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The Tufts High Performance Compute (HPC) cluster delivers 35,845,920 cpu hours and 59,427,840 gpu hours of free compute time per year to the user community.

Teraflops: 60+ (60+ trillion floating point operations per second) cpu: 4000 cores gpu: 6784 cores Interconnect: 40GB low latency ethernet

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High Performance Computing (HPC) Boot Camp - June 6-9th, 2017

High Performance Computing (HPC) Summer Boot Camp - OpenACC, OpenMP, OpenMPI (FREE, FREE, FREE)

Training: In conjunction with the Pittsburgh Supercomputer Center (PSC), Tufts is offering a week long summer boot camp bringing together many of the technologies in High Performance Compute (HPC) programming. GPU accelerators (OpenACC), single node scaling (OpenMP) and cluster wide scaling (OpenMPI) will be covered along with parallel development, debugging tools. The week will culminate with a discussion of hybrid computing, to show how all the technologies fit together, as well as the announcement of a post boot camp competition.

Seats will go fast, so sign up early and join the Research Technology (RT) staff for an excellent week of free training. These workshops are sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF) funded eXstreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE). Please feel free to forward email.



Date: Four days, Tuesday - Friday, June 6-9, 2017

Location: Collaborative Learning and Innovation Complex, Room 114, 574 Boston Ave Medford, MA 02155

Audience: All faculty, student and staff.

Contact: For further information or questions email

Tuesday June 6
11:00 Welcome
11:15 Computing Environment
11:45 Intro to Parallel Computing
12:30 Intro to OpenMP
1:30 Lunch break
2:30 Exercise 1 (zip folder of all exercises)
3:15 More OpenMP
4:30 Exercise 2
5:00 Adjourn
Wednesday June 7
11:00 Intro to OpenACC
12:00 Exercise 1
12:30 Introduction to OpenACC (cont.)
1:00 Lunch break
2:00 Exercise 2
2:45 Introduction to OpenACC (cont.)
3:00 Using OpenACC with CUDA Libraries
3:30 Advanced OpenACC
4:00 OpenMP 4.0 Sneak Peek
5:00 Adjourn
Thursday June 8
11:00 Introduction to MPI
1:00 Lunch break
2:00 Intro exercises
3:10 Intro exercises review
3:15 Scalable Programming: Laplace code
3:45 Laplace Exercise
5:00 Adjourn
Friday June 9
11:00 Laplace Exercise (Cont)
12:30 Laplace Solution
1:00 Lunch break
2:00 Advanced MPI
3:00 Outro to Parallel Computing
4:00 Parallel Tools
4:20 Hybrid Computing
4:40 Hybrid Competition
5:00 Adjourn



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