A Birds of a Feather session at ISC 2019
Software engineering (SWE) for computational science and engineering (CSE) is challenging, with ever-more sophisticated and higher fidelity simulations of ever-larger and more complex problems involving larger data volumes, more domains, and more researchers. Targeting both commodity and custom high-end computers and the recent rise in accelerators multiplies these challenges. We invest a great deal in creating these codes, but rarely talk about that experience; we just focus on the results.
Further, the digitalization of the whole scientific process increases the attention others may give to the CSE software we produce. Transparency and reproducibility of research puts software front and center, along with concerns about its quality and longevity. With software as an increasingly important output from scientific research, there are also concerns about how to give appropriate credit in publications and for professional advancement.
Our goal is to raise awareness of SWE for CSE on supercomputers as a major challenge, and to develop an international “community of practice” to continue these important discussions outside of workshops and other “traditional” venues.
This BoF provides an opportunity for people concerned about this topic to share existing activities, discuss how we can expand and improve on them, and share the results. Presentations and discussion notes will be made available to the community at the BoF series website, http://bit.ly/swe-cse-bof.
Details to be announced
|3 min||Introduction and Goals||David E. Bernholdt||Oak Ridge National Laboratory|
|15 min||Lightning Talks||Anshu Dubey||Argonne National Labroatory|
|37 min||General Discussion||David E. Bernholdt||Oak Ridge National Laboratory|
|5 min||Wrap-Up and Next Steps||David E. Bernholdt||Oak Ridge National Laboratory|
Order subect to change
|1||HPC Carpentry in the UK||Chris Bording||IBM Research|
|2||Software Citation: State of the Practice and Challenges||Stephan Druskat||German Aerospace Center (DLR)|
|3||Portable HPC Workflows and Software re-use||Arnold Kuzniar||Netherlands eScience Center|
|4||Why you should put your code in a community registry||Jurriaan H. Spaaks||Netherlands eScience Center|
|5||Diversity Matters||Mozhgan Kabiri Chimeh||University of Sheffield|
Notes will be taken in a shared Google Doc: https://bit.ly/swe-cse-notes
After the BOF, we will clean up the notes and archive them on this site.
|David E. Bernholdt||Oak Ridge National Laboratory|
|Mozhgan Kabiri Chimeh||University of Sheffield|
|Anshu Dubey||Argonne National Laboratory and University of Chicago|
|Carina Haupt||DLR German Aerospace|
|Michael A. Heroux||Sandia National Laboratories and St. John’s University|
|Catherine Jones||Science and Technology Facilities Council|
|Guido Juckeland||Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossedorf (HZDR)|
|Jared O’Neal||Argonne National Laboratory|
|Jurriaan H. Spaaks||Netherlands eScience Center|
David E. Bernholdt, Mozhgan Kabiri Chimeh, Anshu Dubey, Carina Haupt, Michael A. Heroux, Catherine Jones, Guido Juckeland, Jared O’Neal, Jurriaan H. Spaaks, organizers, Birds of a Feather session on Software Engineering for Computational Science and Engineering on Supercomputers, in ISC High Performance 2019 (ISC 2019), Frankfurt, Germany, June 2019. https://betterscientificsoftware.github.io/swe-cse-bof/2019-06-isc19-bof/.