Scientific computing facilities and projects continue to make strides toward software sustainability. A recent minisymposium featured several interesting talks showcasing approaches to address technical as well as social challenges in this area.
|Resource name||SIAM PP20 Minisymposium: Improving Productivity and Sustainability for Parallel Computing Software|
|Website||SIAM PP20 Minisymposium Talks Archive on Figshare|
The minisymposium Improving Productivity and Sustainability for Parallel Computing Software, held at the SIAM Conference on Parallel Processing for Scientific Computing (PP20), focused on technical, practical, and social challenges in software productivity, quality, and sustainability, with a goal of sharing insights in how to develop better and long-living, cutting-edge parallel computing software.
A collection of talks presented at the minisymposium can be found on Figshare. The minisymposium featured several interesting presenters representing leadership computing facilities as well as various scientific projects. Below is a comprehensive list of the presenters and the covered topics.
- Judith Hill spoke on the topic of software sustainability from the perspective off work at Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility.
- Sunita Chandrasekaran shared thoughts on training and best practices required to develop portable yet performant code.
- Michal Habera highlighted some of the top changes that have been carried out with respect to the sustainability of the FEniCS project.
- Mark Gates discussed sustainability lessons that have emerged from the SLATE project.
- Anshu Dubey shared experiences with productivity and software sustainability, including work at the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility
- Benjamin Pritchard focused on challenges and best practices in computational molecular sciences, with emphasis on the Molecular Sciences Software Institute (MolSSI)
- Kenneth Jansen shared software sustainability lessons from the fluid dynamics community, emphasizing work toward a Fluid Dynamics Software Infrastructure (FDSI)
- David Moulton focused on productivity and sustainability in a community-driven software ecosystem for watershed science
Overall, the talks at the minisymposium provide good insight on challenges encountered and progress made toward software sustainability in various aspects of high-performance scientific computing.