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  • 07 Oct 2016 8:30 AM | SHPCP (Administrator)

    2017 Oil & Gas HPC Conference
    March 15-16, 2017
    Rice University

    Submit your Abstract!

    Abstracts due by November 23, 2016.

    2017 marks the 10th anniversary for the Oil and Gas High Performance Computing (HPC) Conference, hosted annually at Rice University. The conference is the premier meeting place for the industry to engage in conversations about challenges and opportunities in high performance computing, information technology, computational science and engineering, and data science. Attended by 500+ leaders from the oil and gas industry, academia, national labs, and IT industry, this is a unique opportunity to engage key stakeholders.

    The Program Committee is pleased to invite you to submit a technical abstract(s) to be considered for the conference program. The conference is structured with keynote and plenary presentations and thematically organized parallel sessions. The 2016 themes were:Algorithms & Accelerators I; Algorithms & Accelerators II; Facilities, Infrastructure & Visualization; Data Analytics Approaches and Tools; a Disruptive Technology track featuring lightning tech-talks on emerging technologies; and a student poster session.

    Technical themes for the 2017 conference sessions will be determined based on the diversity and strengths of the abstracts accepted. In addition to regular conference abstracts we also encourage students to submit poster abstracts on their HPC graduate research.

    High-performance computing, computational science and engineering, data science, and information technology continue to stand out across the oil and gas industry as critical business enablers. With Moore’s law as we know it coming to an end, challenges are mounting around a rapidly changing technology landscape. Challenges also represent opportunities and the need for investments in people (workforce), algorithms, software innovations, and hardware platforms to support system scalability and demands for increasing digitization in a tough oil & gas market. In light of these challenges and opportunities we invite abstracts in the following areas:

    • Big data and machine learning in oil & gas
    • Making exascale a reality in oil & gas
    • Distributed data management
    • Data visualization (local, distributed & remote)
    • High performance i/o and file systems
    • Programming models and examples for heterogeneous/hybrid system architectures
    • Parallel software development and tools
    • Algorithms and scalability
    • HPC facilities and infrastructure scaling
    • Clouds for scale-up and scale-out technical computing
    • Curriculum, education and training – what skill set does the industry need moving forward?
    • Open Source – can industry better leverage open source and DevOps?

    The Program Committee is looking for abstracts that are directly relevant to needs of the oil and gas industry. We hope to attract a broad set of abstracts, and are open to submissions beyond the topics listed. Abstracts that come across as marketing will be rejected without further review. In cases where you think a marketing message may be a concern, we strongly encourage you to partner with a customer and highlight users and relevant use-cases.

    Submit your Abstract!

  • 22 Sep 2016 2:22 PM | SHPCP (Administrator)

    AGERpoint is seeking a Lead High Performance/Throughput Computing Architect/Engineer with a history of cutting-edge advancements in developing HPC and HTC environments. This is a unique opportunity for a well-qualified, creative candidate to produce a custom solution for AGERpoint’s massive computational requirements from the ground up. The HPC Engineer will produce an intelligent optimization system utilizing AGERpoint’s vast computational resources to generate real-time intelligence from seriously big data (multiple petabytes).

    Click HERE for more information.

  • 09 Sep 2016 9:08 AM | SHPCP (Administrator)

    The Geophysical Society of Houston and
    The Society of HPC Professionals
    -- invites you to attend:

    A Lunch & Learn Round Table Discussion Meeting

    The Future of High Performance and Supercomputing and the Geoscience Computing SIG 

    Abstract: Those of us inside the industry understand that high performance and supercomputing (HPC) technology is causing a paradigm shift across the entire computing community. Today, HPC technology is enhancing productivity and efficiency in businesses as diverse as Oil&Gas exploration, manufacturing, precision agriculture, and retail sales. Unfortunately, few people, stop to consider – or quantify – the macroeconomic payoff that can occur with the help of high performance computers and vast amounts of data. 

    Today we will attempt to outline future directions in Five HPC Topic tracks: Administration, Algorithms, Storage, Network & Communications, & Visualization. Future Lunch&Learn meetings we will do a deep dive in one of the topic tracks. 

    Presenter’s Bio: 
    Earl J. Dodd (♂) as a Supercomputing Strategist, leverages the high performance computing (HPC) landscape and applies his specialized genius to find and fulfill the Client’s unexpected needs to create a safer, cleaner world. 

    With over 32 years of experience in Supercomputing, HPC, and Big Data, and a strong ability to problem solve and formulate strategy, Mr. Dodd helps companies and governments achieve their desired ROI by leveraging evolving computing technologies (e.g., the Internet of Things) and business models (e.g., Cloud Computing). Mr. Dodd's technical focus is on strategy formulation for secure ultra-scale architectures and 3D visual collaboration environments leveraging the cloud computing business model. These strategies help drive the next generation of computationally-steered workflows, applications and decision support environments for true situational awareness and learning environments. 

    Mr. Dodd holds degrees in Mining Engineering and an MBA. He is actively engaged with the U.S. Council on Competitiveness, White House Office of Science & Technology Policy, president of the Society of HPC Professionals, Compute Canada, Ontario Ministry of Research & Innovation (MRI) and other professional organizations and governments.

  • 25 Aug 2016 4:00 PM | SHPCP (Administrator)


    Big Data–No Problem; Big Analysis in a secure environment-Problem!


    August 25th, 2016

    Earl Dodd, President, Ideas and Machines

    Dr. Shawana P. Johnson, GISP, President

    Global Marketing Insights, Inc.


  • 16 Aug 2016 11:13 AM | SHPCP (Administrator)
    Click the links below to review the recent Women in Cybersecurity monthly webinar.

    August 2016 Webinar Recording

    August 2016 Webinar Slides

  • 15 Aug 2016 3:35 PM | SHPCP (Administrator)

    A new report entitled “Artificial Intelligence in Communications, Applications, and Commerce: Internet of Things (IoT), Data Analytics, and Virtual Private Assistants 2016 - 2021 - Research and Markets” was made possible with the help of members of the Society of HPC Professionals who were interviewed for the report. More information on this report is online at

  • 27 Jun 2016 3:40 PM | SHPCP (Administrator)

    The Society of HPC Professionals (SHPCP) -- invites you to attend:

    A Lunch & Learn Round Table Discussion Meeting

    SequenceL Overview and Customer Use Cases: A Better Way to Convert Your Algorithms into Robust, Massively Parallel Code 


    The days of programming in a one-size-fits-all language are quickly becoming a thing of the past, especially for multicore and many-core systems. SequenceL is the right tool for the multicore and many-core programming job. SequenceL is a compact, powerful functional programming language and auto-parallelizing tool set that quickly and easily converts algorithms to robust, massively parallel code. SequenceL was designed to work in concert with existing programming languages, legacy code and libraries. SequenceL is additive to current design flows, tools, and training. It extends these investments with plug-ins for industry standard IDE’s (Eclipse, Visual Studio) and support for popular programming languages (C/C++, C#, Fortran, Java, Python, etc.). This lunch and learn session will begin with an overview of the SequenceL language, auto-parallelizing compiler, and runtime environment. It will include overviews of customer results including Seismic/RTM (ION Geophysical), CFD - Computational Fluid Dynamics (Southwest Research Institute), WirelessHART network graph generation (Emerson Process Management), and Video Processing (Lockheed Martin). We will then share some benchmarks of SequenceL vs. several other languages and approaches, including C++, OpenMP, TBB_GoBack, etc. 

    Alex Habeger – Texas Multicore Technologies Performance Engineer Alex began working with massively parallel code in 2001 with the Department of Energy. Since then he has been involved in concurrent and parallel programming, ranging from embedded systems to large HPC simulations. Alex is proficient in OpenMP, Intel's Threading Building Blocks (TBB), handling raw threads, and how usage of each impacts memory and cache utilization. He holds a bachelors in Computer Science from University of Northern Iowa. 

    Gary Martin– ION Geophysical, Director HPC and Software Engineering and 

    Bill Menger –HPC Consultant for ION Geophysical will also be available for Q&A 

  • 13 Jun 2016 2:50 PM | SHPCP (Administrator)
    May 2016 - Lunch and Learn RoundTable

    Using Storage Class Memory (NVMe, NV-DIMM) as system memory: the underlying technology, and potential benefits for HPC

       Download Slides

  • 20 May 2016 5:16 PM | SHPCP (Administrator)

    Title: Securing the Industrial IoT: Security Challenges and Solutions in the Petroleum Industry

    HELD: April 28th, 2016 / Time: 2:00pm-3:15pm CT

    Location: Four Seasons Hotel Houston, 1300 Lamar Street, Houston, TX 77010  

    Meeting Home Page:


    Download Earl Dodd's Presentation

    Panel Outline


    The oil & gas industry, which is one of the largest segments of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), is facing increasingly growing security challenges as the pace of technological advancement is accelerated. All layers of security: data storage, physical access and network connectivity, represent some of the primary concerns of the Industrial IoT ecosystem.  The use of sensors and actuators in the field, the security of data and application workflows, and the safety of pipelines, ships and ports, are some of the unique IIoT security challenges facing the petroleum industry.


    Our panel features some of the Houston-area most prominent security and policy experts, who will highlight the challenges associated with IIoT security.  The panel will address some of the existing solutions and policies in place, as well as existing gaps and opportunities for new solutions to be created and deployed and for companies to create and leverage new technologies and intellectual property. 


    LES USA-Canada is holding its Spring meeting during April 26-28, 2016 in Houston TX, and this panel is part of that conference.  This panel is organized by the IoT committee of the LES High Tech Sector, and will be moderated by the committee's Chair, Ms. Efrat Kasznik.  Ms. Kasznik is President of Foresight Valuation Group, a Silicon-Valley based IP strategy and valuation consulting firm, as well as a Lecturer on IP at the Stanford Graduate School of Business.


    About the Licensing Executives Society (LES) USA-Canada


    For more than 50 years, LES has been the leading association for intellectual property, technology, and business development professionals.  LES is an independent, professional organization that facilitates global IP commerce through education, networking, standards development, and certification.  LES (USA & Canada) is a member society of the Licensing Executives Society International, Inc. (LESI), with a worldwide membership of over 9,000 professionals across 32 national societies located in more than 90 countries.

  • 02 May 2016 12:03 PM | SHPCP (Administrator)

    The Real World of Emerging Memories

    Are new memory technologies finally emerging? This session will offer a practical walk through of what Micron has learned about emerging memories over the past decade, the barriers that threaten their emergence, and what technical, manufacturing, ecosystem, and market conditions need to exist for them to be truly successful.









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