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The accepted posters are available for downloads here.

Tutorial Attendees (who had attended and signed in on the attendance sheets) can download their certificates here.



Time Agenda
08:00 – 09:30 am Registration

09:30 – 10:10 am Opening Ceremony    (slides)

10:10 – 10:30 am Coffe/Tea Break

10:30 – 10:35 am General Co-Chair’s Welcome [Rashid Mehmood, KAU]    (slides)

10:35 – 11:15 am Co-design 3.0: A Computing Paradigm to Address Humanity’s Grand Challenges [Sadasivan Shankar, Harvard University]

11:15 – 11:50 am The Machine: The Future of it: Status and First Results [Patrick Demichel, HP]    (slides)

11:50 – 12:20 pm The Evolution of HPC in a Post Moore’s Law World [David Turek, IBM]    (slides)

12:20 – 01:15 pm Lunch Break

01:15 – 01:55 pm Computational Radiotherapy: or How Physicists and Data Scientists can Help Treat Cancer [Mark Hayes, University of Cambridge]    (slides)

01:55 – 02:25 pm Algorithmic Adaptations to Extreme Scale Computing [David Keyes, KAUST]    (slides)

02:25 – 03:00 pm Toward Exascale: Challenges and Opportunities in A Data-Centric HPC World [William Magro, Intel]    (slides)

03:00 – 03:30 pm The Changing Face of Supercomputing [Jeffrey Brooks, Cray]    (slides)

03:30- 03:45 pm Coffe/Tea Break

03:45 – 04:20 pm Fujitsu Deep Learning Unit [Pierre Christian Lagier, Fujitsu]    (slides)

04:20 – 04:40 pm Deploying ORNL’s Pre-Exascale System “SUMMIT” and Preparing for ORNL’s Exascale System “FRONTIER” [Jeffrey Nichols, ORNL]    (slides)

04:40 – 05:20 pm Panel: Saudi Top 100 HPC List: HPC Acceleration and Innovation in Saudi Arabia – Benchmarking and Ranking    (slides)

05:20 pm First Day Closing (Lottery Draw Prizes for physical attendance and Twitter activity)


Time Agenda
08:00 – 09:00 am Registration

09:00 – 09:40 am Strategies of Developing New Drugs Based on the Results of Human Genomic Big Data Analysis
[Naoyuki Kamatani, Research Institute for Artificial Intelligence in Medicine, StaGen Co.]
09:40 – 10:05 am Simulations of Weather and Climate Models in The Center of Excellence for Climate Change Research of
King Abdulaziz University Using Aziz Supercomputer [Mansour Almazroui, KAU]
10:05 – 10:30 am Accelerating Deep Learning with HPC Techniques for Dense Linear Algebra
[Rio Yokota, Tokyo Institute of Technology]
10:30 – 11:20 am Poster Session

10:30 – 10:50 am Coffe/Tea Break

11:20 – 11:45 am Scientific Computing Activities in KAUST: An Overview [Jysoo Lee, KAUST]    (slides)

11:45 – 12:00 pm HPC Use Cases Across Verticals [Ahmad Alabduljabbar, Intel]    (slides)

12:00 – 01:00 pm Lunch Break

01:00 – 01:25 pm HPC Platform Efficiency and the Challenges for a System Builder [Martin Hilgeman, Dell EMC]    (slides)

01:25 – 01:45 pm Access, Control, and Optimize HPC with PBS Works [William Nitzberg, PBS Works, Altair]    (slides)

01:45 – 02:10 pm Serving Varying Workloads with Lustre and Mixed Storage Technologies [Jeff Johnson, Aeon Computing]    (slides)

02:10 – 02:30 pm HPC Application I/O Acceleration – A First Glance at I/O Profiling, I/O Wait & Speed-up [Laurent Yannick Thiers, DataDirect Networks]    (slides)

02:30 – 03:00 pm Coffe/Tea Break

03:00 – 03:15 pm Offloading vs Onloading: That’s the Question [Altay Tan Gencay, Mellanox]    (slides)

03:15 – 03:30 pm Energy Efficiency and Water Cooling Technology Innovation [Zeeshan Kamal, Lenovo]    (slides)

03:30 – 04:30 pm Panel: HPC and Big Data Convergence: Future Applications     (slides)

04:30 – 04:40 pm Best Poster Awards Ceremony [Prof. Yusuf Al-Turki & Prof. Amin Noaman, KAU]

04:40 – 04:50 pm General Co-Chairs’ Closing Speech [Iyad Katib & Rashid Mehmood, KAU]

05:00 pm Second Day Closing (Lottery Draw Prizes for physical attendance and Twitter activity)

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