ATIP/A*CRC Workshop
07 May 2012 - 10 May 2012

http://sighpc.org/ http://www.acrc.a-star.edu.sg/ http://atip.org/


Invitation

You are cordially invited to attend the ATIP - A*CRC Workshop on Accelerator Technologies in High Performance Computing: Does Asia Lead the Way?

The recently announced Top500 List of Supercomputers serves as clear evidence that within the past twelve months, Asian Supercomputing players have advanced to the very high end of the Top500 list. As of the November 2011 ranking of the world's most powerful supercomputers, four out of the top five most powerful systems were built in Japan or China. Three of these five systems boast GPU accelerators.

Several supercomputers currently on order and already announced by the leading US national centers will be hybrid CPU-GPGPU systems.

It is thus an opportune time to analyze the current state-of-the-art accelerated HPC architectures from an Asian perspective and experience, including practical issues of use, code development, and performance, as well as the advantages and limitations of accelerated HPC systems.

We will be focusing on the practical aspects of scientific and engineering applications, experiences with program development, porting, tuning, performance optimization, efficiency, hardware utilization, time to solution, and the outlook for near-future trends and prospects for accelerated HPC.

This workshop will include two days of presentations followed by 1.5 days of site visits to relevant laboratories and research institutes in Singapore.

Date: May 7-10, 2012

Agenda
May 7: Workshop
May 8: Workshop
May 9: Site visits in Singapore
May 10: Site visits in Singapore

Venue: The conference will take place in Exploration Theatrette, Matrix Building, Biopolis, Singapore

 


Speakers

Attendance at the workshop is free, but participants are responsible for making their own travel arrangements. Advance registration will open on March 2, 2012 via this website.

Speakers (partial) Confirmed/Invited:

Prof. Taiske BOKU, University of Tsukuba, Japan
Dr. Jie CAI, Australian National Univeristy, Australia
Dr. Juan CHEN, National University of Defense Technology (NUDT), China
Prof. Yifeng CHEN, Peking University, China
Prof. Xuebin CHI, China Internet Network Information Center, China
Prof. Gihan DIAS, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
Prof. Jack DONGARRA, University of Tennessee, US
Prof. Shengzhong FENG, Shenzhen Institute of Advanced Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), China
Prof. Wei GE, PhD, Institute of Process Engineering, CAS, China
Prof. Wojtek GOSCINSKI, Monash University, Australia
Prof. Luke HODKINSON, Swinburne University, Australia
Dr. Chun HUANG, NUDT, China
Dr. Qing JI, Inspur (Beijing) Electronic Information Industry Co., Ltd., China
Prof. Joo Han KIM, Korea Institute of Advanced Study (KIAS), Korea
Prof. Hiroaki KOBAYASHI, Tohoku University, Japan
Prof. P.B. Sunil KUMAR, Indian Instiute of Technology, Madras (IITM), India
Prof. Fang An KUO, National Center for HPC (NCHC), National Applied Research Laboratories (NARL), Taiwan
Prof. Che-Rung LEE, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
Prof. Jaejin LEE, Seoul National University (SNU), Korea
Prof Michael LEVINE, Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center (PSC), United States (US)
Dr. Hongwei LIU, Institute of Geology and Geophysics (IGG), CAS, China
Prof. Kai LU, NUDT, China
Prof. Satoshi MATSUOKA, Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech), Japan
Dr. Anutosh MOITRA, Computational Research Laboratories, Ltd. (CRL), India
Prof. Kengo NAKAJIMA, University of Tokyo, Japan
Prof. Yoshio OYANAGI, Kobe University, Japan
Dr. V.C.V. RAO, Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC), India
Dr. David Scott, Intel
Dr. Matthew SMITH, NCHC, Taiwan
Prof. Thomas STERLING, Indiana University, US
Dr. G. SUDHAKARAN, Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC), India
Dr. Guangming TAN, Institute of Computing Technology (ICT), CAS, China
Prof. Nadia THALMANN, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Dr. R.P THANGAVELU, Centre for Mathematical Modelling and Computer Simulation (CMMACS), India
Prof. Putchong UTHAYOPAS, Kasetsart University, Thailand
Prof. Surya Pratapp VANKA, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), US
Prof. Mahendra K. VERMA, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IITK), India
Dr. Jeffrey VETTER, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), US
Dr. Bingqiang WANG, Bioinformatics Center, Beijing Genomics Institute (BGI), China
Prof. Weichung WANG, National Tsing Hua University (NTHU), Taiwan
Dr. Hongsuk YI, Korea Institute of Science and Technology Information (KISTI), Korea
Prof. Rio YOKOTA, King Abdullah University of S&T, Saudi Arabia
Prof. Yunquan ZHANG, Institute of Software, CAS, China
Mr. Yang ZHANJUN, Shanghai Long-e Electronics Science and Technology Ltd., China
Dr. Kejia ZHAO, National University of Defense Technology (NUDT), China



Workshop Advisory Board:

Dr. Marek T. Michalewicz, A*STAR Computational Resource Centre
Dr. David K. Kahaner, Asian Technology Information Program
Dr. Michael Levine, Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center
Prof. Jack Dongarra, University of Tennessee
Prof. Yoshio Oyanagi, Kobe University, Japan
Prof. Wei GE, Ph.D., Chinese Academy of Sciences
Prof. Putchong Uthayopas, Kasetsart University, Thailand

A*STAR: The Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) is the lead agency for fostering world--class scientific research and talent for a vibrant knowledge--based and innovation--driven Singapore. A*STAR employs close to 3,000 researchers and oversees 14 biomedical sciences and physical sciences and engineering research institutes, and six consortia and centers.

A*STAR supports Singapore's key economic clusters by providing intellectual, human, and industrial capital to its partners in industry. It also supports extramural research in the universities, hospitals, research centers, and with other local and international partners.

A*CRC: A*STAR Computational Resource Centre (A*CRC) provides high--performance computational resources and massive data volumes storage to the entire A*STAR research community. Currently, A*CRC supports the HPC needs of nearly eight hundred HPC users and is responsible for some 3 PB of research data storage.

ATIP: The Asian Technology Information Program (ATIP) has been the leading provider of analysis of Asian technology trends, research, policy, and market strategies for HPC as well as other technologies for nearly two decades. ATIP's customers include government, industry, and non--profit organizations worldwide. We utilize our own on--the--ground experts to get only the most up--to--date and accurate information.


Program & Proceeding

The proceedings do not contain full papers for those speakers who did not wish to have their presentations published. There are abstracts describing those speakers’ work available in the program schedule. The speaker can be contacted for more information about their work, by clicking on the speaker's name.

The Program handbook can be downloaded here

The entire collection of available proceedings can be downloaded here Part 1 Part 2.

The entire collection of Posters and their accompanying proceedings can be downloaded here.

The nVidia Cuda Tutorial presentation can be downloaded here.

The CAPS presentation can be downloaded here.

Please take a survey of the ATIP/A*CRC Conference here.

For the individual titles, please click on the titles you are interested in.

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7 May 2012
Location Exploration Theatre Discovery Theatre
Time
Speaker
Title
Speaker
Title
08:00 - 08:30 Registration
08:30 - 08:40 David KAHANER
Marek MICHALEWICZ
Welcome Address
08:40 - 08:50 Raj THAMPURAN
A*STAR, SERC
Welcome Speech
08:50 - 09:30

Keynote 1
Satoshi Matsuoka
Tokyo Institute of Technology
JAPAN

Accelerating Beyond Petaflops --- Isssues and Prospects
09:30 - 10:05 Lecture 1
Michael LEVINE
Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center
USA
Computational Accelerators in the US/NSF Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment
10:05 - 10.20 Coffee/Tea Break
10:20 - 10:55 Lecture 2
Wei Ge
State key Labor?atory of Multi-phase Complex Systems, Institute of Process Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences
CHINA
Petaflops simulation in chemical and process engineering
Chair: Marek MICHALEWICZ
Applications 1: CFD
Chair: Stephen Wong
Infrastructure 1
10:55 - 11:25 G. Sudhakaran
Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre, INDIAN SPACE RESEARCH ORGANISATION (ISRO)
INDIA
A GPU Computing Platform (Saga) and a CFD Code On GPUs For Aerospace Applications Hiroaki Kobayashi
Tohoku U
JAPAN
Capability of Vector-Parallel Computing Platforms
11:25 - 11:45 Mahendra Verma
Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur (IITK)
INDIA
Object-oriented Pseudo-spectral code TARANG for turbulence simulation William Lu
Platform
USA
Accelerating your HPC Environment
11:45 - 12:00 Sunil Kumar
IIT Madras
INDIA
Thermostat for colloidal dynamics simulations: Some challenges Atul Vidwansa
Data Direct Networks
INDIA
Stuck With IO
12:00 - 12:15
Q & A Session
12:15 - 13.00 Lunch - Food Court at Matrix Building, Biopolis
13:00 - 13:40 Keynote 2
Taisuke Boku
University of Tsukuba
JAPAN
HA-PACS Project: Challenge for next step of accelerated computing
Chair: David KAHANER
Applications 2A: MD
Chair: Tin Wee Tan
Applications 2B: Genomics etc.
13:40 - 14:00 Long Wang
Computer Network and Information Center, CAS
CHINA
SC_PEtot: A Plane Wave Pseudopotential Density Functional Theory Code on GPU Clusters BingQiang WANG
BGI
CHINA
Accelerate High Throughput Analysis for Genome Sequencing with GPU
14:00 - 14:20 Chun Huang
School of Computer, NUDT
CHINA
Accelerating Molecular Dynamics on Heterogeneous Petascale Supercomputer Victor Kostyuchenko
Duke-NUS Singapore
SINGAPORE
CUDA technology applications in studies of disease-causing viruses
14:20 - 14:40 Rio Yokota
King Abdullah University of S&T
SAUDI ARABIA
Scaling Fast Multipole Methods up to 4000 GPUs Hongsuk Yi
KISTI Supercomputing Center
KOREA
Hardware Accelerators in Scientific Applications: A Monte Carlo Case Study
14:40 - 14:50
Q & A Session
14:50 - 15:05 Coffee/Tea Break
15:05 - 15:40 Keynote 3
Nadia Thalmann
Nanyang Technological University
SINGAPORE
Virtual try on : an application that needs GPU acceleration
Chair: Marek MICHALEWICZ
Graphics, Visualisation, Imaging
Chair: Jeffrey VETTER
Infrastructure & Activities
15:40 - 16:10 Wojtek Goscinski
Monash University
AUSTRALIA
The Multi-Modal Australian ScienceS Imaging and Visualisation Environment (MASSIVE) R.P. Thangavelu
CMMACS
INDIA
CSIR initiatives in Petascale Computing
16:10 - 16:40 Guangming Tan
Institute of Computing Technology (ICT), CAS
CHINA
Single-particle 3D Reconstruction on Specialized Stream Architecture and Comparison with GPGPUs Christopher Harris
International Centre for Radio Astronomy/UWA
AUSTRALIA
GPU Computing with Fornax at the Pawsey Centre
16:40 - 16:50
Q & A Session
16:50 - 17:30 Keynote 4
Yoshio Oyanagi
Kobe U
JAPAN
HPC and its Industrial Applications in Japan --- from K Computer to Exaflops
18:00 - 20:00 Working Dinner at Yunnan Garden Restaurant, Nanyang Technological University Alumni Club

 

8 May 2012
Location Exploration Theatre Discovery Theatre
Time
Speaker
Title
Speaker
Title

08:30 - 09:10

Keynote 5
Jack Dongarra
Innovative Computing Laboratory, EECS Department, University of Tennessee
USA
Algorithmic and Software Challenges when Moving Towards Exascale
09:10 - 09:40 David Scott
Intel
USA
Intel(r) Many Integrated Core (MIC) Architecture for HPC
09:40 - 10:00 Anutosh Moitra
Tata/CRL
INDIA
Application Development on GPGPUs: Challenges and Solutions
10:00 - 10:15 Jeff ADIE
SGI
USA
Utilising Different Accelerators - A Programmer's Perspective
10:15 - 10:35 Qing Ji
Chief Scientist of HPC Application, Inspur (Beijing) Electronic Information Industry Co, LTD
CHINA
MIC and GPU: Application, Porting and Optimization
10:35 - 10:45
Q & A Session
10:45 - 11:00 Coffee/Tea Break
11:00 - 11:40 Keynote 6
Thomas Sterling
Indiana University
USA
Accelerating System Software for Extreme Scale Computing
Chair: Michael LEVINE
Software Tools
Chair: Wei GE
Applications 3
11:40 - 12:10 Kengo Nakajima
University of Tokyo
JAPAN
ppOpen-HPC: Open Source Infrastructure for Development and Execution of Large-Scale Scientific Applications on Post-Petascale Supercomputers with Automatic Tuning (AT) Matthew Smith
National Center for High-performance Computing (NCHPC)
TAIWAN
Challenges and Achievements of GPU-centered HPC using Taiwan’s Formosa 4
12:10 - 12:30 V.C.V. Rao
C-DAC
INDIA
C-DAC's Efforts : Application Kernels on HPC GPU Cluster
NCHC, NARL
Fang-An Kuo
NCHC, NARL
TAIWAN
Presenting w/ Matthew Smith
12:30 - 12:40
Q & A Session
12:40 - 13:15 Lunch - Food Court at Matrix Building, Biopolis
13:45 - 14:20 Ed Turkel
HP
USA
Accelerating innovation in HPC
Chair: Satoshi MATSUOKA
Software Tools
Chair: Jack DONGARRA
Software Tools
14:20 - 14:40 Hongwei Liu
CAS/IGG
CHINA
GPU/CPU collaborative computing technology in seismic data pre-stack migration Weichung Wang
Department of Mathematics, National Taiwan University
TAIWAN
Modeling and Optimizing the Performance of Multifrontal Linear System Solver on Hybrid CPU-GPU System
14:40 - 15:00 Che-Rung Lee
NTHU
TAIWAN
Synchronization on GPUs: Performance Curse or Blessing? Yunquan Zhang
Institute of Software (IoS), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS)
CHINA
An Insightful and Quantitative Performance Optimization Chain for GPUs
15:00 - 15:10
Q & A Session
15:10 - 15:25 Coffee/Tea Break
15:25 - 16:00 Nagarajan Kathiresan
IBM
INDIA
Implementation of Green computing in IBM HPC software stack on Accelerator based super computer
Chair: Thomas Sterling
Software Tools
16:00 - 16:20 Yifeng Chen
School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science, Peking University
CHINA
PARRAY: The Array-Based GPU Programming Technology
16:20 - 16:40 Jaejin Lee
School of Computer Science and Engineering, Center for Manycore Programming, Seoul National University (SNU)
KOREA
SnuCL and an MPI+OpenCL Implementation of HPL on Heterogeneous CPU/GPU Clusters
16:40 - 16:50
Q & A Session
16:50 - 17:30 Keynote 7
Jeffrey Vetter
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
USA
On the road to Exascale: Lessons from Contemporary Scalable GPU Systems
17:30 - 18:00
Panel
18:00 - 18:10 Final Remarks

 

9 May 2012
Time
Event
Location
8.30am - 12.30pm BasicnVidia Cudatraining Exploration Theatrette
8.30am - 12.30pm Intel MICWorkshop Discovery Theatrette
9.00am - 12.00pm Site Visit Biopolis (GIS,BII)
12.00pm - 2.00pm Lunch - Food Court at Matrix Building, Biopolis
2.00pm - 4.00pm CAPS EnterpriseWorkshop Exploration Theatrette
2.00pm - 5.00pm Site Visit Fusionopolis (IHPC,A*CRC,I2R)

 

10 May 2012
Time
Event
Location
8.30am - 12.30pm AdvancednVidia Cudatraining Exploration Theatrette
9.00am - 12.00pm Site Visit

Institute of Materials Research and Engineering
National University Singapore High Performance Computing Centre

12.00pm - 1.00pm Lunch - Food court at NUS
1.00pm - 3.00pm Site Visit Nanyang Technological University School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences & High Performance Computing Center

List of Hotels

1. Reaching your hotel 
Singapore is served by an excellent, safe, and inexpensive MRT (subway) system. While this can be used from the airport, we recommend a taxi. Taxis from the airport will cost less than S$30 to any of the recommended hotels, usually taking less than 30 minutes. For the recommended hotels, there are no airport shuttles. 

2. Hotel choice 
There is no official Workshop hotel. Participants are free to select any hotel that meets their needs. There are few “mid-range” hotels in Singapore, and few hotels of any level near the WS venue. The closest hotel, Park Avenue Rochester, is a new business class hotel. It is about a 10-minute walk from the Workshop venue or a very short taxi ride. Although there is little around the hotel of interest other than a park and a few restaurants, the hotel is only about 500 meters from an MRT station, which provides easy access to other parts of the city. Other hotels such as Traders are in busy parts of the city and have immediate access to restaurants, shopping, etc. Hotels are highly regulated and all adhere to high standards of cleanliness and honesty. A tax rate of ~17% will normally be added to any quoted daily rates. Please check directly with the hotel regarding any additional charges (or no charge) for Internet access and breakfast. 

Please visit hotels.online.com.sg for the booking of hotel room or call 65-62996007.

Hotel

Distance from hotel to
conference (km)

Price* (SGD$)

Address

Nearest MRT Station

Remarks

Grand Park City Hall

10

270

10 Coleman Street

City Hall

4 Star. Located in Town area.

Orchard Parade

7

270

1 Tanglin Road

Orchard

4 Star. Located in Town area.

Park Hotel Clarke Quay

7.5

265

1 Unity St

Clarke Quay

4 Star

Riverview Hotel

9

240

382 Havelock Road

Tiong Bahru

4 Star. Located in Town area.

The Elizabeth Hotel

10

250

24 Mount Elizabeth

Orchard

4 Star. Located in Town area.

Traders Hotel

7

250

1A Cuscaden Road

Orchard

4 Star. Located in Town area.

Park Avenue Rochester

2

198

31 Rochester Drive

Buona Vista

4 Star Rating. Nearest to the conference venue.

Hotel Supreme

9

171

15 Kramat Road

Dhoby Ghaut

3 Star . Located in Town area.

PARC Sovereign Hotel

11

175

175 Albert Street

Bugis

3 Star Rating

Summer View Hotel

11

185

173 Bencoolen Street

Dhoby Ghaut

3 Star Rating

Link Hotel

8.5

190

50 Tiong Bahru Road

Outram

3 Star Rating

Bayview Hotel

11

200

30 Bencoolen Street

Dhoby Ghaut

3 Star Rating

Hotel Grand Pacific

10.5

210

101 Victoria Street

Bugis or City Hall

3 Star Rating

Beach Hotel

13.5

130

95 Beach Road

Lavender

Budget Hotel

Harbour Ville Hotel

7.5

122

512 Kampong Bahru Road

Habour Front

Budget Hotel

Fragrance Hotel Waterfront

6

113

418 Pasir Panjang Road

Haw Par Villa

Budget Hotel

Fragrance Hotel Royal

9.5

113

400 Telok Blangah Road

Telok Blangah

Budget Hotel

Fragrance Hotel Ocean View

6

113

432 Pasir Panjang Road

Haw Par Villa

Budget Hotel

Fragrance Hotel Bugis

11

113

33 Middle Road

City Hall

Budget Hotel


*Indicative rates in Singapore Dollars for some reasonable priced hotel not far from the conference venue. The rates quoted above are subjected to prevailing 7% Goods & Services Tax (GST) and 10% Service Charge. 

3. Biopolis (Workshop venue) 
This is a complex of buildings including laboratories, offices, and workshop space. There are several restaurants and food courts. The Workshop venue is space inside one of the Biopolis buildings. Internet access at the Workshop is available. 

4. Meals 
Light morning and afternoon refreshments will be provided for Workshop participants on Monday & Tuesday (May 7-8), including tea, coffee, etc. Lunches will not be provided at the workshop, but we will break for lunch and the local Biopolis food court provides inexpensive meals and quick service. Lunch costs are the responsibility of participants. A dinner reception is planned for Monday, May 7. Registration for that event is separate from the Workshop, and attendance at the reception carries a cost of S$50. Dinner on Tuesday, May 8 is on your own. 

Recommended Transportation 

- By Taxi 
The most convenient transportation available in Singapore 
The taxi fare from Orchard Road (City Centre) to Conference venue is approximately S$10. 
Peak hour Surcharge: Mon - Fri: 6.00am to 9.30am; Additional 25% of metered fare 
City area Surcharge: Mon - Sun & Public Holidays: 5.00pm to midnight; Additional S$3.00 
For more information please visit here 

- By Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) 
Economical transportation in Singapore 
The MRT fare from Orchard MRT Station (City Centre) to Conference venue is approximately S$1.30. 
For more information please visit 
Fares: here 
MRT Station Map: here 

Address of Conference 
Exploration Theater, 30 Biopolis Street, Level 4, Matrix, Singapore 138671

No of Participants: 115

 

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