High Performance Computing Symposium (HPC 2007)

SCS Spring Simulation Multiconference (SpringSim'07)






March 25-29, 2007
Norfolk Marriott Waterside
Norfolk Virginia, USA


Layne Watson, Virginia Tech


Tomasz Haupt, Mississippi State University

Cliff Shaffer, Virginia Tech

Masha Sosonkina, Ames Laboratory


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  Paper submission due: December 1, 2006
  Acceptance Notification: December 22, 2006
  Revised manuscript due: January 15, 2007
  Registration packet due: January 29, 2007    
: March 26-29, 2007


Please contact the General Chair:
Layne Watson <ltw@cs.vt.edu>


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The conference was held at the Norfolk Marriott Waterside in Norfolk, VA. HPC 2007 is part of the SCS Spring Simulation 2007 Multiconference. Thanks to all who helped to make HPC 2007 a success! Please join us for HPCS 2008.

Monday March 26, 2007

07:00 - 08:00 Speaker's breakfast

08:30 - 10:00 Spring Simulation Multiconference Keynote Address

10:00 - 10:30 Coffee break

10:30 - 12:00 SCS/SISO Joint Plenary Session

12:00 - 01:30 Lunch (on your own)

01:30 - 03:00 HPC Session 1

03:00 - 03:30 Coffee break

03:30 - 05:00 HPC Session 2

    High Performance Applications
    Session Chair: Tomasz Haupt

    Fusing and Composing Macromolecular Regulatory Network Models
    Ranjit Randhawa, Clifford A. Shaffer, and John J. Tyson (Virginia Tech)

    Biomolecular Network Simulator: Software for Stochastic Simulation of Cellular Biological Processes
    Yaroslav Chushak (US Army Medical Research and Material Command), Brent Foy (Wright State University), and John Frazier (AFRL)

    A Shared Memory Parallel Algorithm for Hybrid Image Classification
    Rhonda Phillips, Layne Watson, and Randolph Wynne (Virginia Tech)

Tuesday March 27, 2007

07:00 - 08:00 Speaker's breakfast

08:30 - 10:00 HPC Session 3

    Problem-Solving Environments and High Performance Software Tools
    Session Chair: Adrian Sandu

    Simulation of a Complex Distributed Real-Time Database System
    Waqar Haque and Paul Stokes (University of Northern British Columbia)

    Dynamic Scheduling in Parallel Answer Set Programming Solvers
    Hung Viet Le and Enrico Pontelli (New Mexico State University)

    Overcoming the processor communication overhead in MPI applications
    Gabriel Mateescu (National Research Council, Canada)

10:00 - 10:30 Coffee break

10:30 - 12:00 HPC Session 4: Special Session

    Component-based High Performance Applications
    Session Chair: Masha Sosonkina

    Application of the SALOME Software Architecture to Nuclear Reactor Research
    Vincent Bergeaud and Marc Tajchman (CEA/DEN, France)

    *HPC 2007 Best Paper Award*
    A Hybrid Decomposition Scheme for Building Scientific Workflows
    Wei Lu (Indiana University), Kenneth Chiu (SUNY Binghamton), Satoshi Shirasuna (Indiana University), and Dennis Gannon (Indiana University)

    Analyzing the Impact of Computational Heterogeneity on Runtime Performance of Parallel Scientific Components
    Sumir Chandra (Rutgers University), Manish Parashar (Rutgers University), and Jaideep Ray (Sandia National Laboratories)

12:00 - 01:30 Lunch. HPC 2008 Planning Meeting.

01:30 - 03:00 HPC Session 5

    Parallel Algorithms and Architectures
    Session Chair: Will Thacker

    Performance of Stabilized Explicit Time Integration Methods For Parallel Air Quality Models
    Anurag Srivastava, John C. Linford, and Adrian Sandu (Virginia Tech)

    Optimization Algorithms for Multi-service IP Network Planning
    Thi-Thanh-Mai Hoang (University of Potsdam, Germany)

    Experimental Evaluation of Infiniband Transport over Local and Wide-Area Networks
    Steven Carter, Makia Minich, and Nageswara S. V. Rao (Oak Ridge National Laboratory)

03:00 - 03:30 Coffee break

03:30 - 05:00 HPC Session 6

    Grid Computing
    Session Chair: Cliff Shaffer

    2-step Algorithm for Enhancing Effectiveness of Sender-based Message Logging
    Jinho Ahn (Kyonggi University, South Korea)

    C++ Reflection for High Performance Problem Solving Environments
    Tharaka Devadithya (Indiana University), Kenneth Chiu (SUNY Binghamton), and Wei Lu (Indiana University)

    BXSA for Fast Processing of Scientific Data
    Tharaka Devadithya (Indiana University), Zongde Liu (SUNY Binghamton), Nayef Abu-Ghazaleh (SUNY Binghamton), Wei Lu (Indiana University), Kenneth Chiu (SUNY Binghamton), and Stephane Ethier (Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory)

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