ANNOUNCE: Supercomputing Techniques Workshop

Stephanie Dobler dobler at psc.edu
Fri Jan 17 03:07:16 EST 1997


Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center
                   Supercomputing Techniques:  CRAY J90/C90 
                               March 24-27, 1997

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                 REGISTRATION DEADLINE:  March 3, 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 March 3, 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 
        March 3, 1997.

For additional online information, including a preliminary agenda,
please visit
the workshop's homepage:
http://www.psc.edu/training/J90_Mar_97/welcome.html

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Department: 

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Industrial
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Government
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Please explain why you are interested in attending this workshop and
what
you hope to gain from it.
 
Briefly describe your computing background (scalar, vector, and parallel 
programming experience; platforms; languages) and research interests.

Please indicate the workshop for which you are applying:


The following information is OPTIONAL and is for statistical reporting
only.

Ethnic origin:
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All applicants will be notified of acceptance during the week of March
3.




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