ScicomP 15 & SP-XXL
May 18-22, 2009, Barcelona
The 15th meeting of ScicomP, the user-supported interest group for everyone running scientific applications on IBM supercomputers.
Announcing the 15th annual meeting of ScicomP http://www.spscicomp.org/ the IBM Scientific System User Group AND The Summer 2009 Meeting of SP-XXL http://www.spxxl.org/ May 18 to 22, 2009 hosted by the Barcelona Supercomputing Center Barcelona, Spain Meeting web site: http://spscicomp.org/ScicomP15/ IMPORTANT DATES (SP-XXL attendees please also refer to the SP-XXL web site): Early Feb 2009 - Registration opens - Abstract submission opens 8 Mar 2009 (Sun) - Early deadline for ScicomP abstracts; afterward, abstracts accepted if space available - Booking deadline for Hotel "Abba Garden ****" 15 Mar 2009 (Sun) - ScicomP author notification 17 Apr 2009 (Fri) - Early registration closes - Booking deadline for Hotel "Arenas ***" 18-23 May 2009 (Mon-Fri) - ScicomP tutorial(s) and meeting CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: We seek original presentations by HPC application and software infrastructure developers about recent discoveries, experiences, and lessons learned on IBM HPC products. Speakers will be chosen based on 1-page abstracts submitted to the ScicomP15 website (URL:http://spscicomp.org/ScicomP15/) by March 8. After March 8, abstracts will be accepted on a space-available basis. ABOUT SCICOMP: ScicomP meetings target computational scientists and engineers interested in achieving maximum performance and scalability on all IBM HPC platforms, including the POWER, Linux, BlueGene, and Cell platforms. Presentations will be given by both HPC users and IBM staff. The focus of user presentations is on real world experiences in porting, tuning, and running codes on large-scale IBM systems. Topics 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 road maps for large systems; application development support software tools; performance programming, measurement, analysis, and tuning techniques. ABOUT SP-XXL: The ScicomP meeting will be co-located with SP-XXl. SP-XXL is an organization with systems-oriented interests in large-scale scientific technical computing on IBM hardware. Information about the SP-XXL meeting will be available on the private SP-XXL web site. ABOUT Barcelona and BSC Early in 2004 the Ministry of Education and Science (Spanish Government), Generalitat de Catalunya (local Catalan Government) and Technical University of Catalonia (UPC) took the initiative of creating a National Supercomputing Center in Barcelona. The Barcelona Supercomputing Center -- Centro Nacional de Supercomputación (BSC) is the National Supercomputing Facility in Spain and was officially constituted in April 2005. BSC-CNS manages MareNostrum, one of the most powerful supercomputers in Europe, located at the Torre Girona chapel. The mission of BSC is to investigate, develop and manage information technology in order to facilitate scientific progress. With this aim, special dedication has been taken to areas such as Computational Sciences, Life Sciences, Earth Sciences and Computer Applications in Science and Engineering. Barcelona is the capital and most populous city of the Autonomous Community of Catalonia and the second largest city in Spain. It is the central nucleus of the Urban Region of Barcelona, which relies on a population of about 5.5 million. It is located on the Mediterranean coast between the mouths of the rivers Llobregat and Besòs. Barcelona is a major economic centre with one of Europe's principal Mediterranean ports, and Barcelona International Airport is the second largest in Spain after Madrid-Barajas Airport. Barcelona today is an important cultural centre and a major tourist destination with a rich cultural heritage. Particularly renowned are architectural works of Antoni Gaudí and Lluís Domènech i Montaner that have been designated UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The city is well known in recent times for the 1992 Summer Olympics. The ScicomP Officers Richard Gerber Thomas Soddemann Mike Page Bernd Mohr
|ScicomP Home Page | SP-XXL | Barcelona Supercomputing Center|