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  • At ISC'14 Sterling and Lumsdaine gave Tutorial 03: A Beginner's Guide to SuperComputing

    Date: 06/22/2014

    Title: Tutorial 03: A Beginner's Guide to SuperComputing

    Abstract: The proposed tutorial will provide an entry-level presentation of the basic concepts, knowledge, and skills associated with a strong foundation in modern supercomputing. This introduction treatment is based on a first-year graduate course taught jointly at several universities and currently at Indiana University by two recognized world experts in HPC. Variations of this tutorial have been given at SC11, SC12, and ISC13. The tutorial will describe supercomputer architecture including multi-core organization and GPUs, parallel programming models like OpenMP and MPI, simple parallel algorithms, system software and tools for scheduling, debugging, performance monitoring and tuning, and underlying technology trends and future directions of this rapidly changing field. Emphasis will be given to practical information including current generation systems, sources of available software, and links for further reading. This tutorial is an essential component of ISC-14 in order to provide the broadest outreach to people new to the field, students, managers, policy makers, and those needing a refresh in this rapidly advancing domain. Demonstrations will be given throughout the tutorial on a real Petaflops computer so that the participants will view in real-time the most common means of using supercomputers. Questions will be welcomed throughout the presentation.

    Content Level
    75% Beginner, 25% Intermediate, 0% Advanced

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