November 14 – 18, 2021 (All Day)
  • St. Louis, MO and Online

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Don't miss our experts presenting or participating in these sessions:


Title: Enabling Secure Data Discoverability

Location: 263 (In person only)

Speakers: Vas Vasiliadis and Brigitte Raumann, University of Chicago, Globus

Time: Sunday, November 14, 1-5 p.m. CST

Description: Major research instruments operating at ever higher resolutions are generating orders of magnitude more data in relatively short timeframes. As a result, the research enterprise is increasingly challenged by what should be mundane tasks: describing data for downstream discovery and making the data accessible (often with appropriate access controls) to the broader research community. The ad hoc methods currently employed place undue burden on scientists and system administrators alike, and it is clear that a more robust, scalable approach is required.


Title: ExaWorks: Developing Robust and Scalable Next Generation Workflows Applications and Systems

Location: Online

Time: Monday, November 15, 2021, 8:00 a.m. - 12 noon CST

Description: This tutorial will present the ExaWorks SDK, and its constituent components: Flux, Parsl, RADICAL-Cybertools (RCT), and Swift/T. These components are widely used highly scalable tools for developing workflow applications. 


Birds of Feather (BoF)

Title: Strategies for Managing Storage in Advanced Computing Environments

Location: Online

Leaders: Rachana Ananthakrishnan, Vas Vasiliadis

Time: Wednesday, November 17, 2021, 5:15-6:45 CST (Online)

Description: The storage needs of investigators at research institutions are growing in scale and complexity, driving the rapid evolution of storage environments in advanced computing centers, from "scratch + project space" to a diverse collection of systems spanning multiple storage tiers and deployment options. These changes are placing unprecedented demands on administrators who are forced to make difficult tradeoffs between capacity, access modalities, economics, and operational efficiency. This session will bring together representatives of storage solution providers and research computing professionals from the following universities:to engage in a dialogue on the challenges they face and the strategies they are adopting to address them:

  • City University of New York
  • Penn State University
  • Princeton University
  • Purdue University
  • University of California, Irvine
  • University of Florida
  • University of Minnesota
  • University of Colorado Boulder


Paper:Bootstrapping In-Situ Workflow Auto-Tuning via Combining Performance Models of Component Applications

Authors: Tong Shur, Yanfei Guo, Justin Wozniak, Xiaoning Ding, Ian Foster, Tahsin Kurc

Session: Application Performance Optimization

Time: Tuesday, November 16, 2021 1:30-3:00 CST

Location: 240-241-241


Paper:KAISA:An Adaptive Second-Order Optimizer Framework for Deep Neural Networks

Authors: J Gregory Pauloski, Qi Huang, Lei Huang, Shivaram Venkataraman, Kyle Chard, Ian Foster, Zhao Zhang

Session: Efficient Deep Learning Tools

Time: Tuesday, November 16, 2021 10:30-11:00 CST

Location 230-231-232



WORKS21: 16th Workshop on Workflows in Support of Large-Scale Science

Time: Monday, Novermber 15, 2021, 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. CST

Location: Online

  • ExaWorks: Workflow for Exascale
  • Not All Tasks Are Created Equal: Adaptive Resource Allocation for Heterogeneous Tasks in Dynamic Workflows
  • A Community Roadmap for Scientific Workflows Research and Development


DRBSD-7:The 7th International Workshop on Data Analysis and Reduction for Big Scientific Data

Time: Sunday, November 14, 2021, 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. CST

Location: 242

Organizers: Scott Klasky, Qing Liu, Ian Foster, Mark Ainsworth

Description: A growing disparity between simulation speeds and I/O rates makes it increasingly infeasible for applications to save all results for analysis. In this new world, applications must increasingly perform online data analysis and reduction, tasks that introduce algorithmic, implementation and programming model challenges that are unfamiliar to many scientists and that have major implications for the design of various elements of exascale systems.



Student Research Competition (SRC) Posters

  • Regulating Traffic  in a Crowded Cache: Overcoming the Container Explosion Problem
  • Delving Into the Abyss: A Distributed Decompression System for Indexing Compressed Repositories
  • Mitigating the Metadata Mess: Autonomous Metadata Extraction Pipelines for Large-Scale Data Repositories


Other Events/Activities (Held in conjunction with SC21)

ScalA21: 12th Workshop on Latest Advances in Scalable Algorithms for Large-Scale Systems

Time: November 19th, 2021

Location: Virtual

Keynote Speaker: Ian Foster


The 7th Workshop on Machine Learning in HPC Environments

Paper: Colmena: Scalable Machine-Learning-Based Steering of Ensemble Simulations for HPC

Authors: Logan Ward, Ganesh Sivaraman, J. Gregory Pauloski, Yadu Babuji, Ryan Chard, Naveen Dandu, Paul C. Redfern, Rajeev S. Assary, Kyle Chard, Larry A. Curtiss, Rajeev Thakur, Ian Foster


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