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XSEDE HPC Workshop: Summer Boot Camp

June 14-17, 2016

XSEDE, along with the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center will be presenting a Hybrid Computing workshop.

This 4 day event will include MPI, OpenMP, OpenACC and accelerators and run June 14-17.  We will conclude with a special hybrid exercise contest that will challenge the students to apply their skills over the following 3 weeks and be awarded the Third Annual XSEDE Summer Boot Camp Championship Trophy.

Sites

Due to demand, this workshop will be telecast to several satellite sites.  This workshop is NOT available via a webcast.

You may attend this event at any of the following sites:

  • Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center
  • University of Houston
  • Lehigh University
  • Yale University
  • Stony Brook University
  • Georgia State University
  • Purdue University
  • University of Utah
  • University of Delaware
  • University of Colorado Boulder
  • Boston University
  • University of Oklahoma
  • Old Dominion University
  • National Center for Supercomputing Applications
  • University of Iowa
  • University of Michigan

To register,  choose the appropriate link on the XSEDE Portal Registration pages: https://portal.xsede.org/course-calendar

Questions

Please address any questions to Tom Maiden at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Tentative agenda 

To be as time zone friendly as possible, each day will run from 11AM-5PM Eastern time.  The tentative agenda is as follows (all times given are Eastern):

Tuesday June 14
11:00 Welcome
11:15 Computing Environment
11:45 Intro to Parallel Computing
12:30 Intro to OpenMP
1:30 Lunch break
2:30 Exercise 1    (zip folder of all exercises) 
3:15 More OpenMP
4:30 Exercise 2
5:00 Adjourn
Wednesday June 15
11:00 Intro to OpenACC
12:00 Exercise 1
12:30 Introduction to OpenACC (cont.)
1:00 Lunch break
2:00 Exercise 2
2:45 Introduction to OpenACC (cont.)
3:00 Using OpenACC with CUDA Libraries  
3:30 Advanced OpenACC
4:00 OpenMP 4.0 Sneek Peek
5:00 Adjourn
Thursday June 16
11:00 Introduction to MPI
1:00 Lunch break
2:00 Intro exercises
3:10 Intro exercises review
3:15 Scalable Programming: Laplace code
3:45 Laplace Exercise
5:00 Adjourn
Friday June 17
11:00 Laplace Exercise(Cont)
12:30 Laplace Exercise Review
1:00 Lunch break
2:00 Advanced MPI
3:00 Outro to Parallel Computing             
4:00 Hybrid Computing
4:30 Hybrid Competition
5:00 Adjourn

XSEDE, the Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment, is the most advanced, powerful, and robust collection of integrated digital resources and services in the world. It is a single virtual system that scientists and researchers can use to interactively share computing resources, data, and expertise. XSEDE integrates the resources and services, makes them easier to use, and helps more people use them.

XSEDE HPC Workshop: OpenMP

May 10, 2016

XSEDE along with the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center are pleased to announce a one day OpenMP workshop. This workshop is intended to give C and Fortran programmers a hands-on introduction to OpenMP programming. Attendees will leave with a working knowledge of how to write scalable codes using OpenMP.

Due to demand, this workshop will be telecast to several satellite sites, given below.  No additional sites will be added.  This workshop is NOT available via a webcast.

You  may attend at any of the following sites.

  • Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center
  • National Center for Supercomputing Applications
  • University of Houston
  • University of Houston, Clear-Lake
  • Yale University
  • Stony Brook University
  • Georgia State University
  • Purdue University
  • North Carolina A&T State University
  • University of Delaware
  • Ohio Supercomputer Center
  • Shodor
  • King Abdullah University of Science and Technology
  • Old Dominion University

Registration

Register by going to: https://portal.xsede.org/course-calendar

Questions

Please address any questions to Tom Maiden at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Tentative Agenda

Tuesday, May 10
All times given are Eastern
11:00 Welcome
11:15 Computing Environment
11:30 It's a Multi-core World
12:00 Intro to OpenMP
1:00 Lunch break
2:00 Intro Cont.
4:15 OpenMP 4.0 Sneak Peek
5:00 Adjourn

XSEDE, the Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment, is the most advanced, powerful, and robust collection of integrated digital resources and services in the world. It is a single virtual system that scientists and researchers can use to interactively share computing resources, data, and expertise. XSEDE integrates the resources and services, makes them easier to use, and helps more people use them.

XSEDE HPC Workshop: BIG DATA

April 5, 2016

XSEDE along with the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center are pleased to announce a one day Big Data workshop, to be held April 5, 2016.

This workshop will focus on topics such as Hadoop and Spark.

Agenda

Tuesday, April 5
All times given are Eastern
11:00 Welcome
11:25 Intro to Big Data
11:45 Hadoop
12:15 Hadoop(continued)
1:00 Lunch break
2:00 Exercises
2:45 Spark
3:45 Exercises
4:15 A Big Big Data Platform
5:00 Adjourn

Materials

Proxy Setup Guide

Logistics

Due to demand, this workshop will be telecast to several satellite sites.

You may attend at any of the following sites.

  • Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center
  • Case Western University
  • Florida State University
  • Georgia State University
  • NASA Langley Research Center
  • National Center for Supercomputing Applications
  • North Carolina A&T State University
  • Ohio Supercomputer Center
  • Purdue University
  • Stony Brook University
  • University of Delaware
  • University of Houston, Clear-Lake
  • University of Notre Dame
  • University of Puerto Rico – Mayagüez
  • Youngstown State University

Registration

Register via the XSEDE Portal

Questions

Please address any questions to Tom Maiden at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


XSEDE, the Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment, is the most advanced, powerful, and robust collection of integrated digital resources and services in the world. It is a single virtual system that scientists and researchers can use to interactively share computing resources, data, and expertise. XSEDE integrates the resources and services, makes them easier to use, and helps more people use them.

XSEDE HPC Workshop: Introduction to Bridges 

March 31, 2016

XSEDE, along with the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center is pleased to announce the first workshop featuring one of XSEDE's newest HPC resources, Bridges, on March 31, 2016.  This workshop is intended to introduce participants to the power of Bridges and how users can take advantage of Bridges' capabilities to meet the challenges of their research.

This hands-on workshop will explain the allocations process and demonstrate Bridges' unique resources: extremely large shared memory (up to 12TB per node); virtual machines; GPU computing; Spark and Hadoop environments; interactivity; in-memory databases; rich data collections; and graph analytics capabilities.

 

Sites

Due to demand, this workshop will be telecast to several satellite sites.  You may attend at any of the following sites:

  • Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center
  • Florida State University
  • Indiana University Pervasive Technology Institute (IUB)
  • Indiana University Pervasive Technology Institute (IUPUI)
  • National Center for Supercomputing Applications
  • NICS/University of Tennessee - Knoxville
  • San Diego Supercomputer Center
  • Stony Brook University
  • Temple University
  • Texas Advanced Computing Center
  • University of Delaware
  • University of Houston Clear - Lake
  • University of Notre Dame
  • University of Utah
  • West Virginia University

 

Registration

Please register for the site that you wish to attend at https://portal.xsede.org/course-calendar

 

Questions

Please address any questions to Tom Maiden at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

 

Agenda

Thursday, March 31
All times given are Eastern

11:00 Welcome
11:15 Overview
12:15 Virtual Machines & Dockers
12:30

Programming and Debugging Environment

12:45 Matlab
1:00 Lunch
2:00 Intel Tools
3:00 GPUs and Large Memory Nodes
3:15 Hadoop and Spark
3:30 Machine Learning
3:45 Break
4:00 Applying for Bridges
5:00

Final Notes and Adjourn

 


XSEDE, the Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment, is the most advanced, powerful, and robust collection of integrated digital resources and services in the world. It is a single virtual system that scientists and researchers can use to interactively share computing resources, data, and expertise. XSEDE integrates the resources and services, makes them easier to use, and helps more people use them.

XSEDE HPC Workshop: GPU Programming Using OpenACC

March 8, 2016

XSEDE, along with the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center and the National Center for Supercomputing Applications at the University of Illinois will be presenting an OpenACC GPU programming workshop on March 8, 2016.

OpenACC is the accepted standard using compiler directives to allow quick development of GPU capable codes using standard languages and compilers. It has been used with great success to accelerate real applications within very short development periods. This workshop assumes knowledge of either C or Fortran programming. It will have a hands-on component using the Blue Waters which is deployed at NCSA.

Due to demand, this workshop will be telecast to several satellite sites. This workshop is NOT available via a webcast. Please note that the hands-on accounts will be limited to 200 students, available across all sites and awarded by order of registration.

You may attend at any of the following sites:

  • Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center
  • University of Houston Clear-Lake
  • University of South Carolina
  • Stony Brook University
  • Georgia State University
  • University of Iowa
  • North Carolina A&T State University
  • Ohio Supercomputer Center
  • University of Notre Dame
  • Shodor
  • University of Delaware
  • King Abdullah University of Science and Technology
  • National Center for Supercomputing Applications

Registration

Please register for the site that you wish to attend at https://portal.xsede.org/course-calendar

Questions

Please address any questions to Tom Maiden at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Tentative Agenda

The tentative agenda, subject to change, is below. It is designed  to be time-zone friendly.

Tuesday, March 8
All times given are Eastern time
11:00 Welcome
11:15 Computing Environment
11:45 Parallel Computing and Accelerators
12:15 Introduction to OpenACC
1:00 Lunch break
2:00 Introduction to OpenACC, con't
3:45 Using OpenACC with CUDA Libraries
4:00 Advanced OpenACC
4:30 OpenMP 4.0 Sneak Peek
5:00 Final Notes and Adjourn

Exercises

Exercises

Short questionnaire

Please answer these short (1 question each) questionnaires:


XSEDE, the Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment, is the most advanced, powerful, and robust collection of integrated digital resources and services in the world. It is a single virtual system that scientists and researchers can use to interactively share computing resources, data, and expertise. XSEDE integrates the resources and services, makes them easier to use, and helps more people use them.