Lecture series will introduce supercomputing to new users, beginners in any field

February 27, 2013

A series of presentations that serve as an introduction to supercomputing for Purdue faculty, research staff and students in any field is set for March and April, sponsored by ITaP Research Computing (RCAC).

The weekly lectures in the “Supercomputing in Plain English” series will be held from 3-4 p.m. Tuesdays March 5 through April 9 April 16 in Rawls Hall, Room 1071. There will be no lecture March 19.

The lectures are aimed at new or beginning high-performance computing users and each one serves as an introduction to a different topic, says Verónica Vergara, an ITaP scientific applications analyst. Henry Neeman, director of the Oklahoma University Supercomputing Center for Education and Research, is presenting them in a live feed. ITaP Research Computing staff also will be on hand to answer questions about Purdue’s supercomputing resources.

The lecture dates and titles include:

  • March 5: Applications and Types of Parallelism
  • March 12: Multicore Madness
  • March 26: High-throughput Computing
  • *POSTPONED to April 9* GPGPU: Number Crunching in Your Graphics Card 
  • *POSTPONED to April 16* Grab Bag: Scientific Libraries, I/O, Visualization 

For more information contact rcac-help@purdue.edu.

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