As part of a major initiative that aims to increase the level of reproducibility and replicability of results, SC17 invites authors of technical papers submitted to the conference to volunteer to publish their methodology, code and data with the paper. If you want your paper to be considered for this initiative, make sure you check the box in the Linklings form when you submit your final manuscript. For information on the Technical Program CFP click here: http://sc17.supercomputing.org/submitters/technical-papers/
As a benchmark of success, the SC18 Student Cluster Competition plans to select one or more of these papers to be replicated. If the paper is selected for replication, the authors must be willing to assist the student cluster organizers by answering questions throughout the planning phase of the competition. In addition, one of the paper authors must agree to serve as the application expert for the Student Cluster Competition at SC18.
In return the authors will be recognized in a press release associated to SC18, will receive a certificate of recognition from SIGHPC, and will receive the “Results Replicated” badge in the ACM Digital library for the fact that their paper has been replicated.
Don’t forget to indicate your availability when you submit your SC17 paper.
The SCC runs for about 48 hours straight during which teams of students build and test high-end clusters whose configuration can range from 6-18 nodes with a minimum memory of 2GB per core. Clusters are equipped with a mix of conventional CPUs (e.g., Intel and AMD) and GPUs (e.g., NVIDIA K20, K40, K80) or Xeon Phis, but may also contain novel architectures.
A suitable code for the case study must meet these requirements:
- The code must be usable on most architectures.
- The code should be able to run at least on conventional CPUs. Preference will be given to codes that also support GPU, Phi or ARM.
- Competition data sets must be computable on a 6-10 TFlop cluster within 12-24 hours OR have a way to score incompleteness.
- The runs that the competing students are asked to reproduce must be able to run on a cluster described above.
- The code must be open source and/or can be made available to each student team (including international teams – no export control issues).
- Examples of data sets must be available for student teams to learn the application.
- Data sets and results from the paper need to be made available to the students and committee.
- All data sets and results need to fit into 500GB.
A committee will select one code and associated paper from the submitted applications. The authors of the associated paper must be willing to assist and answer questions throughout the year regarding their application and paper to SCC student teams. In addition, one of the paper authors must agree to serve as the application expert for the competition at SC18 and will help to judge the student teams on the application.
Proposals must include:
- A copy of the technical paper accepted at the previous SC Conference
- A copy of the software or a pointer to an archive of the software
- Careful documentation of the process used to produce results
- Any input data set required to initialize, calibrate or guide the simulation
Submission webpage: https://submissions.supercomputing.org
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Questions? Email the committee at firstname.lastname@example.org