Phylanx Year 2 Kickoff Meeting

The STE||AR Group at LSU is pleased to host the Phylanx Year 2 Kickoff Meeting on April 19th and 20th. At this meeting we will outline the project vision, report progress, and update the project plan. Details about the meeting can be found below:


Thursday April 19th-

  • 8:00am – Welcome
  • 8:10am – Project Vision
    • Chris: Long Term Vision (20 min)
    • Hartmut: Goals for current funding (20 min)
    • Discussion (10 min)
  • 9:00am – State of the Art
    • Steve- Jupyter Front-end (15 min)
    • Monil- Performance Comparisons (15 min)
    • Katy- Visualization Tools (15 min)
    • Discussion- (15 min)
  • 10:00am – Current Research
    • Stefan- Tiling (30 min)
    • Rod- AST Transformations (30 min)
    • Kevin- APEX (30 min)
    • Kate- Ravel (30 min)
  • 12:00pm – Lunch
  • 1:00pm – Algorithm Team (Updates and Goals)
    • Bibek- (15 min)
    • Parsa- (15 min)
    • Ali- (15 min)
    • Shahrzad- (15 min)
  • 2:00pm – Project Planning
    • Accomplishments in Year 1
    • Project Timeline Revisions
  • 4:00pm-
    • Revisions to Friday’s agenda
  • 4:30pm – Break for the Day

Friday April 20th-

  • 9:00am- Project Planning
  • 12:00pm- Lunch
  • 1:00pm- Breakout Sessions 1
    • Task Dependency Meeting (Room 1034)
    • Math Team Meeting (Room 1014)
  • 2:00pm- Breakout Session 2
    • Jupyter and Visualization (Room 1034)
    • LSU Funding Meeting (Room 1014)
  • 3:00pm- Breakout Session 3
    • Ravel Tutorial (Room 1034)
    • Component Description (Room 1014)
  • 4:00pm- Breakout Session 4
    • APEX Policies (Room 1034)
  • 4:30pm- End of Meeting


Speaker Slides Description
Christopher Taylor Phylanx Year 2+ High Level Goals for the Second Year of the Phylanx Project
Hartmut Kaiser Phylanx Phylanx Architecture Overview
Steven Brandt Phylanx in Python Jupyter Notebook Tutorial
Mohammad Monil Performance Comparison Performance Comparisons Between Phylanx and Other ML Libraries
Katy Williams Visualizing Phylanx Execution Current State of Execution Tree Visualization
Stefan van Zwam Tiling Algorithms Theory, Related Work, and Strategy for Tiling Algorithms
Rod Tohid Phylanx Phylanx Program Flow
Kevin Huck APEX: HPX/Phylanx Y2 Plans APEX, Task Graphs, and Task Dependency Analysis
Kate Isaacs Visualization in Support of Phylanx Development Visualizing Tasking Runtimes: Current and Future Work
Bibek Wagle Phylanx: Updates Update on the State of Primitives, Logistic Regression, and Adaptivity
Parsa Amini Phylanx: Updates Overview Update on Current Work
Alireza Kheirkhahan I/O Operations in Phylanx Current State and Future Work of I/O in Phylanx
Shahrzad Shirzad Implementation of ALS Algorithm in Phylanx Update on ALS Algorithm


Thursday April 19th

Friday April 20th

Project Timeline (from white board)


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Room 1014 Digital Media Center

For those of you visiting us for the first time the STE||AR Group is located in the Digital Media Center:

340 East Parker Street
LSU Campus
Corner or East Parker and West Lakeshore Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70803

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