IUís new one petaFLOPS system, other innovations take center stage at supercomputing conference
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 7, 2012
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. and SALT LAKE CITY, Utah — Indiana University will display its leadership in high performance computing and networking technologies at the annual International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis, also known as SC12 (Supercomputing 2012).
This year's conference takes place from November 10 to 16 in Salt Lake City, Utah. As the largest event of its kind, it brings together leading scientists and researchers from around the globe, as well as representatives from top universities, companies and organizations in the supercomputing field. The IEEE Computer Society and the Association for Computing Machinery sponsor the conference.
"2012 has been a big year for Indiana University IT innovations. From the acquisition of a one petaFLOPS supercomputer, Big Red II, to the launch of Monon100, a 100-gigabits-per-second network link for research and education, IU clearly leads higher education in HPC and networking technologies," said Craig Stewart, executive director of IU's Pervasive Technology Institute and associate dean of Research Technologies. "Our SC12 display will highlight IU's emerging and revolutionary projects that advance the national research agenda."
The IU team has taken a leadership role in organizing SC12. Matt Link, director of systems for IU's Research Technologies division, is a member of the conference steering committee - its top-level organizing group. Additionally, IU network engineers will continue a decades-long tradition of operating SCinet, a leading-edge network equipped with OpenFlow-capable switches from vendors such as IBM. SCinet will address the high-performance computing, storage and networking needs of all SC12 exhibitors and attendees.
IU's Pervasive Technology Institute and Global Research Network Operations Center (GlobalNOC) will host the "Mapping Innovation, Bridging to the Future" exhibit in booth #1343. These world-class organizations embody IU's commitment to scholarly innovation, groundbreaking research and ongoing discovery. The exhibit will highlight the following areas, which represent the stops on IU's map to innovation and discovery: networks, experimental systems, big data, cybersecurity and exascale.
Visitors to IU's booth can engage in a variety of demonstrations and presentations, including:
- Lightning Talks: Software-Defined Networking, presented by Matt Davy: Monday, 7:15pm; Tuesday, 1pm; Wednesday, 1pm; Thursday, 11:20 am
- Big Red II: The One petaFLOPS Supercomputer, presented by Craig Stewart: Monday, 7:50pm
- One Community Software: Building Science Gateways and Workflows, presented by Marlon Pierce: Monday, 8:25pm; Tuesday, 2:45pm; Wednesday, 1:50pm
- Information Analysis at Scale: HathiTrust Research Center, presented by Beth Plale: Tuesday, 1:50pm
- Update: Graph 500, presented by Andrew Lumsdaine: Tuesday, 4:15pm
- Large-Scale Graph Processing, presented by Andrew Lumsdaine: Thursday, 10:30am
- Meet the FutureGrid Team, presented by Gregor von Laszewski, Koji Tanaka, Jerome Mitchell, and Gary Miksik: Wednesday, 2-6pm
- Penguin on Demand, presented by Craig Stewart and Richard Knepper: Wednesday, 3:50pm
IU will also have a strong presence at the main conference. Events and presentations will take place at the following times:
- Broader Engagement and Education in the Exascale Era, presented by Thomas Sterling: Sunday, 8:30-10am
- Basics of Supercomputing, presented by Thomas Sterling: Sunday, 1:30-5pm
- All-Day FutureGrid Tutorial: Infrastructure Clouds and Elastic Services for Science, Monday, 8:30am-5pm
- Visualizing and Mining Large Scale Scientific Data Provenance, a research poster by Peng Chen and Beth Plale: Tuesday
- Demonstrating Lustre over a 100Gbps Wide Area Network of 3,500km, a paper by Robert Henschel, Stephen Simms, David Hancock, Scott Michael, Tom Johnson, Nathan Heald, Donald Berry, Matt Allen, Richard Knepper, Matthew Davy, Matthew Link and Craig Stewart: Tuesday, 10:30-11am
- Curriculum Initiative on Parallel and Distributed Computing -- Core Topics for Undergraduates, a panel discussion with Andrew Lumsdaine: Tuesday, 3:30-5pm
- Computing Research Testbeds as a Service: Supporting Large-scale Experiments and Testing, a birds of a feather session led by Geoffrey Fox: Tuesday, 5:30-7pm
- The Apache Software Foundation, Cyberinfrastructure, and Scientific Software: Beyond Open Source, a birds of a feather session led by Marlon Pierce: Tuesday, 5:30-7pm
Indiana University experts will also present in the Open Scalable File Systems (OpenSFS) booth, #2101. IU is a participant in OpenSFS, a nonprofit group that supports the HPC open source file system community. IU speakers and times are:
- Richard LeDuc, manager of the National Center for Genome Analysis Support (NCGAS), will speak about how the Data Capacitor Wide Area File System will support NCGAS: Tuesday, 3:30pm
- Justin Miller will speak about IU's support of and involvement in OpenSFS: Wednesday, 2:30pm
About Pervasive Technology Institute
Pervasive Technology Institute at Indiana University is a world-class organization dedicated to the development and delivery of innovative information technology to advance research, education, industry and society. Supported in part by a $15 million grant from the Lilly Endowment, PTI brings together researchers and technologists from a range of disciplines and organizations, including the IU School of Informatics and Computing at Bloomington, the IU Maurer School of Law, and University Information Technology Services at Indiana University. For more information about PTI, visit pti.iu.edu.
GlobalNOC, the Global Research Network Operations Center at Indiana University, is a premier provider of highly responsive network coordination, engineering and installation services that support the advancement of research and education networking. Supporting more than 18 state, regional, national and international networks, the IU GlobalNOC is a provider of 24/7/365 expert support for the most advanced research networks. For more about GlobalNOC, visit globalnoc.iu.edu.
IU Media Contact: Ceci Jones Schrock
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