Completed project: SuperComputing Conference 2011 (SC2011)

Primary UITS contact: Craig Stewart/Therese Miller

Completed: January 5, 2012

Description: The SC11 conference continues a long and successful tradition of engaging the international community in high-performance computing, networking, storage, and analysis. SC11 will place an emphasis on bringing together communities to facilitate information exchange, discussions, and new collaborations for research and education related to innovating high-performance computing applications and advancing scientific discovery and scholarship. This year's conference will be held in Seattle, Washington.

Outcome: Indiana University will host a 20' x 40' booth at SC11 to showcase the Pervasive Technology Institute and Global NOC research projects and emerging technologies and tools currently under development. There will be nine demos housed within the booth space as follows:

  • FutureGrid
  • Performance Study of a Molecular Dynamics Code using the VAMPIR Toolchain
  • InCommon Roadmap for NSF CyberInfrastructure
  • Global NOC Worldview
  • Large-scale computational research of HathiTrust Corpus
  • National Center for Genome Analysis Support
  • RouteFlow: Virtualized IP Routing Services in OpenFlow networks
  • Metadata capture, metadata query: The value of a metadata catalog
  • Computational Photography: Real-Time Plenoptic Rendering with GPU

Milestones: Weekly planning meetings have been held since May 2011 by the IU organizing committee. Execution of the booth plan will happen during the event, November 14-18, 2011, during open hours of exhibition hall.

Current status: Annual IEEE SC11 Conference took place November 14-18, 2011, in Seattle, Washington.

Comment process: Email IU SuperComputing Planning Committee with questions or requests.

Benefits and impact: Participation in the annual SC conference allows Indiana University to promote its research projects in high-performance computing and networking, including systems, software, and usage of cyberinfrastructure tools. This event encourages the sharing of ideas with current and potential collaborators from participating universities, vendors, national research labs, and funding agencies. A major benefit of this collaborative effort is developing partnerships in submission of grant proposals to national funding agencies. This effort also helps advance the national science research agenda, and creates a positive impact on the local economy by creation of jobs when IU receives funding for grant proposals.

Aids achievement of the following Empowering People Actions:

  • Action 4: Cyberinfrastructure. IU should continue to advance its local cyberinfrastructure, participation in national cyberinfrastructure, and its efforts to win federal funding of cyberinfrastructure programs that enhance IU's research capabilities. (RT leads.)
  • Action 5: Philosophy of abundance. IU should pursue strategies that approximate a philosophy of abundance, within reason, towards unmetered availability of basic IT services, support, and infrastructure for creative activity, storage, computation, communication, and other activities fundamental to the work of the university via any appropriate sourcing strategy. (EI leads; RT supporting.)
  • Action 6: Leveraging partnerships. IU should continue its highly successful program of relationships with hardware, software, and services vendors, and seek additional partnerships and creative exchanges that provide mutual benefits. (S leads; RT supporting.)
  • Action 9: Network partnerships. IU should continue to pursue opportunities for strategic partnerships that can provide services for advanced networks to further the missions of the university. (N leads; RT supporting.)
  • Action 16: External funding. OVPIT should continue to lead and expand its efforts to effectively partner with academic units, campuses, administrative units, or individual investigators for external funding opportunities. (PTI leads; RT supporting.)
  • Action 25: Research into IT. IU should support and pursue research into information technology itself. IT Professionals and faculty should seek partnership opportunities for scholarly publication and invention disclosure that document meritorious research and discovery. (PTI leads; RT supporting.)
  • Action 70: IT-enabled research. IU should purposefully select areas of great and timely promise for strategic development of IT-enabled research, scholarship, and/or creative activity. (PTI leads.)

Participation in the annual Supercomputing Conference creates opportunities/partnerships that lead to innovation and creative activity. Many times this activity culminates in the submission of successful grant proposals to funding agencies which award substantial funding to the university. This also continues IU's reputation as a leader in high-performance computing and networking innovation.

Project team:

  • Therese Miller
  • Rich Knepper
  • Bill Barnett
  • Peg Lindenlaub
  • Marianne Chitwoood
  • Daphne Siefert-Herron
  • Matt Link (de facto)

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