PEARC18: Practice and Experience in Advanced Research Computing

Presenter: Jay Alameda, Senior Technical Program Manager, Advanced Application Support, National Center for Supercomputing Applications, University of Illinois

Date: May 23, 2018



The PEARC conferences provide a forum for discussing challenges, opportunities, and solutions among HPC center directors and managers, computational scientists, end users, students, facilitators, educators, HPC system administrators and user support staff, as well as industry and government agency representatives from across the United States and around the world. Registrations are invited for the 2018 conference, see PEARC18 registration page. Preliminary schedule is posted here. The technical program features tutorials, workshops, panels, papers, posters, showcase events and BoFs in the following tracks:

  • Facilitation of Advanced Computing Infrastructure (ACI)
  • Applications of ACI
  • Visualization and Data Analytics, and
  • Workforce Development and Diversity.

Keynote speakers are: Steve Hammond on energy efficient data centers; Gregory Farber on neuroscience and ACI; Ruby Mendenhall on ACI in social sciences and humanities; Anita Nikolich on Cybersecurity research. The student program includes a modeling day; paper and poster presentations as part of the technical sessions; a mentor program; speed networking to explore career opportunities with participating exhibitors; and volunteering to work behind the scenes to make the conference a success.

Target Audience: Broad HPC community.

Prerequisites: None.


Jay Alameda is the lead for Advanced Application Support at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications. In this role, he works with the Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE) which is a collaboration of NSF-funded high performance computing (HPC) resource providers, working to provide a common set of services, including the provisioning of advanced user support, to the science and engineering community. In particular, Jay leads the Extended Support for Training, Education, and Outreach Service of XSEDE, which provides the technical expertise to support Training, Education, and Outreach activities organized by XSEDE. He also was the lead of the recently completed NSF funded SI2 project, “A Productive and Accessible Development Workbench for HPC Applications Using the Eclipse Parallel Tools Platform”, which improved the Eclipse Parallel Tools Platform (PTP) to serve as a platform for development of HPC applications.