Menu

Northeastern University Hosts 4th Annual HPC Day

June 19, 2018

The HPC Day conference provides a showcase of computational research in science, engineering and computer science research being carried out in the New England area. This full-day conference which took place this year on May 18, 2018 at Northeastern University featured feature speakers from NSF, research and educational leaders across the region.
Keynote speakers included Manish Parashar (NSF and Rutgers University) "Realizing a Cyberinfrastructure Ecosystem that Transforms Science", Randy Paffenroth (Worcester Polytechnic Institute) "HPC in Data Science and Machine Learning", Lee Makowski (Northeastern University) "Swamped - Biomedical Engineering in the age of Data", and Scott Field (UMASS Dartmouth) "Discovering black holes and gravitational waves: algorithms and HPC."
Speaking in the Community Building session were Julie Ma (MGHPCC) "Northeast Cyberteam Update - Projects, Portal, and the Research Computing Q&A Platform", and Steven Cousins (University of Maine) "HPC Infrastructure and Projects at U. Maine."
Moneesh Upmanyu (Northeastern University) "Atomic-scale Computations of High Velocity Impact of Metallic Nanoparticles: HPC Challenges" spoke in the "HPC Challenges in Computational and Diverse Data" session.
Ayse Coskun (Boston University) "Rethinking HPC Performance and the Role of Learning-Based Analytics" and Fahad Dogar (Tufts University) "Re-architecting Network Services for Modern Networked Applications" spoke in the "HPC Systems" session.
Danny Brooks (Harvard University) and Gustavo Durand (Harvard University) co-presenting  "HPC and Big Data" Building a Data Sharing Community with Dataverse" and Vijay Gadepally (MIT Lincoln Labs) "AI and Enabling Research with HPC" closed out the day's talks in the "HPC and Big Data" session.
Best-poster presentation went to Jacob Tatz, Pei-Yi (Ivy) Lin, Benjamin Warf, Ellen Grant, and Jason Sutin, Boston Children’s Hospital for "A New Cloud Wrapper for Monte Carlo eXtreme (MCX): Simulations of Near Infrared Spectroscopy to Improve Diagnosis of Infant Hydrocephalus." All poster presentations are listed below.
The conference was hosted by the Provost's Office and the College of Engineering at Northeastern University in collaboration with and support from Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center (MGHPCC) and several industry partners including Dell/EMC and Microway.
HPC Day 2018 co-organizers were Northeastern University ECE Distinguished Professor David Kaeli and ECE Assistant Professor Devesh Tiwari. This annual event showcases on-going scientific research in Massachusetts that is enabled through high-performance computing (HPC). This year the participants came from institutions all over the state including Boston University, Harvard, MIT, Northeastern University, Tufts University, members of the UMASS system, WPI,  and also industry.

Posters:

"Molecular Dynamics Simulations of Mixtures of Refrigerants and Deep Eutectic Solvents," by Rubaiyet Abedin, Northeastern University, Sharareh Heidarian, Louisiana State University, John C. Flake, Louisiana State University, Francisco R. Hung, Northeastern Univ.
High Level Synthesis Approaches, Elmira Karimi, Northeastern University; Nicolas Bohm Agostini, Northeastern University
An Extensible Model to Support Scalable Checkpoint-Restart for DMTCP across Multiple Disciplines, Gene Cooperman, Northeastern University
Evaluating the Impact of Execution Parameters and Scalarization on GPU Program Vulnerability, Fritz Previlon, Northeastern University
Benchmarking Low-Cost Many-Core Devices for Scientific Computing in Physics, Connor Kenyon, Gaurav Khanna, Glenn Volkema, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
HPC Performance Assessment of early riscv64 Silicon, Kurt Keville, MIT, John Leidel, Tactical Computing Lab
Accelerating Machine Learning Workloads Using GPU-enabled Spark, Xiangyu Li, Northeastern University
Distributing Frank-Wolfe via Map-Reduce, Armin Moharrer, Northeastern University, Stratis Ioannidis, Northeastern University
A molecular simulation study on CO2 and a deep eutectic solvent in slit nanopores, Yan Shen, Francisco R. Hung, Department of Chemical Engineering, Northeastern University
A New Cloud Wrapper for Monte Carlo eXtreme (MCX): Simulations of Near Infrared Spectroscopy to Improve Diagnosis of Infant Hydrocephalus, Jacob Tatz, Pei-Yi (Ivy) Lin, Benjamin Warf, Ellen Grant, Jason Sutin, Boston Children’s Hospital
Thermoelectric Properties of Disordered Semiconducting Polymers, Meenakshi Upadhyaya and Zlatan Aksamija, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Molecular Dynamics Simulations of Hydrophobins Near Oil and Water Interfaces, Andres Vodopivec, Francisco Hung, Northeastern University
Denosing in Monte Carlo Photon Transport Simulation using Neural Networks, Leiming Yu, Northeastern University; Yaoshen Yuan, Northeastern University; Zhao Hang, MIT; Qianqian Fang, Northeastern University
Transform-Based Lossy Compression on HPC Dataset, Jialing Zhang, University of Massachusetts Lowell
HACKs: Huskies with Accelerated Computing Kernels, Harrison Barclay, Chris Bunn, Jason Fitch, Anton Lazarev, Faridat Yusuf, Northeastern University
Related
UMass Dartmouth hosts 3rd annual HPC day MGHPCC News
Story image - courtesy: Scott Field, UMass Dartmouth

Research projects

Dusty With a Chance of Star Formation
Checking the Medicine Cabinet to Interrupt COVID-19 at the Molecular Level
Not Too Hot, Not Too Cold But Still, Is It Just Right?​
Smashing Discoveries​
Microbiome Pattern Hunting
Modeling the Air we Breathe
Exploring Phytoplankton Diversity
The Computer Will See You Now
Computing the Toll of Trapped Diamondback Terrapins
Edging Towards a Greener Future
Physics-driven Drug Discovery
Modeling Plasma-Surface Interactions
Sensing Subduction Zones
Neural Networks & Earthquakes
Small Stars, Smaller Planets, Big Computing
Data Visualization using Climate Reanalyzer
Getting to Grips with Glassy Materials
Modeling Molecular Engines
Forest Mapping: When the Budworms come to Dinner
Exploring Thermoelectric Behavior at the Nanoscale
The Trickiness of Talking to Computers
A Genomic Take on Geobiology
From Grass to Gas
Teaching Computers to Identify Odors
From Games to Brains
The Trouble with Turbulence
A New Twist
A Little Bit of This... A Little Bit of That..
Looking Like an Alien!
Locking Up Computing
Modeling Supernovae
Sound Solution
Lessons in a Virtual Test Tube​
Higgs Boson Spotted in Holyoke?
Crack Computing
Automated Real-time Medical Imaging Analysis
Towards a Smarter Greener Grid
Heading Off Head Blight
Organic Light-Harvesting Antennae
Art and AI
Excited by Photons
Tapping into an Ocean of Data
Computing Global Change
Star Power
All Research Projects

Collaborative projects

ALL Collaborative PROJECTS

Outreach & Education Projects

See ALL Scholarships
100 Bigelow Street, Holyoke, MA 01040