Industry User Symposium

Over the years HiPC has been bringing together researchers in the area of High Performance Computing from both the academia as well as the industry.

Of late there has been an explicit agenda within HiPC to bring together the users / practitioners of HPC including both commercial and non-commercial users, giving them a platform to share their challenges and successes as well as discuss relevent technology issues with the HPC researchers and the HPC vendor community. This is the theme of the Industry User Sumposium at HiPC 2010.

The list of companies participating at HiPC in various ways has been growing to over the years to cover a broad spectrum such as Infosys, IBM, HP, Dell, Netapp, AMD, Intel, Yahoo, Google, Netweb, Wipro and many others. We expect the list to continue to expand. We expect leaders from the user community to be present as well.

The sessions planned for this year are:

1. Weather and Climate Modeling Challenges

Session Leaders:
Stefan Heinzel, Garching Computing Centre (RZG), Max Planck Society, Germany
Vipin Chaudhari, University at Buffalo, USA, and CEO of CRL, Pune
[Dec. 20; 3:30pm - 6:00pm; Sala de Banquet]

Abstract: Climate and weather simulations are among the most challenging HPC applications. This session will bring together HPC experts and researchers from India, US and Europe, in the area of climate and weather modeling. The joint session shall foster a closer collaboration among researchers from these regions. The overall goal is to provide a forum for presenting the state-of-the-art in the applications of HPC to climate and weather modeling, for discussing best practices, and for exchanging experiences. The symposium will start with a general introduction into this scientific field that will outline the key challenges in climate/weather HPC applications. This introductory talk will be followed by research presentations that highlight key ongoing research efforts and their latest research results. One of the goals of this session is to also present and discuss ideas on how HiPC can help provide a forum where this is discussed each year given the growing importance of Climate modeling and its understanding to the Global community.

Speakers: Confirmed speakers include
  • Erich Roeckner, Max-Planck-Institute for Meteorology, Hamburg
  • Ravi Nanjundaiah, IISc, Bangalore
  • Joachim Biercamp, German Climate Computing Center, Hamburg
  • Gabrielle Allen, LSU
  • Reinhard Budich, European Network for Earth Modeling
  • Suryachandra Rao, Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology

2. Challenges and Best Practices in HPC Applications Development

Session Leaders:
Srinivas Aluru, Iowa State Univ., USA, IIT Bombay, India
[Dec. 21; 8:00am - 10:00am; Sala de Banquet]

Abstract: This forum brings together researchers from academia and research labs in India who actively use HPC in their research, and facilitates interaction with Indstury which provides the HPC solutions. The session will be focused on a theme to promote interaction and increase the participation of application scientists in HiPC conference. This year's session will be focused on nanotechnology and materials science

Speakers: Confirmed speakers include
  • Rajat Chaudhury, Indian Institute of Astrophysics, Bangalore, "Ground and excited states of metalloporphyrins studied via an economical ab initio analytical gradient method for static correlation"
  • Vasant Jain, GE, Bangalore, "Designing Nanomaterials using Atomistic Calculations: Role of HPC"
  • Chiranjib Sur, IBM, Bangalore, "Computational Nanotechnology for Cancer Therapy : An HPC perspective"
  • Shithal TK, HP, Bangalore, "Performance Study of GAMESS"

3. Computing Futures: Cloud Computing & Technologies to address challenges in Computing at Scale.

Session Leaders:
Rama Malladi, Intel, Bangalore, India
[Dec. 21; 2:30pm - 6:00pm; Sala de Banquet]

Abstract: This session is a forum for members from the technology vendors to talk about technologies that address upcoming challenges, in particular the opportunities and challenges in HPC and cloud computing to address computing at scale. This year, we have speakers confirmed from the following organizations: Dell, Wipro, NetApp, Google, Tata CRL, Intel, NVIDIA, KAUST.

Speakers: Confirmed speakers include
  • Reza Rooholamini, Dell
  • Siddhartha Nandi, NetApp
  • Satyendra Rana, Tata CRL
  • Paresh Pattani, Intel
  • Shanker Trivedi, NVIDIA
  • Dinesh K Kaushik, KAUST
  • Saji Thoppil, Wipro
  • Hari Vasudev, Yahoo
  • TBD, Google

HiPC Industry/User Symposium Co-Chairs

Srinivas Aluru, Iowa State Univ., USA, IIT Bombay, India
Vipin Chaudhary, University at Buffalo, USA, and CEO of CRL, Pune