A Minisymposium, held at DOE/Germantown, on Monday September 14, 2015
Jump to the Call for Participation (below)
|Times||Title and Speaker|
Thomas Ndousse-Fetter, ASCR and David Lesmes, BER
David Bernholdt, ORNL
|8:45am||9:10am||ASC Software Engineering Lessons Learned
Greg Pope, LLNL
|9:10am||9:35am||High-Impact Modeling and Simulation: Realizing the Potential for the Applied DOE Offices and Industry
John Turner, ORNL
|9:35am||10:00am||Observations on the SciDAC Software Experience
Bob Lucas, USC
|10:00am||10:25am||A Facility’s View of User Software Engineering Practices
Richard Gerber, NERSC
|10:40am||11:05am||Preparing Scientific Software for Exascale
Jack Wells, OLCF
|11:05am||11:30am||Overview of the IDEAS Software Productivity Project
Lois Curfman McInnes, ANL
|11:30am||12:30pm||Panel: Addressing DOE’s Software Engineering Challenges
Panelists: Jim Davenport, BES; Thuc Hoang, ASC; Dorothy Koch, BER; Mark Pederson, BES;
Moderator: Mike Heroux, SNL
Informal discussions can continue at lunch, in cafeteria
Call for Participation
A confluence of trends is creating challenges of crisis proportions for scientific software developers. The rapid growth in computational capability has fed the demand for increasingly sophisticated and powerful scientific software, which also tends to be larger and more complex. However, trends in computer architecture as we approach and exceed exascale may require re-examination of everything from programming models to algorithms and their implementations. Scientific software developers face increasing difficulties with this environment, which impacts their productivity in developing software and obtaining scientific results with it, and even the quality and credibility of those results. Improving HPC application developer productivity is one of the five themes of the National Strategic Computing Initiative.
This half-day mini-symposium will examine the current state of the engineering of scientific software in DOE, coming challenges, and current and possible responses. Audience participation will be strongly encouraged.
Who Should Attend
The mini-symposium is open to all DOE program managers and other interested parties. Program managers with computationally- and software-intensive programs are particularly encouraged to attend.
DOE researchers and program managers will present their experiences with scientific software development across the DOE complex, how current trends are exacerbating the challenges, and how they are responding. Specific topics include:
- The increasing size and complexity of scientific software across DOE;
- Additional challenges posed by architectural trends for exascale computers;
- Experience and lessons learned regarding software engineering and software quality in the ASC (NNSA) program, CASL (NE), CAEBAT (EERE), and SciDAC (SC) programs;
- The impact of application teams’ software engineering capabilities on their ability to get the most out of DOE computing facilities, and on the facilities’ ability to support them;
- How the computing facilities are helping application teams prepare for pre-exascale and exascale class systems;
- How current projects and programs are addressing software engineering issues; and
- Ideas for additional ways to respond to the software crisis.
- David Bernholdt <firstname.lastname@example.org>,
- Mike Heroux <email@example.com>, and
- Lois Curfman McInnes <firstname.lastname@example.org>
of the Interoperable Design of Extreme-scale Application Software (IDEAS) project.