Supercomputing in Plain English

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Supercomputing in Plain English
Jan 23, 2018, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
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Supercomputing in Plain English (SiPE), Spring 2018

Available live in person and live via videoconferencing.

Tuesdays starting Jan 23 2018 (through Tue May 1 2018) 1:30pmET/12:30pmCT/11:30amMT/10:30amPT/9:30amAT/8:30amHT

  • Live in person on the University of Oklahoma Norman campus
  • Live via videoconferencing worldwide

Registration is open!

(You only need to register once for the whole semester, not for every week.)


SiPE is targeted at an audience of not only computer scientists but especially scientists and engineers, including a mixture of undergraduates, graduate students, postdocs, faculty, staff and professionals.

These workshops focus on fundamental issues of High Performance Computing (HPC) as they relate to Computational and Data-enabled Science & Engineering (CDS&E), including:

  • overview of HPC
  • the storage hierarchy
  • instruction-level parallelism
  • high performance compilers
  • shared memory parallelism (e.g., OpenMP)
  • distributed parallelism (e.g., MPI)
  • HPC application types and parallel paradigms
  • multicore optimization
  • high throughput computing
  • accelerator computing (e.g., GPUs)
  • scientific and I/O libraries
  • scientific visualization

The key philosophy of the SiPE workshops is that HPC-based software should be maintainable, extensible and, most especially, portable across platforms, and should be sufficiently flexible that it can adapt to, and adopt, emerging HPC paradigms.


One semester of programming experience and/or coursework in any of Fortan, C, C++ or Java, recently.