HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPUTING

State of the Art, Emerging Disruptive Innovations and Future Scenarios 

 

An International Advanced Workshop

Cetraro  Italy, June 21 - 25, 2021

 

 

Main Aim

Workshop Topics

Programme

Progr. &

Org. Committee

Agenda & Speakers

Sponsors

Proceedings

Logistics

Accommodation

Transportation

 

image002 Main Aim

 

 

The tools and techniques of High Performance Computing (HPC) have gained broad acceptance in wide areas of research and industry due to sustained progress in computational hardware and software technologies, ranging from hybrid CPU/GPU systems, multicore and distributed architectures, and virtualization, to relatively new paradigms such as cloud computing, explosive growth of the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) techniques in myriad applications, and advances in quantum computer realizations. At the same time, the extremely fast pace of the field introduces new challenges in technological, intellectual, ethical and even political areas that must be addressed to continue to enable wider acceptance, implementation, and ultimately societal impact of high performance computing technologies, applications, and paradigms.

 

The main aim of this workshop is to present and debate advanced topics, open questions, current and future developments, and challenging applications related to advanced high-performance distributed computing and data systems, encompassing implementations ranging from traditional clusters to warehouse-scale data centers, and with architectures including hybrid, multicore, distributed, cloud models, and systems targeted for AI applications. In addition, quantum computing has captured intense and widespread interest in the last two years, in large part due to the deployment of several systems with diverse architectures. This workshop will provide a forum for exploration of both challenges and synergies that might arise from exchange of ideas across the many aspects of HPC and its applications.

 

The rapid uptake of AI methods to tackle myriad applications has led to rethinking of the relevant algorithms and of the microarchitectures of computers that are optimized for such applications. Although machine and deep learning are the AI technologies that are in the headlines daily and flood submissions to conferences and journals, other aspects of AI are also maturing and in some cases require HPC resources.

 

Similarly, the growing deployment of quantum computers, some of which are accessible to the open research community, is spurring experimentation with reformulation of problems, algorithms, and programming techniques for such computers. Quantum sensing and quantum communication are also beginning to have physical instantiations.

 

The importance of Cloud Computing in HPC continues to grow. We are seeing more and more cloud testbeds and production facilities that are used by government agencies, industry and academia. . Commercial cloud service providers like Amazon Web Services, Bull extreme factory, Fujitsu TC Cloud, Gompute, Microsoft Azure, Nimbix, Nimbula, Penguin on Demand, UberCloud, and many more are now offering HPC-focused infrastructure, platform, and application services. However, careful application benchmarking of different cloud infrastructures still have to be performed to find out which HPC cloud architecture is best suited for a specific application.

 

From an application standpoint, many of the most widely used application codes have undergone many generations of adaptation as new architectures have emerged, from vector to MPP to cluster to cloud, and more recently to multicore and hybrid. As exascale systems move toward millions of processing units the interplay between system and user software, compilers and middleware, even programmer and run-time environment must be reconsidered. For example, how much resilience and fault-tolerance can, or should, be embedded transparently in the system versus exposed to the programmer? Perhaps even greater challenges arise from the complexity of applications, which are increasingly multi-scale and multi-physics and are built from hundreds of building blocks, and from the difficulty of achieving portability across traditional architectures.

 

Finally, discussions and presentations related to emerging and strategically challenging application areas will also be an important part of the workshop. A special emphasis will be given to the potential of computational modeling and advanced analytics related to urban systems, including the associated diverse data sources and streams. Similarly, the challenges of data integration and use for new types of data sources such as the Internet of Things, will be examined. These and other new application areas enabled by new sources of data, including IoT and sensor networks, represent an interesting new set of HPC challenges.

 

Summarizing, the aim of this special workshop is to shed some light on key topics in advanced high performance computing systems and, in particular, to address the aforementioned contemporary scheduling, scaling, fault tolerance, and emerging application topics. The four and a half day program of this workshop will include roughly fifty invited talks and associated panels by experts in the field.

 

 

image002 Workshop Topics

 

 

Workshop topics will be related to, but are not limited to, any of the following ones:

 

 

 

image002 Programme

 

 

Over fifty invited papers will be presented at the workshop. Keynote overview talks will be given together with research and industry presentations. Ten sessions will be planned together with two panel discussions. The program will include several sessions on Artificial Intelligence, Clouds, “Big Data”, Quantum Computing, Machine Learning and Exascale Computing, all of which will play an important role in the workshop programme. Invited speakers from at least two dozen countries, and from different sectors, public and private, will debate the most critical issues related to their development strategies for Research and Enterprise.

 

 

 

 

image002 International Programme Committee

 

       (provisional)

 

 

Lucio Grandinetti (Chair)

Department of Computer Engineering, Electronics, and Systems

University of Calabria – UNICAL

and

Center of Excellence for High Performance Computing

ITALY

 

Giovanni Aloisio

Department of Innovation Engineering

University of Salento

ITALY

 

Peter Beckman

Argonne National Laboratory

Argonne, IL

USA

 

RUPAK BISWAS

NASA

Exploration Technology Directorate

High End Computing Capability Project

NASA Ames Research Center

Moffet Field, CA

USA

 

Charlie Catlett

Argonne National Laboratory

Argonne, IL

and

Computation Institute of

The University of Chicago and Argonne National Laboratory

Chicago, IL

USA

 

Jack Dongarra

Innovative Computing Laboratory

Computer Science Dept.

University of Tennessee

Knoxville, TN

USA

 

Sudip S. Dosanjh

Director of the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center

at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Berkeley, CA

USA

 

Ian Foster

Argonne National Laboratory

Data Science and Learning Division

Argonne, IL

and

Dept of Computer Science

The University of Chicago

Chicago, IL

USA

 

Geoffrey Fox

Community Grid Computing Laboratory

Indiana University

Bloomington, IN

USA

 

Wolfgang Gentzsch

The UberCloud

Regensburg

GERMANY

and

Sunnyvale, CA

USA

 

HIROAKI KOBAYASHI

Hiroaki Kobayashi

Tohoku University

JAPAN

 

YUTONG LU

National Supercomputer Center in Guangzhou

Guangzhou Higher Education Mega Center

Guangzhou

CHINA

 

Satoshi Matsuoka

RIKEN Center for Computational Science

Kobe

and

Department of Mathematical and Computing Sciences

Tokyo Institute of Technology

Tokyo

JAPAN

 

Paul Messina

Argonne National Laboratory

Argonne, Illinois

USA

 

KRISTEL MICHIELSEN

Institute for Advanced Simulation

Quantum Information Processing Group

Jülich Supercomputing Centre

Forschungszentrum Jülich

Jülich

and

RWTH Aachen University

Aachen

GERMANY

 

Manish Parashar

Dept. of Computer Science

Rutgers University

Piscataway, NJ

USA

 

Valerio Pascucci

Director, Center for Extreme Data Management, Analysis and Visualization

Professor, Scientific Computing and Imaging Institute

and

School of Computing, University of Utah

Laboratory Fellow, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

USA

 

Thomas Sterling

Professor, School of Informatics and Computing

Chief Scientist and Associate Director, CREST

Indiana University

Bloomington, IN

USA

 

Rick Stevens

Argonne National Laboratory

Argonne, IL

USA

 

MATTHIAS TROYER

Microsoft Research

USA

 

Vladimir Voevodin

Lomonosov Moscow State University

Moscow

RUSSIA

 

 

 

 

image002 Organizing Committee

 

 

L. GRANDINETTI    (Co-Chair)          (ITALY)

T. LIPPERT              (Co-Chair)          (GERMANY)

 

Ø      M. ALBAALI                                   (OMAN)

Ø      J. DONGARRA                                (USA)

Ø      W. GENTZSCH                                (GERMANY)

Ø      P. BECKMAN                                  (U.S.A.)

Ø      P. MESSINA                                     (U.S.A.)

 

 

 

image002 Provisional Sketch of the Workshop Sessions

 

 

1st day             State of the art and future scenarios

-  Emerging Computer Systems and Solutions

2nd day            QUANTUM COMPUTING PROMISES and REALISTIC DEPLOYMENTS

-  state of the art and future developments

(Including PANEL Session

3rd day             - ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE on HPC Platforms: Current and Potential Synergies

(Including PANEL Session)

4th day             - BIG DATA: Challenges and Perspectives

-  Cloud Computing: Technology and Systems

5th day             - Challenging Applications

 

 

image002 Speakers (provisional)

 

 

Lucio Grandinetti (Chair)

Department of Computer Engineering, Electronics, and Systems

University of Calabria – UNICAL

and

Center of Excellence for High Performance Computing

ITALY

 

KATRIN AMUNTS

Human Brain Project

Chair of The Science and Infrastructure Board / Scientific Research Director

Institute for Neuroscience and Medicine

Structural and Functional Organisation of the Brain

Forschungszentrum Juelich GmbH, Juelich

Juelich

and

Institute for Brain Research

Heinrich Heine University Duesseldorf

University Hospital Duesseldorf

Duesseldorf

GERMANY

 

KEREN BERGMAN

Columbia University

Department of Electrical Engineering

and

Lightwave Research Laboratory

New York, N.Y.

USA

 

Peter Beckman

Argonne National Laboratory

Argonne, IL

USA

 

RUPAK BISWAS

NASA

Exploration Technology Directorate

High End Computing Capability Project

NASA Ames Research Center

Moffet Field, CA

USA

 

GIL BLOCH

Mellanox Technologies

Sunnyvale, CA

USA

 

Charlie Catlett

Argonne National Laboratory

Argonne, IL

and

Computation Institute of

The University of Chicago and Argonne National Laboratory

Chicago, IL

USA

 

Alok choudhary

Kellogg School of Management

Northwestern University

Evanston, IL

USA

 

EWA DEELMAN

Information Sciences Institute

University of Southern California

Los Angeles, CA

USA

 

Jack Dongarra

Innovative Computing Laboratory

Computer Science Dept.

University of Tennessee

Knoxville, TN

USA

 

Sudip S. Dosanjh

Director of the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center

at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Berkeley, CA

USA

 

CHRISTOPH EBELL

Verticai Consulting

Geneva

SWITZERLAND

 

Ian Foster

Argonne National Laboratory

Data Science and Learning Division

Argonne, IL

and

Dept of Computer Science

The University of Chicago

Chicago, IL

USA

 

Geoffrey Fox

Community Grid Computing Laboratory

Indiana University

Bloomington, IN

USA

 

Wolfgang Gentzsch

The UberCloud

Regensburg

GERMANY

and

Sunnyvale, CA

USA

 

CARL KESSELMAN

Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering

and

Information Sciences Institute

University of Southern California

Marina del Rey, Los Angeles, CA

USA

 

HIROAKI KOBAYASHI

Tohoku University

JAPAN

 

THOMAS LIPPERT

Juelich Supercomputing Centre

Forschungszentrum Juelich

Juelich

GERMANY

 

YUTONG LU

National Supercomputer Center in Guangzhou

Guangzhou Higher Education Mega Center

Guangzhou

CHINA

 

Satoshi Matsuoka

RIKEN Center for Computational Science

Kobe

and

Department of Mathematical and Computing Sciences

Tokyo Institute of Technology

Tokyo

JAPAN

 

ELENA MESSINA

Intelligent Systems Division

National Institute of Standards and Technology

Gaithersburg, MD

USA

 

Paul Messina

Argonne National Laboratory

Argonne, Illinois

USA

 

KRISTEL MICHIELSEN

Institute for Advanced Simulation

Quantum Information Processing Group

Jülich Supercomputing Centre

Forschungszentrum Jülich

Jülich

and

RWTH Aachen University

Aachen

GERMANY

 

MASOUD MOHSENI

Google Inc., Quantum AI Lab

Venice CA

USA

 

YUICHI NAKAMURA

Central  Research  Laboratories

NEC

Kanagawa

JAPAN

 

Manish Parashar

Dept. of Computer Science

Rutgers University

Piscataway, NJ

USA

 

Valerio Pascucci

Director, Center for Extreme Data Management, Analysis and Visualization

Professor, Scientific Computing and Imaging Institute

and

School of Computing, University of Utah

Laboratory Fellow, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

USA

 

Judy Qiu

School of Informatics and Computing

and

Pervasive Technology Institute

Indiana University

USA

 

DANIEL REED

Electrical and Computer Engineering

University of Utah

Salt Lake City, UT

USA

 

MIKHAIL SAYGIN

Quantum Technology Centre

Faculty of Physics

M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University

Moscow

RUSSIA

 

GILAD SHAINER

Mellanox Technologies

Sunnyvale, CA

USA

 

Thomas Sterling

Professor, School of Informatics and Computing

Chief Scientist and Associate Director, CREST

Indiana University

Bloomington, IN

USA

 

Rick Stevens

Argonne National Laboratory

Argonne, IL

USA

 

FREDERICK STREITZ

High Performance Computing Innovation Center

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Livermore, CA

USA

 

SERGII STRELCHUK

University of Cambridge

Department of Mathematics and

Theoretical Physics

and

Centre for Quantum Information and

Foundations

CAMBRIDGE, UK

 

MICHELA TAUFER

The University of Tennessee

Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Dept.

Knoxville, TN 

USA

 

MATTHIAS TROYER

Microsoft Research

USA

 

ERIC VAN HENSBERGEN

ARM Research

Austin, TX

USA

 

Vladimir Voevodin

Lomonosov Moscow State University

Moscow

RUSSIA

 

ROBERT WISNIEWSKI

Exascale Computing

INTEL Corporation

New York, NY

USA

 

RIO YOKOTA

Global Scientific Information and Computing Center

Advanced Computing Research Division

Advanced Applications of High-Performance Computing Group

Tokyo Institute of Technology

Tokyo

JAPAN

 

 

 image002 Sponsors (provisional)

 

 

ARM

ARM

ColdQuanta

CMCC

CSC

CSCS

Swiss National Supercomputing Centre

Department of Engineering for Innovation - University of Salento

D-WAVE

4C INSIGHTS

INTEL (t.b.c.)

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Juelich Supercomputing Center, Germany (t.b.c.)

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Mellanox Technologies

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MICROSOFT

NEC

NEC

NVIDIA

PARTEC

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image002 Proceedings

 

All contributions to the Workshop are invited original research papers not previously published.

It is planned to publish a selection of papers presented at the Workshop in a Proceedings Volume or in a well-established international journal.

 

 

image002 Workshop venue, address and logistics

The workshop will be held at the Grand Hotel San Michele, a charming Hotel on the Tyrrhenian coast of Southern Italy with surrounding green park, golf facilities and private beach.

 

The Hotel is very close to a seaside fisherman village named Cetraro, near Cosenza, a city of Southern Italy (for more, see the next title “How to Reach Cetraro”).

 

Information as well as accommodation and other local arrangements will be handled by the workshop Secretariat supervised by:

 

Dr. Maria Teresa Guaglianone

Università della Calabria

87036, Rende (Cosenza), Italy

 

lugran @ unical.it and 

cetrarohpc2020 @ gmail.com

 

Logistic information

 

How to reach Cetraro

 

Local sightseeing

 

 

image002 Participation, deadlines and guidelines

 

 

NO REGISTRATION FEES ARE REQUIRED FOR PARTICIPANTS OF THE WORKSHOP.

 

This policy encourages wide Workshop participation in order to increase awareness of the scientific aspects and practical benefits of HPC Technology, Grids and Clouds, to facilitate professional relations and to create technology transfer opportunities.

 

All contributions to the Workshop are invited original research papers not previously published.

 

Since the number of participants will be limited, AN EARLY APPLICATION IS RECOMMENDED.

 

Please use the Registration form here attached

 

Enquiries about the technical programme and applications for participation in the workshop should be sent to:

 

HPC Workshop 2020

 

Prof. Lucio Grandinetti

 

Dipartimento di Ingegneria Informatica, Modellistica, Elettronica e Sistemistica – Università della Calabria

87036 Rende - Cosenza - Italy

 

Phone: +39-3351244747

 

Fax: +39-984-494847

 

e-mail:    lugran @ unical.it    and       cetrarohpc2020 @ gmail.com 

 

 image002 Local arrangements

 

 

Information as well as accommodation, local transportation and other local arrangements will be handled by the workshop Secretariat supervised by:

 

Dr. Maria Teresa Guaglianone

 

Università della Calabria

87036 Rende, Cosenza, Italy

 

e-mail:    lugran @ unical.it    and       cetrarohpc2020 @ gmail.com 

 

 

image002 Accommodation

 

 

Two accommodation types are available at the workshop’s hotel:

 

1.      Rooms in the main hotel building

 

Type of Accommodation

Price in Euros

Single room

t.b.a.

Double room (double occupancy)

t.b.a.

Double room (used as single)

t.b.a.

Suite (multiple occupancy)

t.b.a.

 

All prices are intended PER PERSON, PER DAY.

 

 

They include accommodation and full board (breakfast, lunch, dinner).

The Hotel’s number of rooms available is limited. The single rooms are very few.

An early booking is recommended.

 

2.      Rooms in the Hotel annex buildings “maisonnettes

The “Maisonnettes” are Hotel annex buildings, located within a green park, at a walking distance from the main building and the congress center.

The “Maisonnettes” can accommodate one/two/three/four persons. They are cheaper, but less comfortable.

This type of accommodation is particularly suitable for small groups or families.

The price is 120 Euro for single occupancy and 100 Euro for multiple occupancy.

The price is per person, per day, covering both accommodation and full board (breakfast, lunch, dinner).

The case of special arrangements (e.g. children accommodation, suite accommodation, etc.) is handled by the Workshop Secretariat.

 

The number of rooms available is very limited.

An early booking is recommended.

 

 

 

Hotel reservations will be managed by the Workshop Secretariat (e-mail:  lugran @ unical.it  and cetrarohpc2020 @ gmail.com)

 

 

 

Please use the ACCOMMODATION FORM

to specify the accommodation required.

 

image002 Local transportation

 

 

A pick up service will be provided, free of charge, to those who will fill in the

 

TRAVEL FORM

 

 

 

image002 Website Updating

 

 

The information given in this website and the relevant links will be updated day by day.

Therefore, the interested people are invited to visit the site frequently.

 

The final Programme of the Workshop edition HPC2018 is still available on the website http://www.hpcc.unical.it/HPC2018 for inspection by those who wish to have a flavour of the HPC Workshop series structure and style.

 

The following books are mostly related to presentations given at very recent editions of the HPC workshop series:

D’Hollander, E.H., Dongarra, J.J., Foster, I., Grandinetti, L., Joubert, G.R. (Eds) Transition of HPC Towards Exascale Computing, IOS Press, Amsterdam, 2013, pages 232, Volume 24 of Advances in Parallel Computing, ISBN 978-1-61499-323-0.

Catlett, C., Gentzsch, W., Grandinetti, L., Joubert, G.R., Vazquez-Poletti, J.L. (Eds) Cloud Computing and Big Data, IOS Press, Amsterdam, 2013, pages 264, Volume 23 of Advances in Parallel Computing, ISBN 978-1-61499-321-6.

Grandinetti, L., Joubert, G., Kunze, M., Pascucci, V. (Eds.) Big Data and High Performance Computing, IOS Press, Amsterdam 2015, volume 26 of the book series Advances in Parallel Computing, ISBN 978 – 1- 61499 – 582 – 1 (print).

Fox, G., Getov, V., Grandinetti, L., Joubert, G., Sterling, T. (Eds) New Frontiers in High Performance Computing and Big Data, IOS Press, Amsterdam 2017, volume 30, ISBN 978-1-61499- 815-0 (print ) ISBN 978 -1- 61499- 816-7 (online) ISSN 0927 5452 (print) ISSN 1879 -808X (online).

Lucio Grandinetti, Gerhard R. Joubert, Kristel Michielsen, Seyedeh Leili Mirtaheri, Michela Taufer, Rio Yokota (Eds.), Future Trends of HPC in a Disruptive Scenario, IOS Press, Amsterdam, Book Series “Advances in Parallel Computing”, Vol. 34, 2019, ISBN 978-1-61499-998-0 (print), ISBN 978-1-61499-999-7 (online), ISSN 0927-5452 (print), ISSN 1879-808X (online).

 

 image002  Programme flavour based on HPC2018

 

 

 

In order to have a flavour of the structure of the workshop agenda, please visit the web site of the 2018 edition of the HPC workshop series: www.hpcc.unical.it/hpc2018