Training: A Hands on Introduction to HPC

Hands on Introduction to HPC

In collaboration with the PRACE Advanced Training Centres(link is external) (PATC), the UK National Supercomputing Facility, ARCHER(link is external), and the PRACE Scientific and Industrial Conference 2015(link is external)(PRACEDays15) we will be running a 1.5 day ‘Hands on Introduction to HPC’ training session. This course provides a general introduction to High Performance Computing (HPC) using the UK national HPC service, ARCHER, as the platform for exercises. Familiarity with desktop computers is presumed but no programming or HPC experience is required. Programmers can however gain extra benefit from the course as source code for all the practicals will be provided. This event is open to everyone interested in using HPC, but all our training staff will be women and we hope that this provides an opportunity for women to network and build collaborations as well as learning new skills for a challenging and rewarding career in HPC.

This event is open to everyone interested in using HPC, but all our training staff will be women and we hope that this provides an opportunity for women to network and build collaborations as well as learning new skills for a challenging and rewarding career in HPC.

For more information and registration please visit: https://events.prace-ri.eu/event/361/.

Programme

Monday 25 May 2015 – Women in HPC Hands on Introduction to HPC part 1

The Ballsbridge Hotel, Dublin

  • 12.30 Welcome and introduction to course
  • 12.45 LECTURE: Why learn about HPC
  • 13:00 LECTURE: Using HPC: Image sharpening
  • 13:15 PRACTICAL: Using HPC: Sharpen example
  • 14:30 BREAK: Coffee
  • 15:00 LECTURE: Parallel Programming
  • 15:30 LECTURE: Building Blocks (CPU/Memory/Accelerators)
  • 15:50 LECTURE: Building Blocks (OS/Process/Threads)
  • 16:10 LECTURE: Fractals
  • 16:15 PRACTICAL: Sharpen (cont.) and Fractal example
  • 18.00 Close

Tuesday 26 May 2015 – Women in HPC Hands on Introduction to HPC part 2

The Aviva Stadium conference centre, Dublin

  • 09.00 LECTURE: HPC Architectures
  • 09:45 LECTURE: Parallel programming models
  • 10:15 LECTURE: Batch systems
  • 10:30 PRACTICAL: Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)
  • 10:45 BREAK: Coffee
  • 11:15 PRACTICAL: CFD (cont.)
  • 12:00 LECTURE: Compilers
  • 12:30 BREAK: Lunch
  • 13:30 LECTURE: Parallel Libraries
  • 14:00 LECTURE: Future of HPC
  • 14:15 PRACTICAL: Compilers (CFD cont.) Finish exercises
  • 15.00 Training finishes

Registration

For more information and registration please visit: https://events.prace-ri.eu/event/361/

PRACE Scientific and Industrial Conference (PRACEDays15)

 26 – 28 May 2015, Aviva Stadium Conference Centre, Dublin, Ireland

Registration cost: €60

PRACEDays15 will open immediately after the close of this workshop and will bring together experts from academia and industry who will present their advancements in HPC-supported science and engineering.hosting this training and is open to all attendees. If you wish to attend the conference please note that registration for this needs to be completed separately at http://www.prace-ri.eu/pracedays15/