XSEDE HPC Summer Boot Camp


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Monday, June 3, 2019
11:00am to 5:00pm

Add to Calendar 2019-06-03 11:00:00 2019-06-03 11:00:00 Multimedia Seminar Center at the D. H. Hill, Jr. Library


Event Description

This four-day workshop (Jun 3-6) will be presented via telecast. It is being offered by XSEDE and the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center. Topics covered include MPI, OpenMP, OpenACC and accelerators. This event will conclude with a special hybrid exercise contest that will challenge the students to apply their skills over the following three weeks and be awarded the Sixth Annual XSEDE Summer Boot Camp Championship Trophy. In addition, an XSEDE Badge will be available to those who complete the Challenge.

In order to attend this event you must register through XSEDE. You will not be able to participate if you have not registered prior to the event.


  • Register through XSEDE.
  • Bring your own computer.
  • Have SSH client installed on your computer (e.g., PuTTY for Windows).
  • Be able to write research code with C or Fortran using Linux command line commands and text editing.
  • Be interested in how to port and optimize code for HPC.
  • Feel comfortable participating in a four-day telecast/webinar.

Monday June 3
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

Tuesday June 4
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

Wednesday June 5
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

Thursday June 6
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

Contact Information

Karen Ciccone

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