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NICS/NIMBioS XSEDE HPC Monthly Workshops

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The National Institute for Computational Sciences (NICS) at UT and NIMBioS host an XSEDE workshop on different topics each month related to high performance computing.

Location: Hallam Auditorium (Room 206) at NIMBioS

The in-person workshops are presented using the Wide Area Classroom (WAC) training platform telecast to several satellite sites in the U.S., including NIMBioS.

Upcoming Workshops:

  • February 12-13: Big Data
    Registration link. Deadline to register: 3 p.m. EST Feb 8.


OpenMP. This one day 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.

Big Data. This session focuses on topics such as Hadoop and Spark.

MPI. This session is intended to give C and Fortran programmers a hands-on introduction to MPI programming. Attendees leave with a working knowledge of how to write scalable codes using MPI, the standard programming tool of scalable parallel computing.

GPU Programming Using OpenACC. 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 and has a hands-on component using the Bridges computing platform at the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center.

Summer Boot Camp. This 4 day event will include MPI, OpenMP, OpenACC and accelerators and run June 4-7. 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 Fifth Annual XSEDE Summer Boot Camp Championship Trophy. In addition, an XSEDE Badge will be available to those who complete the Challenge.

The National Science Foundation's Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE) is a virtual organization of integrated advanced digital resources available to U.S. researchers. The workshops are co-organized by XSEDE and the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center (PSC).

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