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INTERNATIONAL SPRING SCHOOL ON HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPUTING 

HighPer
2018 

San Sebastián / Donostia, Spain 

April 23-27, 2018 

Organized
by: 

Materials Physics Center (CSIC-UPV/EHU),
Donostia International
Physics Center (DIPC),
and
Rovira i Virgili University


http://grammars.grlmc.com/HighPer2018/


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--- Early registration deadline: February 12, 2018 ---


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SCOPE: 

HighPer 2018 will be a research training event with a global
scope aiming at updating participants about the most recent advances in
the critical and fast developing area of high performance computing,
which covers a large spectrum of current exciting research and
industrial innovation with an extraordinary potential for a huge impact
on scientific discoveries, medicine, engineering, business models, and
society itself. Renowned academics and industry pioneers will lecture
and share their views with the audience. 

Most subareas of high
performance computing will be displayed, from foundations,
infrastructure and management to applications. Major challenges in the
field will be identified through 2 keynote lectures, 22 five-hour and
fifteen-minute courses, and 1 round table, which will tackle the most
active and promising topics. The organizers are convinced that
outstanding speakers will attract the brightest and most motivated
students. Interaction will be a main component of the event. 

An open
session will give participants the opportunity to present their own work
in progress in 5 minutes. Moreover, there will be two special sessions
with industrial and recruitment profiles. 

ADDRESSED TO: 

Master
students, PhD students, postdocs, and industry practitioners will be
typical profiles of participants. However, there are no formal
pre-requisites for attendance in terms of academic degrees. Since there
will be a variety of levels, specific knowledge background may be
assumed for some of the courses. Overall, HighPer 2018 is addressed to
students, researchers and practitioners who want to keep themselves
updated about recent developments and future trends. All will surely
find it fruitful to listen and discuss with major researchers, industry
leaders and innovators. 

STRUCTURE: 

3 courses will run in parallel
during the whole event. Participants will be able to freely choose the
courses they wish to attend as well as to move from one to another.


VENUE: 

HighPer 2018 will take place in San Sebastián, a famous
touristic coastal city in the Basque Country which was European Capital
of Culture 2016. The venue will be: 

Centro Ignacio María
Barriola
Universidad del País Vasco / Euskal Herriko
Unibertsitatea
Campus de Gipuzkoa
Plaza Elhuyar, 1
20018 San Sebastián /
Donostia
Spain 

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS: 

Federico Calzolari (Scuola Normale
Superiore), Supercomputing: From CERN to Our Lives 

Tony Hey
(Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, UK Science and Technology Facilities
Council), Big Scientific Data and Data Science 

PROFESSORS AND COURSES:


Srinivas Aluru (Georgia Institute of Technology), [intermediate] High
Performance Computational Biology 

David A. Bader (Georgia Institute of
Technology), [introductory/intermediate] Massive-scale Graph Analytics


Ümit V. Çatalyürek (Georgia Institute of Technology),
[introductory/intermediate] HPC Graph Analytics 

Alan Edelman
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology), [introductory] Julia, with an
Introduction to Performance and Machine Learning 

Richard Fujimoto
(Georgia Institute of Technology), [intermediate] Parallel Discrete
Event Simulation 

Timothy C. Germann (Los Alamos National Laboratory),
[intermediate] HPC Frontiers in Computational Materials Science and
Engineering 

Lennart Johnsson (University of Houston),
[introductory/intermediate] Energy Efficient Computing 

Alfio Lazzaro
(University of Zurich), [introductory/intermediate] Code Performance
Optimizations 

Andrew Lumsdaine (Pacific Northwest National
Laboratory), [intermediate/advanced] Modern C++ for High-performance
Computing 

Madhav Marathe (Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State
University), [introductory/advanced] Massively Interacting Bio-social
Systems: Pervasive, Personalized and Precision Analytics 

Frank Mueller
(North Carolina State University), [introductory/intermediate] How to
Parallelize Your Code: Taking Stencils from OpenMP to MPI, CUDA and
TensorFlow 

J. (Ram) Ramanujam (Louisiana State University),
[introductory] Introduction to Program Analysis and Compiler
Optimizations for Multicores and Accelerators 

Adrian Sandu (Virginia
Polytechnic Institute and State University), [introductory/intermediate]
Revealing Parallelism: How to Decompose your Problem into Concurrent
Tasks 

Vivek Sarkar (Georgia Institute of Technology), [introductory]
Fundamentals of Parallel, Concurrent, and Distributed Programming 

Marc
Snir (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), [introductory]
Programming Models and Run-times for High-Performance Computing


El-Ghazali Talbi (University of Lille 1), [introductory] Parallel
Metaheuristics for Optimization and Machine Learning 

Josep Torrellas
(University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), [intermediate/advanced]
Parallel Computer Architecture Concepts 

Todd J. Treangen (University
of Maryland, College Park), [intermediate] Metagenomic Assembly and
Validation 

Elena Vataga (University of Southampton), [introductory]
Hands-on Introduction to HPC for Life Scientists 

Uzi Vishkin
(University of Maryland, College Park), [introductory/intermediate]
Parallel Algorithmic Thinking and How It Has Been Affecting Architecture


Richard Vuduc (Georgia Institute of Technology), [introductory] How
Much Time, Energy, and Power Does an Algorithm Need? 

David Walker
(Cardiff University), [intermediate] Parallel Programming with OpenMP,
MPI, and CUDA 

OPEN SESSION 

An open session will collect 5-minute
voluntary presentations of work in progress by participants. They should
submit a half-page abstract containing title, authors, and summary of
the research to david.silva409 (at) yahoo.com by April 16, 2018.


INDUSTRIAL SESSION: 

A session will be devoted to 10-minute
demonstrations of practical applications of high performance computing
in industry. Companies interested in contributing are welcome to submit
a 1-page abstract containing the program of the demonstration and the
logistics needed. At least one of the people participating in the
demonstration should have registered for the event. Expressions of
interest have to be submitted to david.silva409 (at) yahoo.com by April
16, 2018. 

EMPLOYER SESSION: 

Firms searching for personnel well
skilled in high performance computing will have a space reserved for
one-to-one contacts. At least one of the people in charge of the search
should have registered for the event. Expressions of interest have to be
submitted to david.silva409 (at) yahoo.com by April 16, 2018.


ORGANIZING COMMITTEE: 

Íñigo Aldazabal Mensa (co-chair)
Carlos
Martín-Vide (co-chair)
Manuel J. Parra-Royón
Txomin Romero Asturiano
(co-chair)
David Silva 

REGISTRATION: 

It has to be done at


http://grammars.grlmc.com/HighPer2018/registration.php 

The selection
of up to 8 courses requested in the registration template is only
tentative and non-binding. For logistic reasons, it will be helpful to
have an estimation of the respective demand for each course. During the
event, participants will be free to attend the courses they wish.


Since the capacity of the venue is limited, registration requests will
be processed on a first come first served basis. The registration period
will be closed and the on-line registration facility disabled when the
capacity of the venue is exhausted. It is highly recommended to register
prior to the event. 

FEES: 

Fees comprise access to all courses and
lunches. There are several early registration deadlines. Fees depend on
the registration deadline. 

ACCOMMODATION: 

Suggestions for
accommodation are available on the webpage. 

CERTIFICATE:


Participants will be delivered a certificate of attendance indicating
the number of hours of lectures. 

QUESTIONS AND FURTHER INFORMATION:


david.silva409 (at) yahoo.com 

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS: 

Centro de Física de
Materiales (CSIC-UPV/EHU)
Donostia International Physics Center
(DIPC)
Universitat Rovira i Virgili