Call for Abstracts

Announcing ScicomP 2014, the 20th Annual Meeting of
the IBM HPC Scientific Computing User Group
The Blue Gene Consortium
The Summer 2014 Meeting of SPXXL
May 27 to 30, 2014
The Argonne Leadership Computing Facility
Argonne National Lab
Hilton Garden Inn Downtown/Magnificent Mile
Chicago, IL, USA

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

  • Apr 16, 2014 –  Abstract submission deadline  Considered a space-available basis
  • Apr 24, 2014 – ScicomP/BGC author notification
  • Apr 25, 2014 – Hotel room block expires  Extended to Friday, May 2
  • Apr 25, 2014 – Early Registration ends  Extended to Friday, May 2
  • May 25, 2014 – Normal Registration ends.
  • May 27-30, 2014 – ScicomP tutorials and meeting.  On-site registration available.


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 abstracts (1 page max) submitted by the deadline above. Please see for submission guidelines.  We invite topics for the following tracks:

  • Blue Gene Applications
  • Blue Gene Systems
  • Other platform applications (POWER, System x, AIX, etc)


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.


The international Blue Gene Consortium is a group of government laboratories, universities, and industrial organizations interested in the evaluation and use of the IBM Blue Gene family of high-performance computers.  The Consortium foster understanding the capabilities of the platform to enable scientific and technical applications to achieve breakthrough science; porting existing tools and open source community codes to the Blue Gene platform; and development of enhanced systems software and administration tools.


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.


The Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF) is one of two leadership computing facilities supported by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). The ALCF provides the computational science community with a world-class computing capability dedicated to breakthrough science and engineering. It began operation in 2006 with its team providing expertise and assistance to support user projects to achieve top performance of applications and to maximize benefits from the use of ALCF resources.

Raymond Loy, Argonne Leadership Computing Facility
ScicomP Chair

David Martin, Argonne Leadership Computing Facility
Blue Gene Consortium Lead