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.

Dell EMC a “Gold” PEARC17 exhibitor

Dell EMC has joined our growing list of PEARC17 exhibitors, providing financial support at the Gold level for the inaugural Practice & Experience in Advanced Research Computing conference.Welcome, Dell EMC, and thank you for your support!

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.

Tutorials schedule announced for PEARC17

PEARC17 organizers today announced 20 full-day and half-day tutorials for attendees at the Practice & Experience in Advanced Research Computing 2017 conference, July 9-13, in New Orleans.

All tutorials will be held Monday, July 10. Of two full-day tutorials, one focuses on enabling and advancing on-campus research computing and the other on manycore programming. Half-day tutorials are scheduled on topics ranging from using science gateways, cloud computing, virtual clusters, programming, and managing scientific data to visualization, data sharing, and building data portals.

When registering for tutorials day, registrants will be asked to select the tutorials they are likely to attend. While attendees may ultimately choose to attend different tutorials on site, tutorials selected by fewer than five attendees during the registration period may be cancelled.

Anyone interested in advanced research computing challenges is encouraged to review the schedule and register soon.

PEARC17 welcomes media

Writers and editors who are interested in advanced research computing are invited to attend PEARC17. This year’s conference theme—Sustainability, Success and Impact—reflects key objectives for those who manage, develop, and use advanced research computing throughout the United States and the world. Please join us for the inaugural PEARC conference, as we strive to create a self-sustaining event with continued impact.

Welcome, Allinea!

Allinea Software, acquired by ARM in 2016, has joined the growing list of PEARC17 exhibitors, providing conference-wide support at the Patron level. Allinea’s products include the developer tool suite Allinea Forge, which incorporates an application debugger called Allinea DDT and a performance analyzer called Allinea MAP, and an analysis tool for system owners, users and administrators called Allinea Performance Reports.Thanks, Allinea!

Google a STEM-Trek Platinum supporternof the PEARC17 Student Program

STEM-Trek Nonprofit announced today that Google, Inc. is a STEM-Trek Platinum supporter of the PEARC17 Student Program. The donation will increase the number of students who can participate in the Practice & Experience in Advanced Research Computing conference in New Orleans, July 9-13. Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin had a vision for their new search engine in 1995: “to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful.”

Their early objective explains Google’s current affinity with STEM-Trek, a global, grassroots public charity that supports travel and workforce development for “HPC-curious” scholars from underrepresented groups and underserved regions.

“Google doesn’t just accept difference; we celebrate it, support it and thrive on it for the benefit of our employees, products and community,” said Vint Cerf, Google Vice President and Chief Internet Evangelist. “PEARC17 presents a rare opportunity to expose undergraduate, graduate and postdoctoral scholars to the latest resources, road maps and experts who will guide them toward academic and career success. As a leading employer of the world’s software developers, engineers and data scientists, we’re beneficiaries of a well-prepared workforce—supporting STEM-Trek and PEARC17 is a win-win for Google,” he added.

“Our planning committee includes expert education and outreach specialists from national laboratories and research institutions who have been involved in XSEDE and SC committees for years,” said STEM-Trek Adviser and PEARC Student Program Chair Alana Romanella (Virginia Tech). “We’re grateful to Dr. Cerf and Google for their contribution, and hope their generosity will attract additional supporters so that more students can participate,” she added.

Travel support available for PEARC17 student contributors

PEARC17 is now offering financial support opportunities for students with submissions to the main conference program—thanks to support from XSEDE, the San Diego Supercomputer Center, and through the fundraising efforts of STEM-Trek and Virginia Tech. The deadline to apply is May 25, 2017.Funding is available to cover costs of airfare, shared lodging, and registration fees. Due to funding constraints, participation in the PEARC17 Student Program is limited to students at U.S. and Canadian institutions, and partial support is requested from the student’s institution.

To receive travel support for the PEARC17 Student Program, students need to APPLY HERE no later than May 25, and are required to participate in all student activities, including the volunteer program. Student authors will be notified of accepted papers by mid-April and accepted posters by mid-May.

Learn more about the PEARC17 Student Program and participation opportunities here.