OpenSuCo 4 (SC18)

4th Workshop on Open Source Supercomputing

OpenSuCo 4

Monday, November 12, 2018 – 09:00 to 17:30 CST

Held in conjunction with the The International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage, and Analysis (SC18), Dallas, Texas
Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center Dallas, Room D173

Increased specialization is an effective way for the HPC to continue performance scaling at the end of MOSFET scaling. To decrease design cost – in both money and time, rapid hardware prototyping methods combined with flexible software stacks and programming models must to be explored.

Open source solutions may provide the best opportunities for specialization and the OpenSuCo Workshop seeks to encapsulate a wealth of effort in design, prototyping, and cross-functional collaboration of open source hardware, software, and scientific computing projects in a singular point of technical discussion and exchange. As the limits of MOSFET/Dennard scaling grow ever closer, the high performance/technical computing community continually seeks new methods by which to continue scaling system performance and, potentially, system efficiency. The goal of this workshop is to engage the HPC community and explore open-source solutions for constructing an HPC system – from silicon to applications.

Topics of Interest

We invite the community to submit both papers and proposals for “lightning demos.” The demo session will provide attendees the opportunity to give short (5-min) demos of software or hardware technology that could forward the construction of open source HPC systems.

We solicit papers according to (but not limited to) three technical tracks as follows:

Hardware Software Collaboration
  • ISA & processors
  • System and network interconnects
  • Simulation & emulation
  • Early hardware evaluations
  • System software & OS
  • Programming models, tools & tool chains
  • Numerical solvers
  • Application infrastructures
  • Co-design projects and methods
  • Cross-disciplinary projects
  • International collaborations
SC18 Program Committee

Anastasiia Butko, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Sunita Chandrasekaran, University of Delaware
David Donofrio, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Glen Edwards, Micron Technology, Inc.
Farzad Fatollahi-Fard, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Sven Karlsson, Technical University of Denmark
John Leidel, Texas Tech University / Tactical Computing Labs
John Shalf, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Noel Wheeler, Laboratory of Physical Science
Sam Williams, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory



09:00-09:20 — Welcome | OpenSuCo Organizers

09:20-09:40 — Performance and Communication Modeling for Exascale Proxy Architecture in Aspen | Mariam Umar (Intel)
09:40-10:00 — FireSim: FPGA-Accelerated Cycle-Exact Scale-Out System Simulation in the Public Cloud | Sagar Karandikar (UC Berkeley)

10:00-10:30 — Workshop Morning Break

10:30-10:50 — D-SAGA: A Domain-Specific Architecture for Fast Processing of Large Graph Applications | Rashmi Agrawal & Donato Kava (Boston University)
10:50-11:10 — How System-Level Design Can Benefit the Progress of Open-Source Hardware | Luca Carloni (Columbia University)

11:10-12:10 — Keynote Speaker: Full Stack Open Source Supercomputing | Nicholas Malaya (AMD)

12:10-12:30 — Panel: Open-Source Hardware | Sagar Karandikar (UC Berkeley), Rashmi Agrawal (Boston University), Luca Carloni (Columbia University), & Nicholas Malaya (AMD)

12:30-14:00 — Lunch

14:00-14:20 — HPC PowerStack: a community-wide open collaboration for enabling system-wide power efficiency | Siddhartha Jana (Intel)
14:20-14:40 — Open-Source Supercomputing | John Gustafson
14:40-15:00 — GraphBLAS Forum and Its Relevant Software Zoo | Aydin Buluç (LBNL)

15:00-15:30 — Workshop Afternoon Break

15:30-15:50 — Driving Asynchronous Distributed Tasks with Events | Nick Brown (University of Edinburgh)
15:50-16:10 — Opportunities for Open-Source Development for D-Wave Systems | Steve Reinhardt (D-Wave Systems)
16:10-16:30 — Open-Source Modeling and Simulation | Gwendolyn Renae Voskuilen (SNL)
16:30-16:50 — Panel: Open-Source Software | Nick Brown (University of Edinburgh), Steve Reinhardt (D-Wave Systems), & Gwendolyn Renae Voskuilen (SNL)

16:50-17:00 — Closing Remarks | OpenSuCo Organizers

Submission Information
  • Submission Deadline: 2018 September 30, 23:59 AOE 2018 October 08, 23:59 AOE (EXTENDED)
  • Conference-ready deadline: 2018 October 26
  • Camera-ready deadline: 2018 November 02

Papers need to be formatted according to the 2017 ACM Master Article Template. Papers are limited to 10 pages including figures, references, the abstract, and everything else.

Lightening demo submissions must also be formatted according to the same 2017 ACM Master Article Template. Lightening demo submissions are limited to 1 page, NOT including figures and references.

Submit your papers via SC Submissions.
Submit Here!