Parallel Computing on Stampede - May 4 and 5, 2015

9:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT, both days
J.J. Pickle Research Campus
ROC 1.900
10100 Burnet Rd
Austin, TX

The Stampede supercomputer at the Texas Advanced Computing Center went into production in January 2013 and provides more than 100,000 computational cores. It provides nearly 10 petaflops (PF) of peak performance, with 2PF attributed to the Intel Xeon E5 "Sandy Bridge" processors and an additional 7+ PF attributed to the Intel Xeon Phi coprocessors.
During the two-day training sessions, we will provide an overview of the Stampede architecture, describe the Stampede user environment, provide an introduction to parallel computing (MPI, OpenMP, Hybrid Programming), discuss program optimization techniques, and present an overview of the profiling and debugging tools that are available on Stampede. Participants in the training will be provided accounts to access Stampede and do the hands-on exercises.
The detailed agenda for this two-day training is as follows :
Parallel Computing Day 1
Welcome and Introductory Remarks 9:00 AM
TACC Systems Review 9:15 AM
Break 10:15 AM
Introduction to Parallel Computing 10:30 AM
Lunch 11:30 AM
Linux User Environment 12:30 PM
Lab (Linux User Environment) 1:30 PM
Break 2:00 PM
MPI Programming 2:15 PM
Lab (MPI Programming) 3:45 PM
Parallel Computing Day 2
OpenMP Programming 9:00 AM
Lab (OpenMP Programming) 10:00 AM
Break 10:30 AM
Hybrid Programming 10:45 AM
Lunch 12:00 PM
Optimization & Scalability 1:00 PM
Lab (Optimization & Scalability) 2:00 PM
Break 2:30 PM
Profiling/Debugging 2:45 PM

Registration is closed.


Introduction and TACC Resource Overview

Stampede Hardware

Stampede User Environment

Stampede User Environment Lab

Introduction to Parallel Computing

Introduction to MPI

MPI Lab Fortran



OpenMP Lab


Hybrid Lab

Optimization and Scalability

Optimization and Scalability Lab


Debugging Lab



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Jason Allison
Advanced Scientific Computing
Senior Program Coordinator