Program

The presentations will be available on CD. If you would like one of these CDs, please contact
Bernadette Watts (bmwatts@sandia.gov).


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General Guidelines (These instructions were given as guidelines to participants):
  1. We will assume that everyone will read the supplied bio. There would be no time wasted in lengthy introductions. Instead, self-introduction is strongly encouraged in which you can share some personal information to establish a better rapport with the audience. Share a secret, a hobby, a joke, an embarrassing moment, or an incident.
  2. About one-third time is planned for audience participation in each session.
  3. Session Chairs, Moderators, and Panelists will have 10 minutes each for their prepared talks.
  4. Keynote and other speakers will have 20 minutes for talk and 10 minutes for Q&A.
  5. Session chair will decide the order of the presentations.
  6. Each speaker is encouraged to email the presentation ahead; at the latest we will copy it on our flash card at the workshop.
  7. Times allotted will be strictly observed.
Monday, March 3, 2003
Time Activity Room
4:00pm Guest Check-in Front Lobby
5:30pm - 7:30pm Welcome
Buffet Reception
Animas Room

Tuesday, March 4, 2003
Time Activity Room
7:00am - 7:00pm Registration Work Station Lobby/Break out area
7:00am - 7:30am Continental Breakfast Innisbrook Foyer
7:30am - 8:00am Welcome & Intro - Bill Camp (SNL), Welcome,
Neil Pundit (SNL), Technical Highlights, and
David Womble (SNL) Welcome and CSRI
Innisbrook
8:00am - 8:30am Keynote Speaker: Jeff Nichols (ORNL)
Substituted for Thomas Zacharia.
The Challenge and Promise of Scientific Computing
Innisbrook
8:30am - 9:00am Keynote Speaker: Bill Camp (SNL)
Architectural Considerations for Petaflops and Beyond
Innisbrook
9:00am - 9:15am Break Innisbrook Foyer
9:15am - 11:30am

General Session
Report on Recent Workshops & Conferences
Chair: Fred Johnson (DOE Office of Science)

Q1: What was the MOTIVATION for the workshop/conf? Burning issues?
Q2: What are 3 significant results or conclusions?
Q3: Was there consensus in the conclusions reached?

Panelists:

Innisbrook
11:30am - 4:00pm Time blocked for side meetings and/or private activities.  
4:00pm - 6:00pm

General Session
Machines Already Operational
Chair: Ed Oliver (DOE, Director of ASCR)
Technical Facilitator: Rolf Riesen (
SNL)

Summarization of Main Technical Details for Each Machine
Prepared by Rolf Riesen

Q1: Is your machine living up to the performance expectations? If yes, how? If not, what is the root cause?
Q2: What is the MTBI (mean time between interrupts)? What are the topmost reasons for interrupts? What is the average utilization rate?
Q3: What is the primary complaint, if any, from the users?

Panelists:

Innisbrook
  5:30pm - 5:45pm Break Pre-function Rm
6:00pm - 6:30pm Keynote Speaker: Ralf Gruber (ETH/EPFL)
Is a Grid Cost-effective?
Innisbrook
6:30pm - 7:00pm Keynote Speaker: Jack Dongarra (ORNL and U of Tenn)
Self Adapting Numerical Software (SANS-Effort) for Scientific Computing
Innisbrook
7:00pm - 7:30pm Keynote Speaker: Dan Reed (NCSA)
The Petascale Mountain Pass
Innisbrook
7:30pm - 9:30pm Dinner & Keynote Speaker Kiva Room
  8:45pm - 9:15pm
Keynote Speaker:
Thomas Sterling (JPL/Caltech)
Exaflops: The Final Frontier
Kiva Room

Wednesday, March 5, 2003
Time Activity Room
7:00am - 7:00pm Registration Work Station Lobby/Break out area
7:00am - 7:30am Continental Breakfast Innisbrook Foyer
7:30am - 9:30am

General Session
Planned Machines
Session Chair: Bob Meisner (ASCI Program, DOE HQ)
Technical Facilitator: Rolf Riesen (SNL)

See the summarization of the main technical details for each machine, prepared by Rolf Riesen, under "Machines Already Operational session."

The Panelists will address the following questions for their machines:
Q1: What is unique in structure and function of your machine?
Q2: What characterizes your applications? Examples are: Intensities of message passing, memory utilization, computing, IO, and data.
Q3: What prior experience guided you to this choice?
Q4. Other than your own machine, for your needs what are the best and worst machines? And, why?

Panelists:

Innisbrook
  9:00am - 9:15am Break Innisbrook Foyer
9:30am - 11:00am

General Session
(Other) Killer Applications
Chair: Ken Washington (SNL)

Panelists:

Innisbrook
11:00am - 11:30am Keynote Speaker: Mike Levine (PSC)
The NSF's Terascale Computing System and Teragrid: Support for Scientific Research
Innisbrook
11:30am - 4:00pm Time blocked for side meetings and/or private activities  
4:00pm - 4:30pm Keynote Speaker: Fred Johnson (DOE SC)
Computational Challenges and Directions in the Office of Science
Innisbrook
4:30pm - 5:00pm Keynote Speaker: Bill Gropp (ANL)
The Future of MPI
Innisbrook
5:00pm - 7:15pm

General Session
Runtime Systems, Operating Systems, Message Passing, and Resource Management
Moderator: Ron Brightwell (SNL)

Q1: What works?
Q2: What is unsatisfactory?
Q3: What lies ahead?

Panelists:

Innisbrook
  5:30pm - 5:45pm Break Pre-function Rm
8:00pm - 9:30pm Dinner @ Steamworks Restaurant Downtown Durango

Thursday, March 6, 2003
Time Activity Room
7:00am - 7:00pm Registration Work Station Lobby/Break out area
7:00am - 7:30am Continental Breakfast Innisbrook Foyer
7:30am - 9:45am

General Session
Research and Applications in Europe
Chair: Pierre Kuonen (EIA-FR)

Panelists:

Innisbrook
  9:00am - 9:15am Break Innisbrook Foyer
9:45am - 11:30am

General Session
Vendors Contribution
Chair: Jean Gonnord (CEA - French Atomic Energy Commission)

Q: What will major vendors do for supercomputing in this decade?

Panelists:
(listed in alphabetical order by company)

Innisbrook
11:30am - 4:00pm Time blocked for side meetings and/or private activities  
4:00pm - 4:30pm Keynote Speaker: David Nicol (Dartmouth)
Network Security Research Using High Performance Simulation
Innisbrook
4:30pm - 5:00pm Keynote Speaker: Rob Leland (SNL)
Technology Confluence and National Security
Innisbrook
5:00pm - 5:45pm Break Pre-function Rm
5:45pm - 7:15pm

General Session
Crystal Ball
Moderator: Thomas Sterling (JPL/Caltech)

Q1: What does the future hold for supercomputing?
Q2: What do we want to see?

Panelists:

Innisbrook
7:15pm - 7:30pm Thank You - Bill Camp, Host (SNL) Innisbrook
7:30pm - 9:30pm Buffet Dinner Kiva Room


Maintained by: Bernadette Watts
Modified on: April 15, 2003