February high-performance computing mini course will focus on MPI

February 9, 2016  11:00am – February 10, 2016  5:00pm
Envision Center (STEW B001)

Purdue will host a workshop in February for faculty staff and students who want to gain skills in using MPI on cutting-edge computational systems like Purdue’s community clusters.

The two-day workshop will run from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 9 and 10 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, 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, which includes hands-on lab sessions, is designed to give C and Fortran programmers an introduction to MPI programming. Participants should gain a working knowledge of how to write codes using MPI, the standard programming tool of scalable parallel computing. Those attending should have the ability to write code in a Linux environment.

The MPI workshop is delivered nationwide using high-definition video conferencing to allow students to interact in real time with course instructors from the National Center for Supercomputing Applications and 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, says Stephen Harrell, the scientific application analyst who coordinates training for ITaP Research Computing.

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

Originally posted: January 22, 2016  4:42pm