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A High Performance Computing Workshop Series
Date: 
Repeats every week every Tuesday until Wed May 04 2011 .
Tuesday, February 1, 2011 - 12:00pm - 1:15pm
Tuesday, February 8, 2011 - 12:00pm - 1:15pm
Tuesday, February 15, 2011 - 12:00pm - 1:15pm
Tuesday, February 22, 2011 - 12:00pm - 1:15pm
Tuesday, March 1, 2011 - 12:00pm - 1:15pm
Tuesday, March 8, 2011 - 12:00pm - 1:15pm
Tuesday, March 15, 2011 - 12:00pm - 1:15pm
Tuesday, March 22, 2011 - 12:00pm - 1:15pm
Tuesday, March 29, 2011 - 12:00pm - 1:15pm
Tuesday, April 5, 2011 - 12:00pm - 1:15pm
Tuesday, April 12, 2011 - 12:00pm - 1:15pm
Tuesday, April 19, 2011 - 12:00pm - 1:15pm
Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - 12:00pm - 1:15pm
Tuesday, May 3, 2011 - 12:00pm - 1:15pm
Address: 
The internet
http://www.oscer.ou.edu/education.php

This is a free workshop series on High Performance Computing.

We'll be providing the workshops in person at OU and via videoconferencing (see below), and we'll also record the sessions and make the recordings available as streaming video.

We'll also provide exercises after most of the presentations, which you can run on OSCER's big cluster supercomputer.

The last time we ran the SiPE workshops (spring 2009), we had 426 people participate, from 75 academic institutions, 11 government agencies, 8 private companies and one non-governmental organization in 30 US states and territories and 4 other countries.

Schedule (tentative)

  • Tue Jan 25: Overview: What the Heck is Supercomputing?
  • Tue Feb 1: The Tyranny of the Storage Hierarchy
  • Tue Feb 8: NO SESSION 
  • Tue Feb 15: Instruction Level Parallelism
  • Tue Feb 22: Stupid Compiler Tricks
  • Tue March 1: Shared Memory Multithreading
  • Tue March 8: NO SESSION 
  • Tue March 15: NO SESSION 
  • Tue March 22: Distributed Multiprocessing
  • Tue March 29: NO SESSION 
  • Tue Apr 5: Applications and Types of Parallelism
  • Tue Apr 12: Multicore Madness
  • Tue Apr 19: High Throughput Computing
  • Tue Apr 26: GPGPU: Number Crunching in Your Graphics Card
  • Tue May 3: Grab Bag: Scientific Libraries, I/O Libraries, Visualization

Prerequisites

For the exercises:

  • one semester of programming in any of C, C++ or Fortran (NOT Java), recently;
  • one semester of experience with any Unix-like operating system (including but not limited to Linux), recently

Videoconferencing

We'll be running via multiple conferencing technologies, so everyone will be able to participate:

  • Access Grid (www.accessgrid.org): potentially expensive
  • QuickTime Broadcaster: FREE for end users (in your browser)
  • H.323 (Polycom etc): FREE but may be tricky
  • EVO (http://evo.caltech.edu/): FREE
  • WebEx: limited number of users per session
  • toll free land line phone bridge
  • Gmail for sending questions via text
  • Slides posted to the web before each session (PowerPoint and PDF)
  • Streaming video posted to the web after each session

See http://www.oscer.ou.edu/education.php for details on how to connect.

NOTE: We ABSOLUTELY GUARANTEE that your conferencing connection will fail at least occasionally. Please be sure to download the slides before each session, and please be prepared to switch to a different technology during the session if necessary.