Blue Waters User Workshop, Dec. 3-5, 2013

Registration

The registration page is now up.

Accommodations

1200 W. University Ave., Urbana
Use the group name "Blue Waters" when making your reservations.
The Hampton Inn is within walking distance (less than 1 block) of NCSA and offers free parking.
Check the online Champaign County Visitors Guide for information on Urbana-Champaign accommodations.

Location

Room 1030
NCSA Building
University of Illinois
Urbana, IL 61801

This event will be made available via WebEx to Blue Waters users who are unable to attend in person.

Parking at NCSA

Metered parking is available near the NCSA Building on Clark Street, in the parking garage just north of NCSA, and on other surrounding streets. Rates are $1.00/hour, and all meters accept quarters, dimes, nickels and dollar coins. While you can park all day in the garage, time limits for surrounding streets are usually two hours. There is no attendant in the parking garage, but you do have the option to pay for metered parking in the parking structure by credit card by calling 1-866-234-PARK (7275); the garage is location 4801. For more information, go to paybyphone.com.

Agenda (Subject to Change)

Tuesday, December 3

7:30 - 8:30 Continental Breakfast (NCSA foyer)

8:30 - 8:45 Welcome - Greg Bauer

8:45 - 9:30 Blue Waters Overview - Greg Bauer

9:30 - 10:00 Programming and Programming Models on Blue Waters – Craig Steffen

10:00 - 10:30 Running Jobs on Blue Waters – Omar Padron (Jing Li)

10:30 - 10:45 Break

10:45 - 12:00 Optimizing Applications for Blue Waters – Robert Brunner

12:00 - 1:00 Lunch  (NCSA foyer)

1:00 - 2:00 Performance Tools Overview – Manisha Gajbe, Tom Cortese

2:00 - 3:00 XK Programming environment and tools src – Victor Anisimov

3:00 - 3:30 Break

3:30 - 4:00 Job resiliency and fault tolerance on Blue Waters - Ana Gainaru (NCSA), Leonardo Bautista Gomez (ANL)

4:00 - 5:00 Hands on time (SEAS staff will be available) 

6:00 - Dinner  (NCSA foyer)

Wednesday, December 4th

7:30 - 8:30 Continental Breakfast (NCSA foyer)

8:30 - 9:30 Debugging on Blue Waters (hands on) – Galen Arnold

9:30 - 10:30 Data Management Best Practices – Ryan Mokos, Jason Alt

10:30 - 10:45 Break

10:45 - 12:00 Topology consideration – Bob Fiedler (Cray)

12:00 - 1:00 Lunch  (NCSA foyer)

1:00 - 3:00 Advanced CUDA K20x programming  HandsOnTranspose src - Cliff Woolley (NVIDIA)

3:00 - 3:30 Break

3:30 - 4:00 How not to fool the masses: fair representation of performance improvement.  – Babak Behzad (CS/UIUC)

4:00 - 5:00 Hands on time (SEAS staff will be available) or NPCF tour.

6:00 - Dinner (On your own or pizza)

Thursday, December 5th

7:30 - 8:30 Continental Breakfast (NCSA foyer)

8:30 - 10:30 Advanced HDF programming Intro Parallel– Quincy Koziol (HDFGroup)

10:30 - 10:45 Break

10:45 - 12:00 Rapidfire presentations and/or topical table discussions with SEAS staff

Shell and user environment configuration - Craig Steffen

12:00 - 1:00 Lunch  (NCSA foyer)