Meet Us at SC19

21 October 2019

At the upcoming SC19 conference in Denver, HLRS will present new applications integrating HPC and visualization, and a secure data management and transfer framework for industrial users of HPC.

The High-Performance Computing Center Stuttgart (HLRS) will once again be participating in this year's SC19 conference, taking place from November 17-22, 2019 in Denver, Colorado (USA). The annual international conference brings together the global high-performance computing community to experience and discuss the latest technical innovations and applications in supercomputing.

You can find HLRS at booth #409, where we will be presenting the following actvities.

Immersive visualization

Members of the HLRS visualization team will present recent projects utilizing immersive parallel visualization, showcasing applications from the fields of engineering, city planning (simulations of traffic and airborne particulate matter), and architecture (building information modelling). HLRS’s centerpiece exhibit will be an augmented reality visualization of airflow in an operating room (OR), which was developed at HLRS in partnership with the German medical device manufacturer Dräger. Because heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning systems in an OR play major roles in transporting airborne bacteria, Dräger is using simulation to plan safer OR designs and reduce the rates of surgical site infections.

Data management and transfer for HPC

In conjunction with EXCELLERAT, the European Center of Excellence for Engineering Applications, HLRS and its partners are developing a new HPC platform for secure data exchange and management. The ultimate goal is to simplify data transfer for HPC users, particularly for small and medium-sized enterprises. The platform includes an easy-to-use graphic web interface for executing calculations, tools for visualizing results, mechanisms for encrypted data transfer, techniques for reducing data quantity to accelerate data transfer, a visual dashboard for cluster management, and a queuing system for production runs, among other features. Members of the EXCELLERAT team will present a prototype of the system and workflow, focusing on a ZFS use case from RWTH-Aachen University.

Using MPI-3 RMA for Active Messages

On Sunday, November 17 at 2:30 PM, HLRS computer scientist Joseph Schuchart will be co-leading a workshop titled Using MPI-3 RMA for Active Messages as part of the Workshop on Exascale MPI. He and his collaborators will present a new approach for implementing an active message queue using MPI-3 RMA primitives, showing that it may provide benefits compared to using MPI two-sided communication for inter-scheduler communication.