International HPC Summer School 2013



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The U.S. National Science Foundation's Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE) project, the European Union Seventh Framework Program's Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe (PRACE), and RIKEN Advanced Institute for Computational Science (AICS) have collaborated to offer this expense-paid program for graduate students and postdoctoral scholars who use high-performance computing to conduct research.

Leading American, European and Japanese computational scientists and high-performance computing technologists will offer instruction on a variety of topics, including:

Access to EU, U.S., and Japanese cyberinfrastructures
HPC challenges by discipline (e.g., bioinformatics, computer science, chemistry, and physics)
HPC programming proficiencies
Performance analysis & profiling
Algorithmic approaches & numerical libraries
Data-intensive computing
Scientific Visualization

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In This Workshop

  1. Introductory Parallel CPU Programming

    23 Aug 2013 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Mark Bull

  2. Overview of PRACE

    29 Aug 2013 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Simon Wong

  3. Keynote: The Data and Compute-Driven Transformation of Modern Science

    22 Aug 2013 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Ed Seidel

    Modern science is undergoing a profound transformation as it aims to tackle the complex problems of the 21st Century. It is becoming highly collaborative; problems as diverse as climate change, renewable energy, or the origin of gamma-ray bursts require understanding processes that no single...

  4. RIKEN overview

    21 Aug 2013 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Akira Ukawa

    RIKEN is Japan's largest comprehensive research institution renowned for high-quality research in a diverse range of scientific disciplines. Founded in 1917 as a private research foundation in Tokyo, RIKEN has grown rapidly in size and scope, today encompassing a network of world-class research...

  5. Advanced Parallel CPU Programming Part 2: Fundamentals of OmpSs

    21 Aug 2013 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Xavier Teruel

    Tasking and Synchronization --> Data Sharing Attributes, Dependence Model, Other Tasking Directives Clauses, Taskwait, Synchronization, Outlined Task Syntax;Memory Regions, Nesting and Dependences --> Memory regions and dependences, Nested tasks and dependences, Using dependence sentinels;...

  6. Advanced Parallel CPU Programming Part 1: OmpSs Quick Overview

    29 Aug 2013 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): NanoBio Node,

    High Performance Computing --> Some basic concepts, Supercomputers nowadays, Parallel programming modelsOmpSs Introduction --> OmpSs main features, A Practical Example: Cholesky factorizationBSC’s Implementation --> Mercurium Compiler, Nanos++ Runtime Library, Visualization Tools

  7. Overview of XSEDE

    29 Aug 2013 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): John Towns

    XSEDE is a single virtual system that scientists can use to interactively share computing resources, data and expertise. People around the world use these resources and services — things like supercomputers, collections of data and new tools — to improve our planet.

  8. HPC & the Inventor's dilemma: Abandoning 15 years of Molecular Simulation Work to Move to GPUs

    06 Sep 2013 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Erik Lindahl

    Alternate Title:Parallel molecular dynamics - how we evolved from 10 cores to heterogeneous GPU acceleration and petascale parallelizationMolecular dynamics has come a long way the last 20 years; what was once a small esoteric technique in theoretical physics is now a standard tool of molecular...

  9. Astrophysics: How to simulate the most catastrophic events in the universe

    09 Sep 2013 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Luciano Rezzolla

  10. Quantum Chromodynamics on a space-time lattice – building up the femto universe of atomic nuclei on a computer

    09 Sep 2013 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Akira Ukawa

    Everyone knows that all atoms are made of atomic nuclei and electrons around them, and that atomic nuclei are made of protons and neutrons bound by pions. Every scientist would know that protons and neutrons in turn are made of quarks, and are bound by gluons. Not every scientist may know,...

  11. Heterogeneous Computing

    10 Sep 2013 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): John Urbanic

  12. Modern GPU Programming with CUDA and Thrust

    12 Sep 2013 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Gilles Civario

    Today's GPUs are massively parallel devices which provide programmers with TeraFlops supercomputing performance. But programming these devices and exploiting their fantastic potential is not always easy and might discourage application developers. CUDA for example is too often seen as a very low...

  13. HPC & Life Sciences

    19 Sep 2013 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Thomas Cheatham

    Biomolecular simulation provides a means to explore biomolecular structure, dynamics and interactions on timescales from femptoseconds to milliseconds on available high performance computing computational resources. Since the first protein simulations in ~1975, atomistic molecular dynamics (MD)...

  14. HPC Software Engineering: "Do as I say, not as I do"

    19 Sep 2013 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Erik Lindahl

    Most scientific software projects started as a quick hack on somebody's laptop, but before you know it there might be dozens of future students and postdocs involved. However, unlike 30 years ago, today few of us are only one supercomputer from a single vendor providing a single compiler. Many...