On May 21-22, 2013, NCSA will host a symposium where representatives from each of the NSF PRAC teams involved in the NCSA/UIUC Enhanced Intellectual Services for Petascale Performance (NEIS-P2) program for Blue Waters will present their work and impact of recent activities.

Attendees will hear science teams share methods and results in numerous areas including GPUs, improving scalability and new algorithms. The PRAC teams come from a wide range of science and engineering fields: climate, computation chemistry, earthquake dynamics, lattice chromodynamics (LQCD), plasma physics and weather research just to name a few. The teams will report on the advances they have made in their respective fields with the goal that the knowledge can be transferred to other areas. These advances allow the teams to better utilize the large scale, heterogeneous computing capability that the Blue Waters system provides. 

The symposium is open to all interested parties.  There is no fee to attend, but registration is required.

Symposium Registration

Location: NCSA Auditorium 


May 21-22, 2013

Tuesday May 21 Presenter PI PRAC Title
8:00 AM Continental Breakfast    
8:30 AM Welcome    
9:00 AM Beverly Sanders Bartlett  Super instruction architecture for petascale computing.
9:30 AM Ross Heikes Randall  Testing Hypotheses about Climate Prediction at Unprecedented Resolutions on the NSF Blue Waters System
10:00 AM Break    
10:30 AM Justin Foley Sugar  Lattice QCD on Blue Waters
11:00 AM Tom Cheatham Cheatham  Hierarchical molecular dynamics sampling for assessing pathways and free energies of RNA catalysis, ligand binding, and conformational change
11:30 AM Frank Tsung Mori  Petascale plasma physics simulations using PIC codes
12:00 PM Lunch    
12:30 PM      
1:00 PM Jian Tao Diener  Enabling Science at the Petascale: From Binary Systems and Stellar Core Collapse To Gamma-Ray Bursts
1:30 PM Efecan Poyraz Jordan  Petascale Research in Earthquake System Science on Blue Waters (PressOnBlueWaters)
2:00 PM Scott Noble Campanelli  Computational Relativity and Gravitation at Petascale: Simulating and Visualizing Astrophysically Realistic Compact Binaries
2:30 PM James Bordner O'Shea  Formation of the First Galaxies:  Predictions for the Next Generation of Observatories
3:00 PM Break    
3:30 PM Pavan Balaji Gropp  System Software for Scalable Applications
4:00 PM

Homa Karimabadi

Kai Germaschewski

Karimabadi  Enabling Breakthrough Kinetic Simulations of the Magnetosphere via Petascale Computing
4:30 PM Renyue Cen Nagamine  Peta-Cosmology: galaxy formation and virtual astronomy
5:00 PM Leigh Orf Wilhelmson  Understanding Tornadoes and Their Parent Supercells Through Ultra-High Resolution Simulation/Analysis
5:30 PM


6:00 PM Dinner    
Wednesday Presenter PI PRAC Title
8:00 AM Continental Breakfast    
8:30 AM Paul Woodward Woodward  Petascale Simulation of Turbulent Stellar Hydrodynamics
9:00 AM P.K. Yeung Yeung Petascale Computations for Complex Turbulent Flows
9:30 AM Liqiang Wang Wang  Enabling Large-Scale, High-Resolution, and Real-Time Earthquake Simulations on Petascale Parallel Computers
10:00 AM Break    
10:30 AM John Grime Voth  Petascale Multiscale Simulations of Biomolecular Systems
11:00 AM Jim Fonseca Klimeck  Accelerating Nano-scale Transistor Innovation
11:30 AM Jim Phillips Schulten  The Computational Microscope
12:00 PM Lunch