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Workshop on Concurrency in the many-Cores Era

US/Central
"Race Track" at Wilson Hall (WH7XO) (Fermilab, Wilson Hall)

"Race Track" at Wilson Hall (WH7XO)

Fermilab, Wilson Hall

Description
(See below under Material: Minutes a summary of the discussion sessions including a list of "demonstrators" people volunteered to develop.)
The goals of the workshop are:
Understand the requirements and constraints of current and future experiments to efficiently exploit future many-core processor architectures. Assess the interest for a joint development of a generic software framework or a collection of services.
Determine the degree of overlap between the needs and medium to long term plans of the experiments Fermilab and CERN are supporting. Identify a list of potential technologies that would allow the effective use of upcoming hardware landscape and ensure that all the relevant solutions are being explored.
Identify commonalities and synergies that lend themselves to collaboration. Decide on communication model.
Video Conferencing will be available through EVO:
Community:  Universe
Meeting Access Information:
- Meeting URL
    http://evo.caltech.edu/evoNext/koala.jnlp?meeting=MvM2Ml2e2uDeDI929eDe9v
- Phone Bridge
    ID: 432 8690
Minutes
Participants
  • Alfio Lazzaro
  • Benedikt Hegner
  • Brian Rebel
  • Charles Leggett
  • Chris Green
  • CJ Newburn
  • David Malon
  • Elizabeth Sexton-Kennedy
  • James Amundson
  • Jim Kowalkowski
  • John Harvey
  • Krzysztof Genser
  • Lassi Tuura
  • Lynn Garren
  • Marc Paterno
  • Marco Clemencic
  • Markus Frank
  • Pere Mato
  • Peter van Gemmeren
  • Philippe Canal
  • Roberto Vitillo
  • Samvel Khalatyan
  • Sebastien Binet
  • V. Daniel Elvira
  • Vakhtang Tsulaia
  • Vincenzo Innocente
  • Monday, November 21
    • 9:00 AM 10:35 AM
      Requirements and needs from existing and upcoming experiments. "Race Track" at Wilson Hall (WH7XO)

      "Race Track" at Wilson Hall (WH7XO)

      Fermilab, Wilson Hall

      Talks by experiments/users describing the complexity of the problems and giving an idea where they could benefit from a parallel system and/or leverage many cores and illustrated by their current solutions and their limitations.

      Convener: Mr Jim Kowalkowski (Fermilab)
      • 9:00 AM
        Welcome 5m
        Speaker: Mr Philippe Canal (FERMILAB)
        Slides
      • 9:05 AM
        Intensity Frontier Experiment 30m
        Speaker: Dr Brian Rebel (Fermilab)
        Slides
      • 9:35 AM
        Nova , g-2 30m
        Speaker: Dr Andrew Norman (Fermilab)
      • 10:05 AM
        GaudiMT 30m
        Speaker: Charles Leggett
        Slides
    • 10:35 AM 11:00 AM
      Coffee Break 25m "Race Track" at Wilson Hall (WH7XO)

      "Race Track" at Wilson Hall (WH7XO)

      Fermilab, Wilson Hall

    • 11:00 AM 12:30 PM
      Hardware technology and trends and how it is planned to be done in other domains "Race Track" at Wilson Hall (WH7XO)

      "Race Track" at Wilson Hall (WH7XO)

      Fermilab, Wilson Hall

      Talks on the upcoming hardware systems for both consumer and HPC systems.

      Convener: Alfio Lazzaro
      • 11:00 AM
        Parallel accelerator simulations: past, present and future 30m
        Speaker: Dr James Amundson (Fermilab)
        Slides
      • 11:30 AM
        HPC news from SuperComputing 30m
        Speaker: Amitoj Singh
        Slides
      • 12:00 PM
        Update from Intel Corp. 30m
        Speaker: Chris Newburn (Intel Corp.)
    • 12:30 PM 2:00 PM
      Lunch 1h 30m Fermilab Cafeteria, WH, first floor (Universe)

      Fermilab Cafeteria, WH, first floor

      Universe

    • 2:00 PM 3:00 PM
      Requirements and needs from existing and upcoming experiments. "Race Track" at Wilson Hall (WH7XO)

      "Race Track" at Wilson Hall (WH7XO)

      Fermilab, Wilson Hall

      Talks by experiments/users describing the complexity of the problems and giving an idea where they could benefit from a parallel system and/or leverage many cores and illustrated by their current solutions and their limitations.

      Convener: Mr Jim Kowalkowski (Fermilab)
      • 2:00 PM
        CMS 30m
        Speaker: Elizabeth Sexton-Kennedy (FNAL)
        Slides
      • 2:30 PM
        athenaMP 30m
        Speaker: Vakho Tsulaia
        Slides
    • 3:00 PM 3:30 PM
      Evaluation of technologies, designs ideas and prototypes "Race Track" at Wilson Hall (WH7XO)

      "Race Track" at Wilson Hall (WH7XO)

      Fermilab, Wilson Hall

      Presentations by the various developing groups describing what their current plans or ideas are in the domain of multi-threading and/or to leverage many cores, including results on possible technology

      Convener: David Malon (Argonne)
      • 3:00 PM
        Simulation and many cores. 30m
        Speaker: Mr Philippe Canal (FERMILAB)
        Slides
    • 3:30 PM 4:00 PM
      Coffee Break 30m "Race Track" at Wilson Hall (WH7XO)

      "Race Track" at Wilson Hall (WH7XO)

      Fermilab, Wilson Hall

    • 4:00 PM 5:00 PM
      Evaluation of technologies, designs ideas and prototypes "Race Track" at Wilson Hall (WH7XO)

      "Race Track" at Wilson Hall (WH7XO)

      Fermilab, Wilson Hall

      Presentations by the various developing groups describing what their current plans or ideas are in the domain of multi-threading and/or to leverage many cores, including results on possible technology

      Convener: David Malon (Argonne)
      • 4:00 PM
        I/O worker processes using shmem 30m
        Speaker: Dr Peter van Gemmeren (ANL)
        Slides
      • 4:30 PM
        Sharing C++ Objects in Linux 30m
        Speaker: Roberto Vitillo
        Slides
  • Tuesday, November 22
    • 9:00 AM 10:30 AM
      Evaluation of technologies, designs ideas and prototypes "Race Track" at Wilson Hall (WH7XO)

      "Race Track" at Wilson Hall (WH7XO)

      Fermilab, Wilson Hall

      Presentations by the various developing groups describing what their current plans or ideas are in the domain of multi-threading and/or to leverage many cores, including results on possible technology

      Convener: David Malon (Argonne)
      • 9:00 AM
        Evaluation of a virtualization based solution 30m
        Speaker: Predrag Buncic (CERN)
        Slides
      • 9:30 AM
        Event data processing frameworks for the future 30m
        Speaker: Markus Frank (CERN)
        Slides
      • 10:00 AM
        GO, tasks and dataflow data from athena 30m
        Speaker: Dr Sebastien Binet (IN2P3/LAL)
        Slides
    • 10:30 AM 11:00 AM
      Coffee Break 30m "Race Track" at Wilson Hall (WH7XO)

      "Race Track" at Wilson Hall (WH7XO)

      Fermilab, Wilson Hall

    • 11:00 AM 12:30 PM
      Evaluation of technologies, designs ideas and prototypes "Race Track" at Wilson Hall (WH7XO)

      "Race Track" at Wilson Hall (WH7XO)

      Fermilab, Wilson Hall

      Presentations by the various developing groups describing what their current plans or ideas are in the domain of multi-threading and/or to leverage many cores, including results on possible technology

      Convener: David Malon (Argonne)
      • 11:00 AM
        Using libdispatch While Reading a ROOT File 30m
        Speaker: Dr Christopher Jones (Fermilab)
        Slides
      • 11:30 AM
        Future of Art 30m
        Speaker: Dr Marc Paterno Paterno (Fermilab)
        Slides
      • 12:00 PM
        re-engineering frameworks for concurrency 30m
        Speakers: Dr Benedikt Hegner (CERN), Dr Pere Mato (CERN)
        Slides
    • 12:30 PM 2:00 PM
      Lunch 1h 30m Fermilab Cafeteria, WH, first floor (Wilson Hall, Fermilab)

      Fermilab Cafeteria, WH, first floor

      Wilson Hall, Fermilab

    • 2:00 PM 3:00 PM
      Discussion on the Future of Hardware "Race Track" at Wilson Hall (WH7XO)

      "Race Track" at Wilson Hall (WH7XO)

      Fermilab, Wilson Hall

      Convener: Alfio Lazzaro
    • 3:00 PM 3:30 PM
      Discussion on future development "Race Track" at Wilson Hall (WH7XO)

      "Race Track" at Wilson Hall (WH7XO)

      Fermilab, Wilson Hall

      • Overlap/commonality between experiments and experts
      • Areas/ideas that are encouraging but not being explored
      • Areas/common work that 2 or more groups can actively collaborate on
      • Concrete action items toward exploring/prototyping ideas including names associated with them.
      • Timelines.
      • Communication model: how to work together, share results (meetings, web/twikis, email lists)

      Desired product of the workshop: records of the conclusions, decisions and agreement reached during these discussions.

      Convener: Dr Pere Mato (CERN)
      • 3:00 PM
        Discussion on the Future Hardware 20m
        Speaker: Dr Alfio Lazzaro (CERN openlab)
        Slides
    • 3:30 PM 4:00 PM
      Coffee Break 30m "Race Track" at Wilson Hall (WH7XO)

      "Race Track" at Wilson Hall (WH7XO)

      Fermilab, Wilson Hall

    • 4:00 PM 6:00 PM
      Discussion on future development "Race Track" at Wilson Hall (WH7XO)

      "Race Track" at Wilson Hall (WH7XO)

      Fermilab, Wilson Hall

      • Overlap/commonality between experiments and experts
      • Areas/ideas that are encouraging but not being explored
      • Areas/common work that 2 or more groups can actively collaborate on
      • Concrete action items toward exploring/prototyping ideas including names associated with them.
      • Timelines.
      • Communication model: how to work together, share results (meetings, web/twikis, email lists)

      Desired product of the workshop: records of the conclusions, decisions and agreement reached during these discussions.

      Convener: Dr Pere Mato (CERN)