High-performance computing boot camp set for June 3-6

June 3, 2019  11:00am – June 6, 2019  5:00pm
Envision Center (STEW B001)

Purdue will host a free workshop from June 3-6 for faculty, staff and students looking to learn more about scalable parallel computing with research supercomputers such as Purdue’s community clusters.

The workshop will take place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day in the Envision Center, Stewart Center, Room B001, which is located off the tunnel between the Stewart Center and the Purdue Memorial Union. Space is limited to 25 participants so those wishing to attend should register soon. There is no cost to register. The event is sponsored by ITaP and the National Science Foundation, as well as the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center.

Participants should register with the National Science Foundation Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE), in which Purdue is a partner. A free XSEDE account can be created on the XSEDE user portal at portal.xsede.org. Once you have an account, you can register through the XSEDE portal.

Slides and more information about the workshop are available here. Each day’s subject matter will build on the previous day, so participants should attend the entire workshop.

The mini course will include a hands-on introduction to parallel computing, OpenMP, OpenACC, MPI and hybrid computing, and will conclude with a special hybrid exercise contest that will challenge the students to apply their skills for a chance at the sixth annual XSEDE summer boot camp championship trophy.

Participants should bring a laptop and be able to write C or Fortran in a Linux environment and be able to use a UNIX text editor such as vi or Emacs.

This workshop is part of a series of high-performance computing training sessions ITaP sponsors at Purdue through XSEDE, says Eric Adams, who coordinates training for ITaP Research Computing.

The workshop is delivered nationwide using high-definition video conferencing to allow students to interact in real time with course instructors from the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center and to work in person with local colleagues and experts. At Purdue, staff from ITaP Research Computing will be on hand.

For more information, email rcac-help@purdue.edu.

Originally posted: May 13, 2019  3:22pm