Live Webcast 15th Annual Charm++ Workshop


PPL and Charm++ Events at

SC18: The International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis will be in Dallas, Texas November 11-16, 2018.

For Charm++, there will be a Bird of a Feather (BoF) session on Nov. 14th (Wed) 12:15 - 13:15 in D220. Charmworks, a startup that commercially supports Charm++ will be exhibiting in booth 3058. In addition, there will be a panel and a workshop keynote that are relevant to the Charm++ community. PPL and alumni activities are listed below.

Monday, November 12th

Time Event Title People Location
9:00AM - 5:30PM Workshop Keynote ESPM2 2018: Fourth International Workshop on Extreme Scale Programming Models and Middleware Laxmikant Kale D166

Tuesday, November 13th

Time Event Title People Location
4:00PM - 4:30PM Paper Evaluation of an Interference-Free Node Allocation Policy on Fat-Tree Clusters Nikhil Jain, Abhinav Bhatele C140/142
4:30PM - 5:00PM Paper Mitigating Inter-Job Interference Using Adaptive Flow-Aware Routing Nikhil Jain, Abhinav Bhatele C140/142

Wednesday, November 14th

Time Event Title People Location
12:15PM - 1:15PM Birds of a Feather Charm++ and AMPI: Adaptive and Asynchronous Parallel Programming Sam White, Eric Bohm, Laxmikant Kale D220
1:30PM - 3:00PM Panel Runtime for Exascale and Beyond: Convergence or Divergence? Laxmikant Kale C155/156
4:00PM - 4:30PM Paper ADAPT: Algorithmic Differentiation Applied to Floating-Point Precision Tuning Harshitha Menon C141/143/149

About PPL/Charm++ at SC18

The Parallel Programming Laboratory (PPL) at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign is a research group that has been creating innovative solutions in HPC for over 25 years. Adaptive runtime systems is the core research focus of PPL. The research results are embodied in the Charm++ parallel programming system and the Adaptive MPI library, which have been used to develop many highly scalable applications, including NAMD (biophysics), OpenAtom (materials), ChaNGa (astronomy), EpiSimdemics (simulation of contagion spread), etc.

Charm++ is a strong contender for an exascale programming model, with all the adaptive features built into Charm++, including dynamic load balancing, power/energy/temperature management, and resilience.

PPL will host a Birds of a Feather (BoF) Session on "Charm++ and AMPI: Adaptive and Asynchronous Parallel Programming." This is an ideal opportunity to learn more about how Charm++ is used in practice, see how it's growing, and influence its future direction. The session will take place from 12:15PM – 1:15PM on Wednesday, November 14th.

Many PPL members will be in attendance at the conference. We look forward to an exciting week at SC18!