HPC 470: Parallel Programming Workshop — Aug. 10-14

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Registration is now open for a five-day workshop on advanced parallel programming sponsored by ARC.

Time/Date: 10 – 5 p.m., August 10-14, 2015

Location: Room 2615, School of Public Health I, 109 S. Observatory

Instructors: Dr. Charles J. Antonelli, Advocacy and Research Support, LSA Information Technology
Mark Champe, Advocacy and Research Support, LSA Information Technology
Bennet Fauber, Advanced Research Computing – Technology Services
Nancy Herlocher, Advocacy and Research Support, LSA Information Technology
Seth Meyer, Advocacy and Research Support, LSA Information Technology
Todd Raeker, Advanced Research Computing – Technology Services

Overview: This workshop will cover parallel programming in various languages, including MATLAB, R, Python, C and Fortran, using both MPI and Open MP models on CPU, many-core, and GPGPU architectures. Some conceptual lecture material will be provided, but the focus of this workshop will be on learning practical programming concepts using sample programs, and most of the workshop will be spent in designing, running, debugging, and analyzing the performance of code.  Sample programs will be provided, or, better, bring your own programs to class, and we’ll practice parallelizing them. This course consists of ten sessions.  Please see our session grid for the complete list of sessions and more details on each.  All participants should sign up for Sessions 1, 9, and 10. You may sign up for any of the other sessions that interest you.  We encourage you to sign up for all sessions!

More information and registration: arc-ts.umich.edu/hpc470

Space is limited, so sign up as soon as possible to reserve your spot.

 

Hadoop Workshop — Oct. 9

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Registration is now open for a Hadoop Workshop offered by ARC-TS.

Time/Date: 1 – 5 p.m., October 9, 2015

Location: Room B250, East Hall, 530 Church Street

Instructors: Brock Palen, Advanced Research Computing – Technology Services

Overview: Learn how to process large amounts (up to terabytes) of data using SQL and/or simple programming models available in Python, Scala, and Java. Computers will be provided to follow along with hands-on examples; users can also bring laptops.

More information and registration: arc-ts.umich.edu/hadoop-workshop

Space is limited, so sign up as soon as possible to reserve your spot.

REMINDER: Flux Summer 2015 Outage — July 31 through Aug. 7

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Flux, Flux Hadoop, and their storage systems (/home, /home2, /scratch, and HDFS) will be unavailable starting at 7 a.m. Friday, July 31st, returning to service on Friday, August 7th.

  • During this time, the following updates have been planned:
  • OS and supporting software updates for the cluster.  This will be a minor update to the currently installed RedHat version (RHEL 6.5)
  • Cluster management software will be updated and reconfigured onto new hardware
  • Networking for the HPC and Hadoop clusters and the supporting compute servers will be reconfigured.  Due to these changes, some hostnames will change.  We will update everyone when those new names become definitive.
  • Updates to the Lustre filesystem /scratch (both configuration and software)
  • Updates to some default software versions and retirement of some older software packages and/or versions.
  • Software updates to the Hadoop cluster

Status updates will be posted on the ARC-TS Twitter feed (https://twitter.com/arcts_um).

VSCSE Summer Courses: HPC Performance Tuning (Aug. 17-21) and Science Visualization (Aug. 24-25)

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Supercomputing for Everyone Series: Performance Tuning Summer School, Aug. 17-21, 

For detailed information on this course, please see: Supercomputing for Everyone and Indiana University .

Learn how to analyze and improve the performance of scientific applications on high performance computing systems.

Class topics:

  • Motivating the need for performance considerations.
  • Establishing a common performance vocabulary.
  • Learning standard situations and parameters.
  • Getting to know the tools that provide insight.
  • Establishing a higher throughput of experiments.
  • Running bigger experiments.

Registration: https://www.xsede.org/web/xup/course-calendar/-/training-user/class/420/session/701

VSCSE Science Visualization, Aug. 24-25

This two-day training covers all aspects of visualizing data from a broad variety of domains. The training kicks off with an introduction to visualization followed by best practices when dealing with diverse data (abstract and spatial), demonstrating a variety of methods and techniques on those data sets and demonstrating a range of freely available software. Real world problems for which visualization is needed will be demonstrated and attendees will be taken through the process of visualizing this data and gaining insight. Presented by TACC. On-site attendance and registration is available at https://portal.xsede.org/web/xup/course-calendar​ .

SC15 conference seeks posters and student research competition posters — July 31 deadline

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The SC15 conference, scheduled for Nov. 15-20 in Austin, Texas, is soliciting submissions for Posters and Student Research Competition Posters that display cutting-edge research and work in progress in high performance computing, storage, networking and analysis.

Posters provide an opportunity for short presentations and informal discussions with conference attendees. Posters will be prominently displayed for the duration of the Conference, giving presenters a chance to showcase their latest results and innovations. A Best Poster Award will also be presented based on quality of research work and quality of poster presentation.

This year, SC15 is encouraging authors to explore the integration of remotely hosted multimedia elements accessible through embedded QR codes into the poster. The goal of the embedded multimedia elements should be to enhance the presentation of research in the poster.

Click here for more information on Posters.

Applications due: July 31, 2015
Web Submissions: https://submissions.supercomputing.org/
Email contact: posters@info.supercomputing.org