Workshop on Efficient Computing for High Energy Physics (ECHEP)

Abstract

The Efficient Computing for High Energy Physics (ECHEP) project is funded by STFC's opportunities call. The aim of the project is to enable the UK HEP community to contribute to harnessing modern computing architectures and improve software and computing efficiency. This will directly address the HL-LHC computing problem.

Please register as soon as possible, and not later than 30th January, if you would like to attend, using the link below.

The workshop will bring together interested members of the UK community and international experts with the following aims:

  • Inform the community on alternative architectures (industry representatives)
  • Discuss the challenges of the HEP software stack
  • Discuss work already done to address this, within the UK and internationally
  • Identify proof-of-principle demonstrations of new platforms
  • Form a new community of experts in the UK, with international engagement
  • Establish working parties with defined deliverables and reporting structure
  • Discuss preparation of an SoI to STFC's Science Board with the PI of the planned SoI to STFC: Professor Davide Costanzo (University of Sheffield)

Following this workshop and the second workshop six months later, a detailed plan and impact strategy for a subsequent three-year R&D project will be written that will provide a basis for parts of the anticipated STFC project proposal, if the SoI, led by Davide Costanzo, is approved.

The workshop will run from 9am on 17th February until 5pm on 18th February.  The workshop is funded by STFC's opportunities call and by the Higgs Centre for Theoretical Physics in Edinburgh.

Conference Organisers:
Professor Sinead Farrington (University of Edinburgh)
Professor Dave Newbold (Rutherford Appleton Laboratory)
Dr Conor Fitzpatrick (University of Manchester)

PI of SoI to STFC: Professor Davide Costanzo (University of Sheffield)

Accommodation

Please follow this link to view available B&Bs and guesthouses close to the Kings Building Campus and the James Clerk Maxwell Building. Please inquire about academic rates. Further information on the venue can be found here .


Timetable

See the full timetable on Indico

Sessions

17 Feb 2020
Overview

09:00—09:10
Welcome and Workshop Aims (0h10′)
Speaker(s):
09:10—09:40
The High Energy Physics Software Stack (0h30′)
Speaker(s):
  • Ellis, Katy
09:40—10:10
International efforts on efficient computing 1 (0h30′)
Speaker(s):
  • Stewart, Graeme A (CERN)
10:10—10:35
International efforts on efficient computing 2 (0h25′)
Speaker(s):
  • Schreiner, Henry
10:35—11:00
Frameworks & I/O (0h25′)
Speaker(s):
  • Barton, Adam

17 Feb 2020
Generators and CPU Optimisation

11:30—11:50
Generators 1 (0h20′)
Speaker(s):
  • Gutschow, Christian
11:50—12:10
Generators 2 (0h20′)
Speaker(s):
  • Marek SCHOENHERR
12:10—12:40
CPU Optimisation (0h30′)
Speaker(s):
  • Martin-Haugh, Stewart

17 Feb 2020
Simulation

13:40—14:25
Full Simulation (0h45′)
Speaker(s):
  • Morgan, Ben
14:25—14:50
Fast Simulation (General Purpose Detectors) (0h25′)
Speaker(s):
  • Ahmed, Hasib
14:50—15:15
Fast Simulation (LHCb) (0h25′)
Speaker(s):
  • Davis, Adam

17 Feb 2020
Trigger and Reconstruction

15:45—16:15
Timing/4d Reconstruction (0h30′)
Speaker(s):
  • Williams, Mark
16:15—16:45
Accelerators and alternative architectures in Trigger and Reconstruction (0h30′)
Speaker(s):
  • Wynne, Benjamin (University of Edinburgh)
16:45—17:10
Chip design for ML (0h25′)
Speaker(s):
  • Rege, Victoria
17:10—17:25
Plans to use chips designed for ML (0h15′)
Speaker(s):
  • Rademacker, Jonas
17:40—18:05
Discussion session (0h25′)
Speaker(s):
  • Dave NEWBOLD

18 Feb 2020
Reconstruction, Analysis etc

09:00—09:25
Triggerless Readout (0h25′)
Speaker(s):
  • Conor FITZPATRICK
09:25—09:50
Reduced Data Formats (0h25′)
Speaker(s):
  • Doglioni, Caterina
09:50—10:15
Tracking (0h25′)
Speaker(s):
  • Rinnert, Kurt
10:15—10:55
Analysis Methods (0h40′)
Speaker(s):
  • Krikler, Ben
10:55—11:10
Reconstruction at DUNE (0h15′)
Speaker(s):
  • Morgan, Ben

18 Feb 2020
Tech

11:35—12:00
Lattice QCD Computing challenges (0h25′)
Speaker(s):
  • Guelpers, Vera
12:00—12:30
nVidia (0h30′)
Speaker(s):
  • Graham, Paul
12:30—13:00
CodePlay (0h30′)
Speaker(s):
  • Zuzek, Peter

18 Feb 2020
Tech continued and SoI Preparation

13:45—14:15
ARM (0h30′)
Speaker(s):
  • Sircombe, Nathan
14:15—14:45
Xilinx (0h30′)
Speaker(s):
  • McCabe, Cathal
14:45—15:30
SoI Preparation (0h45′)
Speaker(s):
  • Davide COSTANZO
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Workshop on Efficient Computing for High Energy Physics (ECHEP)

Higgs Centre Workshop
Lecture Theatre C, James Clerk Maxwell Building
Peter Guthrie Tait Road
Edinburgh
EH9 3FD
UK
Organisers
  • Davide COSTANZO (University of Sheffield)
  • Sinead FARRINGTON (Edinburgh)
  • Conor FITZPATRICK (Manchester)
  • Dave NEWBOLD (Rutherford Appleton Laboratory)
Key speakers
  • Sinead FARRINGTON
  • Ellis, Katy
  • Stewart, Graeme A (CERN)
  • Schreiner, Henry
  • Barton, Adam
  • Gutschow, Christian
  • Marek SCHOENHERR
  • Martin-Haugh, Stewart
  • Morgan, Ben
  • Ahmed, Hasib
  • Davis, Adam
  • Williams, Mark
  • Wynne, Benjamin (University of Edinburgh)
  • Rege, Victoria
  • Rademacker, Jonas
  • Dave NEWBOLD
  • Conor FITZPATRICK
  • Doglioni, Caterina
  • Rinnert, Kurt
  • Krikler, Ben
  • Morgan, Ben
  • Guelpers, Vera
  • Graham, Paul
  • Zuzek, Peter
  • Sircombe, Nathan
  • McCabe, Cathal
  • Davide COSTANZO
  • Sinead FARRINGTON