Training course SGI UV2 architecture and on specific application optimizations on it
CERIT-SC together with SGI will provide an advance training course on the SGI UV2 architecture and on specific application optimizations on it.
The expected target group of trainees are users of HPC applications and the users who develop or modify computing code on their own.
The course duration is 2.5 days, it will take place in the CERIT-SC premises in Brno, Sumavska 15 on May 13-15, 2014. The course is in English, given by dr. Gabriel Koren of SGI. We will provide videoconference link if there is interest. However, recording the course is not possible.
Expected topics are:
- short introduction to HPC architectures
- overview of SGI UV2 hardware and software
- monitoring and profiling tools
- Intel compilers -- advanced usage
- practical examples of program profiling, performance assessment, bottleneck search
- specific SGI implementations of OpenMP and MPI and their tuning
- hybrid parallelization
The number of participants is limited, register at http://www.cerit-sc.cz/registrace/, please. You may also state you are interested in videoconference participation.
We prefer to demonstrate profiling and optimization on real applications rather than artificial examples. Therefore the participants' inputs are welcome. In order to include a user's problem in the course we need:
- brief description
- source code and compilation instruction
- typical input data
The program should be able to leverage significant fraction of the CERIT-SC UV2 machine (i.e. at least dozens of CPU cores or hundreds of GB RAM). The running time of the programs on the provided input data should be approx. 1-20 minutes.
A section of the course will be dedicated to optimizing those programs on UV2 with active help of the trainer. Therefore the benefits for you are not only the training on optimization but also its result directly.
We kindly ask to provide us with such problem proposals by April 30 at <firstname.lastname@example.org>. Currently we are not able to foresee the number of proposals, however, as long as course timing permits, all will be included.
We are looking forward to see you at the course as well as to you interesting contributions to its program.