Connect with #PEARC17 on social media

Planning your trip to New Orleans for PEARC17? Plan to connect with your colleagues and other participants on Twitter and Facebook, too.Discuss what’s going on before, during and after the conference, get the latest news from exhibitors, post videos and images and comments about your experience, and share ideas about what to do (and where to eat!) in New Orleans. Use the #PEARC17 hashtag and find us here: Twitter: @PEARC_17 Facebook: PEARChpc We want to hear from you!

Special events at PEARC17 focus on XDMoD, cybersecurity, U.S.-China collaboration

The PEARC17 conference schedule offers several co-located events, including sessions on Open XDMoD and “trustworthy cyberinfrastructure” and an international workshop on U.S.-China collaboration in supercomputing.

The XDMoD Users Group, which hosts one session, focuses on helping to better meet the needs of the user community with its open source tool to facilitate the management of high performance computing resources.The Center for Trustworthy Scientific Cyberinfrastructure (CTSC) event features a talk covering the principles of cybersecurity and identity management to support scientific research.

The International Workshop on the U.S. and China Collaboration in Experience and Best Practice in Supercomputing is the first in a series. The workshops provide a forum for leaders, technology developers, and resources operators from leading international supercomputing centers to share ideas and experiences in deploying and servicing supercomputing technologies for open science users.

See the schedule for details on these and other events, and be sure to register by May 31.

Full schedule announced: Tutorials, workshops, papers, panel discussions, BoFs and more

The PEARC17 organizers today announced the full schedule for the Practice & Experience in Advanced Research Computing conference in New Orleans, July 9–13, 2017. PEARC17’s robust technical program will address issues and challenges facing those who manage, develop, and use advanced research computing throughout the nation and the world.Featuring content submitted by the community for the community, PEARC17 will include more than 50 technical papers by professionals in the field of advanced research computing.

The conference will kick off with 20 full-day and half-day tutorials on Monday, July 10. The tutorials will cover a wide range of topics, including advancing on-campus research computing, many-core programming, cloud computing and more.

Attendees will have the opportunity to attend panel discussions focusing on workforce issues, visualization, and national-scale infrastructure. Included in PEARC17’s dynamic program will also be a poster reception, the Visualization Showcase, numerous Birds-of-a-Feather sessions, and a student program.

Also included with PEARC17 registration is the Advanced Research Computing on Campuses (ARCC) Best Practices Workshop, which is co-locating with this year’s conference. ARCC will present a full-day tutorial on Monday. Attendees need to sign-up for the ARCC tutorial as a part of tutorial registration. During the main conference, ARCC will offer focused technical sessions and panels, as well as Birds-of-a-Feather sessions.

Conference registration and hotel deadlines are May 31

Two great reasons to nail down your PEARC17 plans soon: The registration deadline is coming up May 31, and that’s also the deadline for locking in the conference hotel room rate. (There will be no extension. Late registration fees take effect June 1.) Register here for the conference. To book a room at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans, see this page or call 888-421-1442 and reference the conference name.Attendees who stay at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans will experience the best of the Big Easy. The hotel is located in the heart of downtown, next to the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, Smoothie King Center and Champions Square.

Nearby attractions include taking a ride on the Loyola Avenue Streetcar, which passes directly in front of the hotel, or a walk to the historic French Quarter, Arts District, Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, the National World War II Museum, and the scenic Mississippi Riverfront—all located within a mile of the hotel. Attendees will also savor some of the city’s best cuisine at the hotel’s restaurants and dining options; 8 Block Kitchen & Bar, Vitascope Hall, Q Smokery & Cafe, Pizza Consegna and Borgne by celebrity Chef John Besh.

PEARC17 to celebrate inaugural conference in true New Orleans style

PEARC17 participants will celebrate the inaugural conference with a true New Orleans-style party—including light hors d’oeuvres and live Zydeco music! There’s no better way to build on the connections and continue the conversations you start during the conference. Don’t miss the reception on Wednesday, July 12, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. The event is free to conference attendees. Guest tickets can be purchased for $40.00 each.

Details set for Advanced Research Computing on Campuses workshop

The Advanced Research Computing on Campuses (ARCC): Best Practices Workshop, co-locating with PEARC17 in New Orleans in July, will present a full-day tutorial, a series of lightning talks, and Birds of a Feather sessions. Plenaries, breaks, meals, and other activities will be shared with PEARC17 attendees.An ARCC-hosted tutorial, “Enabling and Advancing Research Computing on Campuses” will be on Monday, July 10, and will provide a broad overview of research computing on campuses including evolving trends in cyberinfrastructure, computing, and people resources on campuses. Other ARCC sessions are scheduled for July 11 and 12. ARCC sessions are open to all PEARC17 attendees.

As part of the community organizations that are supporting the PEARC17 conference, ACI-REF and the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) are co-locating the 2017 ARCC best practices workshop with PEARC17. Last year’s 2016 ARCC workshop drew more than 100 attendees from universities across the country.

“On behalf of the members of the ACI-REF consortium, we strongly support this effort to bring the broader cyberinfrastructure community together under one roof for an exchange of ideas and new discovery,” said Gwen Jacobs, PhD,  Director of Cyberinfrastructure, University of Hawaii. “In ACI-REF we have seen the benefit first hand of the gains made when groups come together to exchange expertise and learn from each other.  Co-locating our ARCC meeting with PEARC17 will broaden the scope and impact of the meeting for all participants. We’re excited to be part of this community effort.”

See the ARCC Best Practices Workshop page for details, and register for PEARC17 to attend.

Deadline extended to May 8 for poster, visualization and BoF submissions

The deadline for submitting poster abstracts, Visualization Showcase proposals and Birds-of-a-Feather proposals has been extended to Monday, May 8.Submissions should emphasize experiences and lessons derived from the operation and use of advanced research computing on campuses or provided for the academic and open science communities. Submissions that align with the conference theme—Sustainability, Success, and Impact—are particularly encouraged. See the Call for Participation for more information.

Students whose posters are accepted are eligible to apply for financial support to cover the costs of airfare, shared lodging, and registration fees.

Updated: Don’t miss May 8! That’s the deadline for poster, Visualization Showcase, BoF submissions

The deadline for PEARC17 Poster, Visualization Showcase, and Birds-of-a-Feather submissions has been extended from May 1 to May 8. Submissions should emphasize experiences and lessons derived from operation and use of advanced research computing on campuses or provided for the academic and open science communities. Submissions that align with the conference theme—Sustainability, Success, and Impact—are particularly encouraged. See the Call for Participation for more information.Students with accepted posters are eligible for financial support to cover the costs of airfare, shared lodging, and registration fees.

Keynote speakers to address how economics shapes science, petascale project for mapping the poles

The organizers of PEARC17 (Practice & Experience in Advanced Research Computing) today announced the keynote speakers for the conference in New Orleans, July 9–13, 2017.

Tuesday’s keynote will be presented by Paula Stephan, professor of economics, Georgia State University and a research associate, National Bureau of Economic Research. Stephan’s talk, “How Economics Shapes Science,” will focus on the effects of incentives and costs on U.S. campuses.

Paul Morin, founder and director of the Polar Geospatial Center, an NSF science and logistics support center at the University of Minnesota, will present a keynote session on Wednesday titled “Mapping the Poles with Petascale.” This is the compelling story of a small NSF-funded team from academia joining with the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency and Blue Waters to create the largest ever topographic mapping project.

Read more on our Speakers page.

PEARC17 call-for-participation deadline extended

Technical papers and tutorials proposals for the inaugural PEARC conference for advanced research computing due March 13

The first major call-for-participation deadline for the inaugural PEARC Conference has been extended to March 13, 2017. PEARC17, which will take place in New Orleans, July 9-13, 2017, is open to professionals and students in advanced research computing. Technical papers and tutorials submissions must be submitted through EasyChair, which can be found on the PEARC17 Call for Participation page.

The official Call for Participation contains details about each of the four technical tracks of papers, and tutorials. The technical track paper submissions may be full papers (strongly preferred) or extended abstracts. External Program and Workshop proposals are due March 31 and Poster, Visualization Showcase and Birds-of-a-Feather submissions are due May 1.

The PEARC (Practice & Experience in Advanced Research Computing) conference series is being ushered in with support from many organizations and will build upon earlier conferences’ success and core audiences to serve the broader community. In addition to XSEDE, organizations supporting the new conference include the Advancing Research Computing on Campuses: Best Practices Workshop (ARCC), the Science Gateways Community Institute (SGCI), the Campus Research Computing Consortium (CaRC), the ACI-REF consortium, the Blue Waters project, ESnet, Open Science Grid, Compute Canada, the EGI Foundation, the Coalition for Academic Scientific Computation (CASC), and Internet2.