ScicomP12 ~ SP-XXL ~ July 2006

Welcome to ScicomP12 and SP-XXL
ScicomP: July 18 - 21, 2006
SP-XXL: July 17 - 21, 2006

This is a co-located meeting:
ScicomP and SP-XXL will run parallel, but separate, programs
at UCAR's Center Green #1 Auditorium

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UCAR's Center Green #1


Map to conference site
Center Green #1
(3080 Center Green Dr.)
from Millennium Hotel
(1345 28th St.)
for those who are driving

Hosted by
National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, Colorado

This is the twelfth meeting of ScicomP
the IBM Scientific System User Group

And the summer meeting of SP-XXL

About ScicomP

ScicomP meetings target computational scientists and engineers interested in achieving maximum performance and scalability on all of IBM's HPC platforms. This meeting will span the new and exciting range of IBM technologies including POWER architecture, Federation switch, BlueGene/L, and beyond. Presentations will be a balance of HPC users and the IBM R&D staff that produce and maintain them. User presentations focus on real world experiences in porting, maintaining, and running codes on large scale IBM systems. Issues may include (but are not limited to) code migration, scalable algorithms, hybrid programming models, exploiting system architectures, and scheduling and execution frameworks. IBM staff presentations include hardware and software roadmaps for large systems; application development support software tools; performance programming, measurement, analysis, and tuning techniques.

About SP-XXL

note: special workshop to be held in the VisLab at NCAR's Mesa Lab, July 13-14, 2006

NCAR will also host the SP-XXL as a co-located meeting. The SP-XXL group is a membership-based organization with systems-oriented interests in large-scale scientific technical computing on IBM hardware. Members of SP-XXL work together to increase the capabilities of these machines and to provide guidance to IBM on essential development and support issues. Topics important to achieving terascale scientific/technical computing on scalable parallel machines will be discussed in technical sessions open to participants from SP-XXL member sites. Some of the areas covered by SP-XXL will be: Applications, Code Development Tools, Communications, Networking, Support, Parallel I/O, Resource Management, System Administration, and Training. For SP-XXL membership information, please see their website.

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About NCAR and Boulder

Established in 1960, the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) is the only national supercomputing and mass storage facility dedicated exclusively to the atmospheric, oceanic, and related geosciences. Together with its partners at universities and research centers, NCAR focuses on exploring and understanding the atmosphere and its interactions with the Sun, the oceans, the biosphere, and human society.

At NCAR, more than 120 Ph.D. researchers and hundreds of visiting scientists conduct interdisciplinary research with state-of-the art tools such as supercomputers, computer models, aircraft, and radar. Scientists at NCAR have discovered much about the Earth system, including how the Sun influences the Earth, how climate change can be predicted, and how we can better forecast the weather. NCAR researchers also study how weather and climate change affects people and environments around the globe.

NCAR’s Computational and Information Systems Laboratory (CISL), which includes the Scientific Computing Division (SCD) and the Institute for Mathematical Applications in the Geosciences (IMAGe), is a world leader in supercomputing and cyberinfrastructure. CISL supports high-performance computers, data storage, research datasets, and high-speed networks for the geosciences community. CISL also conducts research on information technology, computational science, and mathematics.

NCAR is operated by the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) under a cooperative agreement with the National Science Foundation, our primary sponsor. UCAR is a consortium of 63 U.S. universities that grant degrees in atmospheric sciences and related disciplines.

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