HPC Day 2017 at UMass Dartmouth
Organized by the CSCVR

Today, virtually every important breakthrough in science depends on computing resources, which have become the "third leg" of scientific discovery along with theory and experimentation. Scientists from across Massachusetts will join together on May 25th, 2017 to celebrate and showcase the power of high performance computing across the sciences.

The conference will feature a special poster session with awards for students and an HPC education session. Poster abstracts can be submitted during registration.

Pictures from HPCday2017!

Please download and display our conference poster.

Schedule (without abstracts)

Keynote Speakers
  • Luke Kelley (Harvard)
  • Sushil Prasad (National Science Foundation)
Confirmed Speaker
  • Min Hyung Cho (U. Mass Lowell)
  • Ofer Cohen (U. Mass Lowell)
  • Alfa Heryudono (U. Mass Dartmouth)
  • Samuel Isaacson (Boston University)
  • Arghavan Louhghalam (U. Mass Dartmouth)
  • Ryan McKinnon (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
  • Randy Paffenroth (Worcester Polytechnic Institute)
  • Devesh Tiwari (Northeastern)
  • Marinos Vouvakis (U. Mass Amherst)
  • Paul Whitford (Northeastern)
  • Giovanni Widmer (Tufts)
Basic Information
When May 25, 2017
Where See below
Time 9am - 6pm

Please join us!

Registration (CLICK HERE)
Registration is free. For planning purposes we kindly request that all participants Register by May 12 2016. Lunch and coffee breaks will be served, so an accurate headcount is important! Poster submissions can be made from the registration page.


The conference will take place at the Woodland Commons building. Please click campus map in png which has the building circled. To get to campus, set your GPS to 285 Old Westport Road, North Dartmouth, MA. Please park in Lot 10 (which is closest to the venue) or on Ring Road.


IEEE HPEC is a great way to get this work into an IEEE peer-reviewed venue that is published via IEEE Xplore. The submission deadline is May 19.

There is a special issue of the IEEE / AIP journal Computing in Science & Engineering currently being planned. The special issue is titled ”Supercomputing-Enabled Advances in Science & Engineering” and we’re interested in papers that report on impactful advances enabled by large-scale computing in any area of science / engineering. All submitted papers will be peer-reviewed. The submission deadline is November 1, 2017. You can find out more about the special issue here.

HPCDay sponsors
  • Breakfast, lunch, breaks, and book, hardware and software prizes are made possible by generous donations from

Organizing committee

Kavitha Chandra (UMassL), Qian-Yong Chen (UMassA), Min Hyung Cho (UMassL), Sigal Gottlieb (UMassD), Chris Hill (MIT), Sam Isaacson (BU), David Kaeli (Northeastern), Gaurav Khanna (UMassD), Misha Kilmer (Tufts) Julia Mullen (Lincoln Lab), Eric Polizzi (UMassA), Homer Walker (WPI), Karen Willcox (MIT), and Ralph Zottola (UMassPO).

Hosted by the Center for Scientific Computing and Visualization Research at UMass Dartmouth.