The Center for Research Computing to Exhibit at Supercomputing 2016


Notre Dame researchers will participate in Supercomputing 2016, the international conference for High Performance Computing (HPC), networking, storage, and analysis. Throughout the event, the Center for Research Computing (CRC) – which houses the University’s HPC sectionas well as Cyberinfrastructure, Research Development, and the Center for Social Research – will share their research with more than 10,000 attendees, including researchers, computing industry staff, and more. 

In discussing the benefits of participating in Supercomputing 2016, Jarek Nabrzyski, director of the CRC, said, “This conference offers an exclusive opportunity for the CRC to reach a niche group of people who work regularly in HPC. By doing so, we can showcase Notre Dame’s diverse research, while also being able to network with groups that understand the different challenges and changes that face this industry. This is also an opportunity for us to connect with HPC vendors while we are approaching our major infrastructure upgrade.”

At the event, Sandra Gesing, research assistant professor of computer science and engineering, will chair the “11thWorkshop on Workflows in Support of Large-Scale Science” with Rizos Sakellariou, senior lecturer at the University of Manchester. The workshop will focus on the many facets of data-intensive workflow management systems and covers a broad range of issues in the scientific workflow cycle, especially for HPC. Gesing will also sit on the “Science Gateways Community Institute” panel to discuss topics surrounding the services of the institute as well as campus-based gateway developer groups.

Peter Kogge, the Ted H. McCourtney Professor of Computer Science and Engineering, will also present at the conference as well as participate on the “Future of Memory Technology for Exascale and Beyond IV” panel. Several Ph.D. and undergraduate students from Notre Dame will also attend the event to discuss their research with their peers and will participate in many professional development programs, opportunities to learn from mentors, and engagement with SC’s technical sessions.  

Throughout the week-long event, an exhibition booth will highlight several CRC-affiliated research projects, such as the The Whole Tale Project, VectorBase, and C-SWARM, and much more. Supercomputing 2016 begins on November 13thand will be held in Salt Lake City, Utah. To learn more about the event, please visit