Monthly Archive May 2017

ByAndrew Knotts

XSEDE HPC Summer Bootcamp June 6-9!

CACDS is pleased to be hosting XSEDE’s Summer Bootcamp from June 6-9, 2017 in PGH 200.

This 4 day event will include MPI, OpenMP, OpenACC and accelerators. 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.

Register Here 

The agenda is as follows:

Tuesday June 6
10:00 Welcome
10:15 Computing Environment
10:45 Intro to Parallel Computing
11:30 Intro to OpenMP
12:30 Lunch break
1:30 Exercise 1     (zip folder of all exercises) 
2:15 More OpenMP
3:30 Exercise 2
4:00 Adjourn
Wednesday June 7
10:00 Intro to OpenACC
11:00 Exercise 1
11:30 Introduction to OpenACC (cont.)
12:00 Lunch break
1:00 Exercise 2
1:45 Introduction to OpenACC (cont.)
2:00 Using OpenACC with CUDA Libraries
2:30 Advanced OpenACC
3:00 OpenMP 4.0 Sneak Peek
4:00 Adjourn
Thursday June 8
10:00 Introduction to MPI
12:00 Lunch break
1:00 Intro exercises
2:10 Intro exercises review
2:15 Scalable Programming: Laplace code
2:45 Laplace Exercise
4:00 Adjourn
Friday June 9
10:00 Laplace Exercise (Cont)
11:30 Laplace Solution
12:00 Lunch break
1:00 Advanced MPI
2:00 Outro to Parallel Computing
3:00 Parallel Tools
3:20 Hybrid Computing
3:40 Hybrid Competition
4:00 Adjourn


ByAndrew Knotts

XSEDE Big Data Workshop May 18-19

Thursday and Friday, May 18-19, 2017 from 10am-4pm in PGH 200

CACDS has worked with XSEDE (Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment) and Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center (PSC) to host intriguing and informative Big Data Workshops. These workshops have attracted many people from around the Houston community, such as researchers from MD Anderson Cancer Center, Baylor College of Medicine, as well as students, postdocs, and faculty from Chemistry, Biology, Computer Science, and Electrical Engineering. CACDS will be hosting the 2-day long Big Data workshop hosted by XSEDE and we look forward to seeing everyone in PGH 200 for this event.

This workshop will focus on topics such as Hadoop and Spark and will be presented using the Wide Area Classroom(WAC) training platform.