Information Technology Services (ITS) Advanced Research Computing will be holding weekly seminars on using the High Performance Computing Cluster (HPCC). MATLAB will be the topic on Wednesday, September 21st, and parallel computing fundamentals will be the topic on Wednesday, September 28th. Both seminars will take place in Adelbert Hall room M1 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Attendees may bring their own laptops. No registration is required. Refreshments will be served. For more information on this and a planned series of seminars on advanced research computing skills, see the HPCC site.
Sept. 21: Introduction to MATLAB (Adelbert Hall, M1, 2 to 4 p.m.)
This seminar will introduce new and intermediate users to the basic functionalities of MATLAB and how to submit jobs to the cluster. MATLAB is a comprehensive general math application with its own coding language that provides a faster learning curve to resolving complex simulations.
Sept. 28: Parallel Programming Fundamentals (Adelbert Hall, M1, 2 to 4 p.m.)
This seminar will introduce new programmers to parallel computing. Topics will include increasing computational speed, compiler optimization, avoiding cache collisions, utilizing memory bandwidth, and using optimized libraries. The seminar will also examine the underlying HPCC hardware with the goal of improving users’ code performance.