IXPUG Annual Conference 2019

Conference Dates: September 24-27, 2019

Location: Globe of Science and Innovation at CERN (Geneva, Switzerland)

Registration: Register now! Seating is limited. Advance registration is required.

 

Event Description:

This IXPUG conference is focused on all aspects of adopting and employing state-of-the-art data-processing technologies and techniques for optimal application execution. This includes accelerators (e.g. FPGAs, GPUs), as well as topics related to system hardware beyond the processor (memory, interconnect, etc.), software tools, programming models, new workloads, and more — all with a focus on Intel platforms. The conference will provide an interactive experience, organised around key themes associated with high-performance computing, data analytics, artificial intelligence (machine and deep learning), cloud computing, and more. The meeting will be held at CERN, the European Laboratory for Particle Physics, in Geneva, Switzerland. The conference will feature keynote presentations, invited talks, 30-minute technical sessions, 10-to-15-minute lightning talks, and two-hour hands-on tutorials. Attendees will encounter an open forum, through which experts from acadamia and industry including Intel representatives will share best practices and techniques for maximizing software efficiency. We will share experience in using Intel architectures and technologies with fellow application programmers, software developers, scientists, researchers, academics, students, systems analysts, etc. The challenges surrounding application performance and scalability will be covered across all levels, including application tuning on large HPC systems.

Event Agenda:

The final event agenda will be posted August 6, 2019. Presentations and video archive links will be posted as soon as possible following the sessions. 

Day 1: Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Day 2: Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Day 3: Thursday, September 26, 2019

Day 4: Friday, September 27, 2019

Travel Information:

  • Visa Requirements:  Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at CERN openlab for visa questions.
  • Transportation and Parking: Please review the "Visit CERN" website for transportation and parking details (including nearby airports, public transportation, CERN site map, etc.). Also, review the "Code of Conduct for Visitors to CERN" and "Frequently Asked Questions" for more details.

  • Lodging: Nearby hotel suggestions are listed below

Hotels in Geneva, within walking distance to Tram 18 to CERN:

NH Hotel Geneva Airport 

Holiday Inn Express Geneva Airport

Ibis Budget Hotel Geneva Airport

Ibis Styles Geneve Mont Blanc

Hotels on the French side (these hotels have shuttles from the airport, and in the morning they can take guests and drop them off at CERN):

Business Park Hotel Thoiry

Hotel Ibis St Genis Pouilly

Call for Abstracts

IXPUG is soliciting submissions for technical presentations on innovative work from users in academia, industry, government/national labs, OEMs, ISVs, etc. describing original discoveries, experiences and methods for obtaining efficient and scalable use of heterogeneous systems using Intel architectures and technology platforms. IXPUG welcomes technical abstracts that cover 30-minute technical sessions, 10-to-15 minute lightning talks, and two-hour hands-on tutorials. Please notice, tutorials should be interactive focusing on key topics of high-performance computing, data analytics, artificial intelligence (machine and deep learning, visualization, cloud or performance evaluation, etc.).

Abstract Submission Guidelines:

A short abstract should be submitted by July 19, 2019 (updated!) via EasyChair and the content should reflect the topics of interest that are listed below. All final presentations are due by September 23, 2019. We would like you to include keywords that pertain to the techniques, Intel products and associated domains that pertain to your technical work. Please see the full list below:

  • Techniques:  Artificial Intelligence (Machine Learning/Deep Learning), Algorithms & Methods, Compiler Flags, Software Environment & Tools, Libraries & Tools, Parallel- Programming (Communications, Thread & Process Management Experience, All), Multi-node, Memory, Vectorization, etc.

  • Products: Intel® Xeon Scalable processor, Intel® Omni Path Fabric, Intel® FPGA, Intel® SSDs/NVMe Solutions, Intel® Lustre Software and DAOS, Visualization Technology, Intel® SW Tools 

  • Domains: Astrophysics, Bioinformatics, Chemistry, Climate & Weather, Computational Fluid Dynamics, Data Analytics, Energy/Oil & Gas, Financial Services, Geophysics, Life Sciences, Material Science, Medical imaging, Molecular Dynamics, Nanotechnology, Physics, Visualization, High Energy Physics, etc.

Abstract Topics of Interest:

  • Implication 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)

  • Experience using extreme scale systems: Usability, In-situ Visualization, Programming Challenges, Algorithms and Methods, etc.

  • Application characterization on emerging technologies: Novel Memories (NVM), processors (Intel® Xeon Scalable processor, Intel® FPGA, etc.) 

Organizers

  • Thomas Steinke, IXPUG President (Zuse Institute Berlin)
  • Estela Suarez (Juelich Supercomputing Centre)
  • R. Glenn Brook, IXPUG Vice-President (University of Tennessee, Knoxville)
  • Alberto Di Meglio (CERN openlab)
  • Maria Girone (CERN openlab)
  • Federico Carminati (CERN openlab)
  • Sofia Vallecorsa (CERN openlab)
  • Andrew Robert Purcell (CERN openlab)
  • Kristina Gunne (CERN openlab)
  • David Martin (Argonne National Laboratory)
  • Richard Gerber (NERSC/LBNL)
  • Nalini Kumar (Intel Corporation)
  • Shari Lawrence (Intel Corporation)

Abstract Review Committee

  • Thomas Steinke, IXPUG President (Zuse Institute Berlin)
  • Estela Suarez (Juelich Supercomputing Centre)
  • R. Glenn Brook, IXPUG Vice-President (University of Tennessee, Knoxville)
  • Alberto Di Meglio (CERN openlab)
  • Maria Girone (CERN openlab)
  • Federico Carminati (CERN openlab)
  • Sofia Vallecorsa (CERN openlab)
  • Nalini Kumar (Intel Corporation)
  • David Martin (Argonne National Laboratory)
  • Richard Gerber (NERSC/LBNL)
  • Hai Ah Nam (LANL)
  • Clay Hughes (SNL)
  • Fabio Affinito (CINECA)
  • John Pennycook (Intel Corporation)
  • David Keyes (KAUST)
  • Taisuke Boku (University of Tsukuba)
  • James Lin (Shanghai Jiao Tong University)
  • Sergi Siso (UK Science & Technology Facilities Council)

Sponsors:

  • CERN openlab
  • Intel Corporation

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