XSEDE HPC Workshop: Summer Boot Camp

June 6-9, 2017

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 6-9. This event will be presented using the Wide Area Classroom(WAC) training platform and 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 Fourth Annual XSEDE Summer Boot Camp Championship Trophy.  In addition, an XSEDE Badge will be available to those who complete the Challenge.


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 Delaware
  • Lehigh University
  • University of Houston
  • Tufts University
  • Boston University
  • Georgia State University
  • University of Utah
  • University of Houston - Clear Lake
  • Purdue University
  • University of Texas at Dallas
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • Michigan State University
  • California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
  • Old Dominion University
  • University of Nebraska - Lincoln
  • University of Colorado Boulder

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


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 6
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 7
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 Sneak Peek
5:00 Adjourn
Thursday June 8
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 9
11:00 Laplace Exercise (Cont)
12:30 Laplace Solution
1:00 Lunch break
2:00 Advanced MPI

Outro to Parallel Computing           

4:00 Parallel Tools
4:20 Hybrid Computing
4:40 Hybrid Competition
5:00 Adjourn

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