NEXTGenIO/SAGE Workshop @ HPC Summit Week, Slovenia

HPC Summit Week, Slovenia 29-May-2018 @ 14:30 to 18:30

NEXTGenIO/SAGE Workshop

HPC Summit Week,

University of Ljubljana
Pravna fakulteta/Faculty of Law
Poljanska 2
1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia

Location: SEM2

29-May-2018 @ 14:30 to 18:30

This joint NEXTGenIO/SAGE workshop will discuss how these two H2020 I/O and storage-oriented projects are uniquely addressing the challenges of IO at Exascale.  The workshop will feature speakers from both projects and presents the progress these initiatives have made in tackling this hard problem. The talks will be very interactive!

Link for Registration: http://www.eiseverywhere.com/europeanhpcsummitweek18

Project Descriptions

The NEXTGenIO project (www.nextgenio.eu) addresses a key challenge not only for Exascale, but also for HPC and data intensive computing in general: the challenge of I/O performance. As core-counts have massively increased over the past few years, the performance of I/O subsystems have struggled to keep up with computational performance and have become a key bottleneck on today’s largest systems. NEXTGenIO will develop a prototype computing platform that uses on-node non-volatile memory, bridging the latency gap between DRAM and disk, thus removing this bottleneck. In addition to the hardware that will be built as part of the project, NEXTGenIO will develop the software stack (from OS and runtime support to programming models and tools) that goes hand-in-hand with this new hardware architecture.

The SAGE project (www.sagestorage.eu) tasks itself with building a data centric infrastructure for handling extreme data in the Exascale/Exabyte era centred on a storage-oriented solution, ‘Percipient Storage’ – co-designed with I/O intensive codes and data centric applications. SAGE incorporates cutting edge innovations from an ecosystem of critical supporting research areas in highly distributed storage platforms, data analytics frameworks, data management tools and programming models. SAGE proposes an advanced object based storage solution, with a very flexible new API enabling applications and external data sets to exploit a deep I/O hierarchy consisting of different types of storage tiers (including NVRAM, Flash and Disk technologies). The solution will have the capability to run computations on data in any tier, with a homogenous view of data throughout the stack, drastically reducing the energy footprint of data movements.

Organisers

Michele Weiland (NEXTGenIO/EPCC)

Sai Narasimhamurthy (SAGE/Seagate)

Workshop Schedule

14:30 - 14:50

Exascale Storage and I/O - Introductory Talk (Prof. Mark Parsons, EPCC)

14:50 - 15:20

NEXTGenIO architecture and use cases (Michele Weiland, EPCC)

15:20 - 15:40

SAGE Platform Status & Usage (Ganesan Umanesan, Seagate)

15:40 - 16:10

NEXTGenIO applications: Memory and I/O profiles (Tomislav Subic, Arctur)

16:10 - 16:30

Runtimes for pre/post processing (Nicolas Vandenbergen, Juelich Supercomputing Center)

16:30 - 17:00

Coffee Break

17:00 - 17:20

HSM: Achieving I/O across multiple Tiers (Thomas Leibovici, CEA)

17:20 - 17:40

PGAS I/O with multiple tiers (Stefano Markidis, KTH)

17:40 - 18:00

Exploring Object Storage Performance on Extreme Scale Supercomputers (Stefano Markidis, KTH)

18:00 - 18:30

Open Discussion

 

About NEXTGenIO and SAGE

NEXTGenIO has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation programme under Grant Agreement no.671951

SAGE has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation programme under Grant Agreement no.671500

Date: 
Tuesday, May 29, 2018
Venue: 
HPC Summit Week, Slovenia University of Ljubljana Pravna fakulteta/Faculty of Law Poljanska 2 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia