High-performance computing bootcamp set for June 2-5; will be held online due to COVID-19

June 2, 2020  11:00am – June 5, 2020  5:00pm
Online Zoom

Purdue will host a free workshop from June 2-5, for faculty, staff and students looking to learn more about scalable parallel computing with research supercomputers such as Purdue’s community clusters. While similar workshops have been held in the 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 soon. 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. 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 annual XSEDE summer bootcamp championship trophy. 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: May 14, 2020  1:36pm