SC15 has stepped up with a series of blog posts previewing the conference this year, an effort that seems much more engaging than the random press releases we’ve seen in the past.
In case you missed them, here are some highlights from the SC15 Blog:
- SC15 Invited Talk Spotlight: The Power of Visual Analytics – Unlocking the Value of Big Data. This talk presents the potential of visual analytics and discusses the role of automated versus interactive visual techniques in dealing with big data. A variety of application examples ranging from news analysis over network security to SC performance analysis illustrate not only the exiting potential of visual analysis techniques, but also their limitations.
- SC15 Invited Talk Spotlight: Trends and Challenges in Computational Modeling of Giant Hydrocarbon Reservoirs. This presentation will cover examples for the giant reservoir models using billion plus elements, model calibration to historical data, challenges, current status, and future trends in computational modeling in reservoir modeling.
- SC15 Invited Talk Spotlight: Reproducibility in High Performance Computing. Ensuring reliability and reproducibility in computational research raises unique challenges in the supercomputing context. Specialized architectures, extensive and customized software, and complex workflows all raise barriers to transparency, while established concepts such as Validation, Verification, and Uncertainty Quantification point ways forward. The topic has attracted national attention: President Obama’s July 29, 2015 Executive Order “Creating a National Strategic Computing Initiative” includes accessibility and workflow capture as objectives; an XSEDE14 workshop released a report “Standing Together for Reproducibility in Large-Scale Computing”; on May 5, 2015 ACM Transactions in Mathematical Software released a “Replicated Computational Results Initiative”; and this conference is host to a new workshop “Numerical Reproducibility at Exascale”, to name but a few examples. In this context, Dr. Victoria StoddenI will outline a research agenda to establish reproducibility and reliability as a cornerstone of scientific computing.
- Invited Talk Spotlight: Supercomputing, High-Dimensional Snapshots, and Low-Dimensional Models – A Game Changing Computational Technology for Design and Virtual Testing. This talk will argue for the pressing need for a game-changing computational technology that leverages the power of supercomputing with the ability of low-dimensional computational models to perform in real-time. It will also present a candidate approach for such a technology that is based on projection-based nonlinear model reduction, and demonstrate its potential for parametric engineering problems using real-life examples from the naval, automotive, and aeronautics industries.