Draft Agenda (11Oct10) for the Maui meeting

The meeting agenda and a list of attendees are also available in PDF. New background material and whitepapers are on-line as well.

October 17th, Sunday: On your own arrive at Wailea Beach Marriott Resort & Spa in Maui HI.. High speed Internet access in your room is complementary to IESP attendees.

  • 6:00 - 8:00 pm Reception/light finger food at Marriott

October 18th, Monday

  • 8:30 am Registration and light breakfast
  • 8:45 am Welcome, Objectives and Organization of the meeting - Jack Dongarra and Pete Beckman
  • 9:00 am DOE's Exascale efforts - Barb Helland (slides)
  • 9:20 am Exascale Software Center - Pete Beckman (slides)
  • 9:40 am Japanese efforts - Satoshi Matsuoka (slides) and Yutaka Ishikawa (slides)
  • 10:00 am Report on Chinese Computing efforts - Xuebin Chi(slides)
  • 10:20 am Break
  • 10:40 am EC and European Initiatives and Focus on EESI - Jean-Yves Berthou (slides)
  • 11:10 am Exascale Computing, Software and Simulation: Objective in FP7 ICT Call 7 - Patrick Aerts (slides)
  • 11:30 am PRACE initiative - Lennart Johnsson(slides)
  • 11:50 am Square Kilometre Array - Tim Cornwell (slides)
  • 12:10 - 1:10 pm Lunch
  • 1:10 pm Vendor's Exasacale Centers (20 mins each)
    • Peg Williams, Cray; (slides)
    • Ross Nobes, Fujitsu; (slides)
    • Robert Wisniewski, IBM; (slides)
    • David Lombard, Intel; (slides)
    • Dan Reed, Microsoft; (slides)
    • Rob Schreiber, HP; (slides)
    • Jean-Francois Lavignon, Bull (slides)
  • 3:30 - 3:50 pm Break
  • 3:50 pm DOE Co-Design Centers Planning Effort (20 mins each)
    • Robert Harrison, Chemistry;
    • Andrew Seigel, Nuclear Energy;
    • Alice Koniges, Fusion;
    • Sriram Swaminarayan, Materials;
    • Carlo Graziani, High Energy Density Physics
  • 5:30 pm Charge to group and expectations - Jack, Pete
  • 7:00 pm Banquet at the Marriott

October 19th, Tuesday
Morning focus on Co-Design

  • 8:30 am Light breakfast
  • 9:00 - 10:30 am Three breakout groups: Software, Hardware, and Apps: Leaders: SW: Pete Beckman, HW: Peg Williams, Apps: David Keyes. Each group goes off and discusses what they need from the other groups.
    • What do the software people need from the apps and hardware sides?
    • What do the apps team need from the software and hardware sides?
    • What do the hw groups need from the software and apps sides?
    • Also what they will give them for this.
  • 10:30 am Break
  • 11:00 am - 12:30 pm Plenary Session - Each of the three groups from the morning reports on their discussions (20 minutes each). Then general discussion and what needs to be traded off.
  • 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm Lunch
  • 1:30 Afternoon session:Focus on three topics via breakout groups (2.5 hours)
  1. Integration of Co-Design: This group creates strawman outline and roadmap from the morning discussion (Leader: Pete Beckman, Bernd Mohr, Taisuke Boku)
    1. Outline of suggested processes, activities, technical issues to enable Co-design between HW vendors, SW developers, and Applications
    2. For co-design to impact the software for exascale systems, the software community will need to understand goals, roadmaps, and key performance characteristics for a variety of crucial applications, and provide feedback to HW vendors and applications on how that will impact the software designs, performance envelopes, programmability.
    3. This breakout group will put together an outline for how exascale software developers can work closely with the application and hardware groups to improve deployed systems.
    4. What are the key performance metrics that need to be defined for system software?
  2. IESP Organizational discussion and review (Leaders: Bob Lucas, Satoshi Matsuoka, Jean-Yves Berthou)
    1. Critical issues for IESP
    2. How will the IESP engage the three big projects, X-Stack, EESI, JP
    3. What are the roles for various parts, ie ESC, EESI, IESP, Japan, etc.
    4. Come up with big picture org chart of the IESP, and outline the goals for interaction, how we would work together, and transition IESP from brainstorming/barnstorming of the roadmap to the actual key organizational bits that interact with HW and App groups, and share system software bits and roadmaps.
  3. X-Stack overview and current project plan (Leaders: Rick Stevens, Patrick Aerts, Ryutaro Himeno)
    1. Overview of X-Stack plan
    2. Discussion of roadmap and X-Stack work
    3. How to work internationally
    4. Timetable

Dinner on your own