Oklahoma Supercomputing Symposium 2016
On September 21, more than 300 individuals attended the 15th annual Oklahoma Supercomputing Symposium held at the University of Oklahoma - Norman campus.
The evening before the Symposium, a poster session and reception was held at the Stephenson Research & Technology Center. Four Oklahoma State University graduate students presented at this year's poster session.
From top left clockwise: Shanaka Paranahewage (OSU Chemistry graduate student), Casey Williamson (OSU Chemistry graduate student), Atiya Banerjee (OSU Chemical Engineering graduate student), and Utkarsh Kapoor (OSU Chemical Engineering graduate student).
The Symposium, held at the Thurman J. White Forum Building, kicked off the next with day when Eddie Huebsch, Associate Vice President for Information Technology - University of Oklahoma, gave a brief welcome to all attendees. Henry Neeman, Director of the University of Oklahoma Supercomputing Center for Education & Research (OSCER), then addressed the crowd with an "OSCER State of the Center Address."
Dan Stanzione, Director of the Texas Advanced Computing Center at the University of Texas-Austin, followed Neeman as the Symposium's keynote speaker as he presented "Stampede 2: The Migration to Many Core Other Burning Issues for HPC Providers."
Other plenary speakers included Suresh Marru from Indiana University discussing "Science Gateways: Democratizing Use of Cyberinfrastructure", Vas Vasiliadis from the University of Chicago who gave the presentation "Globus: Making it Easy to Move, Share and Publish Your Data", and Stephen Wheat from Hewlett-Packard Enterprise discussing "The Living Heart Project: Going Beyond Traditional ModSim Use Cases" (part 1) (part 2).
During the lunch break following the morning's speakers, all in attendance were welcome to attend the 4th annual OneOklahoma Cyberinfrastructure Intiative (OneOCII) All Hands Meeting hosted by Dana Brunson, Director of the Oklahoma State University High Performance Computing Center.
All hands on deck at the 4th annual OneOklahoma Cyberinfrastructure Initiative All Hands meeting
After lunch, a series of breakout sessions were held for the afternoon portion of the symposium:
- Suresh Marru (Indiana University) : "Status and Plans to Build Oklahoma Cyber Gateways"
- Karl Frinkle* and Mike Morris (Southeastern Oklahoma State University) : "Sustaining HPC Curricular at a Regional Institution"
- Nishanth Dandapanthula (Dell Technologies) : "HPC Innovation Lab: Enabling HPC Community Success with Dell Technologies"
- Dana Brunson* (Oklahoma State University) and Dan Andresen (Kansas State University) : "Birds-of-a-Feather session: XSEDE Region 4 Campus Champions"
- Nathan Sloat (University of Oklahoma) : "Adventures in Parallelization on One of the Largest Supercomputers in the Country"
- Brady Deetz* (Laureate Institute for Brain Research) : "Another Year, Another Petabyte: A Look into the Laureate Institute for Brain Research's CephFS Deployment"
- Kyle Hutson (Kansas State University) : "Birds-of-a-Feather session: HPC System Administrators"
- Mark Laufersweiler* (University of Oklahoma): "One Year Later at OU: Are we Wrangling, Managing or Maximizing our Organizations' Research Data?"
- Neal Xiong* (Southwestern Oklahoma State University) : "Cloud-based Service"
- Evan Lemley* (University of Central Oklahoma) : "Update on Computational Efforts at the University of Central Oklahoma"
- Shane Corder (Children's Mercy Kansas City): "Advancements in Genomics at Children's Mercy Kansas City"
- Marcus Bond (Southeast Missouri State University), Dana Brunson* (Oklahoma State University), James Deaton* (OneNet), Perdeep Mehta* (Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation) and Horst Severini* (University of Oklahoma) : "Roundtable Experiences in the Advanced Cyberinfrastructure Research & Education Facilitators Virtual Residency Program"
*Members of the OneOCII team
The 16th annual 2017 Oklahoma Supercomputing Symposium will be held September 27 (with an evening poster session and reception on September 26). Please follow the OSCER website or OSCER Facebook page for future updates.