Rice 2014 Oil & Gas HPC Workshop
Thursday, March 6, 2014 from 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM (CST)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
The Rice University Oil and Gas High Performances Computing (HPC) Workshop (Thursday, March 6, 2014), is the premier meeting place for networking and discussion focused on computing and information technology challenges and needs in the oil and gas industry.
Confirmed Keynote & Invited Speakers:
- Peter Breunig, GM Technology Management and Architecture ITC, Chevron
- Bill Dally, Chief Scientist and SVP of Research, Nvidia
- Earl Joseph II, VP HPC and Exec Director, HPC User Forum, IDC
- David Bernholdt, Senior R&D Staff Member, Computer Science and Mathematics Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
- Randal Rheinheimer, Deputy Division Leader, High Performance Computing, Los Alamos National Laboratory
This year we are offering two special events the day before the workshop. The events will also take place in the BioScience Research Collaborative building at Rice University (same venue as the main workshop).
March 5, 2-3:30 pm
OCCA: portability layer for many-core thread programming.
The OCCA API enables an experienced programmer who is comfortable with programming in OpenCL, CUDA, or OpenMP to write a single implementation of their compute kernels that can be treated at run time as any of these three languages. In this way the best performing threading model can be chosen at run time for almost all modern mainstream many-core processors.
Instructor: Tim Warburton
March 5, 4-5:30pm
Hybrid Programming Challenges for CPU+GPU+Cluster Parallelism
This mini-tutorial will introduce attendees to the fundamentals of programming for “hybrid” CPU+GPU+Cluster Parallelism. It will highlight the challenges of integrating constructs in the OpenMP, OpenCL, and MPI programming models, and illustrate new approaches that can address these challenges. Examples will be drawn from experiences gained in the Habanero Extreme Scale Software research project at Rice University.
Instructor: Zoran Budimlic
March 5, 6-10pm
Unlike previous years, this year the reception is open to the public. Please join us for an informal meet and greet, which will include hors d’oeuvres and drinks.
When & Where
Ken Kennedy Institute for Information Technology
The Ken Kennedy Institute for Information Technology (K2I) is dedicated to the advancement of research in the fields of computing and information technology. Our goal is to provide broad support for a strong community of research experimentation that challenges traditional disciplinary limits. We see our most important role as being a catalyst for research collaboration across the conventional boundaries of school, department, center and laboratory. We work to encourage partnerships with industry, government and other universities to help solve real-world problems.