2011 Gordon Summer Institute

8/8/11  -  8/12/11

2011 Gordon Summer Institute

August 8-12, San Diego Supercomputer Center, San Diego California

The Gordon Summer Institute was held August 8–11, 2011 and covered a wide range of topics on Gordon, SDSC's new NSF-funded (five year, $20 million award) data-intensive supercomputer. Gordon will be open for allocation requests this fall for a January 1, 2012 production start.

Site link: http://www.sdsc.edu/Events/summerinstitute2011/

Gordon Summer Institute Agenda (PDF)

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Day 1: Monday, August 8

8:30 - 9:00a Registration, Coffee
9:00 - 9:30a

Welcome: Era of Data Intensive Computing Begins
Mike Norman, Director SDSC, UCSD Professor (Joint GSI/CSIG session)

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9:30 - 10:15a

Introduction to Data and Memory Intensive Computing
Bob Sinkovits, Gordon Applications Lead, SDSC (Joint GSI/CSIG session)

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10:15 - 10:30a Break
10:30 - 11:15a

Introductions, logistics, lightning round homework
Mike Norman, Director SDSC, UCSD Professor

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11:15 - 12:00p

Road to Exa-scale computing, tools and trends
Allan Snavely, Associate Director, Emerging Technologies, SDSC

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12:00 - 1:30p Lunch at Café Ventanas
1:30 - 2:30p

Value Ladder for Seismic Hazard Information
Philip Maechling, Information Technology Architect, SCEC Center www.scec.org (Joint GSI/CSIG session)

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2:30 - 2:45p Break
2:45 - 3:30p

Overview of the Gordon Architecture
Shawn Strande, Gordon Project Manager SDSC (Joint GSI/CSIG session)

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3:30 - 3:45p

UCSD/SDSC Sustainability . Leveraging Real-time Data Infrastructure 
David Zeglinski, OSIsoft (Joint GSI/CSIG session) www.osisoft.com

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4:00 - 6:00p Poster Session/Reception (location) (Joint GSI/CSIG session)


Day 2: Tuesday, August 9

8:30 - 9:00a Coffee
8:30 - 9:15ap Traversing Massive Graphs with NAND Flash
Roger Pearce, LLNL/Texas A&M www.llnl.gov
9:15 - 10:00a

SSD's and I/O. What are they good for, how to make use of them in your application
Mahidhar Tatineni, Manager User Services, SDSC

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10:00 - 10:15a Break
10:15 - 11:00a Evaluating the Benefits of An Extended Memory Hierarchy for Parallel Streamline Algorithms
David Camp, LBL
11:00 - 12:00p Hands-on using Dash and Gordon I/O nodes to enhance I/O performance.
Mahidhar Tatineni, Manager User Services, SDC
12:00 - 1:30p Lunch at Café Ventanas
1:30 - 2:30p

Presentation/interactive session: Profiling I/O
Pietro Cicotti, Applications Specialist SDSC

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2:30 - 2:45p Break
2:45 - 4:30p
Lab time[Auditorium]

Breakout session[location . 408 Central Bldg]: Providing advanced user support, developing documentation for data intensive computing Facilitator: Bob Sinkovits, SDSC

4:30 - 5:00p SDSC Data Center Tour


Day 3: Wednesday, August 10

8:30 - 9:00a Coffee
8:30 - 9:15a

Experiences in Simulated Asteroid Search and Discovery With Dash
Jonathan Myers, Software Developer, LSST and U of Arizona www.lsst.org

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9:15 - 10:00a

De Novo Genome Assembly Using vSMP
Wayne Pfeiffer, Distinguished Scientist, SDSC

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10:00 - 10:15a Break
10:15 - 11:00a

Data Mining on Gordon
Natasha Balac, SDSC, Director of iDash Project
Nicole Wolter ,User Services, SDSC
Paul Rodriguez, User Services, SDSC

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11:00a - 12:00p Hands-on using Dash and Gordon I/O nodes for large memory jobs.
Mahidhar Tatineni, Manager User Services, SDSC
12:00 - 1:30p Lunch at Café Ventanas
1:30 - 2:30p

Presentation/interactive session: Developer Productivity and Profiling Tools
Nir Paikowsky, VP Services, ScaleMP www.scalemp.com

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2:30 - 2:45p Break
2:45 - 4:30p
Lab time[Auditorium] Breakout session [location: Room 408 Central Bldg]: Developing guidelines for allocation reviewers and others in the process
Facilitator: Shawn Strande, SDSC
5:30 - 8p Reception at Wayne Pfeiffer.s House
Shuttle provided from SDSC driveway


Day 4: Thursday, August 11

8:30 - 9:00a Coffee
8:30 - 9:15a

Modeling Global Societal Evolution over a Half-Century: Petascale Humanities Computing
Kalev Leetaru, I-CHASS/NCSA www.ncsa.illinois.edu

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9:15 - 9:45a

XSEDE, AUSS and Science Gateways
Nancy Wilkins-Diehr, Co-Director XSEDE AUSS program, SDSC

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9:45 - 10:15a

Writing a successful Gordon allocation request
Wayne Pfeiffer, Distinguished Scientist, SDSC

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10:15 - 10:30a Break
10:30 - 11:30a Participant lightning round presentations
1-2 slides each on lessons learned and plans for the future.
Facilitator: Mike Norman, Director SDSC, UCSD Professor
11:30 - 12:00p

Overview to the NSF Computing Infrastructure
Richard Moore, Deputy Director, SDSC

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12:00 - 12:15p Wrap-up and Thank you
Mike Norman, Director SDSC, UCSD Professor
12:15p Adjourn (box lunches available)


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