Live Webcast 15th Annual Charm++ Workshop

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SC19: The International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis will be in Denver, Colorado November 17-22, 2019.

For Charm++, there will be a Bird of a Feather (BoF) session on Nov. 21st (Thu) 12:15 - 13:15 in 605. Charmworks, a startup that commercially supports Charm++ will be exhibiting in booth 1680. In addition, there will be another BoF and a panel that are relevant to the Charm++ community. PPL and alumni activities are listed below.

Monday, November 18th

Time Event Title People Location

Tuesday, November 19th

Time Event Title People Location
12:15PM - 1:15PM Birds of a Feather User-Level Threads for Performant and Portable HPC Stephen Olivier, Shintaro Iwasaki, Kenjiro Taura, Laxmikant Kale, Jesus Labarta 501-502
5:15PM - 7:00PM SRC Poster Fast Profiling-based Performance Modeling of Distributed GPU Applications Jaemin Choi, David Richards, Abhinav Bhatele E Concourse

Thursday, November 21st

Time Event Title People Location
12:15PM - 1:15PM Birds of a Feather Charm++ and AMPI: Adaptive and Asynchronous Parallel Programming Sam White, Kavitha Chandrasekar, Laxmikant Kale 605

About PPL/Charm++ at SC19


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 Thursday, November 21st.

Many PPL members will be in attendance at the conference. We look forward to an exciting week at SC19!