Location: Location: 5628 Math Science, Visualization Portal
Date and Time: May 21 2014 – 9:30am – 1:00pm
The Institute for Digital Research and Education is pleased to announce its Pipeline Program which aims to “Pipeline” UCLA researchers from their current computing environment to free national computing resources including what are referred to as National Leadership Class Computers.
The Department of Energy, National Science Foundation, and the National Aeronautical Space Agency support an ecosystem of “leadership class” computing facilities housing some of the world’s most advanced supercomputers and high-end visualization and data analysis resources. These facilities provide “free” computing cycles and storage to researchers from academia. Access to these resources is obtained through an application process that is based on the merit of the research objectives, and demonstration of the efficacy and parallel scalability of the software to utilize such computing resources.
The aim of the IDRE Pipeline Program is to inform UCLA researchers about the capabilities of these leadership class facilities, to facilitate UCLA researchers in obtaining allocations, and if needed, to scale their software to run on many more compute cores to advance their research objectives. The intentions are also to develop a community of researchers who want to Pipeline their software from running on Hoffman2 to leadership class facilities as well as Pipeline their software from running on their desktop to Hoffman2. The Pipeline Program will facilitate faculty working together to solve software bottlenecks and for faculty to work with IDRE-RTG staff.
There will be a kick-off meeting on May 21 which is described below. At this meeting we will discuss the program, give details on the types of national resources that are available and how to apply for these resources, and have a discussion on how to facilitate UCLA researchers pipelining their research from the desktop to Hoffman2 and from Hoffman2 to leadership class facilities. We will also have a talk by Professor Zvi Bern in which he will describe a grand challenge problem that can benefit from national resources if some bottlenecks are solved.
IDRE’s Program: Pipeline to Leadership Class Facilities – Kickoff meeting
Venue: Visualization Portal (5628 Math Sciences)
Date and Time: May 21, 2014 – 9:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Lunch will be served- please RSVP online
9:30 – 9:40 a.m. Welcome and introduction – Warren Mori
9:40 – 10:20 a.m. National Facilities and Call for Proposals – TV Singh
10:20 – 10:30 a.m. Break
10:30 – 11:15a.m. Zvi Bern
11:15 – 11:45 a.m. Reusable Frameworks and Libraries for Scientific Simulations – Shao-Ching Huang
11:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Break
12:00 -1:00 p.m. Lunch discussion on how we can work as a community to get more UCLA researchers on National Facilities