OU Supercomputing Center for Education & Research

Supercomputing Symposium 2003

Wednesday September 24 -
Thursday September 25 2003
at the University of Oklahoma

Academic Sponsors

Oklahoma EPSCoR
Great Plains Network
OU VP for Research Office
OU Department of Information Technology
OU Supercomputing Center
for Education & Research

Industry Sponsors

Aspen Systems Inc.
Atipa Technologies
Dell Computer Corp
Infinicon Systems
Perfect Order

For more information or to register, contact Henry Neeman.


Participating Institutions

Wednesday, September 24 @ University of Oklahoma
Carson Engineering Center 205/206, 202 W. Boyd St. (between Asp & Jenkins)

(Requires Symposium registration)



Topic List

  • Computational Science & Engineering Overview
  • Parallel Computing by Analogy
  • A First Look at MPI: Hello world
  • Monte Carlo Simulation Using MPI_ANY_SOURCE
  • The Bootable Cluster CD
  • N-Body Simulation Using Collective Communication
  • Flow in Cartesian Meshes Using MPI_Sendrecv


Thursday, September 25 @ University of Oklahoma
College of Continuing Education
Thurman J. White Forum Building
Main Forum Room (2nd floor)
1704 Asp Ave (between Timberdell & 4th), Norman OK

7:00am - 5:00pm Registration  
7:00 - 8:30am Buffet breakfast  
8:00 - 8:15am Welcome T. H. Lee Williams
Vice President for Research
Dean, Graduate College
University of Oklahoma
8:15 - 9:00am OSCER State of the Center Address Henry Neeman
OU Supercomputing Center for Education & Research
Biography, Abstract, Slides & Streaming Video
9:00 - 10:00am Keynote: "Cyberinfrastructure: The Future and Its Challenges" Peter Freeman
Assistant Director
Directorate for Computer & Information Science & Engineering
National Science Foundation
Biography, Abstract & Slides
10:00 - 10:15am Break  
10:15 - 10:30am User Perspective:
"Using OSCER for a Real-Time Ensemble Forecasting Experiment ... and other projects"
Jason Levit
Research Associate
Storm Prediction Center,
Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Meteorological Studies
Biography, Abstract, Slides & Streaming Video
10:30am - 11:30am "Modeling as an Interactive Learning Environment" David Joiner
Staff Scientist
The Shodor Education Foundation Inc./National Computational Science Institute
Biography, Abstract & Slides

Paul Gray
Assistant Professor of Computer Science
University of Northern Iowa
Biography, Abstract & Slides
11:30am - 1:00pm Lunch/Poster session Poster guidelines
1:00 - 1:15pm User Perspective:
"High Energy Physics at OSCER"
Joel Snow
Associate Professor of Physics
Langston University
Biography, Abstract & Slides
1:15 - 2:15pm Supercomputing Technologies Stephen Wheat
HPC Principal Scientist
Intel Corp.
Biography & Abstract
2:15 - 2:45pm The Great Plains Network Greg Monaco
Director for Research
Great Plains Network
Biography, Abstract & Slides
2:45 - 3:00pm Break  
3:00 - 3:15pm User Perspective:
Parallel Processing Education
S. Lakshmivarahan
George Lynn Cross Research Professor
School of Computer Science
University of Oklahoma
Biography, Abstract & Slides
3:15 - 4:15pm "Blue Gene/L: Delivering Large Scale Parallelism" Jose Castanos
Research Staff Member IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center
Biography, Abstract & Slides
4:15 - 5:15pm PANEL:
Academic Supercomputing in the Trenches
Geoffrey Dorn
Executive Director,
BP Center for Visualization, University of Colorado at Boulder
Biography & Slides

Maria Marta Ferreyra
Assistant Professor of Economics, Carnegie Mellon University
Biography & Slides

Steven Jennings
Associate Professor of Bioinformatics & Applied Biosciences
University of Arkansas Little Rock
Biography & Slides

John Matrow
System Administrator/Trainer, Wichita State University High Performance Computing Center
Biography & Slides

Richard Sincovec
Henson Professor and Chair
Computer Science & Engineering
University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Biography & Slides
5:15 - 5:30pm Closing Remarks  
5:30pm Adjourn  

Internet Access

The Forum has wireless Internet access (802.11b).

Accomodations & Travel

Poster Guidelines

Posters should be about a research or education project that involves any of:

  • High performance computing
  • Computational science & engineering
  • Grid computing
  • Scientific visualization

The poster should focus, at least in part, on these aspects of the project. Ideally, if possible, it should be easily understood by a person who is reasonably sophisticated about science, engineering and/or math, somewhat knowledgeable about computing, but largely ignorant about the poster topic.

The poster should be no more than 4 feet wide by 3 feet high. It can either be a single large piece of paper, or many pieces of paper (e.g., printed PowerPoint slides). We will have bulletin board space and also cardboard 4' x 3' poster backing. We will also have plenty of pushpins.

Related Events

Help Us Schedule Next Year's Symposium!

We want the Oklahoma Supercomputing Symposium 2004 to be held during a week that doesn't have an OU football game, so that hotel rooms will be cheap and plentiful.

You can help us schedule the symposium by watching this webpage, which lists OU's football schedule for fall 2004. When they finish filling in the dates for September 2004, then we'll know which week is available, at which point you should send us an e-mail.

For more information or to register, contact Henry Neeman.

Department of Information Technology