Al-Khobar December 6-7, 2011 - Saudi Arabian HPC Symposium Program


07:15 am

DAY ONE: Tuesday December 6, 2011



08:15 am

Welcome and Opening Statement

Keynote Speaker: Introduction to the challenges of the exascale
Dr. Bill D. Gropp,
 Paul and Cynthia Saylor Professor of Computer Science

09:45 am

Coffee Break

Session I
10:00 am

HPC at Saudi Aramco, EXPEC Computer Center
Saeed Al-Zahrani,
 Senior Systems Analyst at Saudi Aramco, EXPEC Computer Center

Transforming HPC Solving Real World Problems at any Scale
Jeffrey Watters,
 Intel Planning Manager for High End HPC & Supercomputing Division at Intel

Trends in HPC I/O Systems: Past, Present, and Future
Dr. Brent Welch,
 Director of Software Architecture at Panasas

12:00 pm

Prayer & Lunch Break

Session II

01:15 pm

Keynote Speaker: Developing a National Research and Educational Network in Saudi Arabia
Dr. Hesham Bin-Abbas,
  Director of Internet Services Unit at KACST

HPC Vision for Cloud & Exascale
Patrick Demichel,
 HPC Senior Solution Architect & Labs Researcher at HP

02:35 pm

Prayer & Coffee Break

Session III

02:55 pm

K System
Dr. Motoi Okuda,
 Executive Architect, Technical Computing Solutions Unit at Fujitsu Ltd.

Computer Simulation on the HPC
Dr. Abdullah Sunaidi,
 Assistant Professor, Physics Department at KFUPM

04:15 pm

Closing Remarks

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07:15 am

DAY TWO: Wednesday December 7, 2011

Check-in & Networking

Session I

08:15 am

Keynote Speaker: Algorithms for Extreme Simulation in Science and Engineering
Dr. David Keyes,
 Dean, Division of Mathematical and Computer Sciences and Engineering at KAUST

ECC & KFUPM: The High Performance Collaboration
Raed Al-Shaikh,
 Senior Systems Analyst at Saudi Aramco, EXPEC Computer Center

R&D hands on work on pre-exascale HPC systems
Dr. Joshua Mora,
 Senior Member Technical Staff, Performance Center of Excellence at AMD

10:20 am

Coffee Break

Session II

10:35 am

Practical Considerations for Building Modular HPC Configurations
Dr. Reza Rooholamini, 
Executive Director at Dell

High Performance Computing for GigaCell Reservoir Simulation
Dr. Werner Hahn,
 Petroleum Engineering Specialist at Saudi Aramco, EXPEC Advanced Research Center

KACST Findings and Experience in Building a HPC RFP
Eng. Hani Al-Thubaiti,
 IT Manager at KACST

12:15 pm

Prayer & Lunch Break

Session III

01:30 pm

Scale-Out Storage Clusters for HPC
Rob Anderson,
 Chief Technology Officer EMEA at Isilon Products Group

Getting to Exascale: HPC challenges in the Next Decade
Dr. Michael P. Perrone –
 IBM Master Inventor at IBM

02:50 pm

Prayer & Coffee Break

Session IV

03:05 pm

The Applicability of InfiniBand on the Path to Exascale Computing
Philip Murphy, 
Vice President of HPC Technology at QLogic Corporation

National Supercomputer and Pre-stack Migration and Inversion
Zhang Xuan min, Jing Wei ping, Huang Jian ping,
 at Tianhe Petroleum Geophysical Data Processing Center

04:25 pm

Closing Remarks

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