2014 TACC Summer Supercomputing Institute
Monday, June 16 - Friday, June 20, 2014
This week-long workshop is appropriate for all levels of researchers, faculty, staff, and graduate students, from new users of advanced computing technologies, to those who have research projects requiring powerful computing, visualization, storage, or software. We encourage participation from Minority Serving Institutions, Hispanic Serving Institutions, and Historically Black Colleges and Universities.
- Researchers across disciplines: Mathematics, Engineering, Physics, Astronomy, Astrophysics, Cosmology, Geology & Geophysics, Computer Sciences, Biosciences, Nanosciences...
- Graduate and undergraduate students
- Current TACC & XSEDE users
- Industrial affiliates
Texas Advanced Computing Center
J.J. Pickle Research Campus
10100 Burnet Rd.
Austin, TX 78758
The Institute will provide researchers with an intensive introduction to using TACC's computing resources. Senior TACC staff will deliver presentations and lead interactive lab sessions focused on using TACC's advanced computing resources and technology.
- Stampede: Dell PowerEdge C8220 Cluster with Intel Xeon Phi coprocessors
- Lonestar: Dell Linux Cluster
- Maverick: HP/NVIDIA Interactive Visualization and Data Analytics System
- Ranch: Petascale archival facility
On January 7, 2013 TACC deployed a new compute cluster, Stampede. Funded by the National Science Foundation, this new cluster provides the community with access to 2 PFlops of Intel based microprocessor power and 8 PFlops of Intel MIC (Many Integrated Core) architecture technology. During the Institute students will receive a description of the system and TACC staff will present a session on how to use the new MIC architecture.
Lectures and Labs: Senior TACC staff will deliver presentations and lead interactive laboratory sessions:
- Obtaining access to TACC resources and services
- Reviewing the hardware and software available on TACC resources
- Developing parallel programs with OpenMP and MPI
- Using visualization and data analysis software and systems
- GPGPU programming
- Using the Intel Xeon Phi coprocessor (MIC)
Applications Seminars: Leading computational researchers will discuss their work, including examples of how they are utilizing TACC's resources.
Consulting: During the Institute, TACC staff will be available to assist participants in applying the techniques and technologies covered in the Institute to their own applications.
Applying to Attend the Institute
Applications to attend the Institute must be submitted by Friday, May 2, 2014. Applicants will receive notification of the status of their application by Friday, May 9, 2014.
Fee for Accepted Applicants
A fee of $150 is due by Friday, May 30, 2014, for accepted applicants. The fee covers lunch, snacks, and course materials.
Accepted applicants needing to cancel must do so by Friday, June 6, 2014, in order to receive a refund.
Institute attendees traveling to the training are responsible for arranging and paying for their own travel, daily expenses, and hotel accommodations. Accepted applicants will receive a list of suggested hotels.
Lab 1: Stampede, Maverick User Environment
Lab 4: Hands on Introduction to R
Lab 5: Visualization using Paraview
Lab 6: Visualization using VisIt
Lab 8: Parallel Optimization
Lab 8: Hands on with Intel Xeon Phi
For more information about the TACC Summer Supercomputing Institute, please contact John Lockman, TACC Training Coordinator: email@example.com, or 512-471-4097.