The Asian Technology Information Program (ATIP) will soon begin its sixteenth year of operations throughout Asia. ATIP is recognized as a premier source of information on Asia’s most important scientific and technological trends and developments. ATIP covers a broad set of S&T topics across the Asian region, and is particularly experienced in reporting on High-Performance Computing (HPC). ATIP provides timely information on Asian HPC initiatives and accomplishments and has published more than 400 reports on HPC in Asia.
ATIP's First Workshop on HPC in India was highly successful and achieved the following goals: (a) introduced the US HPC research community to potentially new approaches to solving challenging HPC problems, (b) allowed US and Indian researchers to meet and share ideas concerning HPC, and (c) encouraged preparation of joint research proposals with researchers from both US and India.
A key aspect of this workshop was the unique opportunity for members of the US research community to interact and have direct discussions with top Indian scientists who traveled to the US to participate.
The US National Science Foundation (NSF) was the Primary Sponsor, and several outstanding scientists from both the US and India acted as advisors for this workshop.
8:30 – 8:35 am
Welcome and Opening Remarks – Workshop Co-Organizers Dr. David
Kahaner (ATIP President) and Prof. R. Govindarajan (Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore)
8:35 – 9:00 am
Keynote Speaker – Prof. Samir K. Brahmachari, Director General, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), New Delhi
Session 1: Engineering Applications
9:05 – 9:20 am “Computational Challenges in Electromagnetics” – Prof. N. Balakrishnan, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
9:20 – 9:35 am “Parallel Finite Computation of Flows” – Prof. Sanjay Mittal, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur
9:35 – 9:50 am “Computational Challenges for Monsoon Studies in India” – Prof. Ravi Nanjundiah, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
9:50 – 10:05 am Discussion
10:05 – 10:30 am Coffee Break
Session 2: HPC Systems Research
10:30 – 10:45 am “C-DAC’s HPC Programme” – Vinodh Kumar, Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC), Pune
10:45 – 11:00 am “Challenges of GARUDA: The National Grid Computing Initiative of India” – Dr. Subrata Chattopadhayay, C-DAC, Bangalore
11:00 – 11:15 am “Grid Middleware for High Performance Computing” – Dr. Sathish Vadhiyar, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
11:15 – 11:30 am “Programming Models, Languages, and Compilation for Accelerator Based Architectures” – Prof. R. Govindarajan, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
11:30 – 11:45 am “High-Performance Computing at IIT Bombay” – Prof. Srinivas Aluru, Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai
11:45 – Noon Discussion
Session 3: Industry Session 1
12.00 – 12.15 pm “Cray Being Part of Indian Innovation” – Peter Ungaro, CEO and President, Cray Inc.
12:15 – 12:30 pm “Addressing the Challenges in HPC Adoption” – Dr. Ashwini Nanda, HPC Research Inc.
12:30 – 1:30 pm LUNCH / NETWORKING / POSTER SESSION / PANEL DISCUSSION
Session 4: HPC Science Applications
1:30 – 1:45 pm “Understanding the Stability and Function of Proteins through Simulations and Structure Networks” – Prof. Saraswathi Vishveshwara, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
1:45 – 2:00 pm “High Performance Computing at NIMHANS and its Impact on Mental Health Research in India” – Prof. N. Pradhan, National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences, Bangalore
2:00 – 2:15 pm “Impact of HPC on Chemistry and Environment” – Prof. E.D. Jemmis, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Trivandrum
2:15 – 2:30 pm “Modelling Soft Matter” – Prof. S. Balasubramanian, JN Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Bangalore
Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Bangalore
2:30 – 2:45 pm “Chemical Dynamics in Aqueous Media” – Prof. Amalendu Chandra, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur
2:45 – 3:00 pm Discussion
– 3:15 pm Coffee Break
– 3:45 pm Poster Session*
Session 5: Industry Session 2
3:45 – 4:00 pm “The High-Performance Computing Market in India - Challenges and Opportunities” – Sandeep Lodha, Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Netweb Technologies
4:00 – 4:15 pm “Challenges in HPC Storage” - Subram Natarajan, IBM India
4:15 – 4:30 pm “High Performance Computing Solutions at CRL” – Shrirang K. Karandikar, Computational Research Laboratory (CRL)
4:30 – 4:45 pm “Moving Towards Energy-Efficient Clusters” - Arun Bharadwaj, Dell
Session 6: Discussion and Roundup
– 5:00 pm Discussion
(*on display throughout the workshop program)
- “Non-covalent Interactions Involving Aromatic Residues in Protein Structures: Stability and Dynamics in Membrane and Globular Proteins using Molecular Dynamics Simulations”- Alok Jain and Ramasubbu Sankararamakrishnan, Department of Biological Sciences and Bioengineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur
- “An Integrated Simulation and Visualization Framework for Tracking Cyclone Aila” - Preeti Malakar*, Vijay Natarajan*†, Sathish S. Vadhiyar†, and Ravi S. Nanjundiah§, *Department of Computer Science and Automation; †Supercomputer Education and Research Centre; §Centre for Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences.
- “Cardiac Arrhythmias: What can we learn from High-Performance Computing?” - Alok Ranjan Nayak and Rahul Pandit, Department of Physics, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India
- “HPC for Designing Nano Machine and Process” - Tarak K. Patra and Jayant K. Singh Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur
- “Recent Trends in HPC at HPCL” - Manoj Kumar Rajpoot, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur
- "Investigation of Scalability of HYCOM Ocean Model on PARAM-Yuva" - Kunal Rao, Basanta Kumar Samala, and Akshara Kaginalkar, C-DAC and University of Florida
- “Middleware for Long-Running Applications on Batch Grids" - Sundari M. Sivagama, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
UNITED STATES PARTICIPANTS
- “Comparing the Performance of Clusters, Hadoop, and Active Disks on Microarray Correlation Computations” – Jeffrey A. Delmerico, Nathanial A. Byrnes, Andrew E. Bruno, Matthew D. Jones, Steven M. Gallo, Vipin Chaudhary, Center for Computational Research, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
- "Semantically Specialized Shared Data Spaces" - Ciprian Docan*, Scott Klasky**, Manish Parahar*, *Center for Advanced Information Processing (CAIP), Rutgers University, **Oak Ridge National Laboratory
- Dr. Ananth Kalyanaraman, Washington State University
- “High-Performance Computing for Massive Graph Analysis” - Kamesh Madduri, Georgia Institute of Technology, Postdoctoral Fellow in Computational Science at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
- Rajib Nath, Innovative Computing Laboratory (ICL), University of Tennessee, Knoxville
- "Accelerating Exact Inference in Probabilistic Graphical Models on Multicore Processors" - Yinglong Xia, University of Southern California