Wednesday, March 4 and Thursday, March 5, 2015
The Oil and Gas High Performance Computing (HPC) Workshop, hosted annually at Rice University, is the premier meeting place for discussion of challenges and opportunities around high performance computing, information technology, and computational science and engineering.
The technical themes for the 2015 workshop sessions will be determined by the Program Committee based on the diversity and strengths of abstracts received and accepted.
High-end computing, computational science & engineering, and information technology continue to stand out across the Oil and Gas Industry as critical business enablers with a relatively well-understood return on investment. However, challenges are mounting around a rapidly changing technology landscape. We are now several years past the end of exponential hardware “performance” scaling. The cost of delivering future generations of Moore’s Law transistor density is increasingly difficult and may soon be cost-prohibitive. These industry-wide component challenges are accelerating the need for investments in people (workforce), algorithm development, and software innovations in order to support continued ROI and performance scalability. In light of these challenges and opportunities, we invite authors to submit abstracts in the following areas:
- Algorithms and scalability
- Big Data applications in oil & gas
- Clouds for scale-up and scale-out technical computing
- Curriculum, education and training for computing and HPC
- Data visualization/distributed visualization/remote visualization
- Distributed data management
- High performance i/o and file systems
- HPC facilities and infrastructure scaling
- Making Exascale software/hardware a reality for oil & gas
- Portable programming models for heterogeneous/hybrid system architectures
- Parallel software development and tools
- Programming models for heterogeneous/hybrid system architectures
New for 2015: Disruptive Technology Track
For the 2015 workshop, the Program Committee is soliciting submissions that will qualify for a disruptive technology track. This will be organized as a short session before a networking break and will give presenters 1 minute (pitch) in plenary, followed by space to display a 2’x3’ foam core poster during the break immediately following the pitch session. Submissions to this track need to clearly highlight the what, how, and why the technology is disruptive, as well as why it is applicable to the topic of the conference.