Call for Participation:

PAW-ATM: Parallel Applications Workshop, Alternatives To MPI+X

Early Registration Deadline
October 16, 2019

PAW-ATM: Parallel Applications Workshop, Alternatives To MPI+X
Held in conjunction with SC 19
In cooperation with IEEE TCHPC

November 17, 2019
Denver, CO, USA


Call for Participation

The PAW-ATM workshop is designed to explore the expression of applications in scalable parallel programming models that serve as an alternative to the status quo. It is designed to bring together applications experts and proponents of high-level programming models to present concrete and practical examples of using such alternative models and to illustrate the benefits of high-level approaches to scalable programming.


9:00 – 9:10 Introduction

9:10 – 10:00 Keynote Speaker: Peter J. Braam – University of Oxford
“Computer Science Challenges to Imaging the Universe with the SKA Radio-Telescope”

10:00 – 10:30 Break

10:30 – 10:50 Hilario C. Torres, Manolis Papadakis, Lluis Jofre, Wonchan Lee, Alex Aiken and Gianluca Iaccarino
“Soleil-X: Turbulence, Particles, and Radiation in the Regent Programming Language”

10:50 – 11:10 Ethan T. Coon, Wael Elwasif, Himanshu Pillai, Peter E. Thornton and Scott L. Painter
“Exploring the Use of Novel Programming Models in Land Surface Models”

11:10 – 11:30 Nikhil Padmanabhan, Elliot Ronaghan, Jovana L. Zagorac, and Richard Easther
“Simulating Ultralight Dark Matter with Chapel: An Experience Report”

11:30 – 11:50 Alexander Pöppl, Scott Baden, and Michael Bader
“A UPC++ Actor Library and Its Evaluation On a Shallow Water Proxy Application”

11:50 – 12:10 Yu Pei, George Bosilca, Ichitaro Yamazaki, Akihiro Ida, and Jack Dongarra
“Evaluation of Programming Models to Address Load Imbalance on Distributed Multi-Core CPUs:
A Case Study with Block Low-Rank Factorization”

12:10 – 12:30 Gerard Taylor, James Dinan, Md. Wasi-ur Rahman, and David Ozog
“Scalable Machine Learning with OpenSHMEM”

12:30 – 2:00 Lunch Break

2:00 – 2:20 David Ozog, MD Wasi-ur- Rahman, Gerard Taylor, and James Dinan
“Designing, Implementing, and Evaluating the Upcoming OpenSHMEM Teams API”

2:20 – 2:40 Wenbin Lu, Tony Curtis, and Barbara Chapman
“Enabling Low-Overhead Communication in Multi-threaded OpenSHMEM Applications using Contexts”

2:40 – 3:00 Paul H. Hargrove, and Dan Bonachea
“Efficient Active Message RMA in GASNet Using a Target-Side Reassembly Protocol”

3:00 – 3:30 Break

3:30 – 3:50 Elliott Slaughter, and Alex Aiken
“Pygion: Flexible, Scalable Task-Based Parallelism with Python”

3:50 – 4:10 Michael H. Merrill, William Reus, and Timothy Neumann
“Arkouda: NumPy-like arrays at massive scale backed by Chapel”

4:10 – 5:30 Panel Discussion: Applications in Alternatives to MPI+X
Panel Chair: Patrick McCormick — Los Alamos National Laboratory
Alex Aiken – Stanford University
Rosa M. Badia – Barcelona Supercomputing Center
Peter Braam – University of Oxford
Michael Ferguson – Cray, A Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company
Damian W. I. Rouson – Sourcery Institute

Best Regards,
PAW-ATM2019 Organizing Committee