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XSEDE HPC Workshop: OpenACC

December 4, 2014

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 December 4, 2014.

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(full site list will be announced about one month prior to the event):

  • Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center

Please register for the site that you wish to attend:

https://portal.xsede.org/course-calendar

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

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

Thursday December 4
All times given are Eastern time
11:00 Welcome
11:15 Computing Environment
11:45 Parallel Computing and Accelerators
12:15 Intro 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

Are you more familiar with C or Unix?

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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: MPI

November 5-6, 2014

XSEDE along with the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center and the Texas Advanced Computing Center are pleased to announce a two-day MPI workshop, to be held November 5-6, 2014.

This workshop is intended to give C and Fortran programmers a hands-on introduction to MPI programming. Both days are compact, to accommodate multiple time zones, but packed with useful information and lab exercises. Attendees will leave with a working knowledge of how to write scalable codes using MPI – the standard programming tool of scalable parallel computing.

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

This workshop is NOT available via a webcast.

You may register for this event at any of the following sites(full site list will be avilable about one month prior to the event):

  • Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center

Please choose the appropriate link on the XSEDE Portal Registration pages:

https://portal.xsede.org/course-calendar

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Wednesday, November 5
All times given are Eastern
11:00 Welcome
11:15 Computing Environment
12:00 Intro to Parallel Computing
1:00 Lunch break
2:00 Introduction to MPI
3:30

Introductory Exercises

4:10 Intro Exercises Review
4:15 Scalable Programming: Laplace code
5:00 Adjourn/Laplace Exercises
   
Thursday, November 6
All times given are Eastern
11:00 Laplace Exercises
12:00 Laplace Solution
12:30 Lunch break
1:30 Advanced MPI
2:30 Outro to Parallel Computing
3:30 Exercises
4:30 Adjourn

MPI Reference Page:

http://www-unix.mcs.anl.gov/mpi/www/

Survey Question - Are you more familiar with C or Fortran?

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Survey Question 2 - Have you finished the exercise?  Click below when you have finished.

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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.

Anton Training Workshop

November 10, 2014

 

This workshop is invitation-only and specifically targeted to PIs who have been awarded an allocation of computer time on the Anton supercomputer at the PSC.

The Anton workshop at PSC will cover all aspects of running MD simulations on Anton, such as preparing and running simulations and analyzing MD trajectories generated on Anton. In addition to lectures, there will be a hands-on session in the afternoon during which participants can prepare and conduct test-runs of their originally proposed system for the full 512-node Anton machine. Thus, it is crucial that all participants bring an equilibrated version of their proposed system with them to the workshop, preferably one that has been equilibrated for several nanoseconds. The equilibrated systems need to be in Desmond dms format which is the input file format used by Anton (this is also the format used by the Desmond MD package).

All invited PIs are strongly encouraged to attend or send a representative from their group since the workshop will provide necessary training for the production Anton machine. Due to space limitations we can only accommodate one representative from each group.

If you have any questions, please contact Pat Sudac at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Registration

The registration deadline is Monday, October 20.

Admittance to the workshop is by invitation only. If you have been invited, please register here.

Agenda

The agenda is subject to change.

Monday, November 10, 2014
8:00 - 8:30 Continental Breakfast
8:30 - 8:45 Welcome and Introduction
8:45 - 9:15 Introduction to Anton
9:15 - 10:30 Preparing and Running Simulations on Anton
10:30 - 10:45 Break
10:45 - 11:30 Analysis of Anton Trajectories
11:45 - 12:45 Lunch Break
12:45 - 5:00 Hands-on Session

XSEDE HPC Workshop: Open MP

October 7, 2014

XSEDE along with the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center and the National Center for Supercomputing Applications at the University of Illinois 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.  Register by going to  https://portal.xsede.org/course-calendar/-/training-user/class/330 and following the "View Session Details" link for your preferred location.

  • Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center
  • Michigan State University
  • Florida State University
  • Purdue University
  • University of Houston
  • Youngstown State University
  • West Virginia University
  • Stanford University
  • George Washington University
  • Louisiana State University
  • University of Tennessee-Knoxville

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

The tentative agenda follows.

Tentative Agenda

Tuesday, October 7
All times given are Eastern
11:00 Welcome
11:15 Environment
11:30 It's a Multi-core World
12:00 Intro to OpenMP
1:00 Lunch break
2:00 Exercise 1
2:30 More OpenMP
3:15 Exercise 2
3:45 Advanced OpenMP Overview
4:00 Debugging and Profiling
4:30 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

September 2, 2014

 

XSEDE along with the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center are pleased to announce a one day Big Data workshop, to be held September 2, 2014.

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

Agenda

 

11:00AM – 1:00PM Eastern Time

-- Welcome


-- Big Data Programming with Hadoop and Spark

This session will give an overview of programming big data applications focusing on Hadoop and Spark.

I. Hadoop System Overview
This section will cover the basics of the Hadoop Environment. We will discuss the Map Reduce daemons, the scheduling and monitoring environment, and interacting with the distributed file system (HDFS).

II. Hadoop Jobs
We will write a simple Java Map/Reduce program and run through the process of compiling, packaging, submitting, monitoring, and collecting the output of a Hadoop job. We will also briefly discuss other applications that run on the Hadoop platform such as HBase and Hadoop Streaming.

III. Spark
We will discuss the Spark platform and its concept of Resilient Distributed Datasets. We will cover the relationship between Spark and Hadoop, and we will write and submit an example job. We will also discuss the Spark Machine Learning API.

 

2:00PM – 5:00PM Eastern Time

-- Urika Training

o Learn the Graph Analytic approach to Data analysis, including some real-world examples.

o Gain an introduction to the RDF data format and the SPARQL query lanquage, with hands-on practice.

o Learn how to interact with the Sherlock Urika system.

Files for the exercises:

 

-- Wrap-up

 

Logistics

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

This workshop is NOT available via a webcast.

You may attend at any of the following sites.

Register at https://portal.xsede.org/course-calendar/-/training-user/class/296

  • Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center
  • Florida State University
  • Ohio Supercomputer Center
  • West Virginia University
  • University of Houston, Clear-Lake
  • Georgia State University
  • Harvey Mudd College
  • Purdue University
  • The University of Michigan
  • The University of South Carolina
  • National Center for Atmospheric Research

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