XSEDE HPC Workshop: OpenACC

April 1, 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 April 1, 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 150 students, available across all sites and awarded by order of registration.

You may attend at any of the following sites:

  • Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center
  • National Center for Supercomputing Applications
  • University of Iowa
  • Purdue University
  • Clemson University
  • University of Houston Clear-Lake
  • Stanford University
  • Georgia State University
  • University of Michigan
  • Harvey Mudd College
  • West Virginia University

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 e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  

Tentative Agenda

Tuesday April 1
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
4:00 Using OpenACC with CUDA Libraries
4:30 Advanced OpenACC and OpenMP 4.0
5:00 Final Notes and Adjourn
   

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