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Presentations, panels, tutorials and more – MCS researchers at SC23

Researchers from the Mathematics and Computer Science (MCS) division at Argonne National Laboratory will play a major role at SC23 on Nov. 12–17, 2024, in Denver, Colorado.

Following is a list of the exciting activities we will participate in (MCS staff names denoted in bold).

SC23 Planning Committees

  • ACM Graduate Posters co-chair – Bogdan Nicolae
  • Tutorials chair – Franck Cappello
  • Wayfinding Co-chair – Jose Manuel Monsalve Diaz

Gordon Bell Prize Finalist

Work by a team of researchers from Argonne National Laboratory, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Penn State University, and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has been selected as a Gordon Bell Prize finalist for 2023. The work, Exascale Multiphysics Nuclear Reactor Simulations for Advanced Designs,” is the first simulation of a fully coupled, fully resolved nuclear reactor core. Key to the innovative simulation by the research team is the coupling of NekRS, a spectral element code developed at Argonne for computational fluid dynamics simulations, and Shift, a high-fidelity Monte Carlo neutron transport code. (Team members: Steven Hamilton, Tom Evan, Paul Romano, Misun Min, Elia Merzani, and others).


Valerie Taylor, a Distinguished Fellow and director of Argonne’s Mathematics and Computer Science Division, will be moderator of the SC23 opening plenary I Am HPC: Impact and Future Directions.” Taylor’s research focuses on performance analysis and modeling of parallel scientific applications, and she is also CEO and president of the Center for Minorities and People with Disabilities in Information Technology. She will be joined by three expert thought leaders” for a lively discussion of the social impact of HPC in the context of leading scientific and technical achievements and resources. 

Broadening the HPC Community

Lois Curfman McInnes, a Distinguished Fellow and senior computational scientist in Argonne’s Mathematics and Computer Science Division, will give an invited presentation on Broadening Participation in HPC: Together We Can Make a Difference.” McInnes is a leader in the Exascale Computing Project (ECP) Broadening Participation Initiative. She will discuss how achievements in HPC drive advances in science and technology and how collaborative efforts, including those within ECP, are vital for creating a diverse and inclusive HPC workforce that can tackle big problems and change the world.

Sponsorship – Chameleon provides networking cycles for SCinet. It is the platform on which IndySCC (a division of the Student Cluster Competition) takes place.


  • Sheng Di, Jieyang Chen, Shadi Ibrahim, Xin Liang, Ana Gainaru
  • 9th International Workshop on Data Analysis and Reduction for Big Scientific Data (DRBSD-9). Paper: Robert Underwood, Sheng Di, Sian Jian, Md Hasanur Rahman, Arham Kahn, Franck Cappello – LibPressio-Predict: Flexible and Fast Infrastructure for Inferring Compression Performance

  • Balaza Gerofi, Torsten Hedfler, Kamil Iskra. 13th International Workshop on Runtime and Operating Systems for Supercomputers (ROSS)

  • E. Wes Bethel, Nicola Ferrier, Tom Vierjahn, Sean Ziegeler. ISAV23: In Situ Infrastructures for Enabling Extreme-Scale Analysis and Visualization. Author/Presenters: Victor Mateevitsi, Mathis Bode, Nicola Ferrier, Paul Fischer, Jens Göbbert, Joseph Insley, Yu-Hsiang Lan, Misun Min, Michael Papka, Saumil Patel, Silvio Rizzi, Jonathan Windgassen

  • Kenneth O’Brien, Jason Bakos, Christian Plessl, Torsten Hoefler, Franck Cappello. Ninth International Workshop on Heterogeneous High-performance Reconfigurable Computing (H2RC 2023)
    • Verónica G. Melesse, Jose Manuel Monsalve Diaz, Maciej Cytowski
      Tenth Workshop on Accelerator Programming and Directives (WACCPD 2023)
    • Author/Presenters: Memory Transfer Decomposition: Exploring Smart Data Movement through Architecture-Aware Strategies, Diego A. Roa Perdomo, Rodrigo Ceccato, Rémy Neveu, Hervé Yviquel, Xiaoming Li, Jose Manuel Monsalve Diaz, Johannes Doerfert
    • EduHPC-23. Author/Presenters: Alicia Esquivel Morel, William Fowler, Kate Keahey, Kyle Zheng, Michael Sherman, Richard Anderson -- AutoLearn: Learning in the Edge to Cloud Continuum,
    • Amal Gueroudji, Julien Bigot, Bruno Raffin, Robert Ross. IPDRM 2023: Sixth Annual Workshop on Emerging Parallel and Distributed Runtime Systems and Middleware Author/Presenters: Amal Gueroudji, Julien Bigot, Bruno Raffin, Robert Ross Dask-Extended External Tasks for HPC/ML In Transit Workflows; Dawson Fox, Jose Manuel Monsalve Diaz, Xiaoming Li, A gem5 Implementation of the Sequential Codelet Model: Reducing Overhead and Expanding the Software Memory Interface
    • Fourth International Symposium on Checkpointing for Supercomputing (SuperCheck-SC23). Keynote: Franck Cappello AI-augmented SWARM based resilience for Integrate Research Infrastructures (also a short version of this talk at the Univ. of Tsukuba booth). Lightning talk: Robert Underwood, Bogdan Nicolae Datastates for Debugging: Using Productive Checkpointing for Improved Debugging 
  • Gene Chapman, Donglai Dai, Rebecca Hartman-Baker, Bogdan Nicolae. 24th IEEE international workshop on Performance Modeling, Benchmarking and Simulation of High Performance Computer Systems (PMBS). Author/Presenters: Hardware Specialization: Estimating Monte Carlo Cross-Section Lookup Kernel Performance and Area, Kazutomo Yoshii, John Tramm, Bryon Allen, Tomohiro Ueng, Kentaro Sano, Andrew Siegel, Pete Beckman
  • Tenth SC Workshop on Best Practices for HPC Training and Education (BPHTE23)Author/Presenters: Aurelio Vivas, Carlos E. Alvarez, Jose Manuel Monsalve Diaz, Esteban Hernandez, Juan Guillermo Lalinde, Harold Castro, Expanding Horizons: Advancing HPC Education in Colombia through CyberColombia’s Summer Schools


  • Compression for Scientific Data – Franck Cappello, Peter Lindstrom, Sheng Di, Robert Underwood
  • Parallel I/O in Practice – Rob Latham, Robert Ross, Brent Welch, Glenn Lockwood


  • Carbon-Neutrality, Sustainability, and HPC – Daniel Reed, Andrew Chien, Robert Bunger, Genna Waldvgel, Nicolas Dube, Esa Heiskanen


Data Compression

  • AMRIC: A Novel In Situ Lossy Compression Framework for Efficient I/O in Adaptive Mesh Refinement Applications, Daoce Wang, jesus Pulido, pascal Grosset, Jiannan Tian, Sian Jin, Houjun Tang, Jean Sexton, Sheng Di, Kai Zhao, Bo Fang, Zarija Lukić, Franck Cappello, James Ahrens, Dingwen Tao
  • cuSZp: An Ultra-Fast GPU Error-Bounded Lossy Compression Framework with Optimized End-to-End Performance – Yafan Huang, Sheng Di, Xiadong Yu, Guanpeng Li, Franck Cappello

High-Performance I/O

  • I/O WRF: A Case Study in Modern Parallel I/O Techniques – Zanhua Huang, Kaiyuan Hou, Ankit Agrawal, Alok Choudhary, Robert Ross, Wei-Keng Liao

Birds of a Feather

  • Meeting HPC Community Needs: How SIGHPC, TCPP, and SIAG-SC join efforts to engage communities and deliver services – Lois Curfman McInnes (representing SIAG-SC), Christine Harvey, Hatem Ltaief, Michela Taufer
  • MPICH: A High Performance Open-Source MPI Implementation Authors/Organizers: Ken Raffenetti, Yanfei Guo, Hui Zhu, Thomas Gillis, Rajeev Thakur
  • Americas HPC Collaboration: Global Actions Jose Manuel Monsalve Diaz, Veronica Melesse Vergara, Carlos Barrio Hernandez, Esteban Meneses, Philippe Navaux, Bernd Mohr, Silvio Rizzi, Mark Leggott, Seppo Sahrakorpi, Benjamin Hernandez
    Americas HPC Collaboration: Global Actions
  • Agriculture Empowered by Supercomputing – Panelist: Nicola Ferrier
  • Go with the (Energy) Flow: Adaptive Capacity Computing – Felix Wolf, Hans-Christian Hoppe, Andrew Chien, Michael Ott, Ana Radovanovic
  • Unified Communication X (UCX) Community – Authors/Organizers: Gilad Shaier, Jeff Kuehn, Pavel Shamis, Yanfei Guo, Dhabaleswer Panda, Perry Schmidt, Oscar Hernandez, Steve Poole


  • Research Poster: Isita Talukdar, Amarjit Singh, Robert Underwood, Kento Sato, Weikuan Yu
  • Graduate Student Poster: Alexandra Poulos; Mentors: Jon Calhoun, Robert Underwood, Sheng Di, Franck Cappello
  • ACM Student Research Competition: Kate Keahey students
  • Doctoral Showcase: Meghana Madhystra; Mentors: Robert Underwood, Randal Burns, Bogdan Nicolae

Student Volunteers

  • Diego A. Roa Perdomo – SCinet volunteer
  • Rodrigo Ceccato de Freitas – Student volunteer