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NSF-supported Workshop on HPC in China at SC15

ATIP participates in the SC conference each year with a booth at the exhibition in addition to hosting various workshops, panels, tours of Asian booths, and other activitites. ATIP is excited to announce that we will be holding a workshop on "Chinese Research Toward New Platforms and Real Applications" at the upcoming SC15 Conference in Austin, Texas. This workshop is supported by the US National Science Foundation and will be held on November 16, 2015 from 9:00 am - 5:30 pm at the Hliton Austin Convention Center hotel in Salon E.  A student poster session will take place from 2 pm - 3 pm.  For more information on the workshop program, please click HERE.

We will also be running guided tours of the Asian booths during the exhibition.  Please come see us at Booth #2211 to sign up!

Call for Comments on Nano Grand Challenges

On June 17, 2015, the United States National Nanotechnology Coordination Office (NNCO) announced that the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) is interested in receiving suggestions for “Nanotechnology-Inspired Grand Challenges for the Next Decade: ambitious but achievable goals that harness nanoscience, nanotechnology, and innovation to solve important national or global problems and have the potential to capture the public’s imagination.”

ATIP has prepared a brief overview of six main Nanotechnology-inspired challenges for the next decade in an A-TIP News article format for our readers' convenience.  The article can be viewed/downloaded by clicking HERE.   We encourage interested parties from all countries to submit relevant comments, which we will forward on to NNCO for their consideration.  Please send your feedback to us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and use the message line "Nano Grand Challenges."

More information on the Request for Information (RFI) and responding directly can be found in NNCO’s press release at the following link: http://www.nano.gov/node/1426 




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ATIP's First Workshop on High-Performance Computing in India:
Research Challenges on Computing in India

held on Friday, November 20, 2009 in conjunction with
Supercomputing 2009 (SC09) in Portland, OR

Sponsored by the United States National Science Foundation (NSF)
In cooperation with the Supercomputer Education and Research Centre (SERC), Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
With support from the Indo-US S&T Forum

Additional contributors:

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.

The Workshop proceedings are now available at the following link: Workshop Proceedings

The final program was as follows:

ATIP's First HPC in India Workshop 2009

Program Schedule

Friday, November 20, 2009 - 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Rooms E141/142, Oregon Convention Center

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 SpeakerProf. 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.



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

3:00 – 3:15 pm Coffee Break

3:15 – 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

4:45 – 5:00 pm Discussion

Poster Session

(*on display throughout the workshop program)


  1. “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

  2. “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.

  3. “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

  4. “HPC for Designing Nano Machine and Process” - Tarak K. Patra and Jayant K. Singh Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur

  5. “Recent Trends in HPC at HPCL” - Manoj Kumar Rajpoot, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur

  6. "Investigation of Scalability of HYCOM Ocean Model on PARAM-Yuva" - Kunal Rao, Basanta Kumar Samala, and Akshara Kaginalkar, C-DAC and University of Florida

  7. “Middleware for Long-Running Applications on Batch Grids" - Sundari M. Sivagama, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore


  9. “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

  10. "Semantically Specialized Shared Data Spaces" - Ciprian Docan*, Scott Klasky**, Manish Parahar*, *Center for Advanced Information Processing (CAIP), Rutgers University, **Oak Ridge National Laboratory

  11. Dr. Ananth Kalyanaraman, Washington State University

  12. “High-Performance Computing for Massive Graph Analysis” - Kamesh Madduri, Georgia Institute of Technology, Postdoctoral Fellow in Computational Science at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

  13. Rajib Nath, Innovative Computing Laboratory (ICL), University of Tennessee, Knoxville

  14. "Accelerating Exact Inference in Probabilistic Graphical Models on Multicore Processors" - Yinglong Xia, University of Southern California