Centre for High Performance Computing 2019 National Conference

from Sunday, 1 December 2019 (08:00) to Thursday, 5 December 2019 (17:30)
Birchwood

        : Sessions
    /     : Talks
        : Breaks
1 Dec 2019
2 Dec 2019
3 Dec 2019
4 Dec 2019
5 Dec 2019
AM
08:00 --- Registration ---
09:00
Workshop 1 CHPC Users Guide (until 10:30) ()
09:00
Workshop 2 (until 17:00) ()
09:00 OpenStack cloud installation - Mr Stig Telfer   ()
09:00
Workshop (until 17:00) ()
10:30 --- Morning Tea ---
11:00
Workshop 1 CHPC Users Guide (until 12:30) ()
08:00 --- Registration ---
09:00
Keynote - Chair: Dr Samuel Mabakane (CENTRE FOR HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPUTING) (until 10:30) ()
09:00 Opening Session   ()
09:45 KEYNOTE 1: TBC   ()
10:30 --- Morning Tea ---
11:00
HPC Applications - Chair: Prof Mahmoud Soliman (UKZN) (until 12:30) ()
11:00 In search of novel energy materials - Prof. Daniel Joubert (University of the Witwatersrand)   ()
11:20 High Performance Computing for Medical Interventional Planning Applications - Dr Malebogo Ngoepe (UCT)   ()
11:40 Next Generation Sequencing: where big data and high-performance computing meet - Dr Brigitte Glanzmann (DST-NRF Centre of Excellence for Biomedical Tuberculosis Research, South African Medical Research Council Centre for Tuberculosis Research, Division of Molecular Biology and Human Genetics, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Stellenbosch University, Cape Town, South Africa. )   ()
12:00 Field-induced exotic electronic phases in spin-filter tunnel junctions - Dr Aniekan Ukpong (UKZN)   ()
11:00
HPC Technology - Jay Lofstead (Sandia National Laboratories) (until 12:30) ()
11:00 High Performance Data Access: the Hermes approach - Prof. Xian-He Sun   ()
11:30 MeerKAT archive and data access - Martin Slabber (SARAO)   ()
12:00 Updating the Outdated Storage Paradigm to Handle Complex Computational Workloads - Mr Matt Ninesling (Spectra Logic)   ()
08:00 --- Registration ---
09:00
Keynote - Chair: Mr Leon Staphorst (Director: SANReN) (until 10:30) ()
09:00 KEYNOTE 3 (SA NREN): eInfrastructures as enablers for global science and education - Dr Josva Kleist (NORDUnet A/S)   ()
09:45 KEYNOTE 4: Scientific Applications on Heterogeneous Architectures – Data Analytics and the Intersection of HPC and Edge Computing - Prof. Michela Taufer (University of Tennessee Knoxville)   ()
10:30 --- Morning Tea ---
10:30
SA NREN - Chair: Dr Renier van Heerden (SANReN, CSIR) (until 12:35) ()
11:00 SA NREN Talk 1 - Shadreck Chitauro   ()
11:25 BRICS programme on “Cybersecurity: Software and Data Security” - Prof. Joey Jansen van Vuuren (Tshwane University of Technology)   ()
11:50 SA NREN Talk 3 - Attlee Munyaradzi Gamundani   ()
12:15 SANReN Data Transfer Pilot - Ms Kasandra Pillay (SANReN)   ()
11:00
HPC Applications - Chair: Dr Sean February (SARAO) (until 12:30) ()
11:00 Design of selective reagents and functional materials: A theoretical and experimental approach - Prof. Zenixole Tshentu (Nelson Mandela University)   ()
11:20 SAVIME - Simulation Analysis and Visualization in-Memory - Dr Fabio Porto (LNCC)   ()
11:40 Advancing the understanding of interactions between plasma arcs and power electronics with high performance computing - Dr Quinn Reynolds (Mintek)   ()
12:00 Convective scale modelling on the CHPC: ICON vs COSMO models - Mrs Patience Mulovhedzi (South African Weather Service)   ()
11:00
HPC Technology (until 12:30) ()
11:00 Parallel and Distributed Search Algorithms - Cornelia Inggs (Stellenbosch University)   ()
11:30 ML approaches for HPC - Peter Braam (University of Oxford)   ()
08:00 --- Registration ---
09:00
Keynote - Chair: Dr Anwar Vahed (until 10:30) ()
09:00 KEYNOTE 5 (DIRISA): DALI: A Data life cycle instrument for management and sharing of data: Towards the reproducibility and data reuse of scientific research - Prof. Hakizumwami Birali Runesha (University of Chicago)   ()
09:45 KEYNOTE 6: Eliminating Weapons of Math Destruction: Next-Generation Arithmetic - Prof. John Gustafson (National University of Singapore)   ()
10:30 --- Morning Tea ---
11:00
DIRISA - Chair: Mr Sthembiso Mkhwanazi (CSIR) (until 12:30) ()
11:00 More than meets the eye: Towards an Artificial Intelligence Observatory - Dr Matias Carrasco Kind (NCSA)   ()
11:20 EOS storage system - Mr Sean Murray (CHPC, CSIR)   ()
11:40 The Capture, Storage and Consumption of the MeerKAT Radio Telescope’s Sensor Data - Mr Suleiman Hoosen (South African Radio Astronomy Observatory)   ()
12:00 Federating the Ilifu Cloud - Prof. Rob Simmonds (University of Cape Town)   ()
11:00
HPC Applications - Chair: Prof Cornie van Sittert (North-West University) (until 12:30) ()
11:00 High throughput in silico screening for tailored catalytic reactivity and selectivity - Dr Caroline M. Krauter (Schrödinger GmbH)   ()
11:20 Smoke and ventilation simulation using the CHPC - Dr Kenneth Allen (Greenplan Consultants)   ()
11:40 In-silico investigations of metal coordinating enzymes: From Biofuel production to Antimicrobial drug resistance - Dr Vuyani Moses (Vuyani)   ()
12:00 Use of high-throughput sequencing to uncover resistance mechanisms in sugarcane - Mrs Robyn Jacob (South African Sugarcane Research Institute)   ()
11:00
HPC Technology (until 12:30) ()
07:00
SIG Poster (until 08:00) ()
08:00 --- Registration ---
09:00
CHPC (until 10:30) ()
09:00
SIG (until 10:30) ()
09:00
Workshop (until 17:00) ()
09:00 Accelerated free energy calculations using open-source tools - Tharindu Senapathi Dr Chris Barnett (University of Cape Town) Prof. Kevin J. Naidoo (University of Cape Town)   ()
10:30 --- Break ---
12:30 --- Lunch ---
15:00 --- Break ---
09:00
Workshop (until 17:00) ()
09:00
Workshop (until 17:00) ()
10:30 --- Morning Tea ---
11:00
CHPC (until 12:30) ()
11:00
SIG (until 12:30) ()
PM
12:30 --- Lunch Break ---
13:30
Workshop 1 CHPC Users Guide (until 15:00) ()
15:00 --- Afternoon Tea ---
15:30
Workshop 1 CHPC Users Guide (until 17:00) ()
12:30 --- Lunch Break ---
13:30
HPC Applications - Chair: Dr Malebogo Ngoepe (until 15:00) ()
13:30 Research highlights from the Molecular Bio-computations and Drug Design Research Group at UKZN - Prof. Mahmoud Soliman (UKZN)   ()
13:50 Computational Fluid Dynamics: from solar thermal receivers and collectors to sub-antarctic island wind simulation - Prof. Ken Craig (University of Pretoria)   ()
14:10 Predicting Thermodynamic Properties of Ionic Liquids—from Molecular Simulation to Machine Learning - Dr Gerhard Venter (University of Cape Town)   ()
14:30 Interaction between S. mansoni Universal stress G4LZI3 protein and selected polyphenols: a bioinformatics investigation. - Prof. Abidemi Paul Kappo (University of Zululand, KwaDlangezwa 3886, South Africa)   ()
13:30
HPC Technology - Jay Lofstead (Sandia National Laboratories) (until 15:00) ()
13:30 Designing Reusable Composable Components for the (HPC) I/O Stack - Prof. Ali Butt (Virginia Tech)   ()
14:00 PETSc: High-Performance Software Library for Engineering and Science Simulation - Prof. Hong Zhang (Mathematics and Computer Science Division Argonne National Laboratory, U.S.)   ()
14:30 NEXTGenIO: exploring the potential of non-volatile memory in HPC - David Homan (EPCC)   ()
15:00 --- Afternoon Tea ---
15:30
Keynote - Coordinator: Mr Dan Olds (OrionX) (until 17:00) ()
17:00
Poster - Coordinator: Dr Daniel Moeketsi (CHPC) (until 18:00) ()
18:00
Keynote - Chair: Dr Happy Sithole (until 19:00) ()
19:00 --- Intel Braai ---
12:30 --- Lunch Break ---
13:30
BoF - Coordinator: Mr Bryan Johnston (CHPC) (until 15:00) ()
13:30
HPC Applications - Chair: Dr Quinn Reynolds (Mintek) (until 15:00) ()
13:30 The research benefits of improving equity, diversity and inclusion - Dr Toni Collis (WHPC & Collis-Holmes Innovations)   ()
13:50 Benchmarking off-the-shelf radio astronomy software on Lengau - Dr Sean February (SARAO)   ()
14:10 BIOPERIANT12, a regional high-resolution model configuration towards developing the South African VrESM Earth System Model - Dr Nicolette Chang (Ocean Systems and Climate, CSIR)   ()
14:30 The adoption of Deep Learning in Weather Forecast - Dr Yania Molina Souto (LNCC)   ()
13:30
HPC Technology (until 15:00) ()
15:00 --- Afternoon Tea ---
15:30
BoF - Coordinator: Dr Khomotso Maenetja (University of Limpopo) (until 17:00) ()
17:00
Poster - Coordinator: Dr Daniel Moeketsi (CHPC) (until 18:00) ()
12:30 --- Lunch Break ---
13:30
BoF (until 15:00) ()
13:30
DIRISA - Chair: Ms Nicolene Fourie (CSIR) (until 15:00) ()
13:30 Developing infrastructure for federated data analysis for protected human data - Prof. Nicola Mulder (University of Cape Town)   ()
13:50 Developments Around Data in Botswana to support 4iR preparedness, Research, Innovation in a Developing Country - Prof. Tshiamo Motshegwa (University Of Botswana)   ()
14:10 Evolution of a South African eResearch support service - Dale Peters (UCT)   ()
14:30 Cybers Security Threats – Is Our Research Data Safe? - Isak van der Walt (University of Pretoria)   ()
13:30
HPC Applications - Chair: Dr Vuyani Moses (Vuyani) (until 15:00) ()
13:30 Computational Catalysis @ NWU - Prof. Cornie van Sittert (North-West University)   ()
13:50 Speech data harvesting and factorized deep neural network development for the low-resource indigenous languages of South Africa - Dr Jaco Badenhorst (CSIR Next Generation Enterprises and Institutions Cluster)   ()
14:10 Computational Modelling Study on Stability of Li-S/Se System - Dr Masedi Cliffton (UL)   ()
14:30 Finite volume modelling of dense granular flow in rotary kilns - Dr Alfred Bogaers (Ex Mente Technologies)   ()
13:30
HPC Technology (until 15:00) ()
15:00 --- Afternoon Tea ---
15:30
BoF - Coordinator: Dr Werner Janse Van Rensburg (CHPC) (until 17:00) ()
15:30
BoF - Chair: Mr Isak van der Walt (University of Pretoria) (until 17:00) ()
18:00
Keynote - Chair: Dr Happy Sithole (CHPC) (until 19:30) ()
18:00 KEYNOTE 7: The Future of Computing Will Be non-von Neumann - Prof. Thomas Sterling (Indiana University)   ()
18:45 Prize Giving Ceremony   ()
19:30 --- Dinner ---
12:30 --- Lunch Break ---
13:30
CHPC (until 15:00) ()
13:30
SIG (until 15:00) ()
15:00 --- Afternoon Tea ---
15:30
CHPC (until 16:30) ()
15:30
SIG (until 17:00) ()