January high-performance computing mini course will cover OpenMP

January 9, 2015  11:00am – 5:00pm
Stewart Center, Room 202

Purdue will host a workshop in January for Purdue and non-Purdue students, staff and faculty looking to gain skills using OpenMP to leverage the power of cutting-edge computational resources, such as Purdue’s community clusters.

The workshop will take place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 9, in the Stewart Center, Room 202. There is no cost to register. Participants should have a general knowledge of Linux. 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, which includes hands-on lab sessions, is designed to give C and Fortran programmers an introduction to programming with OpenMP. Participants should gain a working knowledge of how to write OpenMP codes for scalable parallel computing. Purdue is one of seven sites nationally hosting the workshop and the only site in Indiana.

The workshop is part of a series of high-performance computing training sessions ITaP is sponsoring at Purdue through XSEDE, says Stephen Harrell, a senior high-performance computing system administrator who coordinates training for ITaP Research Computing.

The OpenMP 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 the National Center for Supercomputing Applications 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: December 19, 2014  10:23am