Centre for High Performance Computing 2020 National Conference

from Monday, 30 November 2020 (10:00) to Wednesday, 2 December 2020 (20:00)


        : Sessions
    /     : Talks
        : Breaks
30 Nov 2020
1 Dec 2020
2 Dec 2020
AM
10:00 --- Informal Chat ---
10:30
Keynote - Chair: Werner Janse Van Rensburg (CHPC) (until 12:00) ()
10:30 Opening & Announcements - Werner Janse Van Rensburg (CHPC)   ()
10:40 Welcome: Department of Science and Innovation (DSI) - Dr Daniel Adams (Department of Science and Innovation)   ()
11:00 Welcome: National Integrated Cyber Infrastructure System (NICIS) - Dr Happy Sithole (CHPC)   ()
11:20 Keynote 1: From Centralized Hyperscale to Edge Cloud and Edge AI - Dr Andile Ngcaba (Convergence Partners Investments)   ()
10:00 --- Vendor Technology Showcase ---
11:00
HPC Applications - Chair: Andrew Gill (CHPC) (until 12:00) ()
11:00 Electron density in uncovering reaction mechanism - Prof. Ignacy Cukrowski (University of Pretoria, Department of Chemistry)   ()
11:30 HPC as an Enabler for Growth in Computational Fluid Dynamics Research - Dr Muaaz Bhamjee (University of Johannesburg)   ()
11:00
HPC - Chair: Bryan Johnston (CHPC) (until 12:00) ()
11:00 From touching the code to online coding clubs - Jean Greyling (Nelson Mandela University)   ()
11:30 Two decades of African research on academia-industry high performance computing access and utilization – A systematic literature review - Prof. Liezel Cilliers (University of Fort Hare)   ()
11:00
SADC (until 12:00) ()
11:00 Welcome and Opening: - Mr Alberto Tonela (Mozambique)   ()
11:15 SADC Secretariat - Ms Anneline Morgan (SADC Secretariat)   ()
11:30 Progress report on implementation of SADC Cyber-Infrastructure Framework - Dr Happy Sithole (CHPC)   ()
11:45 Importance of Data in responding to COVID-19 - Mr Davis Adieno (Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data)   ()
10:00 --- Informal Chat ---
11:00
HPC Applications - Chair: Charles Crosby (CHPC) (until 12:00) ()
11:00 Foodborne disease surveillance using next-generation sequencing - Dr Rian Pierneef (Agricultural Research Council Biotechnology Platform)   ()
11:30 A multi-physics framework for modelling coupled heterogeneous transport and reaction kinetics - Dr Oliver Oxtoby (Engys Ltd)   ()
11:00
HPC - Chair: Lepeke Phukungoane (CHPC) (until 12:00) ()
11:00 Calabash - why store your data in a cloud when you can use a gourd ? - Simon Ratcliffe (SARAO)   ()
11:30 SANReN Data Transfer Pilot Service and Performance Enhancement Response Team update - Kasandra Pillay (SANReN)   ()
PM
12:00 --- Break ---
12:15
Keynote - Chair: Dorah Thobye (Staff) (until 13:15) ()
12:15 Keynote 2: Accelerate Insights with AI and HPC combined - Stephan Gillich (Intel)   ()
13:15 --- Break (Lunch) ---
14:00
HPC Applications - Chair: Daniel Moeketsi (CHPC) (until 15:00) ()
14:00 A Spatial Model for Covid-19 - Dr Zaid Kimmie   ()
14:30 A new view of the centre of our galaxy with MeerKAT - Dr Ian Heywood (University of Oxford / Rhodes University / SARAO)   ()
14:00
HPC - Chair: Zama Mtshali (Technical team) (until 15:00) ()
14:00 Configuring the Kaldi ASR toolkit for the Lengau Cluster - Ewald Van der Westhuizen (Stellenbosch University)   ()
14:30 Stories from the Front Lines: The Good, Bad, and Ugly of Building an Opensource Distributed Platform for Scientific Compute: Software, Hardware, and Community - Rudolph Pienaar (Boston Children's Hospital)   ()
15:00 --- Break ---
15:15
HPC Applications - Chair: Charles Crosby (CHPC) (until 16:15) ()
15:15 Simulation of atmospheric composition and air quality on the CHPC - Prof. Rebecca Garland (CSIR)   ()
15:45 Epsilon Aerospace Computational Mechanics - Mr Ndumiso Mthembu   ()
15:15
HPC - Chair: Krishna Govender (CHPC) (until 16:15) ()
15:15 Accelerating HPC+AI science workflows using NVIDIA GPU - Dr Gunter Röth (NVIDIA SA)   ()
15:45 The Role of Storage for efficient Machine Learning - Sven Breuner (Excelero)   ()
16:15 --- Break ---
16:30
Keynote - Chair: Edward Rakate (CHPC) (until 17:30) ()
16:30 Keynote 3: Strong Gravitational Lensing and Machine Learning in the Era of Large Sky Surveys - Prof. Laurence Perreault Levasseur (Université de Montréal)   ()
17:30 --- Break ---
17:45
Keynote - Dan Olds (OrionX) Facilitators: Addison Snell (Intersect360 Research) (until 19:15) ()
17:45 Industry Crossfire: HPC Market Overview and SC20 Reactions - Addison Snell (Intersect360 Research)   ()
18:15 Industry Crossfire: Vendor Panel Discussions - Dan Olds (OrionX) Addison Snell (Intersect360 Research)   ()
19:15 --- Informal Chat ---
12:00 --- Break ---
12:15
DIRISA - Chair: Anwar Vahed (CSIR) (until 13:15) ()
12:15 Data Intensive Time-Domain Astronomy with MeerKAT and the SKA - Prof. Patrick Woudt (University of Cape Town)   ()
12:45 Trusted digital repository certification with Core Trust Seal: the ilifu experience from consortial collaboration to sustainable service. - Mr Niklas Zimmer (University of Cape Town) Dr Dale Peters (University of Cape Town)   ()
12:15
HPC Applications - Chair: Zintle Sanda (CHPC) (until 13:15) ()
12:15 Development and application of climate models over Africa using the CHPC - Prof. Babatunde Abiodun (University of Cape Town)   ()
12:45 Interfacial and Morphological phase transitions in Polymeric Materials - Prof. Giuseppe Pellicane (University of Messina (Italy) and UKZN (South Africa))   ()
12:15
HPC - Chair: Themba Hlatshwayo (System Administration) (until 13:15) ()
12:15 NVIDIA Mellanox InfiniBand In-Network Computing - Gilad Shainer (Nvidia)   ()
12:45 Budgets and Allocation in HPC - Dr Ian Littlewood (Altair Engineering Ltd)   ()
12:15
SADC (until 13:15) ()
12:15 Presentation on Status of Open and Distance Learning in SADC implications of COVID-19 and future of digitation - Prof. Jako Olivier (UNESCO Chair on Multimodal Learning and Open Educational Resources ) Ms Carloyn Medel-Anonuevo (UNESCO)   ()
12:40 Update on establishment of SADC University of Transformation- SADC Secretariat - Prof. Martin Oosthuizen (Southern African Regional University Associations)   ()
12:55 Discussions   ()
13:15 --- Break (Lunch) ---
14:00
DIRISA - Chair: Fatima Darries (Unisa) (until 15:00) ()
14:00 Implementation of data standards for African genomics data by H3ABioNet - Sumir Panji (H3ABioNet / CBIO / UCT)   ()
14:30 Digital Literacy Frameworks – The Underlying Data Principles - Isak van der Walt (University of Pretoria)   ()
14:00
HPC Applications - Chair: Inus Scheepers (CHPC) (until 15:00) ()
14:00 High-performance computing in the era of genomics - Dr Arsalan Emami-Khoyi (University of Johannesburg)   ()
14:30 Toward the development of an efficient and scalable computational fluid dynamics solver for mesoscale phase separation problems - Dr Quinn Reynolds (Mintek)   ()
14:00
HPC - Chair: Eric Mbele (until 15:00) ()
14:00 Diversified Computing Power for Pervasive Intelligence - Dr Bin Zhou   ()
14:30 Artificial Techniques in Pharmaceuticals and Drug Discovery - Adnan Khaleel (Dell)   ()
14:00
SADC (until 15:00) ()
14:00 Role of Cyber-Infrastructure in responding to COVID-19 (HPC and NReNs) – Botswana, South Africa, and Zambia - Happy Sithole (CHPC) Mr Lourino Chemane (Mozambique) Mr Stein Mkandawire (Zambia) Prof. Anicia Peters (Namibia)   ()
14:45 Update and progress on Weather and Climate project - Dr Mary-Jane Bopape (South African Weather Service)   ()
15:00 --- Break ---
15:05 --- Break ---
15:05
SADC (until 16:15) ()
15:05 Recap on Governance Structures and Status - Anneline Morgan (SADC Secretariat)   ()
15:35 Establishment of Botswana NReN - Dr Tshiamo Motshegwa   ()
15:50 Road Map and Action Plan on Outcomes of the 10th SADC Cyber-Infrastructure Experts Meeting and next meeting 2021   ()
16:10 Closing and end of meeting   ()
15:15
DIRISA - Chair: Isak van der Walt (University of Pretoria) (until 16:15) ()
15:15 CODATA-RDA Data Summer School - annual event for early career researchers - Dr Bianca Peterson (University of North West)   ()
15:45 Sustainable management of remotely sensed Earth Observation Data: A case for High Performing Computing and Big Data platform development in Kenya - Boniface Akuku (Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organization)   ()
15:15
HPC Applications - Chair: Nkwe Monama (CHPC) (until 16:15) ()
15:15 Cooperation between computational modelling and experimental characterization of materials - Dr Rose Modiba (CSIR)   ()
15:45 Dealing with the MeerKAT Data Deluge: Risk for the Data Centre, Reward for the Scientist - Dr Bradley Frank (IDIA / SARAO)   ()
15:15
HPC - Chair: Sticks Mabakane (CENTRE FOR HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPUTING) (until 16:15) ()
15:15 HPC in Automotive and Autonomous driving solutions - Gabriel Sallah (Microsoft)   ()
15:45 AMD’s Heterogeneous Path to Exascale - Matt Foley (Advanced Micro Devices)   ()
16:15 --- Break ---
16:30
Keynote - Chair: Anwar Vahed (until 17:30) ()
16:30 Keynote 4: Automated Detection of Eskers in Hillshaded Digital Elevation Models Using Convolutional Neural Networks - Dr Kassim Mwitondi (Sheffield Hallam University)   ()
17:30 --- Break ---
17:45
Keynote - Chair: Leon Staphorst (Director: SANReN) (until 19:15) ()
17:45 Keynote 5: Integrated Approach to Enabling Digital Transformation of the Education Sector - Matthews Mtumbuka (UbuntuNet Alliance)   ()
18:45 eduroam Special Session - Thokozani Khwela (SANReN) Leon Staphorst (Director: SANReN)   ()
19:15 --- Informal Chat ---
12:00 --- Break ---
12:15
HPC Applications - Chair: Anton Lopis (CHPC) (until 13:15) ()
12:15 Novel Peptides as Potent Inhibitors of SARS-CoV-2 that work by Two distinct mechanisms: Molecular Docking and Dynamics Approach - Dr Lucy Kiruri (Kenyatta University)   ()
12:45 Machine learning-based prediction of phases in high-entropy alloys - Prof. Ronald Machaka (CSIR)   ()
12:15
HPC - Chair: Jay Lofstead (Sandia National Laboratories) (until 13:15) ()
12:15 Converging Storage Technologies Using a Flexible HPC Storage Framework - Michael Kuhn (Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg)   ()
12:45 The GekkoFS Burst Buffer File System - Prof. André Brinkmann (Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz)   ()
13:15 --- Long Break — Lunch ---
14:00
HPC Applications - Chair: Krishna Govender (CHPC) (until 15:00) ()
14:00 Large Scale Computations in Data Science - Dr Bubacarr Bah (African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) South Africa & Stellenbosch University)   ()
14:30 Rational design of Sn(IV) porphyrins for photodynamic therapy: progress to date and future perspectives - Prof. John Mack (Rhodes University)   ()
14:00
HPC - Chair: Sean Murray (CERN/CHPC, CSIR) (until 15:00) ()
14:00 A Workflow for Identifying Jobs with Similar I/O Behavior Utilizing Time Series Analysis - Dr Julian Kunkel (University of Reading)   ()
14:30 Stitch-IO for Additive Manufacturing Simulation - Jay Lofstead (Sandia National Laboratories)   ()
15:00 --- Break ---
15:15
HPC Applications - Chair: Binjamin Barsch (CHPC) (until 16:15) ()
15:15 An ab initio high performance computing approach to time-dependent cosmic-ray modulation - Mr Katlego Moloto (NWU)   ()
15:45 Lung Health Screening by Automatic Cough Analysis with Applications to Tuberculosis and COVID-19 - Dr Madhurananda Pahar (Stellenbosch University)   ()
15:15
HPC - Chair: Jay Lofstead (Sandia National Laboratories) (until 16:15) ()
15:15 LANL HPC Storage Thrusts - Mr Gary Grider (Los Alamos National Laboratory)   ()
15:45 Managing Bufferbloat in Storage Systems - Carlos Maltzahn (University of California, Santa Cruz)   ()
16:15 --- Break ---
16:30
Keynote - Chair: Happy Sithole (NICIS) (until 17:30) ()
16:30 Keynote 6: HPC – the Point of the Spear - Prof. Thomas Sterling (Indiana University)   ()
17:30 --- Break ---
17:45
Keynote - Chair: Happy Sithole (NICIS) (until 19:15) ()
19:15 --- Informal Chat ---