The Experiencing HPC for Undergraduates program gives undergraduate students at the sophomore level and above an introduction to HPC research topics and techniques. The program introduces various aspects of HPC research at the SC16 conference to participants to give them a better understanding of opportunities to perform research as an undergraduate and potentially in graduate school. This information is also useful in deciding on career options related to HPC topics in computer science and computational science.
The program contains selected parts of the main SC Technical Program, with several additional elements. Special sessions include panels with current graduate students in HPC areas to discuss graduate school and research, and panels with senior HPC researchers from universities, government and industrial labs to discuss career opportunities in HPC fields.
The program covers travel expenses for students to attend SC16, including registration for the full Technical Program at the conference.
The Monday sessions will be held in Room 151-B in Salt Lake City Convention Center, and the sessions for Tuesday through Thursday will be held in Room 250-D.
Experiencing HPC for Undergraduates Opening Reception
2-3 p.m. Monday, Nov. 14
This session is a “meet and greet” for students in the program and HPC for Undergraduates Chair and Vice Chair Alan Sussman and Erik Saule.
Experiencing HPC for Undergraduates Orientation
3 – 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 14
This session will provide an introduction to HPC for the participants in the HPC for Undergraduates Program. Topics will include an introduction to MPI, shared memory programming, domain decomposition and the typical structure of scientific programming. Presenters:
Alan Sussman, University of Maryland
Erik Saule, University of North Carolina Charlotte
Experiencing HPC for Undergraduates: Introduction to HPC Research
10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15
A panel of leading practitioners in HPC will introduce the various aspects of HPC, including architecture, applications, programming models and tools. Speakers are:
John Shalf, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Mary Hall, University of Utah
Martin Schulz, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Edmond Chow, Georgia Institute of Technology
Experiencing HPC for Undergraduates: Graduate Student Perspective
10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 16
This session will be held as a panel discussion. Current graduate students, some of whom are candidates for the Best Student Paper Award in the Technical Papers program at SC16 will discuss their experiences in being a graduate student in an HPC discipline. They will also talk about the process of writing their award-nominated paper. Speakers are:
Ke Wen, Columbia University
Qingrui Liu, Virginia Tech
Shaden Smith, University of Minnesota
Markus Hohnerbach, RWTH Aachen University
Pierre Matri, Technical University of Madrid
Chao Li, North Carolina State University
Kanika Sood, University of Oregon
Melissa Romanus, Rutgers University
Experiencing HPC for Undergraduates: Careers in HPC
10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 17
This panel will feature a number of distinguished members of the HPC research community discussing their varied career paths. The panel includes representatives from industry, government labs and universities. The session will include ample time for questions from the audience. Panel members are:
Jennifer Schopf, Indiana University
Bill Gropp, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Kate Keahey, Argonne National Laboratory
Jerome Vienne, Texas Advanced Computing Center
Jeff Vetter, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Tim Mattson, Intel Corp.
Michael Wolfe, NVIDA
Questions? Write to HPCundergrads@info.supercomputing.org