This workshop is designed to introduce skills required to perform computational research in the life sciences. First, an overview of different compute and storage resources are described, with a focus on those available at TACC.
August 17 - 21, 2015, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. EST -- From a user perspective, supercomputers are more complicated to program and handle than an ordinary desktop workstation. This may lead to parallel programs that do not necessarily satisfy the performance expectations of the users. Such unexpected performance results can have many reasons. Basic knowledge on performance modeling, prediction and verification, as taught in this summer school, is needed by users to formulate and verify their performance expectation.
On November 12-13, 2015, TACC will host a workshop for the African centers that have received computing resources through the Ranger project. This workshop will serve to strengthen ties among the centers and broaden the impact of the Ranger hardware.
At this workshop, TACC & Intel will present status updates on the software stack, programming tools, etc. followed by invited lectures from early Xeon Phi users, presentations on using PerfExpert and MACPO, and a joint TACC-Intel panel session to solicit community feedback on Xeon Phi programming, tools, best practices,and performance.