InteractiveHPC – Introduction: Fourth Workshop on Interactive High-Performance Computing
TimeFriday, 13 November 20202:30pm - 2:35pm EST
DescriptionInteractive exploration of large data sets, interactive preparation and debugging of large-scale scientific simulations, in situ visualization and application steering are just a few of the many compelling scenarios for interactive high-performance computing. A range of technical, organizational and sociological challenges, however, must be overcome to make these workflows mainstream and accessible: what simulation scenarios or problem domains can benefit most from interactivity, how the toolchain can be simplified, what center policies are needed to support highly interactive workflows, and how the requirements of interactive workflows and batch workflows can be balanced.
Previous editions of this workshop at ISC and SC have helped build a community of domain scientists, tool developers and HPC administrators focused on interactive supercomputing. The SC20 workshop will work to further strengthen and diversify that community as we identify the importance and tackle the challenges of highly interactive access to HPC resources.