MGHPCC Seed Fund Workshop
September 14, 2012
1:00 PM (lunch at 12:30) – 5:00 PM
Hariri Institute for Computing and Computational Science & Engineering
Boston University, 111 Cummington Mall, Boston, MA 02215
The Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center (MGHPCC) is a collaborative effort involving Boston University, Harvard, M.I.T, Northeastern and The University of Massachusetts. In addition to working together to build and operate a state-of-the-art research computing facility in Holyoke, MA, the universities also sponsor a research consortium seed-fund program broadly in the area of high performance computing. The seed-fund program seeks to catalyze sustained cross-institution research collaborations. The seed fund supported more than $500,000 in research activities in 2011. A second-round seed-fund program is being sponsored in 2012, with approximately $500,000 of seed funding again available.
To kick off the MGHPCC seed-fund solicitation for 2012, the MGHPCC consortium is hosting a workshop on Friday September 14th, 1:00 – 5:00 PM at the Hariri Institute for Computing and Computational Science and Engineering on the campus of Boston University (directions). Lunch will be available to participants at 12:30 PM. The workshop program will consist of an MGHPCC overview and update, short talks by 2011 MGHPCC seed-fund recipients, and an overview and discussion of the 2012 seed-fund program. Importantly, there will also be a series of 5-minute “lightning talks” by any HPC researcher from the MGHPCC universities who is interested in presenting his/her research. These lightning talks could serve as(but are not limited to) a forum for anyone interested in the 2012 round of seed funds to describe potential projects and to foster seed-fund proposal collaboration possibilities among MGHPCC institution researchers.
|12:30||Informal lunch will be provided.|
|1:00||Welcome and Overview Chris Hill, MIT; Jim Kurose, U. Massachusetts Amherst. Co-Chairs MGHPCC Research, Education and Outreach committee|
|1:05 – 1:30||MGHPCC Overview John Goodhue, Executive Director, MGHPCC|
|1:30 – 3:15||Presentations by 2011 Seed Fund Recipients (see below)|
|3:15 – 3:30||Coffee break|
|3:30 – 4:30||Lightning talks. To sign up to give a short 5-minute lightning talk about your work, please send your name and provisional talk topic to firstname.lastname@example.org Lightning speakers can also send along a document of up to two-pages (pdf), that the workshop organizers will copy and distribute to workshop attendees.|
|4:30 – 5:00||2012 Research Seed Fund Presentation and Q&A|
Presentations by 2011 Seed Fund Recipients
Multiscale Computation of Nanomaterials
Hossein Mosallaei and Dave Kaeli, NEU, Tim Kaxiras, Harvard
Massive Genomic Data Processing and Deep Analysis
Yanlei Diao, Li-Jun Ma, U Mass Amherst, Sam Madden, MIT, Bailin Wu and Yiping Shen, Harvard Medical
Designing Green Software for High Performance Computing Clusters
Ayse Coskun and Martin Herbordt, BU, Guner Schirner, NEU
Tree- and Multipole-based Algorithms for High-Performance Computing
Lorena Barba, BU, Cris Cecka, Harvard, Hans Johnston, U Mass Amherst
High Performance Fetal Neuro-imaging
Jonathan Appavoo, BU, P. Ellen Grant, Harvard Medical/Children’s Hospital
Organic Light Harvesting Antennas: Integrated Quantum and Statistical Approaches
Alfredo Alexander-Katz, MIT, Alan Aspuru-Guzik, Harvard
MOPE- Multiscale Ocean Modelling in Support of the Pioneer Array
John Marshall and Pierre Lermusiaux, MIT, Amit Tandon, U Mass Dartmouth and Amala Mahadevan, WHOI
This workshop is being organized by the MGHPCC Research Education and Outreach Committee:
Rick Adrion, U. Massachusetts Amherst
Azer Bestavros, Boston U.
James Cuff, Harvard U.
Chris Hill, MIT; Co-chair
Dave Kaeli, Northeastern U.
Jim Kurose, U. Massachusetts; Co-chair