MPI programming workshop at Purdue set for April 18-19

April 18, 2017  11:00am – April 19, 2017  5:00pm
Envision Center (STEW B001)

Purdue will host a free two-day workshop focusing on MPI programming on Tuesday, April 18, and Wednesday, April 19, for faculty, staff and students looking to learn more about scalable parallel computing.

The workshop will take place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days 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 to 20 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.

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. A Facebook page for the event can be found here.The second day’s subject matter will build on what was taught the first day, so participants should plan to attend both sessions.

The mini course will include a hands-on introduction to MPI programming, and attendees will leave with a working knowledge of how to write scalable codes using MPI. 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 Megan Dale, 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 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: March 31, 2017  9:46am

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