OpenMP high-performance computing workshop at Purdue set for Oct. 4

October 4, 2016  11:00am – 5:00pm
Mann Hall, Room 203

Purdue will host a free workshop focusing on OpenMP programming on Tuesday, Oct. 4, for faculty, staff and students looking to learn more about using OpenMP to leverage the power of cutting-edge computing resources, including Purdue’s community clusters.

The workshop will take place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Mann Hall, Room 203. Space is limited to 24 participants so those wishing to attend should register soon. There is no cost to register. The event is sponsored by ITaP and the National Science Foundation, as well as the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center and the National Center for Supercomputing Applications.

Participants should 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. Slides and more information about the workshop are available here.

The mini course will include a hands-on introduction to OpenMP programming, and attendees will leave with a working knowledge of how to write scalable codes using OpenMP. Participants should bring a laptop and be able to write C or Fortran in a Linux environment and to use a UNIX text editor such as vi or Emacs.

This workshop is part of a series of high-performance computing training sessions ITaP sponsors at Purdue through XSEDE, says Randy Herban, who coordinates training for ITaP Research Computing.

The 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: September 19, 2016  4:33pm