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SC18 BOF on
HPC Graph Toolkits and GraphBLAS Forum

Tuesday, November 13, 2018
5.15 PM - 6.45 PM
Kay Bailey Hutchinson Convention Center
Room D166
Dallas, TX


Government agencies, industry and academia are demanding a new generation of tools to efficiently solve large scale analytics problems in a variety of business, scientific, and national security applications. This BoF aims at gathering the community of people interested in frameworks and workflows for large scale graph analytics, surveying the current approaches, identifying new challenges and opportunities, and laying a path toward future interoperable infrastructures. As in previous editions, we will invite the GraphBLAS community to participate in a discussion of the current state and evolution of GraphBLAS, with the goal of developing requirements and recommendations for future tools.

Organizers: José Moreira (IBM), Antonino Tumeo (PNNL), Aydin Buluç (LBNL), Mahantesh Halappanavar (PNNL), John Feo (PNNL)


Time Event
5.15 - 5.30Future directions for the GraphBLAS C API
Tim Mattson (Intel)
5.30 - 5.45GraphBLAS case study and Lessons from the GraphChallenge
Tim Davis (Texas A&M), Jeremy Kepner (MIT-LL)
5.45 - 6.00Towards a Graph Standard Library
Andrew Lumsdaine (PNNL)
6.00 - 6.15HPC Graph Toolkits for the DOE and the DOD
Mahantesh Halappanavar (PNNL), John Feo (PNNL)
6.15 - 6.45Panel: "We can’t define appropriate abstractions for graph libraries, so everyone should do his own custom system"
Moderator: Bruce Hendrickson (LLNL)
Panelists: David Bader (Georgia Tech), Andrew Lumsdaine (PNNL), Tim Mattson (Intel), Siva Rajamanickam (SNL)