NSF high-performance computing summer boot camp at Purdue with sessions on combining a variety of tools

June 14, 2016  11:00am – June 17, 2016  5:00pm
Krannert Graduate (KRAN G002)

UPDATE: Location changed to KRAN G002

Purdue will host a National Science Foundation high-performance computing summer boot camp June 14-17 for faculty, staff and students wanting to learn more about tools for working with research supercomputers like Purdue’s community clusters.

The sessions will take place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day in Krannert Graduate School of Management, Room G002. Space is limited so participants should register soon. There is no cost to register. The National Science Foundation and ITaP are sponsoring the event.

The mini course will cover MPI, OpenMPI, OpenACC, accelerators, and other high-performance computing tools and include hands-on exercises. At the conclusion, a hybrid exercise contest will challenge participants to apply their skills over the following three weeks for a chance to win the XSEDE Summer Boot Camp Championship Trophy. Purdue is the only site in Indiana hosting the boot camp. More information and slides are available online.

Participants register with the National Science Foundation’s 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 portal.xsede.org. Once you have an account, you can register through the XSEDE portal.

The tools covered are widely employable on research supercomputers, including those available through XSEDE and Purdue’s Community Cluster Program machines, among them the Rice and Snyder clusters.

The boot camp is part of a series of high-performance computing training sessions ITaP sponsors at Purdue through XSEDE, says Randy Herban, who is coordinating the summer workshop for ITaP Research Computing.

The sessions are 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.

Originally posted: May 16, 2016  3:20pm