Workshop for Beyond Leading Order Calculations on HPCs
Hosted by Argonne & FermiLab LPC
Sponsored by the DOE HEP Center for Computing Excellence
Coordinators: Taylor Childers & Liz Sexton-Kennedy
Time: September 22-23 (9am – 6pm on Thursday, 9am – 12pm on Friday)
Location: Fermilab, specific room to be announced.
The DOE will spend $0.5B over the next three years to replace current supercomputing resources with new machines. Current machines provide about 15B core-hours per year to scientific research, with LHC experiments using around 100M core-hours per year. The new machines will provide more than an order of magnitude increase in the computing resources available at the HPC institutes such as the NERSC (National Energy Research Scientific Computing) center, the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility, and the Oak Ridge Computing Facility. HEP must focus on using these machines effectively in order to achieve the science goals set out by the P5 report. This workshop brings together developers of parton event generators and software experts from HPC institutes in order to work toward HPC friendly codes that allow for the most compute intensive calculations to scale to millions of parallel processes.