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UK OpenMP Users' Conference 2018

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St Catherine's College

Manor Road

Oxford

OX1 3UJ

United Kingdom

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This inaugural event is intended to become the annual meeting of the growing UK-based community of developers who use OpenMP, with the aims being to:

  • Share OpenMP programing knowledge and best practise amongst UK users.
  • Network with fellow developers.
  • Help to promote the evolution of the OpenMP standard.
  • Provide a feedback channel to the OpenMP Architecture Review Board, so that the OpenMP language reflects the needs of the programmers who use it.
  • Enable the exchange of ideas with vendors of OpenMP hardware, software and tools.

The meeting is open to anyone who is interested in participating in, or contributing to, the UK community of OpenMP developers.

Call for Submissions

Submissions, in the form of short abstract (max 500 words) are requested for consideration by the program committee. Submissions related to any aspect of using OpenMP are of interest, including (but not limited to): case-studies of OpenMP use in applications, software tools, programming methods, debugging, performance analysis, and integration.

Submissions will be evaluated on their merit based on their relevance to OpenMP users. They do not have to cover new or un-published work, but should be topical and be appropriate for a technical audience. Three formats of presentation are available:

  • Technical Presentations and Research Papers (30 min presentations)
  • Tutorials & Workshops (1/4 or 1/2 Day)
  • Posters (Displayed during the breaks)

The final deadline for all submissions is: 31st January, 2018.

Conference Program

In addition to the technical outlined below we will be scheduling extended breaks during the event to ensure that there is plenty of time to meet and network with other member of the OpenMP community to discuss and share knowledge and experience of parallel programming with OpenMP. We also expect to include an panel discussion to include members of the OpenMP ARB, vendors and most importantly: OpenMP users.

Monday

  • Tutorial: Track #1 (all day):
    A Hands-On-Introduction to OpenMP
  • Tutorial: Track #2A (am):
    Advanced OpenMP: Performance and 4.5 Features
  • Tutorial: Track #2B (pm):
    Programming Your GPU with OpenMP: A Hands-On Introduction
  • Panel Discussion:
    OpenMP is Twenty. Where is it Going?
    Including an opportunity for users to put questions to the OpenMP ARB members present.
  • Conference Dinner (evening):
    Local restaurant for dinner followed by networking at local pub.

Tuesday

The following invited talks have currently been confirmed. Additional talks will be added according to the Call for Submissions above.

  • Keynote: Thread Alert: Improving Weather Warnings and Forecasts With OpenMP
    Paul Selwood, Manager of HPC Optimisation, Met Office
    Asbtract: Accurate weather forecasts are hugely important to a nation's economy. They help keep transport links open, keep electricity flowing and enable emergency response to extreme weather events. The Unified Model is a key
    component in the Met Office's ability to generate hundreds of forecasts every day to tight operational timescale. It is constantly being improved with more accurate and computationally expensive physics. OpenMP has been
    an important tool in meeting the scalability challenge this has presented. This presentation will describe the Unified Model's journey with OpenMP. This has taken it from an enabler of hyperthreads, through I/O acceleration to being a fully-fledged part of the model's parallelism strategy. The lessons learned during this process will be shared, along with some recent experiences with tasking to mitigate MPI load imbalance.
  • OpenMP Gotchas
    Dr Mark Bull, Architect (Research and Training), EPCC
  • OpenMP 4.5 Performance Portability
    Simon McIntosh-Smith, Prof. in High Performance Computing, University of Bristol

Conference Dinner

  • There will be a conference dinner on the evening of Monday 21st May.

UK OpenMP Users' on Linkedin and Facebook

Get the latest updates about the conference, including details of the final program and registration by joining the Linkedin UK OpenMP Users group or follow us on Facebook @ukopenmpusers or Twitter @ukopenmpusers.

Proceedings

All the presentations, tutorials and posters presented at the meeting will be collated into a set of electronic proceedings and made available on-line. All presenters must register for the conference at the prevailing rate and must attend the conference to be included in the proceedings.

Registration

  • Keep Informed. Complete this Form and we will email you when the progam is published & registration opens in early 2018. Alternatively join or follow us on Linkedin or Facebook, details above.

Program Committee

  • Conference Chair: Simon McIntosh-Smith, Prof. in High Performance Computing, University of Bristol
  • Program Co-Chair: Dr Mark Bull, Architect (Research and Training), EPCC
  • Program Co-Chair: Jim Cownie, Principal Engineer, Intel Corporation (UK) Ltd.
  • Local Organiser & Marketing Chair: Tim Lewis, Croftedge Marketing Limited

Sponsors

If your company is interested in promoting its products to the UK OpenMP community please contact the organiser to discuss the various Sponsorship Opportunities available. Packages start at £250. Your support is greatly appreciated and will help us build the UK OpenMP community.

Notes

The information presented is subject to change without notice. VAT at 20% is included in the registration fees.

About OpenMP

Jointly defined by a group of major computer hardware vendors, software vendors, and researchers, the OpenMP API is a portable, scalable model that gives parallel programmers a simple and flexible interface for developing parallel applications for platforms ranging from embedded systems and accelerator devices to multicore systems and large-scale shared-memory machines.

The OpenMP Architecure Review Board (ARB) has a mission to standardize directive-based multi-language high-level parallelism that is performant, productive and portable. The OpenMP ARB owns the OpenMP brand, oversees the OpenMP specification, and produces and approves new versions of the specification. Further information can be found at http://www.openmp.org/


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