SPEC Workshop hosted by Indiana University has ended

April 2020:
    The workshop report is ready: https://scholarworks.iu.edu/dspace/handle/2022/25344?show=full
    Direct Link to PDF: link

Thanks everyone for attending this workshop!
Talks slides can be downloaded below under each talk, and also be accessed here at IU’s Box folder.

Objective: Explore true performance using application benchmark for the next generation HPC systems.

DateSeptember 12-13, 2019

Location: The Westin Alexandria Old Town, 400 Courthouse Sq, Alexandria, VA, USA.
(Hotel booking link below in travel information)

Meeting Room:   The room is different on Friday!   We have a bigger nicer room!  Turn right from the stairs on 2nd floor when going up from the lobby,   our room, named "Bell", is the first room on your left! 

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. OAC-1842623, Eager: Measuring Real World Application Performance on Next-Generation Computing Systems. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

Quick Registration: 
Click here to register using the official EventBrite registration site. Space is limited.

Travel information:
We plan to reimburse participants, who request it, up to at least $800 per person. All reservations for travel, etc. are to be made by individuals and reimbursement will be made after the meeting.

We strongly encourage you to stay at the host hotel.  A block of rooms has been reserved and we must fill them or we pay for them anyway. We’ve negotiated a room rate of $159+ per night which includes complimentary wireless in the hotel and meeting rooms.   Click here for the reservation site (if calling mention: NSF SPEC Workshop-Indiana University Room Block).Rooms must be reserved by August 26, 2019 to secure the negotiated room rate.

Click here for information about travel to/from meeting/hotel.

For questions regarding logistics, hotel, reimbursement, or meeting space contact Robert Ping at robping @ iu dot edu .

Confirmed speakers:

  • David Richards, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), USA
  • Henry Jin, The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), USA
  • Jack Wells, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), USA 
  • Piotr Luszczek, University of Tennessee Knoxville (UTK), USA
  • Robert Henschel, Indiana University (IU), USA
  • Sunita Chandrasekaran, University of Delaware (UD), USA
  • William Kramer, NCSA/University of Illinois, USA
  • Zhao Liu, National Supercomputing Center in Wuxi, China

Other confirmed attendees:
  • Alan Sussman, National Science Foundation (NSF), USA
  • Bronson Messer, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), USA
  • David Bailey,  https://www.davidhbailey.com,  retired from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), USA   
  • Edward Walker,  National Science Foundation (NSF), USA
  • Rich Vuduc, Georgia Institute of Technology (GaTech), USA
  • Rudolf Eigenmann, University of Delaware (UD), USA
  • Junjie Li, Indiana University (IU), USA

See the tentative agenda below.
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Thursday, September 12 • 1:15pm - 3:00pm
Overview of SPEC High Performance Group and HPC2020 Benchmark Suite

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Part I by Robert:
Abstract: This talk will focus on the history of the SPEC High Performance Group and the benchmarks they have created over the last 20 years. I will present an overview of the High Performance Group as well as SPEC’s benchmarking philosophy in general. Most everyone knows SPEC for the SPEC CPU benchmarks that are heavily used when comparing processor performance, but the High Performance Group specifically focuses on whole system benchmarking utilizing the parallelization paradigms common in HPC, like MPI, OpenMP and OpenACC. I will present use cases for the benchmarks like comparing compiler performance and performance of programming paradigms like OpenMP and OpenACC. I will also give an overview of the HPC2020 benchmark, which is currently under development.

Part II by Sunita:
Abstract: This talk will focus on the usage of SPEC ACCEL Benchmark Suite for research, education and learning purposes. I will present some of the on-going research activities that uses the suite to compare and find similarities between usage of programming models. I will also present studies on the usage of SPEC ACCEL Suite on NSF Jetstream infrastructure and preliminary efforts to dockerize the suite.

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Sunita Chandrasekaran

Assistant Professor, University of Delaware
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Robert Henschel

Director, Pervasive Technology Institute at Indiana University

Thursday September 12, 2019 1:15pm - 3:00pm EDT
The Westin Alexandria Old Town 400 Courthouse Square, Alexandria, VA 22314, USA