WORKSHOP: SUPERCOMPUTING TECHNIQUES CRAY J90/C90

Stephanie Dobler dobler at psc.edu
Fri Aug 1 15:00:39 EST 1997


Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center
                   Supercomputing Techniques:  CRAY J90/C90 
                               September 8-11, 1997

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                 REGISTRATION DEADLINE:  August 15, 1997
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PURPOSE:

The purpose of this three and a half day workshop is to introduce
participants to computing on the CRAY J90/C90. Participants will gain
experience in running jobs on the J90/C90, optimizing code, parallel
processing, and on the use of graphics software libraries and packages. 

AGENDA:

The first day of this workshop is designed to introduce participants to
the J90/C90 platform.  During this time, participants will become
familiar
with PSC's supercomputing environment, the UNICOS operating system, CRAY
compiling, job submission, troubleshooting, and debugging. 

The last three days of this workshop are designed for users who are
already familiar with running jobs on the CRAY J90/C90 and who are
interested in more advanced topics: 

* The Code Optimization portion will cover performance monitoring 
  techniques and strategies to improve the performance of one's code. 

* The Parallel Processing portion concentrates on the mechanics of 
  parallel computing on the J90/C90 systems.  

* The final day will explore graphics and visualization topics ranging 
  from a general overview of graphics packages available at PSC to a 
  more advanced discussion of animation and 3-D graphics.  

To ensure that participants receive quality training, our workshops
incorporate both lectures and extensive hands-on lab sessions. 
Programming exercises are carefully designed to reinforce concepts and
techniques taught in class. Our instructors have strong scientific and
technical backgrounds and are available for individual consultation
during
lab sessions. 

In addition to the lab exercises, lab time will also be available for
participants to optimize their own code with the help and supervision of
our instructors.  Participants are encouraged to bring their code, but
not
required. 

   ==> A working knowledge of FORTRAN or C and UNIX are required.

REGISTRATION FEES:

Admission to this training workshop is free to the United States
academic 
community. 

Interested corporate and government applicants, as well as applicants
from
academic institutions outside the United States should contact Kathi
Burgard at (412) 268-5131 for information on attendance fees. 

HOUSING AND TRAVEL:

Housing and travel are the responsibility of participants, but we will
provide information on local hotels at your request. Group rates for
local
hotels are available on a first-come, first-served basis. 

REGISTRATION:

To register for Supercomputing Techniques: CRAY J90/C90, please complete
and return the application form below by August 15, to: 

     Workshop Application Committee
     ATTN: Kathi Burgard
     Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center
     4400 Fifth Avenue
     Pittsburgh, PA  15213. 

You may also apply for this workshop by sending requested information 
via electronic mail to workshop at psc.edu or via fax to (412/268-5832).

All applicants will be notified of acceptance during the week of August
18, 
1997.

For additional online information, including a preliminary agenda,
please visit
the workshop's homepage:
http://www.psc.edu/training/J90_Sept_97/welcome.html

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NOTE: THE FOLLOWING TWO QUESTIONS MUST BE COMPLETED FOR THE 
APPLICATION TO RECEIVE CONSIDERATION.
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1. Briefly describe your computing background (scalar, vector, and 
parallel programming experience; platforms; languages):


2. Briefly describe your research interests:


Please indicate the workshop for which you are applying:


All applicants will be notified of acceptance during the week of August
18.




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