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International Workshop on A Strategic Initiative of Computing: Systems and Applications (SISA): Integrating HPC, Big Data, AI and Beyond

Date January 18-19, 2017
Avenue Green Computing Systems Research and Development Center, Waseda University(Map
All the activities during the workshop will be help here.
Target participants all Waseda students, faculty members, and the general public
Participant fee None
Sponsors Waseda University international collaboration research in MEXT SGU Embodiment Informatics Project and Waseda University Advanced Multicore Research Institute
Cooperated by IEEE Computer Society Japan Chapter
IEEE Computer Society Multicore STC
IEEE Computer Society Dataflow STC
Industry Supporter Fujitsu Limited

Motivation of the workshop

High-performance computers and big-data systems are tied inextricably to the broader computing ecosystem and its designs and markets. However, during the past decade the eco-systems (the programming models, the system software stack, the software tools, etc.) of high-performance computing and big data appear to have been significantly diverged. Such divergence also presents serious challenges to computing architecture and hardware eco-system as well. Such situation has raised significant concerns: many felt that further divergence may be detrimental to both. In particular, both HPC and big-data systems are also facing challenges from the innovations in AI and computational machine learning methods that must be efficiently and securely handled by both.

Workshop goal

To address these concerns we must study the related open R&D problems that are shared by both HPC and Big-Data systems. The technical topics of this workshop have a system focus on the challenges and opportunities from relevant core technology and applications including novel methods from AI and machine learning. The theme goes beyond supercomputing performance issues and includes talks on the challenges and opportunities from demand of global green computing and security needs -- in ways that distinguish them from most other scientific instruments. This workshop provides a unique opportunity to discuss open problems and potential solutions together under the same roof that will have far-reaching impact to future HPC and Big-Data systems, and beyond.

We recognize that the challenges are real and the stake is high for global community. And it is far beyond the borders of nations and continents, and we should strongly encourage international participation. We also recognize that besides the traditional leadership in the HPC field (US, EU, Japan), the world has witnessed rapid new advance in other regions such as in Asia: China, India, South Korea, Taiwan to name a few. We hope that this workshop will break new ground on international collaborations inspiring future global exchanges and coordination between the emerging centers in Asia and the established centers in US and Europe.

Organizers

Workshop Co-Chairs:

  • Guang R. Gao (Chair)   (University of Delaware, USA), Biography
  • Guang Gao
  • Hironori Kasahara (Co-Chair)   (Waseda University, Japan), Biography
  • Hironori Kasahara

Board of Advisors

  • Kimihiko Hirao   (RIKEN, Japan)
  • Masaru Kitsuregawa   (NII and University of Tokyo, Japan)
  • Katsuhiko Shirai   (The Open University of Japan)
  • Shigeki Sugano   (Waseda University, Japan)
  • Thomas Sterling   (University of Indiana, USA)
  • Rick Stevens   (Argonne National Laboratory, USA)

Program

January 18, 2017
8:15 Opening
Morning session: Architecture and Application
8:30 – 9:30 Keynote session: "The Synergy of HPC and Deep Learning"
by William J. Dally, NVIDIA & Stanford University, USA
9:30 – 9:45 Break
9:45 – 10:30 Kimihiko Hirao, RIKEN, Japan
10:30 – 10:55 Guangwen Yang, Tsinghua University, China
10:55 – 11:20 James Sexton, IBM, USA
11:20 – 11:30 Break
11:30 – 12:30 Panel I (Chairs: G. Gao/H. Kasahara)
Panel list: W.J. Dally, M. Sato, G.W. Yang, J. Sexton
12:30 – 14:00 Lunch
Afternoon session: System Software and Applications
14:00 – 15:00 Keynote session: "Cancer Computing: Driving Architectural Convergence of HPC, Big Data and Deep Learning"
by Rick Stevens, Argonne National Laboratory, USA
15:00 – 15:10 Break
15:10 – 15:35 Mikhail Smelyanskiy, Intel, USA
15:35 – 16:00 Frederick Streitz, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, USA
16:00 – 16:25 Ramaswamy Govindarajan, Indian Institute of Science, India
16:25 – 16:50 Hironori Kasahara, Waseda University, Japan
16:50 – 17:00 Break
17:00 – 18:00 Panel II  (Chairs: G. Gao/H. Kasahara)
Panel list:  R. Stevens, M. Smelyanskiy, F. Streitz, R. Govindarajan, H. Kasahara

January 19, 2017
Morning session: Extreme Scale and Beyond
8:30 – 9:30 Keynote session: "The U.S. D.O.E. Exascale Computing Project – Goals and Challenges"
by Paul Messina, Argonne National Laboratory, USA
9:30 – 9:45 Break
9:45 – 10:10 Motoaki Saito, PEZY, Japan
10:10 – 10:35 Eiji Ishida, MEXT, Japan
10:35 – 11:00 Depei Qian, Beihang University, China
11:00 – 11:25 Toshiyuki Shimizu, Fujitsu, Japan
11:25 – 11:35 Break
11:35 – 12:35 Panel III  (Chairs: R. Stevens/T. Sterling)
Panel list:  P. Messina, M. Saito, E.Ishida, D. Qian, T. Shimizu, T. Schulthess
12:45 – 14:00 Lunch
Afternoon session: Integration of HPC, Big Data, and AI
14:00 – 15:00 Keynote session: "Runtime System Architecture for Dynamic Graph Processing"
by Thomas Sterling, Indiana University, USA
15:00 – 15:15 Break
15:15 – 16:40 Thomas Schulthess, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Switzerland
15:40 – 16:05 Moriyuki Takamura/Toshiaki Kitamura, Oscar Tech, Japan
16:05 – 16:50 Masaru Kitsuregawa, University of Tokyo, Japan
16:50 – 17:00 Break
17:00 – 18:00 Panel IV  (Chairs: G. Gao/H. Kasahara)
Panel list:  T. Sterling, M. Kitsuregawa, T. Schulthess, M. Takamura

Keynote speakers

William J. Dally

Chief Scientist and SVP of Research at NVIDIA
Professor, Computer Science, Stanford University
Abstract and biography

William Dally

Rick Stevens

Associate Laboratory Director, CELS, Argonne National Laboratory
Professor, Computer Science, the University of Chicago
Abstract and biography

Rick Stevens

Paul Messina

Exascale Computing Project Director
Advisor to the ALD and Lab on Exascale/Argonne Distinguished Fellow
Argonne National Laboratory
Abstract and biography

Paul Messina

Thomas Sterling

Center for Research in Extreme Scale Technologies
School of Informatics and Computing
Indiana University
Abstract and biography

William Dally

Invited speaker

Kimihiko Hirao

RIKEN Advanced Institute for Computational Science (AICS), Japan
Abstract and biography

Guangwen Yang

Professor, and the Director of the HPC institute
Department of Computer Science and Technology, Tsinghua University, China
Abstract and biography

James Sexton

IBM Fellow and Director of the Data Centric Systems department
IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, USA
Abstract and biography

Mikhail Smelyanskiy

Principal Engineer, Codesign Engineering Director, Data Center Group
Intel, USA
Abstract and biography

Frederick Streitz

Chief Computational Scientist and Director of the High Performance Computing Innovation Center (HPCIC)
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, USA
Abstract and biography

Ramaswamy Govindarajan

Professor, Supercomputer Education and Research Center (SERC) and Department of Computer Science and Automation
Indian Institute of Science, India
Abstract and biography

Hironori Kasahara

Professor, Computer Science and Engineering
Director, Advanced Multicore Processor Research Institute
Waseda University, Japan
President 2018, IEEE Computer Society
Abstract and biography

Motoaki Saito

PEZY, Japan
Abstract and biography

Eiji Ishida

Deputy Director, Information Division, Research Promotion Bureau
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Japan
Abstract and biography

Depei Qian

Professor, Sun Yat-sen University and Beihang University, China
Abstract and biography

Toshiyuki Shimizu

Fujitsu, Japan

Masaru Kitsuregawa

National Institute of Informatics & University of Tokyo, Japan
Abstract

Thomas Schulthess

Chair for Computational Physics
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Switzerland
Abstract and biography

Moriyuki Takamura/Toshiaki Kitamura

Oscar Tech, Japan
Abstract and biography

Sponsors

Sponsors Waseda University international collaboration research in MEXT SGU Embodiment Informatics Project and Waseda University Advanced Multicore Research Institute
Cooperated by IEEE Computer Society Japan Chapter
IEEE Computer Society Multicore STC
IEEE Computer Society Dataflow STC
Industry Supporter Fujitsu Limited

Accommodations

RIHGA Royal Hotel Tokyo
1-104-19 Totsuka-machi, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 169-8613, Japan
TEL:+81-(0)3-5285-1121
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Venue

Green Computing Systems Research Organization
27 Waseda-machi, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, Japan 162-0042
TEL:+81-(0)3-3203-4369
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