October high-performance computing mini course will focus on OpenMP
September 13, 2013
Purdue will host a workshop in October for graduate students, post-doctoral researchers and faculty looking to gain skills using OpenMP to leverage the power of cutting-edge computational resources, such as Purdue’s community clusters.
The one-day workshop will take place from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Oct. 2 in the Discovery Learning Research Center, Room 221, at Purdue’s Discovery Park. Space is limited so participants should register soon. There is no cost to register. The National Science Foundation and ITaP are sponsoring the event.
Participants 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.
The mini course is intended to give C and Fortran programmers a hands-on introduction to OpenMP programming. Participants should gain a working knowledge of how to write codes using OpenMP, a simple and flexible interface for developing parallel applications for platforms ranging from multicore desktop computers to supercomputers. The session includes hands-on exercises and covers such topics as debugging and profiling. At the end of the workshop, there will be a sneak preview of OpenMP 4.0.
The workshop is part of a series of high-performance computing training sessions being held by XSEDE. ITaP plans to host others at Purdue, says Verónica Vergara, a scientific applications analyst who coordinates training for ITaP Research Computing (RCAC).
The OpenMP workshop is delivered nationwide using high-definition video conferencing to allow participants 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 (RCAC) will be on hand.