MPI programming workshop at Purdue set for May 5-6; will be held online due to COVID-19

May 5, 2020  11:00am – May 6, 2020  5:00pm
Online Zoom

Purdue will host a free two-day workshop focusing on MPI programming on Tuesday, May 5, and Wednesday, May 6, for faculty, staff and students looking to learn more about scalable parallel computing. While similar workshops have been held in ITaP’s Envision Center in the past, this workshop will be delivered remotely using Zoom due to COVID-19.

There is no cost to register, although participants should do so by Friday, May 1. The event is sponsored by ITaP and the National Science Foundation Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE), 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 https://portal.xsede.org. Once you have an account, you can register through the XSEDE portal.

More information about the workshop is available here. The second day’s subject matter will build on the first day, so participants should attend both sessions.

The mini course will include a hands-on introduction to MPI programming, and attendees should leave with a working knowledge of how to write scalable codes using MPI. Participants should use a computer with a terminal client such as PuTTY or MobaXterm installed, and should be able to write C or Fortran in a Linux environment and 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. For more information, email rcac-help@purdue.edu.

Originally posted: April 27, 2020  1:45pm