SC21 Proceedings

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

Americas HPC Collaboration


Authors: Carlos Jaime Barrios Hernandez (Advanced Computing Service for Latin America and the Caribbean (SCALAC); Industrial University of Santander, Colombia), VerĂ³nica Melesse Vergara (Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)), Esteban Meneses (Costa Rica National High Technology Center, Advanced Computing Service for Latin America and the Caribbean (SCALAC)), Silvio Rizzi (Argonne National Laboratory (ANL)), Benjamin Hernandez (Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)), Phillippe Navaux (Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil; Advanced Computing Service for Latin America and the Caribbean (SCALAC))

Abstract: The 2021 edition of the Birds of a Feather (BoF) Americas High Performance Computing (HPC) Collaboration seeks to showcase collaborations that have resulted from the partnerships formed in previous editions. It will also present opportunities and experiences between different HPC Networks and Laboratories from countries in North, Central, and South America. The goal of this BoF is to show the current state of the art in continental collaboration in HPC research, latest developments of regional collaborative networks, and to update the roadmap for the next year for the Americas HPC partnerships.

Long Description: The 2021 edition of the Birds of a Feather (BoF) Americas High Performance Computing (HPC) Collaboration seeks to showcase collaborations that have resulted from the partnerships formed in previous editions. It will also present opportunities and experiences between different HPC Networks and Laboratories from countries in North, Central, and South America. The goal of this BoF is to show the current state of the art in continental collaboration in HPC research, latest developments of regional collaborative networks, and to update the roadmap for the next year for the Americas HPC partnerships.

The Americas HPC Collaboration BoF seeks to present different collaboration experiences between institutes, supercomputing centers, national laboratories, research groups, and networks such as XSEDE, Compute Canada, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Argonne National Laboratory, Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center with 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), National High Technology Center (Costa Rica), and more. This BoF will also present the state of the art of continental collaboration in HPC, discuss current and future regional perspectives, and exchange best practices to address common problems and challenges.

For the SC20 virtual edition, we had more than one hundred attendees (we counted more than 400 cumulative attendees), from multiple countries in North, Central, South America, and the Caribbean. Assuming that this year there will be a mix of in person and remote attendance, we would expect 50 on site attendees and about 100 remote.

There are three main expected outcomes of this BoF which are described next. First, to build on top of our previous discussions to evaluate collaborative activities in HPC research and outreach. Second, to offer a space to show relevant research projects developed by different researchers (selected from the first workshop of Americas HPC Collaboration held at the 2021 Latin American Conference on HPC, CARLA). Finally, a discussion to expand and strengthen the official Americas HPC Partnership, on behalf of the interest shown by XSEDE, ComputeCanada, SCALAC (with the support of RedCLARA), U. S. Department of Energy National Laboratories, national institutes and centers of all the Americas to continental interests and beneficiaries. The result of the discussion will be the roadmap for the next two years.

The 2021 Americas HPC Collaboration BoF will have strategic guest speakers, representatives from international and national consortiums, and decision makers in the room to improve the discussion and to facilitate the interaction between all the participants.


URL: https://americashpccollaboration.net/


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