UMD to Host Booth at SC17

After a well-received first year at SC16, the University of Maryland will again be hosting a booth at this year's Supercomputing 2017 conference. SC17 brings together scientists, engineers, and researchers from the international community with a technical program full of presentations and tutorials. It is an excellent setting to meet other like-minded individuals with whom you can learn and share information. SC17 will be held in Denver, Colorado from November 12 to 17. For more information on the conference, see the SC17 website.

The UMD booth will serve to showcase research and projects currently being performed at the University. Located in the exhibit hall, the UMD booth is number 2157, just look for the giant terrapin suspended from the ceiling.

We are also seeking UMD individuals (or their collaborators) that would like to speak at the conference or that would like to have their work represented at our booth. If you have posters, short videos, or a few powerpoint slides that show off your work, please contact

Booth presentations will be held on Tuesday through Thursday during the conference. The schedule of speakers is included below. Be sure to check back here for updates, as this list may change.

Speaker Timetable

Time Topic Speaker

Tuesday, November 14

10:10 MARCC: The Maryland Advanced Research Computing Center: Supporting Maryland's HPC Ecosystem Kevin Manalo (Johns Hopkins)
12:10 Computational Sciences Research at ARL Raju Namburu (ARL)
12:40 Regional Software Defined Science DMZ (SD-SDMZ) Tom Lehman and Xi Yang (UMD/MAX)
13:10 Adaptive compression to improve I/O performance of climate simulations Swati Singhal (UMD/CS)
15:10 Auto-tuning of Speed and Accuracy Jeff Hollingsworth (UMD)

Wednesday, November 15

10:10 Evaluating Communication Costs for Distributed Sparse Tensor Factorization on Multi-GPU Systems Thomas Rolinger (UMD/CS)
12:40 SENSE: SDN for End-to-end Networked Science at the Exascale Tom Lehman and Xi Yang (UMD/MAX)
13:10 Programmable HPC Network Fabrics for Adaptive Computing Venkat Dasari (ARL)
15:10 Auto-tuning of Speed and Accuracy Jeff Hollingsworth (UMD)

Thursday, November 16

10:10 Managing HPC Allocations and Users with Perl Tom Payerle (UMD/DIT)
12:40 Building 100G DTNs hurts my head! Kevin Hildebrand (UMD/DIT)