ESnet and Internet2 in collaboration with key partners Indiana University (IU), National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) and NOAA have announced a multi-day workshop that will bring together network and data management experts with the international climate community to discuss their pressing data challenges and emerging network requirements. The workshop will include a slate of invited speakers and panelists in a format designed to encourage lively, interactive discussions with the goal of developing a set of tangible next steps for supporting this data-intensive science community. Breakout sessions and many opportunities for professional networking are also planned.
For more information, visit http://events.internet2.edu/2014/ftw-climate/index.cfm.
Hosted by the National Center for Supercomputing Applications, the “Symposium for Petascale Science and Beyond” will bring together leaders in petascale computational science and engineering and will be a tremendous opportunity for sharing successes, methods, and future challenges in petascale+ computing and analysis.
The symposium is scheduled for May 12-15 in Champaign, IL.
Along with presentations from the leaders of Blue Waters science teams, the symposium will provide forums for high-bandwidth information exchanges between teams and investigators. Charles Seife, author of “Decoding the Universe: How the New Science of Information is Explaining Everything in the Cosmos, From Our Brains to Black Holes,” will deliver the keynote address.
There is no fee to attend the symposium, but there is limited space and capacity so registration is required. If necessary, priority will be given to Blue Waters science team members. Online registration, along with a draft agenda and logistics details, can be found on the Blue Waters portal:
The Supercomputing ’14 (SC14) conference scheduled for Nov. 16-21, 2014, in New Orleans, is accepting proposal submissions from student teams interested in participating in the SC14 Student Cluster Competition.
The contest, meant to introduce the next generations of students to the high-performance computing community, a non-stop, 48-hour real-time challenge, in which teams of undergraduate or high-school students assemble a small cluster and demonstrate its performance.
For details, visit the competition Web page.
Computational scientists now have the opportunity to apply for the upcoming Argonne Training Program on Extreme-Scale Computing (ATPESC), to take place from August 3-15, 2014.
The program provides intensive hands-on training on the key skills, approaches, and tools to design, implement, and execute computational science and engineering applications on current supercomputers and the HPC systems of the future. As a bridge to that future, this two-week program to be held at the Pheasant Run Resort in suburban Chicago fills the gap that exists in the training computational scientists typically receive through formal education or shorter courses.
Instructions for applying to the program can be found at extremecomputingtraining.anl.gov. The deadline for applying is March 31, 2014.
With the challenges posed by the architecture and software environments of today’s most powerful supercomputers, and even greater complexity on the horizon from next-generation and exascale systems, there is a critical need for specialized, in-depth training for the computational scientists poised to facilitate breakthrough science and engineering using these unprecedented resources.
With the diversity of platforms, it is impossible for MPI libraries to automatically provide the best performance for all existing applications. Through this tutorial, attendees will discover that MPI libraries are not black boxes and contain several options allowing the user to enhance MPI applications. From basic (Process Mapping, Collective Tuning…) to advanced features (Multicast, Unreliable Datagram, Kernel-assisted Approaches), this tutorial will cover a large spectrum of possibilities offered by MPI libraries to improve the performance of parallel applications on both TACC systems and other clusters.
Date: March 25, 2014
Time: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Eastern
Blue Waters Student Internship Program is actively seeking faculty and students to participate in year-long student internship opportunities. Students in the program will gain experiences involving the application of high-performance computing to problems in science, mathematics or engineering. The program provides a student stipend for undergraduate participants totaling $5000, and a two-week intensive Petascale Institute in 2014 along with travel to the Blue Waters Symposium 2015 for both undergraduate and graduate students.
This program provides support for internship activities at any accredited degree granting institution in the United States.
Faculty who would like to mentor an undergraduate student can post descriptions of available positions. Positions can be intended for a particular applicant or opened to all qualified applicants. Undergraduate students should submit an application for consideration. Internship positions and applications can be submitted at: bluewaters.ncsa.illinois.edu/internships or shodor.org/petascale/participation/internships .
Graduate students are welcome to apply to attend the Petascale Institute. They are responsible for arranging their own research advisor; any stipend would be the responsibility of the research advisor. Applications can be submitted at: bluewaters.ncsa.illinois.edu/internships or shodor.org/petascale/participation/internships .
Blue Waters, supported by NSF and the University of Illinois, is one of the world’s most powerful supercomputers and the fastest on a university campus. Up to 1 percent of the computing capacity of Blue Waters is available for educational efforts aimed at preparing the next generation of students and teachers and an educated workforce. The goal of the Blue Waters Student Internship Program and of the education allocation is to provide unique learning experiences for undergraduate and graduate students across a wide array of traditional and emerging disciplines. In collaboration with Blue Waters, Shodor and the National Computational Science Institute will provide support and content for the internship program and Petascale Institute. Shodor, a national resource for computational science education, is located in Durham, NC, and serves students and educators nationwide. For More Information:bluewaters.ncsa.illinois.edu/internships orshodor.org/petascale/participation/internships
The International Conference on Scientific Computing, scheduled for July 21-24 in Las Vegas, is accepting papers to be published in printed conference books/proceedings. The deadline for submission is March 15.
Visit the conference Web site for more details.
A partial list of topics of interest follows:
- Supercomputing and scientific computing
- Inversion problems
- Big Data and scientific computing
- Monte Carlo methods
- Mathematical software tools
- Scientific visualization
- Computational models
- Computational fluid dynamics
- Computational physics
- Computational chemistry
- Computational biology
- Computational electromagnetics & computational electrodynamics.
The social network Twitter has announced a grants program making some of its data available to researchers.
According to the program’s Web site, a “small number” of academic researchers will be selected this spring for access to the data. The deadline for submissions is March 15.
The company Gnip is partnering with Twitter on the program to provide researchers with the desired data.
As part of the Michigan Institute for Computational Discovery and Engineering (MICDE) Seminar Series, George Biros, the W. A. “Tex” Moncrief Chair in Simulation-Based Engineering Sciences in the Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences at the University of Texas-Austin, will speak on campus.
Biros’ talk is titled “Scalable Algorithms for the Evaluation of Volume Potentials” and will take place at 4 p.m., Tuesday March 11 in Room 1360 of East Hall, 530 Church St.
For a complete bio and abstract, visit http://micde.umich.edu/seminar-series/george-biros/
The seminar is co-sponsored by the Department of Mathematics.