45th SPEEDUP Workshop on High-Performance Computing

University of Basel
September 15-16, 2016

Sponsored by: Speedup   Competence Center Computational Sciences @ UniBas   Foundations of Mathematics and Informatics in Computational Science

The purpose of this workshop is to bring together experts in the field to present their ideas that focus on various performance challenges, to foster learning and inspiration, and to provoke discussions and exchanges on the state-of-the-art in high-performance and parallel scientific computing.

The scientific program of Thursday, September 15, consists of six 45-minute talks, a series of lightning talks from young talents in HPC followed by a PhD poster session. The program will end with an engaging debate on the future of HPC, followed by an apero. Invited speakers are Gerhard Wellein (FAU Erlangen, Germany), Martin Schulz (Lawrence Livermore National Labs, USA), Sascha Hunold (TU Wien, Austria), Rudi Eigenmann (NSF and Purdue University, USA), Michael Resch (University of Stuttgart, Germany), Nicholas Holway (Novartis, Switzerland) and Gang Mu (Roche, Switzerland).

The presentations on Thursday, September 15, will focus on performance modeling, benchmarking, and analysis as well as the opportunities for achieving performance using accelerators, clouds, and future technologies.

Students in all stages of their PhD are encouraged to actively participate in the PhD Forum by submitting their research in the form of a poster, which will be reviewed by the SPEEDUP committee. If your doctoral school allows it, students with accepted posters may earn one ECTS for attending the workshop and tutorials and for participating in the PhD Forum.

Requirements for submission (a single PDF file): (1) Title, (2) Author (contact) information, (3) Summary of research objectives/early results (500 words maximum), (4) Topic area, (5) One to five keywords, (6) Poster draft (1 page max.).

Eligibility: PhD thesis must not have been defended by September 16, 2016.

On Friday, September 16, we organize two half-day tutorials on performance monitoring and reproducibility, given by ZIH TU Dresden, Germany and HPWC University Basel, Switzerland.


The conference will take place in the University of Basel, Kollegienhaus - Hörsaal 001. The building Kollegienhaus is located at Petersplatz 1, 4003 Basel, Switzerland. See directions here.


Thursday September 15th -- Invited talks


09:00 - 09:30
Registration and Coffee
09:30 - 09:45

Session 1: Performance Modeling, Benchmarking, and Analysis

09:45 - 10:30
Gerhard Wellein: Performance Engineering - Welcome to the world of FLOPs, Bytes and Cycles!
10:30 - 11:15
Matin Schulz: System Software Solutions for Exploiting Power Limited HPC Systems
11:15 - 12:00
Sascha Hunold: The Art of MPI Benchmarking

12:00 - 13:00
Lunch Break - Kollegienhaus, Foyer
(12:30 - 13:00)
General Assembly of the Speedup Society

Session 2: Beyond classical HPC: Accelerators, Clouds and Future Technologies

13:00 - 13:45
Rudi Eigenmann: Optimization for Accelerators
13:45 - 14:30
Michael Resch: The end of Moore's law and the race for performance
14:30 - 14:50
Coffee break - Kollegienhaus, Foyer
14:50 - 15:20
Nicholas Holway: Accelerating Drug Discovery using HPC
15:20 - 15:50
Mu Gang: Enterprise Advanced Analytics in Roche

Session 3: Posters and HPC Debate - Wildt'sches Haus

16:00 - 16:30
PhD Poster Session
16:30 - 17:00
HPC Debate: Will HPC change the world?
Moderator: Gerhard Wellein
Participants: All invited speakers and local organizers
17:00 - 18:30
Apero Riche

Friday September 16th -- Tutorials

Session 5: Performance Monitoring and Reproducibility

9:00 - 12:00
Half-day tutorial on Performance and Energy Monitoring and Analysis
ZIH, TU Dresden, Germany
Intro, Engineering, Hands-on preparation, Score-P basic, Score-P filtering, Vampir, Energy, Review, Score-P special
12:00 - 13:30
Lunch break
13:30 - 16:30
Half-day tutorial on Performance Reproducibility
High Performance and Web Computing Group at Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Basel, Switzerland
Tutorial, Hands-on
Fees: Details and the registration form can be found here.

Local Organizing Committee

Helmar Burkhart (University of Basel) and Florina Ciorba (University of Basel)

SPEEDUP Committee

Rolf Krause (USI Lugano), Peter Arbenz (ETH Zurich), Vittoria Rezzonico (EPF Lausanne), Helmar Burkhart (University of Basel), Dominik Obrist (University of Bern), Olaf Schenk (USI Lugano), Simone Deparis (EPF Lausanne), Andreas Adelmann (PSI Villigen), Ales Janka (HES-SO Fribourg), Bastien Chopard (University of Geneva), Joost VandeVondele (ETH Zurich), Jan Hesthaven (EPF Lausanne), Henrik Nordborg (HSR Rapperswil).