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
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
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.
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.
*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.
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.
- 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
MRT Station Map: here
Address of Conference
Exploration Theater, 30 Biopolis Street, Level 4, Matrix, Singapore 138671