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MCS Division researchers play major role in SC14

The International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analytics — better known simply as SC — has long been at the forefront in gathering the world’s leaders in supercomputing. Researchers in Argonne’s Mathematics and Computer Science (MCS) Division are playing a major role in this year’s event in New Orleans, LA, November 16-21, 2014.

One paper coauthored by MCS researchers has been selected as a finalist for the Best Paper:

  • Nonblocking Epochs in MPI One-Sided Communication
    Judicael Zounmevo, Xin Zhao, Pavan Balaji, William Gropp, and Ahmad Afsahi

Ten other papers coauthored by MCS researchers, with topics ranging from MPI to  high-performance I/O to data storage, have been accepted for SC14’s highly competitive Technical Papers Program.

  • MC-Checker: Detecting Memory Consistency Errors in MPI One-Sided Applications
    Zhezhe Chen, James Dinan, Zhen Tang, Pavan Balaji, Hua Zhong, Jun Wei, Tao Huang, and Feng Qin
  • Two-Choice Randomized Dynamic I/O Scheduler for Object Storage Systems
    Dong Dai, Yong Chen, Dries Kimpe, Robert Ross
  • Omnisc’IO: A Grammar-Based Approach to Spatial and Temporal I/O Patterns Prediction
    Matthieu Dorier, Shadi Ibrahim, Gabriel Antoniu, Robert Ross
  • High-Performance Computation of Distributed-Memory Parallel 3D Voronoi and Delaunay Tessellation
    Tom Peterka, Dmitiry Morozov, Carolyn Phillips
  • Scalable Computation of Stream Surfaces on Large Scale Vector Fields
    Kewei Lu, Han-Wei Shen, Tom Peterka
  • Optimization of Multilevel Checkpoint Model with Uncertain Execution Scales
    Sheng Di, Leonardo Bautista-Gomez, Franck Cappello
  • Compiler Techniques for Massively Scalable Implicit Task Parallelism
    Timothy G. Armstrong, Justin M. Wozniak, Michael Wilde, Ian T. Foster
  • pTatin3d: High-Performance Methods for Long-Term Lithospheric Dynamics
    Dave May, Jed Brown, Laetitia Le Pourhiet
  • Efficient I/O and Storage of Adaptive Resolution Data
    Sidharth Kumar, John Edwards, Peer-Timo Bremer, Aaron Knoll, Cameron Christensen, Venkatram Vishwanath, Philip Carns, John A. Schmidt, Valerio Pascucci
  • Pardicle: Parallel Approximate Density-based Clustering
    M. M. A. Patwary, N. Satish, N. Sundaram, F. Manne, S. Habib, P. Dubey

Other contributions include two full-day tutorials:

  • Advanced MPI Programming: Pavan Balaji, William Gropp, Torsten Hoefler, Rajeev Thakur
  • Parallel I/O in Practice: Rob Ross, Rob Latham, Brent Welch, Katie Antypas

and a demonstration:

  • 100 Gbps disk-to-disk WAN transfer, Raj Kettimuthu, in partnership with DataDirect Networks (DDN)

For further information, see the SC14 website.