Scientific Computing Workshop 2011

Wednesday, February 23rd, 1-5pm
McKenna Hall Room 100-104 (see map)
University of Notre Dame

Sponsored by:

  • Center for Research Computing
  • Department of Computer Science and Engineering
  • This workshop is open to all faculty, students, and staff at Notre Dame with an interest in computing applied to scientific problems. The program will feature a number of brief topics by nationally recognized experts in scientific computing on clusters, clouds, and grids. To keep the workshop lively, each session will feature three or four brief presentations, followed by time for questions and discussion with the audience. We hope everyone will come away with a new idea or connection to follow up on. Feel free to attend any or all of the three sessions that fit your schedule. No registration is required.

    1:00 Welcome and Introductions

    Douglas Thain, Jarek Nabrzyski, Kevin Bowyer

    1:05-2:15 Challenges of Scalable Scientific Applications

    Moderator: Jarek Nabrzyski
  • Gabriele Garzolio, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory and Open Science Grid
    LSST Image Simulation on the Open Science Grid
  • Joannes Westerink, University of Notre Dame
    High Performance Scalable Hurricane Wave and Surge Simulations
  • Daniel S. Katz, University of Chicago and Argonne National Lab
    Exploring Application Paradigms with Montage
  • 2:15-3:30 New Infrastructure Capabilities

    Moderator: Douglas Thain
  • Jim Basney, National Center for Supercomputing Applications
    Secure Access to Research Infrastructure via the InCommon Federation
  • Ian Foster, University of Chicago and Argonne National Lab
    Scientific software as a service: Lessons learned from Globus Online
  • Rong Ge, Marquette University
    Models and Techniques for Energy Efficient High Performance Computing
  • Dongyan Xu, Purdue University
    Live Checkpointing of Applications in the Cloud
  • 3:30-4:00 Coffee Break

    4:00-5:00 Big Data, Big Storage, Big Problems

    Moderator: Paul Brenner
  • Dean Hildebrand, IBM
    The Current State of pNFS
  • Jesus Izaguirre, University of Notre Dame
    Managing Massive Simulation Data from Folding@Home
  • Yong Zhao, University of Electronic and Science Technology of China
    A Comparative Study of Hadoop vs a Commercial Database