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Welcome To The 32 th HPC User Forum Meeting April 2009. Events. Monday afternoon: We are using a new format of starting mid-day on Monday – let us know how you like it Don’t forget to sign up for the Wednesday afternoon Virginia Tech tour Monday and Tuesday Evening:

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events
Events
  • Monday afternoon:
    • We are using a new format of starting mid-day on Monday – let us know how you like it
    • Don’t forget to sign up for the Wednesday afternoon Virginia Tech tour
  • Monday and Tuesday Evening:
    • Vendor Technology Updates
    • Student HPC projects
thank you to our sponsors
Thank You To Our Sponsors!
  • Monday Dinner - IBM and Intel
  • Tuesday Breakfast - Platform Computing
  • Tuesday Lunch - Appro International and AMD
  • Wednesday Breakfast - Mellanox Technologies
  • Wednesday Lunch - Altair Engineering
monday agenda
Monday Agenda
  • 1:00pm HPC in a Challenging Economy: IDC HPC market update and new forecasts
  • 1:30pm Breakthrough Computing in Petascale Applications and Petascale System Examples
  • 1:30pm Peta-applications program at LBL-NERSC, Harvey Wasserman
  • 2:00pm Roadrunner/Cell, Kenneth Koch, LANL
  • 2:30pm Peta-applications program at ORNL, Doug Kothe
  • 3:00pm NCSA Blue Waters Directions, Merle Giles
  • 3:30pm Challenges that have to be overcome for petascale (and beyond) computing, Robert Wisniewski, IBM Watson Labs
  • 4:00pm Break
  • 4:15pm Vendor technology update: Steve Wallach, Convey
  • 4:55pm Supporting Industrial HPC Users: Nimbis Services update: bringing HPC to SMB, Robert Graybill
  • 5:15pm Intel's perspective on HPC requirements and alternative processors, Steve Pawlowski
  • 5:45pm Break for networking and hotel checking in
  • 6:30pm Reception starts
  • 7:00pm Special Dinner Event and short vendor technology updates to provide an overview of changes in the industry (Altair, Appro, IBM, Panasas, Penguin Computing, ScaleMP, SpectraLogic)
monday agenda6
Monday Agenda
  • 1:00pm HPC in a Challenging Economy: IDC HPC market update and new forecasts
  • 1:30pm Breakthrough Computing in Petascale Applications and Petascale System Examples
  • 1:30pm Peta-applications program at LBL-NERSC, Harvey Wasserman
  • 2:00pm Roadrunner/Cell, Kenneth Koch, LANL
  • 2:30pm Peta-applications program at ORNL, Doug Kothe
  • 3:00pm NCSA Blue Waters Directions, Merle Giles
  • 3:30pm Challenges that have to be overcome for petascale (and beyond) computing, Robert Wisniewski, IBM Watson Labs
  • 4:00pm Break
  • 4:15pm Vendor technology update: Steve Wallach, Convey
  • 4:55pm Supporting Industrial HPC Users: Nimbis Services update: bringing HPC to SMB, Robert Graybill
  • 5:15pm Intel's perspective on HPC requirements and alternative processors, Steve Pawlowski
  • 5:45pm Break for networking and hotel checking in
  • 6:30pm Reception starts
  • 7:00pm Special Dinner Event and short vendor technology updates to provide an overview of changes in the industry (Altair, Appro, IBM, Panasas, Penguin Computing, ScaleMP, SpectraLogic)
monday dinner vendor updates
Monday Dinner Vendor Updates
  • Altair Engineering
  • Appro
  • Dell
  • IBM
  • Panasas
  • Penguin Computing
  • ScaleMP
  • SpectraLogic
introduction logistics
Introduction: Logistics
  • Ask Mary if you need a receipt
  • Meals and events
    • Tuesday dinner plans
    • Wednesday tours/meetings
  • We have a very tight agenda (as usual)
    • Please help us keep on time!
  • Review handouts
    • Note: We will post most of the presentations on the web site
    • Please complete the evaluation form
important dates for your calendar
Important Dates For Your Calendar
  • FUTURE HPC USER FORUM MEETINGS

US MEETINGS:

    • September 8, 9, 10, 2009 Broomfield, Colorado at the Omni Interlocken Resort
      • Note: Tuesday to Thursday
    • April 12, 13, 14, 2010 Dearborn, Michigan at the Dearborn Inn
    • September 2010 Seattle Washington

INTERNATIONAL MEETINGS IN 2009:

    • June 23 to 26, 2009 ISC09 in Hamburg Germany
    • October 5 and 6, 2009 Stuttgart, Germany at HLRS/University of Stuttgart
    • October 7 and 8, 2009 Lausanne Switzerland at EPFL (Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne)
agenda day one tuesday morning
Agenda: Day One, Tuesday Morning
  • 8:00am Introductions And Welcome, Steve Finn and Earl Joseph
  • 8:10am Driving Competitiveness in Product Design
  • Trends and Future HPC Requirements in Product Design and Development
  • Morning chair: Steve Finn, BAE
  • HPC for vehicle design, Sharan Kalwani
  • Using HPC for advanced aerospace design, Doug Ball, Boeing
  • 9:15am End User Update: Tarek El-Ghazawi, George Washington University-NSF Center for Reconfigurable Computing
  • 9:40am Break
  • 10:00am Panel on I/O and Storage Requirements and Directions
  • Moderators: Sharan Kalwani and Jim Kasdorf, PSC
  • Panel members: Constantin Scheder, General Atomics; Henry Newman, Instrumental, Peter Bojanic, Sun, Jason Sommerfield, PSC, Garth Gibson, Panasas, LSI, John Josephakis, DDN
  • 11:20am Silent data corruption in HPC, Henry Newman
  • 11:45am ParaMEDIC: Parallel Metadata Environment for Distributed I/O and Computing, Wu Feng, Virgina Tech
  • 12:10pm Lunch
agenda day one tuesday afternoon
Agenda: Day One, Tuesday Afternoon
  • 1:00pm Driving Competitiveness in Product Design
  • Afternoon chair: Paul Buerger, OSC, Trends and Future HPC Requirements in Product Design and Development
  • 1:00pm HPC for advanced product design, Ramesh Krishnan, ATK
  • 1:25pm Using HPC in the DOD HPCMP for virtual design/testing, Ken Lesueur, Army
  • 1:50pm HPC for drug discovery and bio research, Jack Collins, NCI
  • 2:15pm Using HPC for product design/testing in IT at Intel, Shesha Krishnapura, Intel
  • 2:40pm Simulating the Spread of Infectious Disease over Large Realistic Social Networks, Keith Bisset, Virginia Bioinformatics Institute
  • 3:00pm Supporting Industrial HPC Users -- Bringing HPC to industry: OSC Blue Collar Computing, Stan Ahalt
  • 3:20pm Break
  • 3:35pm Back-End Compiler Technology Panel
  • Moderators: Robert Singleterry, NASA Langley and Vince Scarafino, industry expert
  • Panel members: Luiz DeRose, Cray, Srinidhi Varadarajan, Virginia Tech, Don Kretsch, Sun, Steve Rowan, Convey, Robert Geva, Intel, Kevin Harris, SiCortex,
  • 4:50pm Supporting Industrial HPC Users: New directions at the Council on Competitiveness, David Padgham
  • 6:30pm Special Dinner Event and short vendor technology updates to provide an overview of changes in the industry and Examples of developing a new generation of HPC talent and leaders: (Virginia Tech student HPC projects, Mellanox, Open Fabric Alliance, SGI, siXis, Sun)
tuesday dinner vendor updates
Tuesday Dinner Vendor Updates
  • Virginia Tech Student HPC Projects
  • HP
  • Mellanox
  • Open Fabric Alliance
  • SGI
  • siXis
  • Sun
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Important Dates For Your Calendar
  • FUTURE HPC USER FORUM MEETINGS

US MEETINGS:

    • September 8, 9, 10, 2009 Broomfield, Colorado at the Omni Interlocken Resort
      • Note: Tuesday to Thursday
    • April 12, 13, 14, 2010 Dearborn, Michigan at the Dearborn Inn
    • September 2010 Seattle Washington

INTERNATIONAL MEETINGS IN 2009:

    • June 23 to 26, 2009 ISC09 in Hamburg Germany
    • October 5 and 6, 2009 Stuttgart, Germany at HLRS/University of Stuttgart
    • October 7 and 8, 2009 Lausanne Switzerland at EPFL (Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne)
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IDC End User Study

Sample Findings

idc hpc end user data initiative
IDC HPC End User Data Initiative
  • IDC has collected vendor or supply-side data for years
    • Good for “bulk” market properties like market shares, but …
    • Many market details must be “modeled,” and some …
    • Important details are opaque to the sales event
  • IDC user or demand-side effort initiated at April, 2007
    • Clients wanted more insight into HPC market
      • Look at HPC component hardware, software technologies
      • Collect both quantitative and descriptive data
      • Means of validating supply-side data
    • Large kick-off sample, followed by regular updates
      • Necessarily imperfect sampling, but still …
      • Very labor intensive
hpc end user study features
HPC End User Study Features
  • Fourteen page survey with over fifty major Qs
    • Site demographics, market segment related Qs
      • 110 sites surveyed (small, medium, large)
      • Industry (51), academia (43), government (16)
      • Application workloads (CAE, EDA, geosciences, etc.)
    • System and budget related Qs
      • Systems (largest two, most recent), type, etc.
      • Current budget components (system, interconnect, etc.)
      • Budget growth trends, component market forecasts
    • Component technology Qs, produce 6 reports, sold individually
      • Cluster (system) report
      • Processor, storage, and interconnectreports
      • System software, applications software reports

>>>> Full Data sheet hits Excel’s column limit! <<<<

reasons for acquiring hpc 10 most important 1 least important
Reasons for acquiring HPC, 10 – most important, 1 – least important

Table 9: Reasons for acquiring HPC systems -- average ranking of the importance,

10 -- most important, 1 -- least important

New/ better science

8

16%

Run larger problems

7

15%

Throughput

7

15%

Price/ Performance

6

13%

Competitiveness

6

12%

TCO

6

12%

Capacity Management

6

11%

Regulations/ Certification

3

7%

Total Responses

50

100%

Source: IDC, 2009

preferred cluster purchase channel
Preferred Cluster Purchase Channel

Cluster Purchase Channel

Channel

Mentions

%

Directly from vendor's sales force

33

79%

Through a vendor's channel partner

8

19%

Through vendor's website

1

2%

Grand Total

42

100%

Source: IDC, 2009

end user interconnect profile
End User Interconnect Profile
  • Backbone storage protocol prevalence, site’s largest storage system
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End User Interconnect Profile
  • Backbone storage protocol prevalence, site’s newest storage system
questions
Questions?

Please email:

hpc@idc.com

Or check out:

www.hpcuserforum.com

agenda day two wednesday
Agenda: Day Two, Wednesday
  • 8:00am Welcome, Earl Joseph and Steve Finn
  • 8:00am Using HPC to Drive New Energy Solutions and Efficiency
  • 8:00am Major US Government Initiatives in Alternative Energy, ARPA-E and petascale applications, Gil Weigand, ORNL
  • 8:30am Victor Reis, Petascale plans and ARPA-E
  • 9:00am Wind Power: Site selection and Machine Design via HPC, Steve M. Legensky, Intelligent Light
  • 9:25am Cooling issues, directions and solutions, Roger Panton, Avetec
  • 9:50am Shared memory-like compiler framework, Srinidhi Varadarajan, Virginia Tech
  • 10:15am Supporting Industrial HPC Users: DOE INCITE program, Julia White, ORNL
  • 10:35am Break
  • 10:50am Alternative Processors Technology Panel
  • Users will discuss their real-world experiences with FGPAs, GPGPUs, Cell and other non-traditional HPC processors, vendors will address these requirements
  • Moderator: Paul Muzio, CUNY and Jack Collins, NCI-ABCC
  • Panel members: Kenneth Koch, LANL; Wu Feng, Virgina Tech, Paul Muzio, CUNY, Stephen Bique, NRL, Olaf Storaasli, ORNL, Sanford Russell, Nvidia
  • 12:00pm Using VM and Cloud in HPC, William Lu, Platform Computing. The presentation will discuss use cases, challenges and potential solutions for using VM in HPC environments.
  • 12:30pm Introducing the HPC Advisory Council, GM, Dell, AMD, Mellanox
  • 1:15pm Meeting Wrap-Up and Future Meeting Dates, Earl Joseph and Steve Finn
  • 1:15pm Lunch
  • 2:00pm Virginia Tech visit and tour, and individual one-on-one meetings
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Important Dates For Your Calendar
  • FUTURE HPC USER FORUM MEETINGS

US MEETINGS:

    • September 8, 9, 10, 2009 Broomfield, Colorado at the Omni Interlocken Resort
      • Note: Tuesday to Thursday
    • April 12, 13, 14, 2010 Dearborn, Michigan at the Dearborn Inn
    • September 2010 Seattle Washington

INTERNATIONAL MEETINGS IN 2009:

    • June 23 to 26, 2009 ISC09 in Hamburg Germany
    • October 5 and 6, 2009 Stuttgart, Germany at HLRS/University of Stuttgart
    • October 7 and 8, 2009 Lausanne Switzerland at EPFL (Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne)
questions34
Questions?

Please email:

hpc@idc.com

Or check out:

www.hpcuserforum.com

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Questions?

Please email:

hpc@idc.com

Or check out:

www.hpcuserforum.com

how did the meeting go
How Did The Meeting Go?
  • What worked well?
  • What needs to be changed or improved?
  • Date and location for the next Steering Committee meeting?
important dates for your calendar38
Important Dates For Your Calendar
  • FUTURE HPC USER FORUM MEETINGS

US MEETINGS:

    • September 8, 9, 10, 2009 Broomfield, Colorado at the Omni Interlocken Resort
      • Note: Tuesday to Thursday
    • April 12, 13, 14, 2010 Dearborn, Michigan at the Dearborn Inn
    • September 2010 Seattle Washington

INTERNATIONAL MEETINGS IN 2009:

    • June 23 to 26, 2009 ISC09 in Hamburg Germany
    • October 5 and 6, 2009 Stuttgart, Germany at HLRS/University of Stuttgart
    • October 7 and 8, 2009 Lausanne Switzerland at EPFL (Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne)
questions39
Questions?

Please email:

hpc@idc.com

Or check out:

www.hpcuserforum.com

new idc hpc research areas
New IDC HPC Research Areas
  • Quarterly HPC Forecast Updates
    • Until the world economy recovers
  • New HPC End-user Based Reports:
    • Clusters, processors, storage, interconnects, system software, and applications
  • Power and Cooling Research
  • Developing a Market Model For Middleware and Management Software
  • Extreme Computing
  • Data Center Assessment and Benchmarking
  • Tracking Petascale and Exascale Initiatives