Scientific Computing Workshop 2011

The 2011 Scientific Computing Workshop was held on Wednesday, February 23rd from 1-5pm in McKenna Hall. This workshop was open to all faculty, students, and staff at Notre Dame with an interest in computing applied to scientific problems. The program featured a number of brief topics by nationally recognized experts in scientific computing on clusters, clouds, and grids. Each session was followed by time for questions and discussion with the audience.

Sponsored by the Center for Research Computing and the Department of Computer Science and Engineering.

Welcome and Introductions
Douglas Thain, Jarek Nabrzyski, Kevin Bowyer

Challenges of Scalable Scientific Applications
Moderator: Jarek Nabrzyski

  • LSST Image Simulation on the Open Science Grid
    Gabriele Garzolio
    Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory and Open Science Grid
  • High Performance Scalable Hurricane Wave and Surge Simulations
    Joannes Westerink
    University of Notre Dame
  • Exploring Application Paradigms with Montage
    Daniel S. Katz
    University of Chicago and Argonne National Lab

New Infrastructure Capabilities
Moderator: Douglas Thain

  • Secure Access to Research Infrastructure via the InCommon Federation
    Jim Basney
    National Center for Supercomputing Applications
  • Scientific software as a service: Lessons learned from Globus Online
    Ian Foster
    University of Chicago and Argonne National Lab
  • Models and Techniques for Energy Efficient High Performance Computing
    Rong Ge
    Marquette University
  • Live Checkpointing of Applications in the Cloud
    Dongyan Xu
    Purdue University

Big Data, Big Storage, Big Problems
Moderator: Paul Brenner

  • The Current State of pNFS
    Dean Hildebrand
    IBM
  • Managing Massive Simulation Data from Folding@Home
    Jesus Izaguirre
    University of Notre Dame
  • A Comparative Study of Hadoop vs a Commercial Database
    Yong Zhao
    University of Electronic and Science Technology of China