Call For Abstracts

Announcing ScicomP 2012, the 18th Annual Meeting of
the IBM HPC Scientific Computing User Group


The Summer 2012 Meeting of SPXXL

May 14 to 18, 2012

Hosted by
SciNet/University of Toronto

Delta Chelsea Hotel
Toronto, Canada

Meeting web site:

IMPORTANT DATES:  (SPXXL attendees please also refer to the SPXXL web site):

  • Mar 5, 2012            – Early registration opens
  • April 5, 2012           – Abstract submission deadline
  • April 11, 2012         – ScicomP author notification
  • April 17, 2012         – Conference Hotel room block expires
  • April 25, 2012         – Early registration rate ends
  • May 14-18, 2012     – ScicomP tutorial(s) and meeting


We seek original presentations by HPC application and software developers about recent discoveries, experiences, and lessons learned on IBM HPC products.  Speakers will be chosen based on 1-page abstracts submitted by the deadline above.  Submission guidelines at .



ScicomP is an open-membership Working Group of SPXXL.  ScicomP meetings target computational scientists and engineers interested in achieving maximum performance and scalability on all IBM HPC platforms, including the POWER, Blade, 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 presentation topics include hardware and software road maps for large systems; application development support software tools; performance programming, measurement, analysis, and tuning techniques.


SPXXL is an organization with systems-oriented interests in large-scale scientific technical computing on IBM hardware.  Information about the SPXXL meeting will be available on the private SPXXL member web site.


SciNet is Canada’s largest supercomputer center, providing Canadian researchers with computational resources and expertise necessary to perform their research on scales not previously possible in Canada.  SciNet powers work from the biomedical sciences and aerospace engineering to astrophysics and climate science.  SciNet is part of Compute Canada, a national infrastructure for supercomputing-powered innovation, and is funded by CFI, NSERC, the Ontario Government, and the University of Toronto.

The ScicomP Officers

Raymond Loy, Argonne Leadership Computing Facility
Thomas Soddemann, Fraunhofer Institute for Scientific Computing and Algorithms