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New XC30, Parallel I/O, and Optimization Courses

Location

Big seminar room, HLRS (Höchstleistungsrechenzentrum Stuttgart), Universität Stuttgart, Allmandring 30, D-70569 Stuttgart

Date

Series of three Courses:

2014, Tuesday Sept. 23, 9:30 -17:30:
New XC30/HORNET at HLRS

2014, Wednesday Sept. 24, 9:00 - 17:30:
Efficient Parallel I/O

2014, Thursday-Friday, Sept. 25-26, 9:00 - 17:30:
Optimization on Cray XC30

Please book the appropriate days in the registration form!

Abstract

During August 2014 HLRS and Cray will install “HORNET” the follow-up to HERMIT. HORNET is a Cray XC30 with Intel “Haswell” processors and a peak performance of 3.7 PFlop/s. 

The first day is targeted to HERMIT users who will continue their work on HORNET. Specialists from Cray will talk about the hardware and software enhancements between the XE6 and XC30 in order to support your migration towards this new machine.

The second day is dedicated to user parallel IO at scale.

The third and fourth day covers a 2 day introduction workshop about porting and optimizing your application for the Cray XC30. The topics of this workshop include the Cray Programming Environment, scientific libraries and profiling tools. 

HERMIT is available in Germany and Europe through this link.

Agenda

2014, Tuesday Sept. 23
9:00 - 9:30: Local registration,
9:30 -17:30: New XC30/HORNET at HLRS

2014, Wednesday Sept. 24
9:00 - 17:30: Efficient Parallel I/O

2014, Thursday-Friday, Sept. 25-26
9:00 - 17:30: Optimization on Cray XC30

Language

English

Teacher

Stefan Andersson, Aniello Esposito and Michael Neff (Cray)

Registration

Academic participants (i.e., members of universities or public research institutions) from Europe or PRACE countries: Please apply through the PATC web page. After your registration, you will receive an automated "congratulation"-email about your successful registration. This email implies that you have a guaranteed seat in the course and you should organize your travel.

All other participants (not from academia, or from outside Europe), please apply through this online registration form

Series of three Courses: Please book the appropriate days in the registration form!

Course number is 2014-XC30.

Deadline

for registration is Aug 24, 2014.

Fee

Members of German universities and public research institutes: none.
Members of universities and public research institutes within Europe or PRACE: none.
Members of other universities and public research institutes: 120 EUR.  
Others: 400 EUR.
(includes food and drink at coffee breaks, will be collected on the first day of the course, cash only)

Prerequisites

For days 2-4 programming experience in C or Fortran, some knowledge about parallel programming.

PRACE PATC and bwHPC-C5

HLRS is part of the Gauss Centre for Supercomputing (GCS), which is one of the six PRACE Advanced Training Centres (PATCs) that started in Feb. 2012. The mandate for the PATCs is as follows: "The PRACE Advanced Training Centres will serve as European hubs of advanced, world-class training for researchers working in the computational sciences." (see D3.2.3)
This course is a PATC course, see also the PRACE Training Portal and Events. For participants from public research institutions in PRACE countries, the course fee is sponsored through the PRACE PATC program.

HLRS is also member of the Baden-Württemberg initiative bwHPC-C5.
This course is also provided within the framework of the bwHPC-C5 user Support.

Links

XC30 will be installed shortly before the course starts. The forerunner system is Cray XE6 (Hermit) at HLRS.

Social Events

At the first or second evening we schedule a short guided walk through the city followed by a dinner at Stuttgart's first restaurant-brewery, the "Calwer Eck" (Swabian restaurant). On Wednesday, we plan to organize a visit in our 3-D visualization CAVE. At (Tuesday or) Thursday, a visit of the exhibition of contemporary art in the "New States Gallery" is recommended (opened until 8pm). Also fun is a visit of Stuttgart's TV-tower in the evening. It is the first tower build of concrete in the world, and also the first TV tower in the world. (Currently closed for building repairs.) If you arrive already on Sunday morning, you may visit the world class Mercedes Museum. All social events are on a self paying basis, i.e., not part of any course fees. We would be happy if you can join these events.

Travel-Info Stuttgart

See HLRS address and travel-info. The next public transport stations are: "Universität, Stuttgart" (S-Bahn station, 15 min on foot) and "Lauchhau, Stuttgart" (Bus station, 4 min on foot to HLRS, bus lines 84, 92, 746, 747, 748, but not 82! from S-Bahn station "Universität, Stuttgart" and bus line 81 from S-Bahn station "Stuttgart-Vaihingen").
Accomodation: see HLRS accomodation-info and additional hotel list. Private Bed&Breakfast is also available (might be cheaper than the hotels), e.g., www.nd-bed-breakfast.de. A DJH youth hostel is also available.
Further links: Online-Stadtplan des Stadtmessungsamtes Stuttgart or www.city-map.de.

Local Organizer

Gabi Kallenberger phone 0711 685 65828, kallenberger[at]hlrs.de
Rolf Rabenseifner phone 0711 685 65530, rabenseifner[at]hlrs.de

Cancelation Policy

If you cannot come to the course, please send an email to the organizer as soon as possible. This would allow us to accept additional participants from the waiting-list. There is no cancelation fee.
NO-SHOW: Registered persons that do not cancel and do not show up without any reasons are blocked for the next year on any of our workshops (because it is too expensive to produce unused copies of the slides for them).

Handouts

Each participant will get a paper copy of all slides.

Shortcut-URL of this course:

http://www.hlrs.de/training/2014/XC30

Contact

Gabi Kallenberger phone 0711 685 65828, kallenberger[at]hlrs.de
Rolf Rabenseifner phone 0711 685 65530, rabenseifner[at]hlrs.de