Program

Day 1
10 Mar 2021
Day 2
11 Mar 2021
Day 3
15 Mar 2021
Day 4
17 Mar 2021
Day 5
18 Mar 2021
Day 6
24 Mar 2021
Day 7
25 Mar 2021

Welcome to Session I: Science and Application drivers for Cloud and Edge Computing

Scientific problems driving cloud and edge computing use a number of techniques such as filtering, combinatorial optimization, agent-based modelling, massive data analysis, embarassignly parallel simulations or machine learning. The sheer...
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Marie-Christine Sawley

Science and Application Drivers for Cloud and Edge Computing: The case of the Square Kilometre Array

The Square Kilometre Array (SKA) Project will shortly embark on the construction of the World’s largest radio astronomy observatory with locations on three continents. The SKA is, among other things,...
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Miles Deegan, SKA Organisation

Edge-to-End Workflows in Natural Hazards

Several natural disasters (e.g. earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, landslides or tsunamis) are hard to predict and pose a serious threat to human lives and property. Prompt reaction to these scenarios requires...
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Arnau Folch, BSC

Artificial Intelligence – a Real Business Driver? What is Needed?

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is on everyone’s lips. Nearly every country has launched an AI action plan and undertaken activities for the adoption of AI, from research through to deployment. Almost...
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Thomas Hahn, Siemens

Does the Integration of Scientific Disciplines Dissipate Clouds?

At its core, the International Centre for Earth Simulation (ICES) Foundation is promoting the integration of knowledge produced by scientific progress in the many Earth Science disciplines, as well as...
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Michel Speiser, ICES

Common Challenges Integrating HPC and Cloud Resources in HEP Computing

High energy physics is facing an unprecedented computing challenge in preparation for the next phase of the large hadron collider (LHC). The event complexity and data collecLon rate will both...
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Maria Girone, CERN
17:10 - 17:30

Break

Welcome to Session III: Exascale Data Movement Orchestration in Cloudy HPC Era

Data movement is of paramount importance on today’s and future HPC systems. While vendors have proposed to mitigate the data movement bottleneck with intermediate tiers of memory and storage, not...
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Francois Tessier, INRIA

Managing the High Cost of Data Movement Through Rich Metadata

When combining traditional HPC and cloud resources for a single workflow, different cost metrics come into play. In many cases, moving data into a cloud may be inexpensive or free,...
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Joy Lofstead, SNL

Talk V

Pavel Shamis, ARM
17:10 - 17:30

Break

Welcome to Session IV: Toward Effective and Efficient Next-Generation HPC Software Ecosystems

New technical and organizational constructs promise to qualitatively change how the HPC community develops, delivers and deploys its software. Large-scale distributed collaboration enabled by platforms such as GitHub, GitLab and...
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Mike Heroux, SNL
18:10 - 18:30

Break

Welcome to Session V: HPC and/or Cloud for Data Driven Workflows

Presenters in this session will share their insights and experiences on services offered in the public cloud ecosystems, including HPC, for experimental and observational sciences communities, specifically with ever increasing...
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Sadaf Alam, CSCS
17:10 - 17:30

Break

Welcome to Session VI: AI and Science: A Marriage Made in …

It is well recognized that AI has made significant strides in science discovery with examples such as data analysis with drug design, predictive modeling with earth systems, and intelligent control...
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Valerie Taylor, ANL
18:10 - 18:30

Break

Welcome to Session VII: Advances in non-von Neumann Architectures

With the end of Dennard Scaling and the apparent end of Moore’s Law, we are presented with an opportunity to think differently about computation. Many non-Von Neumann approaches, including neuromorphic,...
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Barney Maccabe, ORNL

The Future of Neuromorphic Computing for HPC and Beyond

A variety of new computing technologies are emerging as paths into the future of computing beyond exascale and beyond the end of Moore’s law. One of those technologies is neuromorphic...
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Katie Schuman, ORNL

An HPC Systems Guy’s View of Quantum Computing

I will provide an introduction to the general concepts of quantum computation and a brief discussion of its strengths and weaknesses from a high-performance computing perspective. The talk is tailored...
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Torsten Hoefler, ETH Zurich

Digital Electronics at the Atomic Limit

Exponential increases in tooling costs for complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor (CMOS)/von Neumann architectures have motivated multi-scale codesign simulations to find new opportunities. To this end, we propose atomic precision advanced manufacturing (APAM)...
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Evan Anderson, SNL

There’s Life in the Old Dog Yet: How Advances in von Neumann Architectures Still Have a Lot to Give

With the slowing of Moore’s Law, the end of Dennard Scaling, and the apparent stalling of increases in instruction level parallelism in modern superscalar, out-of-order computer architectures, one would be...
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Simon McIntosh-Smith, University of Bristol

Results from ETH Sabbatical: Architecture of a Weather and Climate Accelerator

Ronald completed a one year sabbatical at CSCS Hönggerberg at the end of 2019. The objective was to develop a domain specific Accelerator architecture and implementation for weather and climate...
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Ronald Luijten, swissdutch.ch

Crystal Ball

Sadaf Alam, CSCS

Invitation to SOS25

Ron Brightwell, SNL