Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Booth Activities for SC'13

As much as I try to shy away from shilling for SDSC on my personal blog here, the SDSC official booth (#3313) schedule has been finalized and I wanted to post it online for the world to see.  I've highlighted two major and very cool events:
  1. The LONG TAIL DEATH MATCH (highlighted in red) will be a gaming tournament featuring Meteor, SDSC's Raspberry Pi cluster and display wall.  The grand prize for the gaming tournament is a Raspberry Pi mini-cluster with a four-screen (2x2) display wall sponsored by SDSC and Aeon Computing, which is pretty darned awesome.  Even if you don't win, finalists all get either a Raspberry Pi or a Google Chromecast.
  2. All of my wonderful talks are highlighted in blue.  People who attend one of my talks can get an awesome SDSC I  BIG DATA scarf, also sponsored by SDSC and Aeon.  As far as swag goes, I think this is pretty cool.
In addition, some pretty big names will be making appearances:
  • The official Comet announcement and press briefing on Tuesday at 2:00 PM has a star-studded lineup.  I'll be present for this in an official capacity.
  • Geoffrey Fox, the PI of FutureGrid and a prominent figure in scientific cloud computing from IU, will be speaking on Wednesday at 11:30 AM.
  • John Towns, the PI of XSEDE, will be speaking on Wednesday at 2:00 PM.
  • D.K. Panda, the creator of MVAPICH2, will be speaking on Wednesday at 3:20 PM.
Printed copies of the agenda will be available at SDSC's booth (#3313), and I've uploaded a PDF version, complete with details about the LONG TAIL DEATHMATCH, to my website.


Monday, November 18
7:00 - 9:00 PM
Exhibition Opening Gala
Tuesday, November 19
2:00 - 3:30 PM
COMET: HPC FOR THE 99 PERCENT
Presentation and Q&A followed by a reception
  • Michael Norman, Director, SDSC (Welcome, Comet announcement & overview)
  • Richard Moore, Deputy Director, SDSC
  • Nancy Wilkins-Diehr, Associate Director, SDSC
  • Doug Johnson and Jeff Johnson, Co-Founders, Aeon Computing
  • John Mullen, Vice President & General Manager, Large Institution Sales, Dell
  • Stephen Wheat, General Manager, HPC, Intel
3:45 - 6:00 PM
THE LONG TAIL DEATH MATCH GAMING TOURNAMENT
Opening Rounds, Prizes for Entrants!
Wednesday, November 20
11:00 AM
GORDON LIGHTNING ROUND SERIES
  1. Janssen R&D Collaboration
    Glenn K. Lockwood, User Services Consultant, SDSC
  2. Computational Finance
    Robert Sinkovits, Interim Director for Scientific Computing Applications, SDSC
  3. Neuroscience Gateway
    Subhashini Sivagnanam, Research Staff Member, SDSC
11:30 AM
COMET: HPC FOR THE 99 PERCENT-LIGHTNING ROUND SERIES
  1. FutureGrid Connection
    Geoffrey Fox, FutureGrid Connection to Comet, Indiana University
  2. XSEDE Gateway Program, Utility of Comet
    Suresh Marru, Program Lead, XSEDE Science Gateways
  3. SciGap: Science Gateways Platform as a Service
    Amit Majumdar, Interim Division Director, Data Enabled Scientific Computing, SDSC
11:45 AM
Mellanox Booth 2722

SR-IOV Test Results
Glenn K. Lockwood, User Services Consultant, SDSC
Noon
DATA SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING
Chaitan Baru, Associate Director, Data Initiatives; Director, Center for Large- scale Data Systems Research (CLDS), SDSC

2:00 PM
COMET: HPC FOR THE 99 PERCENT LIGHTNING ROUND SERIES
  1. CyberGIS Gateway for Data-Rich Geospatial Research and Education
    Shaowen Wang, Professor and Director of CyberGIS Center, UIUC
  2. XSEDE Counting on Comet
    John Towns, PI and Project Director, XSEDE, NCSA/University of Illinois
  3. CIPRES
    Wayne Pfeiffer, Distinguished Scientist, SDSC
2:30 PM
GORDON LIGHTNING ROUND SERIES
  1. SEEDME.ORG: A Free Infrastructure for Researchers to Share Data
    Amit Chourasia, Senior Visualization Scientist, SDSC
  2. SR-IOV Test Results
    Glenn K. Lockwood, User Services Consultant, SDSC
  3. Data Analytics
    Mahidhar Tatineni, User Services Manager, SDSC
3:00 PM
GORDON USER APPLICATIONS
Robert Sinkovits, Interim Director for Scientific Computing Applications, SDSC
3:20 PM
OVERVIEW OF MVAPICH2 AND HADOOP-RDMA PROJECTS 
Dhabaleswar K. (DK) Panda, Professor, Computer Science and Engineering, Ohio State University
3:35 PM
DATA SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING
Chaitan Baru, Associate Director, Data Initiatives; Director, Center for Large- scale Data Systems Research (CLDS), SDSC
3:45 - 6:00 PM
THE LONG TAIL DEATH MATCH GAMING TOURNAMENT
Elimination Rounds, Prizes for the Winners!

Thursday, November 21
10:15 - 10:45 AM
COMET: HPC FOR THE 99 PERCENT
Michael Norman, Director, SDSC
10:30 - Noon
THE LONG TAIL DEATH MATCH GAMING TOURNAMENT
Championship Rounds, Grand Prize Award Ceremony!
3:00 PM
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