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State of the Practice

An exciting new element for SC11, the State of the Practice provides a venue for the discussion and exchange of best practices involving provisioning, using and improving the critical systems and services in high performance computing, networking, and storage. SC11 recognizes many of the community challenges that span institutions, architectures and vendors, even within a single facility. The challenges include improving performance at scale, large-scale system management and deployment, highly parallel storage, and energy efficiency, to name a few. It is valuable to provide an open exchange of best ideas and methods for dealing with the aspects of unprecedented scale. The State of the Practice component is a formal, peer-reviewed venue organized to address this need. Reports and presentations will be available as a permanent record within the ACM and IEEE CS archives. We encourage organizations and individuals that may not routinely submit in the technical program to consider this new forum.

State of the Practice (SotP) will have three sessions per day, Tuesday through Thursday, featuring 26 accepted reports from universities, national labs and vendors in the U.S., Asia and Europe. The inaugural session at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15, will follow the Technical Program focus of "Sustained Performance" with the presentation of reports on varying aspects of performance measurement, benchmarks and metrics (seven in all).

SotP presents the opportunity for all "purveyors" and "consumers" of HPC to share and learn from one another. SotP brings together a range of multi-million dollar HPC centers and more moderately funded centers to highlight their experiences, implementations and "lessons learned" for everyone to use.

SotP is also an excellent opportunity for SC11 vendors to learn for themselves how their customers are fielding and supporting their technology products.

Each of the nine sessions are themed to highlight specific aspects of HPC:

- Performance I
- Performance II
- Perf/Viz/Deploy
- Cloud/Grids
- AICS/Security/Net
- Infra/Cooling/Mgmt
- Applications
- HPC Monitoring/Syslog (featuring five leading HPC Centers)
- HPC Health/User Support

Note: A Tech Program badge is required to attend the SotP sessions.

Questions: state-of-the-practice@info.supercomputing.org



Tuesday, November 15th

TIME PRESENTATION SPEAKER LOCATION PLANNER
10:30AM - 11:00AM Deep and Wide Metrics for HPC Resource Capability and Project Usage David L. Hart TCC 202 Add to iCal Add to Outlook Add to Google Calendars
11:00AM - 11:30AM How to Measure Useful, Sustained Performance William Kramer TCC 202 Add to iCal Add to Outlook Add to Google Calendars
11:30AM - 12:00PM Sustained Systems Performance Monitoring at the Department of Defense High Performance Computing Modernization Program Paul M. Bennett TCC 202 Add to iCal Add to Outlook Add to Google Calendars
1:30PM - 2:00PM Performance Evaluations of Gyrokinetic Eulerian Code GT5D on Massively Parallel Multi-Core Platforms Yasuhiro Idomura, Sebastien Jolliet TCC 202 Add to iCal Add to Outlook Add to Google Calendars
2:00PM - 2:30PM System-Level Monitoring of Floating-Point Performance to Improve Effective System Utilization Davide Del Vento, Thomas Engel, Siddhartha S. Ghosh, David L. Hart, Rory Kelly, Si Liu, Richard Valent TCC 202 Add to iCal Add to Outlook Add to Google Calendars
2:30PM - 3:00PM Performance Modeling for Systematic Performance Tuning Torsten Hoefler, William Gropp, Marc Snir, William Kramer TCC 202 Add to iCal Add to Outlook Add to Google Calendars
3:30PM - 4:00PM The NWSC Benchmarks: Using Scientific Throughput as a Measure for Supercomputer Performance Rory C. Kelly, Siddhartha S. Ghosh, Davide Del Vento, Si Liu, Richard A. Valent TCC 202 Add to iCal Add to Outlook Add to Google Calendars
4:00PM - 4:30PM Integrating Multi-Touch in High-Resolution Display Environments Brandt Westing, Ben Urick, Maria Esteva, Freddy Rojas, Weijia Xu TCC 202 Add to iCal Add to Outlook Add to Google Calendars
4:30PM - 5:00PM Best Practices for the Deployment and Management of Production HPC Clusters Karl W. Schulz, Robert McLay, William L. Barth, Tommy Minyard TCC 202 Add to iCal Add to Outlook Add to Google Calendars



Wednesday, November 16th

TIME PRESENTATION SPEAKER LOCATION PLANNER
10:30AM - 11:00AM Wallaby: A Scalable Semantic Configuration Service for Grids and Clouds William C. Benton, Robert H. Rati, Erik J. Erlandson TCC 202 Add to iCal Add to Outlook Add to Google Calendars
11:00AM - 11:30AM Cloud Versus In-house Cluster: Evaluating Amazon Cluster Compute Instances for Running MPI Applications Yan Zhai, Mingliang Liu, Jidong Zhai, Xiaosong Ma, Wenguang Chen TCC 202 Add to iCal Add to Outlook Add to Google Calendars
11:30AM - 12:00PM Qserv: A Distributed Shared-Nothing Database for the LSST Catalog Daniel L. Wang, Serge Monkewitz, Kian-Tat Lim, Jacek Becla TCC 202 Add to iCal Add to Outlook Add to Google Calendars
1:30PM - 2:00PM Japanese National HPC Research Institute and its 10petaflops Supercomputer "K" Akinori Yonezawa, Tadashi Watanabe, Mitsuo Yokokawa, Mitsuhisa Sato, Kimihiko Hirao TCC 202 Add to iCal Add to Outlook Add to Google Calendars
2:00PM - 2:30PM Intrusion Detection at 100G Scott Campbell, Jason Lee TCC 202 Add to iCal Add to Outlook Add to Google Calendars
2:30PM - 3:00PM A Long-Distance InfiniBand Interconnection Between Two Clusters in Production Use Sabine Richling, Steffen Hau, Heinz Kredel, Hans-Günther Kruse TCC 202 Add to iCal Add to Outlook Add to Google Calendars
3:30PM - 4:00PM Co-Designing HPC Systems and Facilities Henry M. Tufo, Michael K. Patterson, Michael Oberg, Matthew Woitaszek, Guy Cobb, Robert Strong, Jim Gutowski TCC 202 Add to iCal Add to Outlook Add to Google Calendars
4:00PM - 4:30PM "Hot" for Warm Water Cooling Henry Coles, Michael Ellsworth, David Martinez TCC 202 Add to iCal Add to Outlook Add to Google Calendars
4:30PM - 5:00PM Challenges in the Management of High-Performance Computing Centers: An Organizational Perspective Nicholas Berente, Jennifer Claggett TCC 202 Add to iCal Add to Outlook Add to Google Calendars



Thursday, November 17th

TIME PRESENTATION SPEAKER LOCATION PLANNER
10:30AM - 11:00AM A Survey of the Practice of Computational Science Prakash Prabhu, Thomas B. Jablin, Arun Raman, Yun Zhang, Jialu Huang, Hanjun Kim, Nick P. Johnson, Feng Liu, Soumyadeep Ghosh, Stephen Beard, Matthew Zoufaly, Taewook Oh, David Walker, David I. August TCC 202 Add to iCal Add to Outlook Add to Google Calendars
11:00AM - 11:30AM Adaptive Simulation of Turbulent Flow Past a Full Car Model Niclas Jansson, Johan Hoffman, Murtazo Nazarov TCC 202 Add to iCal Add to Outlook Add to Google Calendars
11:30AM - 12:00PM World-highest Resolution Global Atmospheric Model and Its Performance on the Earth Simulator Keiko Takahashi, Koji Goto, Yoshinori Tsuda, Yuki Tochihara, Ken’ichi Itakura, Satoru Okura, Kunihiko Watanabe, Hiromitsu Fuchigami, Akira Azami, Kenryo Kataumi, Jun-ichi Yamamoto, Hiroshi Takahara, Toshifumi Takei, Yoshiyuki Kubo, Yoko Isobe TCC 202 Add to iCal Add to Outlook Add to Google Calendars
1:30PM - 2:30PM Challenges of HPC Monitoring William (Bill) E. Allcock, Randal Rheinheimer, Mike Lowe, Joshi Fullop, Evan Felix TCC LL4/LL5 Add to iCal Add to Outlook Add to Google Calendars
2:30PM - 3:00PM LOGJAM: A Scalable Unified Log File Archiver Nicholas P. Cardo TCC LL4/LL5 Add to iCal Add to Outlook Add to Google Calendars
3:30PM - 4:00PM A Toolkit for Event Analysis and Logging James Carey, Philip Sanders TCC LL2 Add to iCal Add to Outlook Add to Google Calendars
4:00PM - 4:30PM SPOTlight on Testing - Stability, Performance, and Operational Testing of LANL HPC Clusters Georgia A. Pedicini, Jennifer K. Green TCC LL2 Add to iCal Add to Outlook Add to Google Calendars
4:30PM - 5:00PM One Stop High Performance Computing User Support at Sandia National Laboratories John A. Greenfield, Lisa G. Ice, Sophia E. Corwell, Karen Haskell, Constantine Pavlakos, John P. Noe TCC LL2 Add to iCal Add to Outlook Add to Google Calendars

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