CCL Workshop 2012
"Scalable Software for Scientific Computing"
Monday, June 11-12th, 2012 at the University of Notre Dame
The 2012 CCL workshop will be held June 11-12th
on the campus of the University of Notre Dame. The theme of this year's
workshop is Scalable Software for Scientific Computing.
This workshop is an opportunity to learn more about scalable software
from the CCL and other related projects, see how others are applying
it to advance their research, and to provide some input into
the direction of our research and software development.
The workshop will be of interest to researchers, faculty, and students involved
in either the scientific objectives or the software tools of scalable science.
The first day of the workshop will feature a lineup of experts in scalable
scientific computing, particularly those with
applications in the fields of bioinformatics,
molecular dynamics, and high energy physics.
These speakers will discuss their scientific objectives,
present their current techniques for scalable computing, and
reflect on the current software-related barriers to new discovery.
The second day will consist of presentations from the CCL team on
new developments in our software, followed by informal breakout sessions
where you can meet with members of the CCL team to exchange ideas,
get help with technical problems, and plan out future software developments.
Monday, June 11th, 200 McKenna Hall Conference Center
8:30 - Welcome and Introduction
Welcome and Introduction
Douglas Thain, University of Notre Dame
8:45 - Workflows in Bioinformatics and Genomics
Use cases and challenges of distributed workflows at JCVI
Andrey Tovchigrechko, J. Craig Venter Institute
Why I finally BLASTed five hundred million sequences (and the many ways it failed)
Scott Emrich, University of Notre Dame
Assemble ALL the things: Tackling soil metagenomics
C. Titus Brown, Michigan State University
Is there an app for that?
Nirav Merchant, University of Arizona
10:15 - Coffee Break
10:30 - Massively Parallel Molecular Dynamics Applications
Development and Application of an Automatic Force Field Optimization Method
Lee-Ping Wang, Stanford University
Massively Parallel Ensemble Methods Using Work Queue
Badi Abdul-Wahid, University Notre Dame
Large-Scale Reactive Molecular Dynamics: Methods, Applications, and Challenges
Ananth Grama, Purdue University
GPU-Accelerated Analysis of Petascale Molecular Dynamics Simulations with VMD
John Stone, University of Illinois - Urbana/Champagne.
12:00 - Lunch
A buffet lunch of soup, sandwiches, and dessert will be served at the Morris Inn, just across the street. After lunch, we suggest you take a leisurely 15-minute stroll up the quad to see the golden dome, and then return to McKenna Hall.
1:30 - Data Management in High Energy Physics
Chirp in the ATLAS Computing Environment
Rodney Walker, CERN
Data Management Challenges in CMS
Michael Hildreth, University of Notre Dame
Any Data, Any Time, Anywhere: Increasing data accessibility for HEP
Brian Bockelman, University of Nebraska
CernVM-FS in Parrot
Daniel Bradley, University of Wisconsin
3:00 - Coffee Break
3:15 - Floods and Earthquakes!
Storm surge predictions on Azure and HathiTrust Research Center: two datapoints in the large-scale space
Beth Plale, Indiana University
Managing and preserving data for the NEES distributed earthquake engineering community
Thomas Hacker, Purdue University
4:00 - Open Discussion
How can the CCL most effectively support your research activity?
What software features and capabilities are most essential?
How can we improve our software development process?
How should NSF software projects interact with each other?
5:00 - Adjourn
Dinner Monday night is on your own. We suggest meeting about 7pm at Eddy Street Commons for a variety of casual dining options.
Tuesday, June 12th, 200 McKenna Hall
8:30 - New Developments From the CCL Team
Release Management and New Capabilities in Chirp
Patrick Donnelly, University of Notre Dame
What's New in Work Queue
Michael Albrecht, University of Notre Dame
Elastic Applications in the Cloud
Dinesh Rajan, University of Notre Dame
A Compiler Toolchain for Workflows
Peter Bui, University of Notre Dame
10:15 - Coffee Break
10:30 - Small Group Breakout Sessions
Workflows and Bioinformatics - 200 McKenna Hall
Work Queue and Molecular Dynamics - 108 DeBartolo Hall
Data Access and High Energy Physics - 113 DeBartolo Hall
12:00 - Adjourn
Registration is now closed.
Notre Dame is a 15 minute taxi ride from the South Bend Airport (SBN). The South Shore Line also offers rail service from downtown Chicago to the South Bend Airport. By car, Notre Dame is just off exit 77 on Interstate 80/90, about 1.5 hours from Chicago.
Rooms have been reserved at the Inn at St Mary's, please reserve with the group code 120610NDAC. The hotel offers regular shuttle service to/from the Notre Dame campus, just call 574-232-4000 to arrange a pickup. Another option is the Ivy Court Inn, which is a 10-15 minute walk from the meeting location.
Both Monday and Tuesday mornings will begin in room 200 of the McKenna Hall Conference Center. Tuesday breakout sessions will be in various offices in Fitzpatrick Hall.
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