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3rd Annual HPC User Symposium

LSU Information Technology Services, LSU Center for Computation & Technology and Louisiana Optical Network Initiative (LONI) are pleased to announce the 3rd Annual High Performance Computing (HPC) User Symposium from 6pm on June 4'th through 5pm on June 5'th. The Symposium will consists of a series of invited talks, student/postdoc presentation and a poster session discussing research using HPC systems. The symposium is open to all, with the hope of engendering cross-discipline communication and exchange of methods and experiences.

This is an opportunity for the user community to come together and share experiences and methods. Anyone interested in HPC is more than welcome to come by and find out how HPC systems are utilized in research at LONI member institutions. We will be changing the format of talks starting this year. There will be four sessions each with one plenary talk followed by 4-5 short talk presented by student and postdocs. Students (graduate and undergraduate) and postdocs are encouraged to submit an abstract for poster or contributed talk.


Louisiana Digital Media Center Lobby and Theatre


June 4th, 2014: Louisiana Digital Media Center Lobby
6:00PM - 8:00PM Registration, Poster Presentation
June 5th, 2014: Louisiana Digital Media Center Theatre
8:00AM - 8:15AM Registration
8:15AM - 8:30AM Opening Remarks: Samuel P. White, HPC@LSU
Session I Chair: Honggao Liu, Louisiana State University
8:30AM - 9:30AM Invited Speaker: John Stone, University of Illinois
Programming for Hybrid Architectures today and the future
9:30AM - 10:00AM Invited Speaker: Hye-Young Kim, Southeastern Louisiana University
Theoretical and Computational Physics Research ar Primarily Undergraduate Institution
10:00AM - 10:15AM Break
Session II Chair: Abdul Khaliq, Louisiana Tech University
10:15AM - 11:00AM Invited Speaker: Jacob A. Esselstyn, Louisiana State University
Red Queen Evolution of Testes Mass and Sperm Competition
11:00AM - 11:20AM Dipta Ghosh, Louisiana State University
Modeling silicate glasses: insights from first principles molecular dynamics simulations
11:20AM - 11:40AM Brajesh Gupt, Louisiana State University
Numerical Simulation of the early Universe in Loop Quantum Cosmology
11:40AM - 12:00PM Nicholas Richardson, Northwestern State University
Simulation of Immunoprecipitation Bead Mass Transport
12:00PM - 1:00PM Lunch (provided)
Session III Chair: Peter Diener, Louisiana State University
1:00PM - 1:45PM Invited Speaker: Dhruva Chakravorty, University of New Orleans
Insights Into the Function of Glycosylated Proteins from Computational Simulations
1:45PM - 2:05PM Nicholas Cannady, Louisiana State University
Simulation for the International Space Station CALET Experiment
2:05PM - 2:25PM Agnimitro Chakrabarti, Louisiana State University
Large Eddy Simulation Investigations of Wave Hydrodynamics at the Marsh Edge in presence of a Breakwater
2:25PM - 2:45PM Tomáš Dytrych, Louisiana State University
First Principle Modeling of Atomic Nuclei in the Era of Petascale Computing
2:45PM - 3:00PM Break
Session IV Chair: Le Yan, Louisiana State University
3:00PM - 3:45PM Invited Speaker: Jianwei Wang, Louisiana State University
Molecular Simulations of Earth Materials for Environmental and Energy Applications
3:45PM - 4:05PM Mengxi Wu, Louisiana State University
Ultrafast Transient Absorption in a Helium Gas
4:05PM - 4:25PM Wei Feinstein, Louisiana State University
Accelerating the pace of protein functional annotation with Intel Xeon Phi coprocessors
4:25PM - 4:45PM Chengfei Lu, Louisiana State University
Theoretical Studies of the Structural, Electronic, and Optical Properties of Carbazole-Imidazolium based GUMBOS
4:45PM - 5:00PM Closing Remarks:

Book of Abstracts

Please download the Book of Abstracts here.

Templates: Please consider using the templates provided for your abstracts, this will ensure uniformity in the Book of Abstracts. See PDF's of template for final version that will appear in the Book of Abstracts.

  • LaTeX:(all authors from same department and institution) (TeX) (PDF)
  • LaTeX:(authors from different department/institution) (TeX) (PDF)
  • Microsoft Word: (DOC) (PDF)
  • LibreOffice or (ODT) (PDF)

Symposium Organizers

  • Feng Chen, HPC@LSU
  • Shaohao Chen, HPC@LSU
  • James A. Lupo, LSU CCT
  • Alexander B. Pacheco, HPC@LSU
  • Bhupender Thakur, HPC@LSU
  • Kathryn Traxler, LSU CCT
  • Samuel P. White, HPC@LSU
  • Le Yan, HPC@LSU


There are limited travel funds available for attending the Symposium and Workshops. All participants traveling to Baton Rouge for attending the Symposium and Workshops will be considered for travel awards provided:

  • Register for the Symposium and
  • Submit an abstract for poster or oral presentation by May 15th, 2014.

Priority will be given first to participants who are presenting (poster or oral) at the Symposium and then to participants who are attending the workshops held preceeding and following the symposium.


Special thanks to the following for their generous support of the HPC User Symposium 2013 and LONI Parallel Programming Workshop.

  • Board of Regents, State of Louisiana.
  • Information Technology Services, Louisiana State University.
  • Center for Computation and Technology, Louisiana State University.
  • Louisiana Optical Network Initiative (LONI)