IXPUG HPC Asia 2020

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Conference Dates: January 15-17, 2020

Workshop Date: January 17, 2020 (Day-3 Afternoon)

Location: HPC Asia 2020 (International Conference on HPC in Asia-Pacific Region), Fukuoka, Japan

Co-Organized with the Center for Computational Sciences, University of Tsukuba, with support from Intel. 

Event Description:

The Intel eXtreme Performance Users Group (IXPUG) is an active community led forum for sharing industry best practices, techniques, tools, etc. for maximizing efficiency on Intel platforms and products. IXPUG Workshop at HPC Asia 2020 is an open workshop on high performance computing applications, systems, and architecture with Intel technologies. This is a half-day workshop with invited talks and contributed papers. The workshop aims to bring together software developers and technology experts to share challenges, experiences and best-practice methods for the optimization of HPC, Machine Learning, and Data Analytics workloads on Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors, Intel® Xeon Phi™ processors, Intel® FPGA, and any related hardware/software platforms. The workshop will cover application performance and scalability challenges at all levels - from intra-node performance up to large-scale compute systems. Any research aspect related to Intel HPC products is welcome to be presented in this workshop.

Event Agenda:

Presentation links are posted below. The proceedings of IXPUG Workshop HPC Asia 2020 is available on ACM digital library: https://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=3373271.

Start End Title Author(s) Presentation

Session 1
Chair: Taisuke Boku (University of Tsukuba)

 13:00 13:10 Opening Remarks: Introduction of IXPUG Taisuke Boku Presentation 
13:10 13:40 Invited Talk: Evaluation of Intel Optane DCPMM for Memory and I/O Intensive HPC Applications Michè€le Weiland (EPCC, University of Edinburgh) Presentation 
13:40 14:00 Talk: The Analysis of Inter-Process Interference on a Hybrid Memory System Satoshi Imamura, Eiji Yoshida (Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd.) Presentation 
14:00 14:20 Talk: Parallel Multigrid Method on Multicore/Manycore Clusters Kengo Nakajima (The University of Tokyo) Presentation 
14:20 14:50 Coffee Break    

Session 2
Chair: Toshihiro Hanawa (The University of Tokyo)

14:50 15:20 Talk: Design and Preliminary Evaluation of OpenACC Compiler for FPGA with OpenCL and Streaming Processing DSL Yutaka Watanabe (University of Tsukuba), Jinpil Lee, Kentaro Sano (R-CCS, RIKEN), Taisuke Boku (University of Tsukuba), Mitsuhisa Sato (R-CCCS, RIKEN / University of Tsukuba) Presentation 
15:20 15:40 Talk: OpenCL-Enabled GPU–FPGA Accelerated Computing with Inter-FPGA Communication Ryohei Kobayashi, Norihisa Fujita, Yoshiki Yamaguchi, Ayumi Nakamichi, Taisuke Boku (University of Tsukuba) Presentation 
15:40 16:10 Invited Talk: Experiences with a Lightweight Multi-Kernel Operating System for Extreme Scale Computing Balazs Gerofi (R-CCS, RIKEN) Presentation 
16:10 16:20 Closing Remarks Taisuke Boku  


Call for Papers [closed] 

IXPUG is soliciting submissions for technical 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 full papers up to 10 pages within 30 minutes presentation and also welcomes short papers up to 4 pages within 15 minutes presentation. Please submit your paper to IXPUG via EasyChair: https://easychair.org/cfp/IXPUGWorkshopatHPCAsia2020. We welcome any topics on Intel architecture, including but not limited to the following topics of interest:

Paper Topics of Interest:

  • Application porting and performance optimization
  • Vectorization, memory, communications, thread and process management
  • Multi-node application experiences
  • Programming models, algorithms and methods
  • Software environment and tools
  • Benchmarking and profiling tools
  • Visualization development
  • FPGA applications and system softwares

Paper Format:

Authors are invited to submit technical papers of at most 10 pages (full paper) or 4 pages (short paper) in PDF format including figures, tables, and references. Papers should be formatted in the ACM Proceedings Style which can be obtained at: http://www.acm.org/publications/proceedings-template

Important Dates:

  • Full paper due: October 28, 2019 November 4, 2019 (updated!)
  • Notification of acceptance: November 18, 2019
  • Camera-ready due: November 25, 2019
  • Workshop: Friday, January 17, 2020

Paper Submission Site: https://easychair.org/cfp/IXPUGWorkshopatHPCAsia2020


All accepted papers will be included in ACM Digital Library as a part of the HPC Asia 2020 Workshop Proceedings. Also, IXPUG Workshop at HPC Asia 2020 final presentations will be made accessible to download at https://www.ixpug.org/resources.

Organizing Chair:

  • Taisuke Boku (University of Tsukuba)

Program Committee:

  • Taisuke Boku (University of Tsukuba)
  • Richard Gerber (NERSC/LBNL)
  • David Keyes (KAUST)
  • James Lin (Shanghai Jiao Tong University)
  • David Martin (Argonne National Laboratory)
  • Vladimir Mironov (Lomonosov Moscow State University)
  • Sergi Siso (UK Science & Technology Facilities Council)
  • Estela Suarez (Juelich Supercomputing Centre)
  • Lin Xu (Intel Corporation)
  • Nalini Kumar (Intel Corporation)


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