SC19 Proceedings

The International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage, and Analysis

Americas HPC Collaboration

Authors: Carlos Barrios Hernandez (Advanced Computing Service for Latin America and the Caribbean (SCALAC); Industrial University of Santander, Colombia), Benjamin Hernández (Oak Ridge National Laboratory), Phillipe Navaux (Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil; Advanced Computing Service for Latin America and the Caribbean (SCALAC)), Silvio Rizzi (Argonne National Laboratory), Verónica Melesse Vergara (Oak Ridge National Laboratory)

Abstract: This third BoF Americas HPC Collaboration seeks to showcase collaboration opportunities and experiences between different HPC Networks and Laboratories from countries of the American continent. After the first and second meeting in SC15 and SC17, the goal of this BoF is to show the current state of the art in continental collaboration in HPC, latest developments of regional collaborative networks and, to update the roadmap for the next two years for the Americas HPC partnerships.

Long Description: The BoF Americas HPC Collaboration seeks to present different collaboration experiences between Institutes, Supercomputing Centers, Laboratories, Research Groups and Networks such as XSEDE, Compute Canada, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Argonne National Laboratory, Bridges, etc. with their different peers in Latin America such as SCALAC, RICAP, Brazilian Scientific Computing National Laboratory; CINVESTAV-Abacus, Mexico, National Laboratory for High Performance, Chile; Advanced Computing Center, Colombia and more. This BoF will also present the state of the art of continental collaboration in HPC, discuss current and future regional perspectives and interchange practices that address common problems and challenges.

There were approximately fifty participants in SC’15 and SC’17 including attendants from non profit organizations, academia and industry. For SC’19 we expect the same amount of participation.

The outcomes of this BoF are described next. First, build on top of our previous discussions at SC’15 and SC’17 an official Americas HPC Partnership, in behalf of the interest shown by XSEDE, ComputeCanada and SCALAC (with the support of RedCLARA). We will also include the participation and feedback provided by researchers from Leadership Computing Facilities at ORNL and ANL, influencers from regional academic networks, leaders of laboratories and centers and industrial partners. Second, we will evaluate the collaborations of the last two years, and finally, define a new Americas HPC Partnership roadmap for the next two years.


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