ParslFest - The First Parsl Community Meeting

ParslFest, the first Parsl Community Meeting was held October 3-4, 2019 at the University of Chicago.

The meeting brought together researchers, developers, and cyberinfrastructure experts from around the country to discuss experiences using Parsl and contribute to developing the Parsl roadmap.

The two day meeting included presentations and discussions on the first day and tutorials, advanced topics, and helpdesk sessions on the second day.


Agenda

Thursday, October 3

8:00 am - Breakfast
9:00 am - Welcome and Introduction to Parsl - Kyle Chard, University of Chicago
9:15 am - Community Engagements (Science I)
  • Chemistry: Olaseni Sode, California State University, Los Angeles slides
  • Molecular Science: Daniel Smith, Virginia Tech/Molecular Sciences Software Institute slides
  • Materials Science: Logan Ward, Argonne National Laboratory slides
  • Biology: Dominic Fitzgerald, University of Chicago slides
  • Biology: Tonya Brunetti, University of Colorado slides
  • Chemistry: Glen Hocky, New York University slides
10:15 am - Break

10:45 am - Community Engagements (Science II)
  • Biology: Ravi Madduri, Argonne National Laboratory slides
  • High Energy Physics: Lindsey Gray, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory slides
  • Data Science: Ben Galewsky, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign slides
  • Chemistry: Gerrick Lindberg, Northern Arizona University/Joe Baker, The College of New Jersey slides
  • Cosmology: Antonio Villarreal, Argonne National Laboratory slides
  • Physics/Education: Joel Griffith, University of Notre Dame slides
11:45 - Lunch

13:00 pm - Community Engagements (Cyberinfrastructure)
  • Research computing: Ben Glick, Lewis & Clark College slides
  • Multi-lab infrastructure: Dave Cowley, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory slides
  • Infrastructure management: Lincoln Bryant, University of Chicago slides
  • Executors and Python: Doug Thain, University of Notre Dame slides
  • Serverless computing: Ryan Chard, Argonne National Laboratory slides
  • Commercial: Mike Wilde, Parallel Works slides
2:15 pm - New Features in Parsl
  • Execution: Anna Woodard, University of Chicago slides
  • Multi-site and authentication: Yadu Babuji, University of Chicago slides
  • Data staging: Ben Clifford, University of Chicago - presentation + notes (PDF)
  • Monitoring and visualization: Zhuozhao Li, University of Chicago notebook
3:15 pm - Break

3:30 pm - Discussion: Parsl Roadmap - Kyle Chard, University of Chicago slides

4:30 pm - Making your first Pull Request - Ben Clifford, University of Chicago

4:45 pm - Engaging and Developing the Parsl Community - Daniel S. Katz, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Expanding into new communities
  • Expanding opportunities and contributions
  • Helping CI developers who use Parsl engage users
  • Governance and decision-making
  • Steps moving forward
5:30 pm - Adjourn

7:00 pm - Dinner: The Promontory


Friday, October 4

8:00 am - Breakfast
9:00 am - Parsl Advanced Topics
  • Containers and Kubernetes: Zhuozhao Li, University of Chicago slides
  • Custom data staging: Ben Clifford, University of Chicago example caching provider source
  • Modifying providers: Yadu Babuji, University of Chicago slides
  • Building on Parsl as a platform: Yadu Babuji, University of Chicago slides
  • Workflow development patterns: Anna Woodard, University of Chicago slides
10:30 am - Break
11:00 am - Parsl Helpdesk and Hackathon
  • Resolve workflow issues
  • Discuss new features
  • Explore new integrations
  • Deploy Parsl on new resources
12:00 noon - Lunch
1:00 pm - Helpdesk and Hackathon continues
5:00 pm - Adjourn

Logistics

Location:
JCL 298
John Crerar Library
5730 S. Ellis Ave
Chicago, IL 60637
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Accomodation: We have organized a hotel block at Hyatt Place Chicago-South

Tweets: #ParslFest.

Contact us at parsl@googlegroups.com.