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27 March 2018 (Tuesday)

1. 2018 APAC HPC-AI Competition by Gilad Shainer, Chair of HPC-AI Advisory Council (Download Here)

2. Keynote: Toward the Global Research Platform by Dr. Tom DeFanti, Research Scientist, University of Illinois at Chicago (Download Here)

3. Anchoring AI in Singapore by Adhiraj Saxena, Manager, Industry Innovations, AI Singapore (Download Here)

4. HHVSF: A Framework to Accelerate Drug-based High-throughput Virtual Screening on High-Performance Computers by Prof Pin Chen (Download Here)

5. Network Computing: Accelerate HPC & AI Performance by Avi Telyas, Director of Solution Engineering, Mellanox APAC (Download Here)

6. New Era In Supercomputing by Rajesh Chhabra, General Manager-South East Asia, Greater China & Western Australia, Cray (Download Here)

7. Querying Large Scientific Data Sets with Adaptable IO System ADIOS by Junmin Gu, Scott Klasky, Ji Qiang & John Wu (Download Here)

8. On the Performance of Spark on HPC Systems: Towards a Complete Picture by Orcun Yildiz & Shadi Ibrahim (Download Here)

9. HBasechainDB — A Scalable Blockchain Framework on Hadoop Ecosystem by Manuj Subhankar Sahoo (Download Here)

10. RDMA over ML/DL and Big Data Frameworks by Ido Shamay, Software Architect, Mellanox (Download Here)

11. Experiences of Converging Big Data Analytics Frameworks with High Performance Computing Systems by Pin Chen (Download Here)

12. Compute, Storage and Interconnects – Performance and Usage Scenarios by Sandeep Lodha, CEO Netweb (Download Here)

13. Why AI Frameworks Need (not only) RDMA? by Dr. Bairen Yi, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (Download Here)

14. Parallel File System for AI and Deep Learning by Carlos Thomaz, Technical Product Manager, DDN (Download Here)

15. Managing Trillions of Research Data Files by David Honey, HPE APAC HPC & AI – Data Management & Storage Principal Consultant (Download Here)

16. AI for HPC and HPC for AI Workflows: The Differences, Gaps and Opportunities with Data Management by Dr. Rangan Sukumar, Office of CTO, Cray Inc. (Download Here)

17. Optimization of Hierarchical Matrix Computation on GPU by Satoshi Ohshima (Download Here)


Asia Pacific Research Platform (APRP) Session

1. Introduction to the Asia Pacific Research Platform by Yves Poppe, NSCC, Singapore (Download Here)

2. Challenges of Big Data Movement in support of the ESA Copernicus program and global research collaborations by Andrew Howard, National Computational Infrastructure, Australia (Download Here)

3. Updates on Sunway TaihuLight Systems and Applications – China by Lin Gan, National Supercomputing Center, China (Download Here)

4. HPC and Networking Initiatives in Japan by Satoshi Matsuoka

5. Asia Pacific and European initiatives in HPC and PRP – South Korea by Jeonghoon Moon, KISTI, Korea (Download Here)

6. European HPC initiatives by Kostas Glinos, European Commission, Belgium (Download Here)

7. Toward a shared Supercomputing system linking ASEAN by Mohammad Asif Khan, Perdana University, Malaysia (Download Here)

8. Sharing by ASEAN member states – Brunei by Abdul Naim, Brunei Darussalam (Download Here)

9. Sharing by ASEAN member states – Cambodia by You Vanndy, Institute of Technology of Cambodia, Cambodia (Download Here)

10. Sharing by ASEAN member states – Laos by Khamphao Sisaat, National University of Laos, Lao PDR

11. HPC Current Development in Indonesia by Bens Pardamean, Bina Nusantara University, Indonesia (Download Here)

12. Malaysia’s Computational Journey Towards Science DMZ by Suhaimi Napis, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia (Download Here)

13. Sharing by ASEAN member states – Myanmar

14. Sharing by ASEAN member states – Philippines by Jay Samuel Combinido, ASTI, Philippines

15. Sharing by ASEAN member states – Singapore by Tay Kheng Tiong, A*STAR Computational Resource Centre, Singapore

16. HPC in Thailand by Putchong Uthayopas, Kasetsart University, Thailand (Download Here)

17. Sharing by ASEAN member states – Vietnam by Huynh Kim Lam, Vietnam National University, Vietnam

18. Discussions and Concluding Remarks (Download Here)


28 March 2018 (Wednesday)

1. Keynote: Creating 21st Century Global Research Platforms for Science: Emerging Architecture, Techniques, and Technologies

by Prof. Joe Mambretti, International Center for Advanced Internet Research, Northwestern University (Download Here)

2. Keynote: Medical Discoveries when Big Data, AI & HPC Converge by Dr Rangan Sukumar, Cray Inc (Download Here)

3. Meet the most demanding HPC and AI needs with help of Microsoft Azure by Luka Debeljak, APAC Manager for Azure Applications & Infrastructure, Microsoft (Download Here)

4. Spark Over RDMA: Accelerate Big Data by Ido Shamay, Software Architect, Mellanox Technologies (Download Here)

5. Building an integrated AI-accelerated HPC hardware infrastructure by Francis Lam, Director of HPC Product Management, Huawei Technologies (Download Here)

6. Building a High Performance Analytics Platform by Cheng Jang Thye, Chief Architect, Fujitsu Asia Pte Ltd (Download Here)

7. Access, Control, and Optimize HPC Clusters & Clouds with PBS Works 2018 by Dr. Bill Nitzberg, CTO of PBS Works, Altair (Download Here)

8. Heterogeneous Supercomputing and the POWER9 Processor by Dr. H. Peter Hofstee, Distinguished Research Staff Member, IBM Research (Download Here)

9. Network Accelerated AI by Elad Wind, Director of Networking Solutions, Mellanox APAC (Download Here)

10. Watercooling and Impact on Performance and TCO by Matthew T. Ziegler, Director HPC and AI Architecture, Lenovo (Download Here)

11. Precision Medicine in Singapore – Perspective from the Molecular Diagnosis Centre at NUH

by Dr Benedict Yan, Director, Molecular Diagnostics Centre, NUH (Download Here)

12. Hyperion Research – HPC Market Update by Alex Norton, Earl Joseph, Steve Conway and Bob Sorensen (Download Here)


29 March 2018 (Thursday)

1. Introduction to GovTech’s Innoleap & Translational R&D Grants Programme by Vivien Chow, Director, Applied Innovation and Partnership, Government Technology Agency (Download Here)

2. Email Processing and Question & Answering System (EPQAS) by Rafael E Banchs, Research Scientist, Institute for Infocomm Research, A*STAR (Download Here)

3. Searching for activation functions by Ang Ming Liang (Download Here)

4. Identify Patients and Health Care Workers Using Transfer Learning on a Pre-trained Convolution Neural Network by Kelvin Tham (Download Here)

5. Multi-Class Sentiment Classification for Short Text Sequences by Timothy Liu Kaihui (Download Here)

6. Japanese HPCI Open Call by Dr. Motoi Okuda, Director RIST (Download Here)

7. HPC for Urban Microclimate Simulations in Singapore by Dr. Lou Jing, IHPC, A*STAR (Download Here)


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