Exascale Computing Project 2nd Annual Meeting

Knoxville, TN
February 5 - 9, 2018

Monday Agenda (PDF) Tuesday Agenda (PDF) Wednesday Agenda (PDF) Thursday Agenda (PDF) Friday Agenda (PDF)
The daily agenda (above) includes the meeting room assignments for each session. To see a description of a session, scroll down this page to see the list of breakout and tutorials sessions and click on those titles. To download the agenda for each day, click on the images above or here, for a PDF with all five days.

The Knoxville Convention Center floor map is available by clicking here.



The organizing committee will host sessions on key topics including discussions of future systems, software stack plans, and interactions with facilities. In addition, several parallel sessions are planned throughout the meeting. For these parallel sessions, we invite ECP community members to submit proposals to organize 90-minute breakout sessions on topics of interest to the ECP annual meeting participants, such as mini-symposia, BoFs, panel sessions, and so on.

Call for Breakout Session Proposals (proposal form closes December 31, 2017) https://hotcrp.exascaleproject.org/2ndannual/

Eligible to submit proposals are individuals or groups that receive ECP funding, staff from DOE high-performance computing facilities, and vendors affiliated with ECP PathForward projects.

Plenary Sessions

Breakout Sessions

The ECP Annual Meeting offers a diverse set of 90-minute breakout sessions that will take place Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Participants are encouraged to attend breakouts to learn more about these important topics and areas in the ECP community. Presenters will be discussing accomplishments, requirements sharing, and opportunities for interactions. Details including dates and times of the sessions will follow. Draft Breakout Session (subject to change) may be found by clicking here .


The ECP agenda include an exciting series of 90-minute and 180-minute Tutorials offered Monday through Friday of the meeting. Select tutorials will also be offered mid-week. When planning your schedule for the ECP Annual Meeting, be sure to allow time for you and your teammates to attend some of the following tutorials. Details including dates and times of the sessions will follow. Draft Tutorial Session (subject to change) may be found by clicking here.

Poster Sessions


The ECP 2nd Annual Meeting will have two poster sessions. Every ECP project will be expected to provide a poster. Posters should be mounted on day one of the meeting and remain up for the duration of the meeting.

The purpose of the poster session is to promote face-to-face dialogue between ECP project representatives on topics of potential collaboration and requirements-sharing. You or someone on your team should be present at your poster space during the session you've been assigned to, to engage with other project teams. You will want to present material in your poster session that will help others understand your project and how you might interact with it from a different project's perspective.

All posters should not exceed 34” x 45”. For more details about the poster board display, see http://www.tds-exhibits.com/what-we-do/#boards. We plan on two posters per board, per side.

If you would like to submit a request for additional space, contact Lora Wolfe (wolfelm@ornl.gov). Lora will notify you which poster session day you've been assigned.

Please incorporate the ECP logo [download] in your poster(s). Any posters remaining after February 8, 5:00pm, will be removed.


Please see the following schedule in Excel format for full details: click here

Monday and Friday (pre/post meeting)

Although the official dates of the Annual Project Meeting are February 6 - 8, 2018, Breakout rooms will be available on Monday, February 5 (all day), and Friday February 9 (all day) for use by teams to hold side meetings. Side Meeting discussions could be used for individual project teams to hold organizational or technical interactions, or for multiple teams to work together on integration activities, such as shared fate milestones. There are 16 rooms available, ranging in size from 30 to 50 people.

The project committee will be accepting Side Meeting requests, and will endeavor to accommodate as many discussions as possible. In the event that more requests are made than can be satisfied, priority will be given to those involving multiple teams and those involving larger attendee counts, because of the scheduling difficulty and expense that large and multi-project meetings would impose away from this venue.

To make a request, please include the following information and send to Corliss Thompson (thompsonc@ornl.gov):

  • Requestor
  • Projects involved
  • Estimated headcount
  • Reason for meeting
  • Scheduling constraint
  • Preferred time

Please note, side meeting requests deadline is January 22, 2018.