Cray XE6/XC40 Optimization Workshop
Big seminar room, HLRS (Höchstleistungsrechenzentrum Stuttgart), Universität Stuttgart, Allmandring 30, D-70569 Stuttgart
2014, Monday Mar. 17, 9:00 - Thursday Mar. 20, 16:30
HLRS installed HERMIT, a Cray XE6 system with AMD Interlagos processors and a performance of 1 PFlop/s. Currently, the system is extended by a Cray XC40 system. We invite current and future users to participate in this special course on porting applications to our Cray architectures. HERMIT provides our users with a new level of performance. To harvest this potential will require all our efforts. We are looking forward to working with our users on these opportunities.
The first three days, specialists from Cray will support you in your effort porting and optimizing your application on our Cray XE6/XC40.
On the fourth day, Georg Hager and Jan Treibig from RRZE will present detailed information on optimizing codes on the multicore AMD Interlagos and Intel Sandy Bridge processors. This course provides scientific training in Computational Science, and in addition, the scientific exchange of the participants among themselves.
HERMIT is available in Germany and Europe through this link.
1st day: 9:00 - 9:30 local registration, 9:30 - 17:30 course
2nd day: 9:00 - 17:30 course
3rd day: 9:00 - 17:30 course
4th day: 9:00 - 16:30 course
For more information see link to previous year's detailed program.
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.
Course number is 2014-XE6-1.
for registration is Mar. 9, 2014 (extended deadline).
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)
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.
Additional information can be found, e.g., at Cray XE6 (Hermit) at HLRS
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.
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. 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.
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).
Each participant will get a paper copy of all slides.