE)

On March 1, the NSF Office of Cyberinfrastructure (OCI) released a solicitation entitled, “Campus Cyberinfrastructure – Network Infrastructure and Engineering Program (CC-NIE).”  The program will support advancements to networking capabilities at the campus level to connect researchers to national broadband infrastructure and enable scientific data transfer, as well as network integration to allow for stronger performance of scientific applications.

Letters of Intent: Letters of intent are not required.

Due Dates: No preliminary proposals are required.  Full proposals are due May 30, 2012.

Total Funding and Award Size: OCI plans to award a total of $12 million to $15 million in FY 2012.  Data Driven Networking Infrastructure of the Campus and Researcher awards will be supported at up to $500,000 total over up to two years while Network Integration and Applied Innovation awards will be supported at up to $1 million total over up to two years.

Eligibility and Limitations: Only universities and colleges are eligible to apply to this solicitation.  There are no limits on the number of proposals that can be submitted per organization or principal investigator.

Additional Resources: NSF contacts and additional information about CC-NIE are available at


Building Community and Capacity for Data-Intensive Research in the Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences and in Education and Human Resources (BCC-SBE/EHR)

On February 22, NSF’s Directorates of Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences (SBE) and Education and Human Resources (EHR), along with the Office of Cyberinfrastructure (OCI) announced a new program called Building Community and Capacity for Data-Intensive Research in the Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences and in Education and Human Resources (BCC-SBE/EHR).  BCC-SBE/EHR is SBE and EHR’s first involvement in special activities related to CIF21.  The program will support teams to develop visions and prototypes for next generation capabilities and infrastructure for data-intensive science that enables research in SBE and EHR fields.  The issuing of a formal solicitation stands in contrast to the efforts of the Directorate for Geosciences (GEO) to develop data infrastructure, which through its Earth Cube initiative has sought to develop a community-wide vision using a call for white papers and a Charette (community planning session), and is now reviewing EAGER proposals for exploratory prototypes.

Letters of Intent: Letters of intent are not required.

Due Dates: No preliminary proposals are required.  Full proposals are due May 22, 2012.

Total Funding and Award Size: SBE and EHR are planning to award 25 to 60 grants up to a total of $5 million.  Grants may vary in size from workshops to larger than normal standard grants.

Eligibility and Limitations: There are no special eligibility requirements or limits on how many proposals a single institution or principal investigator may submit.

Additional Resources: NSF contacts and additional information about BCC-SBE/EHR are available at


Advanced Computing Infrastructure Vision and Strategic Plan

On February 23, NSF released a document entitled, “Advanced Computing Infrastructure: Vision and Strategic Plan.”  The document is the first of six planned strategic plans for CIF21.  The other plans will focus on learning and workforce development, grand challenge communities, scientific instruments, data, cybersecurity and campus bridging, and software.  The Vision lays out strategic priorities for NSF in developing and supporting a balanced portfolio of advanced computing activities from core enabling research to partnerships and integration with campuses and scientific communities.  Specific strategic directions include:

  • “Foundational research to fully exploit parallelism and concurrency through innovations in computational models and languages, mathematics, statistics, algorithms, compilers, operating and run-time systems, middleware, software tools, application frameworks, virtual machines, and advanced hardware.
  • Research and development in the use of high-end computing resources in partnerships with scientific domains, including new computational, mathematical, and statistical modeling, simulation, visualization, and analytic tools, aggressive domain centric applications development, and deployment of scalable data management systems.
  • Building, testing, and deploying both sustainable and innovative resources into a collaborative ecosystem that encompasses integration/coordination with campus and regional systems, networks, cloud services, and/or data centers in partnerships with scientific domains.
  • Development of comprehensive education and workforce programs, from building deep expertise in computational, mathematical and statistical simulation, modeling, and computational and data-enabled science and engineering (CDS&E) to developing a technical work­force and enabling career paths in science, academia, government, and industry.
  • Development and evaluation of transformational and grand challenge community programs that support contemporary complex problem solving by engaging a comprehensive and integrated approach to science, uti­lizing high-end computing, data, networking, facilities, software, and multidisciplinary expertise across com­munities, other government agencies, and international partnerships.”

The full plan, including more detail on each strategic direction, can be found at

[i] CIF21, first proposed in the fiscal year (FY) 2012 NSF budget request, is an agency-wide effort to develop comprehensive, integrated, sustainable, and secure cyberinfrastructure to accelerate research and education capabilities in computational and data-enabled science and engineering.  The initiative encompasses four components: Data-enabled Science, Community Research Networks, New Computational Infrastructure, and Access and Connections to Cyberinfrastructure Facilities.  The CIF21 initiative is largely influenced by six taskforces of the Advisory Committee on Cyberinfrastructure (ACCI), which were set up in 2009 to investigate long-term challenges related to cyberinfrastructure and issued final reports in April 2011 (  CIF21 encompasses both agency-wide programs and more targeted investments.

New details about XSEDE12 Conference

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XSEDE seeks high-quality papers on science, education, outreach, training

A new conference from XSEDE is coming! This conference will support and enhance the world of advanced digital resources and services. Scientists, engineers, social scientists, and humanities experts at colleges, universities, and research centers around the world use those resources and services to make us all healthier, safer and better informed.

XSEDE, the eXtreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment, is the largest collection of distributed cyberinfrastructure for open scientific research in the United States. As the inaugural conference of XSEDE, XSEDE12 is a forum for the presentation of high-quality technical papers, posters, panels, and Birds of a Feather sessions that will facilitate communication among scientists and students who use XSEDE and other cyberinfrastructure resources. We are particularly interested in submissions related to:

  • XSEDE, science results from XSEDE, EOT (education, outreach, training) activities that make use of XSEDE, and technology developments that make XSEDE work!
  • Other cyberinfrastructure systems – within or outside the United States
  • Campus bridging – technologies that help researchers, educators, and students integrate local campus cyberinfrastructure resources, regional, national, and international resources. (XSEDE has international partners, and we are very interested in cyberinfrastructure papers from outside the United States.)

XSEDE is one component — the largest single component to date — in the implementation of the National Science Foundation’s CyberInfrastructure Framework for 21st Century Science and Engineering. Thus, any submission related to NSF’s CIF21 is invited, particularly papers that have implications for interaction and interoperability among other cyberinfrastructure projects and XSEDE.

Key dates related to XSEDE12 include:

  • April 13: Tutorial and Panel proposals due.
  • April 25: Paper submissions due, including student research papers.
    Student papers will be presented as an integrated part of the conference program.
  • May 14: Conference registration opens.
  • May 15: Visualization Showcase abstracts and BOF proposals dues.
  • May 30: Poster submissions due.

XSEDE12 registration costs:

  • Conference registration, general attendees:
    • $450 early registration, $525 late registration
    • Student registration: $375
  • Tutorial registration:
    • Registered conference participants: $75
    • Student attendees: $25
    • Tutorial-only registration: $125 for full day, $100 for 1/2 day

This promises to be an excellent conference. The organizing committee hopes you will take part by attending and presenting papers or posters. The first step is submitting that manuscript!

For details, please see the XSEDE12 Call For Participation at: 

March 2, 2012

upcoming DOE-INCITE call for proposals

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The ORAU University Partnerships Office is pleased to provide the information below regarding a program available to all institutions. This notice is a service to ORAU Sponsoring and Associate Institutions. Please forward within your institution and broadly to colleagues as you feel appropriate.

Dear Colleagues:

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science provides a portfolio of national high-performance computing facilities housing some of the world’s most advanced supercomputers. These leadership computing facilities enable world-class research for significant advances in science. Open to researchers from academia, government labs, and industry, the Innovative and Novel Computational Impact on Theory and Experiment (INCITE) Program is the major means by which the scientific community gains access to some of the fastest supercomputers. The program aims to accelerate scientific discoveries and technological innovations by awarding, on a competitive basis, time on supercomputers to researchers with large-scale, computationally intensive projects that address “grand challenges” in science and engineering.

The 2013 INCITE Call for Proposals opens April 11, 2012 and closes June 27, 2012. To help you prepare an INCITE proposal or to learn more about the program, two INCITE Proposal Writing Webinars will be offered on March 26, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. EDT, and on April 24, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. EDT. The 1.5 hour webinars will also include discussion on the Director’s Discretionary Program, a way to request early access to port, tune, and scale your codes in preparation for an INCITE application. The 2013 INCITE Call for Proposals is for awards of compute time on the Cray XK6 (Titan) system at the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility and the IBM Blue Gene/P (Intrepid) and IBM Blue Gene/Q (Mira) systems at the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility.
For more details and early registration for these events, see for the March 26th event and for the April 24th event. For more information on the INCITE Program web site, see Specific questions should be addressed to the INCITE Program Manager, Julia White, at

University Partnerships Office
Dr. Arlene Garrison – 865.241.1513(o), 865-599-3311(c)
Cathy Fore – 865.241.8158
Ann Farler – 865.576.1898
Dr. Steve Roberts – 865.576.6513 

Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU),, is a university consortium leveraging the scientific strength of 102 major research institutions to advance science and education by partnering with national laboratories, government agencies, and private industry. ORAU manages the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education for the U.S. Department of Energy.

February 21, 2012

SC’12 Call for Technical Papers

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SC12 Call for Technical Papers


November 10 – 16, 2012

 Salt Lake City, Utah

Abstracts due April 20, 2012; full papers due April 27, 2012

SC12, the premier annual international conference on high performance computing, networking, and storage, will be held in Salt Lake City, Utah, November 10-16, 2012. The Technical Papers Program at SC is the leading venue for presenting the highest-quality original research, from the foundations of HPC to its emerging frontiers. The conference committee solicits submissions of excellent scientific merit that introduce new ideas to the field and stimulate future trends on topics such as applications, systems, parallel algorithms, and performance modeling. SC also welcomes submissions that make significant contributions to the “state of practice” by providing compelling insights on best practices for provisioning, using, and enhancing high performance computing systems, services, and facilities.

New in 2012

  • Reorganized and new topic areas
  • “State of Practice” track integrated with regular papers
  • Later deadlines (end of April)
  • Review rebuttal period

Technical Paper Topic Areas

Submissions will be considered on any topic related to high performance computing including, but not limited to, the nine topical areas below.

  1. Algorithms
  2. Applications
  3. Architectures and Networks
  4. Clouds and Grids
  5. Performance, Energy, and Dependability
  6. Programming Systems
  7. Storage, Visualization, and Analytics
  8. System Software
  9. State of Practice


Concerns the development, evaluation and optimization of scalable, high performance algorithms for problems that are typically common to multiple disciplines. Topics include:

  • Data assimilation, model refinement, and reduced-order models
  • Discrete and combinatorial problems
  • Grid and mesh-based methods
  • Inverse problems
  • Numerical methods, linear and non-linear systems
  • Particle, N-body, and molecular/coarse-grained methods
  • Uncertainty quantification


Concerns the development and enhancement of algorithms, models, software, and problem solving environments for domain-specific applications that require high performance computing, networking, and storage. Topics include:

  • Bioinformatics and computational biology
  • Computational earth and atmospheric sciences
  • Computational materials science and engineering
  • Computational astronomy, chemistry, fluid dynamics, physics, mechanics, etc.
  • Computation and data enabled social science
  • Computational design optimization for aerospace, energy,
  • manufacturing, and industrial applications
  • Computational medicine and bioengineering

Architecture and Networks

Concerns all aspects of high performance hardware including the optimization and evaluation of processors and networks. Topics include:

  • Processor architecture, chip multiprocessors, GPUs, cache, and memory subsystems
  • Interconnect technologies (InfiniBand, Myrinet, Quadrics, Ethernet, Routable PCI etc.), switch/router architecture, network topologies,  on-chip or optical networks, and network fault tolerance
  • Internet protocol (TCP, UDP, sockets), quality of service, congestion management, and collective communication
  • Power-efficient architectures, high-availability architectures, stream or vector architectures, embedded and reconfigurable architectures, and emerging technologies
  • Innovative hardware/software co-design
  • Parallel and scalable system architectures
  • Performance evaluation and measurement of real systems

Clouds and Grids

Concerns all aspects of grids and clouds. Topics include:

  • Security and identity management
  • Virtualization and overlays
  • Scheduling, load balancing, workflows, and resource provisioning
  • Data management and scientific applications
  • Self-configuration, management, information services, and monitoring
  • Compute and storage cloud architectures
  • Programming models and tools for computing on clouds and grids
  • Quality of service and service-level agreement management
  • Problem solving environments and portals
  • Service-oriented architectures and tools for integration of clouds, clusters, and grids

Performance, Energy, Dependability

Concerns the crosscutting subjects of performance, energy, and dependability (PED) that typically span multiple areas of expertise and are crucial factors in the design of scalable HPC systems. Topics include:

  • Analysis, modeling, or simulation for PED
  • Empirical measurement of PED on real-world systems
  • Tools, code instrumentation, and instrumentation infrastructure for measurement and monitoring of PED
  • New opportunities or challenges for PED made possible by emerging HPC technologies
  • PED workload characterization and benchmarking
  • PED studies of HPC subsystems, such as processor, network, memory, and I/O
  • Impact of PED on applications and their design
  • Impact of application design on PED
  • Methodologies and formalisms for PED

Programming Systems

Concerns technologies that support parallel programming for large-scale systems as well as smaller-scale components that will plausibly serve as building blocks for next-generation HPC architectures. Topics include:

  • Compiler analysis and optimization; program transformation
  • Parallel programming languages and notations; programming models
  • Runtime systems
  • Libraries (in support of end users or other aspects of the programming environment)
  • Parallel application frameworks
  • Tools (e.g., debuggers, performance analysis, integrated development environments, data analysis, visualization)
  • Software engineering for parallel programming
  • Productivity-oriented programming environments and studies
  • Solutions for parallel programming challenges: interoperability, memory consistency, determinism, race detection, work stealing, load balancing, etc.

Storage, Visualization, and Analytics

Concerns all aspects of storage, visualization, and analysis. Topics include:

  • Databases for HPC, scalable structured storage
  • Data mining, analysis, and visualization for modeling and simulation
  • Parallel file, storage, and archival systems
  • Scalable storage, metadata, and data management
  • I/O performance tuning, benchmarking, and middleware
  • Next generation storage systems and media
  • Storage systems for data intensive computing
  • Storage networks
  • Reliability and fault tolerance in HPC storage
  • Visualization and image processing

System Software

Concerns the design and development of operating systems, runtime systems, and other low- level software that enables allocation and management of hardware resources for high performance computing applications and services. Topics include:

  •  Alternative and specialized operating systems and runtime systems for many-core processors
  • Support for fault tolerance and resilience
  • Management of complex memory hierarchies and transactional memory
  • Enhancements for attached and integrated accelerators
  • Distributed memory and shared memory systems
  • Communication optimization
  • Interactions between the OS, runtime, compiler, middleware, and tools
  • Strategies for managing and reducing energy consumption
  • Virtualization and virtual machines
  • Approaches for enabling adaptive and introspective system software

State of Practice

Concerns all aspects related to the pragmatic practices of HPC, including infrastructure, services, facilities, large-scale application executions, etc. Submissions that develop best practices, optimized designs, or benchmarks are of particular interest. Although concrete case studies within a conceptual framework would likely serve as the basis for submitted papers, efforts to generalize the experience for wider applicability will be highly valued. Topics include:

  • Deployment experiences of large-scale infrastructures and facilities
  • Long-term infrastructural management experiences
  • Comparative benchmarks of actual machines over a wide spectrum of workloads
  • Pragmatic resource management strategies and experiences
  • Facilitation of “big data” associated with supercomputing
  • User support experiences with large-scale and novel machines
  • Multi-center infrastructures and their management
  • Pragmatic bridging of cloud data centers and supercomputing centers
  • Education, training, and dissemination activities and their quantitative results
  • Procurement, technology investment, and acquisition of best practices
  • Infrastructural policy issues, especially international experiences

Review Process

The SC12 Technical Papers Committee will rigorously review all submissions with the goal of selecting the best technical contributions across both established and emerging areas of HPC. In an effort to enhance the review process and to create an exceptional program, SC12 will introduce a review rebuttal option for the authors. The review process acceptance criteria will concentrate on originality, technical soundness, presentation quality, timeliness, impact, and relevance to SC. Some papers may present principles, results, and discussions in the context of a single node, core, thread, or GPU. To be accepted, these papers must measurably improve upon the state of the art along dimensions that are relevant for SC.

Awards will be presented for Best Paper and Best Student Paper. Extended versions of papers selected as finalists for the Best Paper and Best Student Paper Awards may be published in the journal Scientific Programming. With our focus on quality and the observed trend towards substantial increases in submissions from year to year, the committee expects a 20% acceptance rate for SC12 Technical Papers.

How to submit

SC follows a two-part submission process, with abstracts due by April 20, 2012 and full papers by April 27, 2012. Abstracts and papers must be submitted electronically via the website A sample submission form is also available at that site (click on the tab “Sample Submission Forms” at the login page).

Format: Submissions are limited to 10 pages in the IEEE format (see html ) The 10-page limit includes figures, tables, and appendices, but does not include references, for which there is no page limit.

Selecting areas of contribution: All submissions must indicate one of the nine areas as the primary area of contribution. One of the remaining eight areas may be indicated as a secondary area of contribution.

Dual Submission: Submission material cannot overlap substantially with any paper previously accepted for publication or under review by any conference or journal during the SC review process. Authors should follow IEEE publication policies (see

Important SC12 Information

Location       : Utah Salt Palace Convention Center, Salt Lake City, UT

Information    :

Web Submissions:

Email Contact  :

Important Dates

Submissions Open: February 15, 2012

Abstracts Due   : April 20, 2012 (Abstracts are required in order to submit a full paper.)

Full Papers Due : April 27, 2012

Review Rebuttal : June 15–19, 2012

Notifications   : July 15, 2012

Conference Dates: November 10-16, 2012

SC12 Technical Papers Committee

SC12 Technical Papers Chairs

Padma Raghavan, The Pennsylvania State University

Jeffrey S. Vetter,  Georgia Tech and Oak Ridge National Laboratory

SC12 Technical Papers Areas Chairs

Algorithms                        : Edmond Chow, Georgia Tech

Applications                     : Martin Berzins, University of Utah

Architecture and Networks        : Steve Keckler, NVIDIA and The University of Texas at Austin

Clouds and Grids                 : Marty Humphrey, University of Virginia

Performance, Power, Dependability: David Lowenthal, University of Arizona

Programming Systems              : Brad Chamberlain, Cray Inc.

Storage, Visualization, Analytics: Hank Childs, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

System Software                  : Ron Brightwell, Sandia National Laboratories

State of Practice                : Satoshi Matsuoka, Tokyo Institute of Technology


The complete list of members of the technical papers committee is available online at

Debugging parallel jobs – Allinea DDT webinars

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We have recently licensed the DDT parallel debugger software for use in the PACE environment.  They’ve announced a couple of short webinars coming up soon that I thought might be of interest.

Please see their site, for further information and registration.

February 1, 2012

Keeneland GPU Tutorial Feb 20-21 @ Georgia Tech

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The NSF Keeneland Project and the GT NVIDIA CUDA Center of Excellence will be hosting a two-day hands-on tutorial on high performance computing with GPUs at Georgia Tech on Feb 20-21.

If you or your staff/students would like to participate in this tutorial, please go to at to see the preliminary agenda and register.

For more information, please see

January 26, 2012

XSEDE12 conference Call For Participation, due Apr 13, Apr 25

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Tutorial and Panel proposals due Fri Apr 13 2012

Paper and Poster submissions due Wed Apr 25 2012


The Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE) invites participation in its inaugural conference in the form of papers, panels, posters, visualizations, Birds of a Feather sessions, and tutorials.

The Call For Participation, including submission guidelines and key dates, is at:

XSEDE12 — “Bridging from the campus to the extreme and beyond” — builds on the success of the recent TeraGrid conferences, offering a full agenda, networking opportunities, and all that the host city of Chicago has to offer.

The conference is located at the InterContinental Chicago (Magnificent Mile) and runs from July 16-19, 2012, with XSEDE meetings to follow on July 20.

Conference information is available at:

Registration opens in May.

We look forward to your participation.


Susan McKenna
Media Communications Coordinator for XSEDE
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA)
1008 NCSA | 1205 W. Clark St. | Urbana, IL 61801
Skype: smckenna111

January 9, 2012

TACC-Intel Highly Parallel Computing Symposium

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Tue Apr 10 – Wed Apr 11 2012

Texas Advanced Computing Center, Austin, Texas

Submissions due Wed Feb 15 2012



The TACC-Intel Highly Parallel Computing Symposium will take place on Tuesday April 10th – Wednesday April 11th 2012 at the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) in Austin, TX.

In the past year, the Intel MIC program has advanced forward towards the first commercial many-core co-processor, code named Knights Corner.

Accordingly, this symposium will expand to have two major focus areas: the Many-core Applications Research Community (MARC) for the Single-Chip Cloud Computer (SCC) experimental architecture, and the emerging community around the forthcoming Intel Many Integrated Core (MIC) architecture family of products for productivity solutions.

In April, researchers from different fields will present their current and future work.

For SCC the focus will be advanced hardware architecture concepts implementation and how to use the SCC to explore tools and software that take advantage of the finer granularity data flow.

For Intel MIC the focus is on programming productivity for highly parallel applications.

The host site, TACC, will be the site of the first large scale supercomputer system based on Intel MIC in January 2013.

Interested researchers are invited to submit unpublished reports, both on work in process or new results regarding software for novel many-core hardware architectures.

While the Intel Single-Chip Cloud Computer (SCC) has served as common research platform for most MARC members, recent availability of the development kits for the Intel MIC family of products has expanded the community for many-core applications research.

Some of the concepts of the SCC will be realized in production form when the Intel MIC product line becomes available. Other interesting research on next generation many-core platforms is also relevant for this event.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Operating system support for novel many-core architectures
  • Dealing with legacy software on novel many-core architectures
  • Traditional and new programming models for novel many-core hardware
  • Experiences porting, running, or developing applications
  • New approaches for leveraging on-die messaging facilities

All authors are invited to submit original and unpublished work as either regular papers (maximum 6 pages) for oral presentation or short papers (maximum 4 pages) for poster presentation. Papers describing work-in-progress are also welcome.

Paper submission is possible through EasyChair at

Submissions are due Wednesday February 15th, 2012.

For additional information please check the event website:


Dan Stanzione, PhD
Deputy Director
Texas Advanced Computing Center, The University of Texas at Austin, 512-475-9411

December 6, 2011

Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship

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Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship

Applications due Jan 10 2012

We are pleased to inform you that the application is now open for the Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship (DOE CSGF) at

This is an exciting opportunity for doctoral students to earn up to four years of financial support along with outstanding benefits and

opportunities while pursuing degrees in fields of study that utilize high performance computing technology to solve complex problems in science and engineering.

Benefits of the Fellowship:

  • $36,000 yearly stipend
  • Payment of all tuition and fees
  • $5,000 academic allowance in first year
  • $1,000 academic allowance each renewed year
  • 12-week research practicum at a DOE Laboratory
  • Yearly conferences
  • Career, professional and leadership development
  • Renewable up to four years

Applications for the next class of fellows are due Jan 10 2012.

For more information regarding the fellowship and to access the online application, visit:

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