Introduction to the Cray XT3

Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center

August 21 - 24, 2006

Closeup of PSC's Cray XT3Closeup of PSC's Cray XT3

Cray and the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center hosted the Introduction to the Cray XT3 System workshop.

Attendees at this 4 day workshop, aimed at scientists and engineers, including current and prospective users of NSF's TeraGrid systems and other leading edge resources, worked with Cray specialists and PSC user consultants. Plenty of hands-on time allowed attendees to work on their own projects.

The lectures strongly emphasized obtaining optimum performance. Hands-on sessions exemplified using the PSC Cray XT3 "Bigben" and illustrated the use of Bigben within the TeraGrid environment.

Instruction was provided by members of Cray and PSC. Many thanks to Cray for providing these instructors, and also for their financial support.


Monday, August 21, 2006
9:00 - 9:40 PSC XT3 Configuration
9:40 - 10:20 Programming Environment, Optimization, Porting, Profiling and Tuning
10:20 - 10:30 Break
10:30 - 11:50 Programming Environment, Optimization, Porting, Profiling and Tuning (con't.)
11:50 - 13:30 Lunch
13:30 - 17:30 Hands-On: Port and Obtain Profiles
Tuesday, August 22, 2006
9:00 - 10:20 The PGI Compiler
10:20 - 10:30 Break
10:30 - 11:50 Cray XT3 Performance Tools
11:50 - 13:30 Lunch
13:30 - 15:30 Tool Demonstration on XT3
15:30 - 17:30 Hands-On: Profile and Optimize Code
Wednesday, August 23, 2006
9:00 - 10:20 Using Hardware Performance Counters on the Cray XT3
10:20 - 10:30 Break
10:30 - 11:10 Optimization for the Cray XT3
11:10 - 11:50 Software Roadmap for XT3
11:50 - 13:30 Lunch
13:30 - 17:30 Hands-On: Optimize Programs
Thursday, August 24, 2006
9:00 - 10:20 Performance Visualization on the Cray XT3
10:20 - 10:30 Break
10:30 - 11:50 Debugging Applications with TotalView
11:50 - 13:30 Lunch
13:30 - 15:00 Hands-On: Bigben and the TeraGrid

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Registration fees were waived to students, professors or researchers associated with academic institutions.

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