OpenMP high-performance computing mini course at Purdue set for May 10

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

Purdue will host a workshop in May 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. May 10 in the Envision Center, Stewart Center, Room B001, which is located off the tunnel between the Stewart Center and the Purdue Memorial Union. There is no cost to register. Participants should bring a laptop, be able to write C or Fortran in a Linux environment, and be able to use a UNIX text editor such as vi or emacs. 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 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. Slides and further information are available online.

The workshop is part of a series of high-performance computing training sessions ITaP is sponsoring at Purdue through XSEDE, says Randy Herban, who is coordinating the OpenMP event 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.

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Originally posted: April 19, 2016  1:47pm