CACDS in collaboration with various HPC partners offers a variety of workshops to UH faculty, staff and students on various topics related to High Performance Computing, Big Data, and so on. These workshops also highlights the current status and the future development of various high performance computing technologies. Most of the workshops offer hands-on exercises.

Stay tuned for some exciting summer workshops/bootcamp!



XSEDE’s Summer HPC Bootcamp from June 14-17.  


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 Second Annual XSEDE Summer Boot Camp Championship Trophy.


Please make plans to be with us for this awesome event.  More information and registration information can be found HERE


To register, choose the appropriate link on the XSEDE Portal Registration pages:


Please address any questions to Tom Maiden at


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.