Thank you for attending the seventh annual High Performance Computing Saudi Arabia (HPC Saudi) Conference at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST). The HPC Saudi conference offers a premier regional event where participants will have the opportunity to interact with global HPC leaders on the challenges facing the HPC community today. We anticipate 300 participants from in-kingdom institutions as well as HPC vendors. The first two days will include technical presentations. The technical program consists of three plenary sessions, a lightning-talks session, a student poster session, and an open discussion aimed at drafting an action plan for setting up an HPC eco-system in Saudi Arabia. Each plenary session will commence with a keynote talk from Steven Koonin (NYU Center for Urban Science and Progress), Thomas Schulthess (Swiss National Supercomputing Centre at Lugano), and Robert G. Voigt (Krell Institute, US DOE). The third day will offer tutorial sessions on emerging technical topics of interest, for example use of compute accelerators (Xeon Phi, GPUs), parallel computing, HPC applications and deep learning. Perhaps the most important parts of the meeting, however, are the breaks and the social events, where networking is done, and where talks can be followed up. During breaks, vendor displays will be available over coffee and the technical poster session is not to be missed! Browse the program to maximize opportunity over three rich days.
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Jysoo Lee (Chair), Saber Feki, Bilel Hadri, Rooh Khurram, Alexander Litvinenko, Anisah Moosa, Wijdan Shahin, Madhu Srinivasan, Andrew Winfer
HPC Saudi 2017 Organizers
Dr. Jysoo Lee is the Director of KAUST Supercomputing Core Lab at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in Saudi Arabia. He received his B.S. from Seoul National University and Ph. D. from Boston University, both in physics. He was a visiting scholar at HLRZ, KFA at Julich (which became The John von Neumann Institute for Computing), and was research associate at the Levich Institute of the City College of New York. He joined KISTI (Korea Institute of Science and Technology Information) in 2001, directed its Supercomputing Center from 2004 to 2006 and again from 2009 to 2012. He became Founding Director General of NISN (National Institute of Supercomputing and Networking) for 2013 to 2014. He led numerous national initiatives such as Korean National Grid Project of K*Grid and Korean National e-Science Project, and has been involved in international organizations such as the Open Grid Forum, Pacific Rim Application and Grid Middleware Assembly, and the Global Ring Network for Advanced Applications Development. He was the chief professor for the Grid and Supercomputing Program of Korea's University of Science and Technology.