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Supercomputing in Plain English (SiPE), Spring 2013
Available live in person and live via videoconferencing
Tuesdays starting January 22, 2013 | 3:00 PM Eastern Time
Live in person: National Weather Center 1313
Live via FREE videoconferencing: Details to be announced.
So far, the SiPE workshops have reached roughly 1000 people at 166 institutions, agencies, companies and organizations in 42 US states and territories and 5 other countries:
- 125 academic institutions
- 18 government agencies
- 16 private firms
- 7 not-for-profit organizations.
SiPE is targeted at an audience of not just computer scientists but especially scientists and engineers, including a mixture of undergraduates, graduate students, faculty and staff. These workshops focus on fundamental issues of HPC as they relate to Computational and Data-enabled Science & Engineering, including:
- 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
- GPGPU computing
- scientific and I/O libraries
- scientific visualization.
The key philosophy of the SiPE workshops is that an HPC-based code 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.
- For the presentations:
– at least one semester of programming experience in any of C, C++ or Fortran, recently.
- For the HPC exercises:
– at least one semester of programming experience in any of C, C++ or Fortran, recently;
– at least one semester of experience with any Unix-like operating system (could be Linux but doesn’t have to be), recently (if someone doesn’t have this, it’s not a crisis, because the basics are covered in the first exercise).