NESUS Seventh Working Groups Meeting

June 22, 2017 @ 9:00 am – June 23, 2017 @ 1:00 pm
School of Computer Science, University College





June 22nd ,2017    
9:00-9:15 Introduction  
  Action Chair  
9:15 -10:00 Invited speaker: Maya Neytcheva Multidimensional performance and scalability analysis for diverse applications based on system monitoring data.
 10:00 – 10:30  Coffee break
10:30-11:30 WG meetings
 11:30 – 13:00  Research Roadmap. & Action Book
 13:00-14:00  Lunch
 14:00 – 15:30  WG Meeting Presentations
Algirdas Lančinskas Solution of Multi-objective Competitive Facility Location using Distributed Memory HPC
Paolo Trunfio Improving the energy efficiency of peer-to-peer networks
Manuel Dolz Advanced parallel programming patterns and code refactoring
Alberto Cabrera Analysing energy consumption of workload distribution in heterogeneous architectures
Georges Da Costa Energy efficiency of renewable-powered datacenters using precise electrical knowledge
Davor Davidovic Accelerating generation of Hamiltonian and Overlap matrices on hybrid architectures
 15:30 – 16:00  Coffee break
 16:00 – 17:00  Presentation and session closing
Raimondas Ciegis On Scalability of Parallel Solvers for Fractional Power Diffusion Problems with respect to Accuracy Constraints
Svetozar Margenov Towards Exascale Scalability on Intel Xeon Phi Architectures
Arturo Gonzalez Escribano An abstraction for multi-device programming and deployment
 June 23rd ,2017    
9:00-9:30 WG Plenary Session
9:30-10:30  Presentations
  Roman Wyrzykowski Intel Offload, OpenMP and hStreams: Assessment of Heterogeneous.Programming Models for Hybrid CPU-MIC Platforms in Practice
Emmanuel Jeannot Aggregator placement for two-phase I/O
Angelos Bilas Tucana: Design and Implementation of a Fast and Efficient Scale-up Key-value Store
Marcos Dias de Assuncao On the State of the Art on Big-Data Stream Processing
10:45-11:15  Coffe break
11:15-12:15 WG Meeting Presentations
Fabrizio Marozzo ParSoda: A Parallel Library for Social Media Analytics
Estefania Serrano 3D CT Reconstruction on HPC and Big Data platforms: a use case
Tychalas Dimitrios Jungle Computing
12:15-12:45 WG Meetings Summary
 12:45-13:00  Meeting Closing.  Action Chair
Meeting Summary and Future Actions




Hampton Hotel

A boutique hotel located in Donnybrook, the Hampton Hotel is conveniently located roughly half way between UCD and Dublin City Centre. The 46a and 145 bus routes connect the hotel with both UCD and Dublin City Centre. The bus takes less than 10 minutes to get to either UCD or to the city centre. The hotel is also within walking distance of Ranelagh and Donnybrook, both of which have a large number of restaurants and bars to choose from. Room rates are very reasonable.

Clayton Hotel Burlington Road

The Clayton Hotel Burlington Hotel is conveniently located. Being on the 46a and 145 bus routes connecting UCD with Dublin City Centre, it provides a good balance between proximity to both the conference venue and the city. The bus takes less than 10 minutes to get to either UCD or to the city centre. The hotel is also within walking distance of Ranelagh and Donnybrook, both of which have a large number of restaurants and bars to choose from.

Radisson St. Helen’s Hotel

For those with more substantial travel budgets, the Radisson St. Helen’s hotel is top quality 5 star hotel about 10 minutes walk from UCD. It is serviced by the 46a and 145 bus routes.

Talbot Hotel Stillorgan

Further out of town is the Talbot Hotel Stillorgan. Guests receive complimentary WiFi access throughout the hotel, use of a fitness room and use of a courtesy shuttle bus to and from UCD, subject to availability & advance booking.

Guest Houses

Guest houses are a cheaper option than a hotel. Typical rates are around €50 per night. Below is a list of some of the guest houses within walking distance or a short bus ride from UCD.



Getting to Dublin

Aer Lingus fly direct to Dublin Airport from many European cities. There are also several other airlines who provide either direct flights or indirect flights via London. These may be cheaper, but will likely be longer due to the connection in London.

If you’re flying from Europe, Ryanair provide low cost flights from many locations direct to Dublin Airport. Beware that Ryanair often fly from smaller airports which are often more difficult to get to.

Getting from the Airport

Aircoach provides a frequent service connecting Dublin Airport to the most popular Dublin hotels and also to UCD. Prices are approximately €10 one way and €15 return. The service runs 24 hours, although buses are less frequent during the night. Attendees staying at the recommended hotels or coming straight to UCD should take the Leopardstown Aircoach.

Public Transport

Public transport in Dublin is available in the form of busrail and tram. Public transport typically runs from 7AM until 11.30PM. Typical fares are approximately €2.50 per journey, with exact change required on buses.

UCD, and the recommended hotels are all connected to the city center by several frequent bus services including the 46a and 145.

Shuttle service

The Talbot Hotel provides a complimentary shuttle bus service which is be available for transporting people between the hotel and UCD. This must be reserved in advance.

About nesus

Jesus Carretero is a Full Professor of Computer Architecture and Technology at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (Spain), where he is responsible for that knowledge area since 2000. He is also Director of the Master in Administration and Management of Computer Systems, which he founded in 2004. He also serves and has served as a Technology Advisor and in applied projects with several companies such as RENFE, EADS, INDRA, SIEMENS or ISOLUX, developing research and innovation projects. He is a project reviewer for Spanish research ministry and also European Union. His research activity is centered on high-performance computing systems, distributed systems and real-time systems. He has participated and leaded several national and international research projects in these areas, founded by Madrid Regional Government, Spanish Education Ministry and the European union. He was teaching in Facultad de Informática of the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (Spain) since 1989 until 1997. In 1997 and 1998 he was a visiting scholar at the NorthWestern University of Chicago (Ill, USA), where he was researching with Prof. Alok Choudhary. He works currently at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, where he has been teaching since 2000. Carretero is a senior member of the IEEE Computer Society and member of the ACM.