NEXTGenIO will again be well represented at SC19, the International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis, which will be held in Denver, Colorado (USA), on 17-22 November 2019.
The project partners will present a research paper, An Early Evaluation of Intel’s Optane DC Persistent Memory Module and Its Impact on High-Performance Scientific Applications, a tutorial on Practical Persistent Memory Programming, and a Birds-of-a-Feather sesssion on Multi-Level Memory and Storage for HPC, Data Analytics, and AI.
Monday, 18 November 2019 8:30am - 12pm, location 407.
Tutorial organised by Adrian Jackson (EPCC) and Javier Conejero (BSC).
Persistent memory, such as Intel's Optane DCPMM, is now available for use in systems and will be included in future exascale deployments such as the DoE Aurora system. This new form of memory requires both different programming approaches to exploit the persistent functionality and storage performance and redesign of some applications to benefit from the full performance of the hardware.
This tutorial aims to educate attendees on the persistent memory hardware currently available, the software methods to exploit such hardware, and the choices that users of systems and system designers have when deciding what persistent memory functionality and configurations to utilize.
The tutorial will provide hands-on experience on programming persistent memory along with a wealth of information on the hardware and software ecosystem and potential performance and functionality benefits. We will be using an HPC system that has compute nodes with Optane memory for the tutorial practicals.
Wednesday, 20 November 2019 5:15pm - 6:45pm, location 607.
Birds-of-a-Feather session led by Hans-Christian Hoppe (Intel), with Michèle Weiland (EPCC) and Kathryn Mohror (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory)
This BoF investigates the opportunities arising from the progress in storage class memory (SCM) technology and the parallel rapid emergence of data-intensive application in the HPC context, which increasingly combine simulations with data analytics, AI, or graph analytics techniques. Topics include the benefit of SCM for applications, integration with the system architecture, SW interfaces, and, of course, results from proof of concept projects.
The session brings together technology providers, application and system SW developers, and system operators to engage in a discussion with the audience.
Research paper: An Early Evaluation of Intel’s Optane DC Persistent Memory Module and Its Impact on High-Performance Scientific Applications
Thursday, 21 November 2019 2pm - 2:30pm, location 405-406-407.
Research paper in the Improving Next-Generation Performance and Resilience session.
Authors: Michèle Weiland (EPCC), Holger Brunst (Technical University Dresden), Tiago Quintino (ECMWF), Nick Johnson (EPCC), Christian Herold (Technical University Dresden), Antonino Bonanni (ECMWF), Simon Smart (ECMWF), Olivier Iffrig (ECMWF), Adrian Jackson (EPCC), Mark Parsons (EPCC).