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IXPUG Annual Fall Conference 2018

Date: September 25-28, 2018
Location:Intel Corporation (Jones Farm Conference Center, JFCC Building, 2111 NE 25th Avenue Hillsboro, Oregon 97124)
Registration: please register by the September 11, 2018 deadline
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Event Description: This IXPUG conference focused on all aspects of employing, adopting many-core processing technologies and techniques for optimal application execution. Including topics that cover system hardware beyond the processor (memory, interconnect, etc.), software tools, programming models, new workloads (visualization, data analytics, machine learning, etc.) and more. Providing an interactive experience focused on key topics associated with high-performance computing, artificial intelligence, data analytics, cloud computing, and more. Co-organized by Sandia National Lab and Los Alamos National Lab and held at the Intel Corporation (Hillsboro, Oregon) facility. The conference activities including a keynote, plenary, 30 minute technical lectures, 10-15 minute Lightning Talks, Posters and Tutorials. Attendees will experience an open forum, where Intel and Industry experts will share best practices and techniques used for maximizing software efficiency using Intel architecture with fellow application programmers, software developers, scientist, researchers, academic, students, data analyst, etc. The challenges surrounding application performance and scalability will be covered across all levels, including application tuning on large HPC systems.

Travel Information:

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  • Transportation and Parking: Coming soon.
  • Lodging: Nearby hotel suggestions are listed below.
Hotel Address
 Larkspur Landing Hillsboro  3133 NE Shute Rd, Hillsboro, OR 97124; (503) 681-2121
 Residence Inn by Marriott Portland Hillsboro/Brookwood  3160 NE Brookwood Pkwy, Hillsboro, OR 97124; (503) 844-7777
 Holiday Inn Express Portland West/Hillsboro  5900 NE Ray Cir, Hillsboro, OR 97124; (503) 844-9696
 Comfort Inn   3500 NE Cornell Rd, Hillsboro, OR 97124; (503) 648-3500
 TownePlace Suites by Marriott Portland Hillsboro  6550 NE Brighton St, Hillsboro, OR 97124; (503) 268-6000
 The Orenco, Boutique Hotel   1457 NE Orenco Station Pkwy, Hillsboro, OR 97124; (888) 503-7094
 Embassy Suites by Hilton Portland Hillsboro, Oregon  20001 NW Tanasbourne Dr, Hillsboro, OR 97124; (503) 718-0007
 Courtyard by Marriott Portland Hillsboro  3050 NW Stucki Pl, Hillsboro, OR 97124; (503) 690-1800
 SpringHill Suites by Marriott Portland Hillsboro  7351 NE Butler St, Hillsboro, OR 97124; (503) 547-0202
 Holiday Inn Hillsboro  2575 NW Aloclek Dr, Hillsboro, OR 97124; (503) 640-1745
 Residence Inn by Marriott Portland Hillsboro  18855 NW Tanasbourne Dr, Hillsboro, OR 97124; (503) 531-3200
Extended Stay America - Portland - Hillsboro  19311 NW Cornell Rd, Hillsboro, OR 97124; (503) 439-0706
Extended Stay America - Portland - Beaverton/Hillsboro - Eider Ct  18665 NW Eider Ct, Beaverton, OR 97006; (503) 439-1515
Aloft Hillsboro-Beaverton  1705 NW Amberglen Ct, Hillsboro, OR 97006; (503) 277-1900


Call for Presentations: IXPUG is soliciting submissions for technique presentations on innovative work using Intel architecture from users in academia, industry, government/national labs, etc. describing original discoveries, experiences and methods for obtaining efficient and scalable use of heterogeneous systems. IXPUG welcomes technical submissions that cover 30 minute lectures, 10-15 minute lightning talks and/or 120 minute tutorials. Please notice, tutorials should be interactive focusing on key topics of high-performance computing, interconnects, artificial intelligence, cloud or performance evaluation. 
Submission Guidelines: A short abstract should be submitted by July 13, 2018 and the content should reflect the topics of interest listed below. Feel free to use the Abstract Template, as a guide for conveying your content. You will submit your abstract to IXPUG EasyChair. The final presentation deadline is on September 24, 2018We would like you to include keywords that pertain to the Techniques, Intel Products and associated Domains that your technical work references. Please see the full list below:
  • Techniques: Algorithms & Methods, Compiler Flags, Software Environment & Tools, Libraries, Parallel- Programming (Communications, Thread & Process Management Experience, All), Multi- node, Memory, Vectorization
  • Products: Intel® Xeon Phi™ Co/Processor, Intel® Xeon Processor Family, Intel® Omni Path Fabric, Intel® FPGA, Intel® SSDs/NVMe Solutions, Intel® Lustre Software, Visualization Technology, Intel® SW Tools 
  • Domain: Artificial Intelligence (Machine Learning/Deep Learning), Astrophysics, Bioinformatics, Chemistry, Climate & Weather, Computational Fluid Dynamics, Data Analytics, Energy/Oil & Gas, Financial Services, Geophysics, Libraries & Tools, Life Sciences, Material Science, Medical imaging, Molecular Dynamics, Nanotechnology, Physics, Visualization
Toipcs of Interest:
  •  Implications of workload behavior on system design at extreme scale (Power, Reliability, Scalability, Performance (processor design, memory system, I/O). 
  •  Software environments and tools for computing at extreme scale (Instrumentation, Debugging/Correctness, Thread and process management, Libraries and language development). 
  • Experiences using extreme scale systems (Usability, In-Situ visualization, Programming challenges, Algorithms and methods). 
  • Application characterization on emerging technologies (Novel memories (HBM and NVM)), processors (Xeon, Xeon Phi, Xeon+FPGA, Cloud computing, etc.)
Important Dates:
Abstract Submission Timelines  March 14, 2018 - July 13, 2018
Final Date to Submit  July 13, 2018
Acceptance Notification  July 27, 2018
 Agenda Posted  August 6, 2018  
Registration Deadline  September 11, 2018 
Speaker's Final Presentations Uploaded to EasyChair  September 24, 2018

Agenda: to be provided upon completion of the abstract selection process. The final agenda will be posted on August 6, 2018.

Event Planning Team:

Name Institute
Clay Hughes Sandia National Laboratory  
Hai Ah Nam  Los Alamos National Laboratory
John Pennycook Intel Corporation
Lisa M. Smith Intel Corporation
Melyssa Fratkin Texas Advanced Computing Center



Abstract Review Committee:

Name Institute
Clay Hughes
Sandia National Laboratory
David Keyes King Abdullah University of  Science & Technology
David Martin Argonne National Laboratory
Estela Suarez Forschungszentrum Juelich / Juelich Supercomputing Centre
Fabio Affinito CINECA
Hai Ah Nam  Los Alamos National Laboratory
James Lin Shanghai Jiao Tong University
John Pennycook Intel Corporation
Kent Milfeld Texas Advanced Computing Center
Melyssa Fratkin Texas Advanced Computing Center
Richard Gerber National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab
Taisuke Boku University of Tsukuba, Japan
Thomas Steinke Zuse Institute Berlin, Germany
Vit Vondrak VSB - Technical University of  Ostrava, Czech Republic