Information Technology Services’ (ITS) Advanced Research Computing organization is continuing its weekly seminars on using the High Performance Computing Cluster (HPCC) on Wednesdays from 2pm to 4pm. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own laptops. No registration is required. Refreshments will be served. For more information, see the Research Computing webpage.
October 19: From CPUs to GPUs Part I (Adelbert Hall, Toepfer, 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM)
This seminar will provide an overview of the basics of distributed memory architecture (MPI) and discuss the types of problems that use a distributed computing model. Examples of “parallel-programmable” problem solving will include the random number generator, the Monte Carlo method and Genetic Optimization.
October 26: From CPUs to GPUs Part II (Adelbert Hall, M1, 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM)
This seminar will demonstrate how to program a graphics processing unit (GPU) and discuss the following: situations that enable GPUs to thrive; OpenMP/MPI methods; GPU-specific scientific libraries; function calls; profiling and benchmarking GPU codes; and migrating a serial code.
November 2: Advanced MATLAB (Adelbert Hall, Toepfer, 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM)
A continuation of an earlier seminar on MATLAB, this seminar aims to educate users on advanced concepts in MATLAB programming. Various toolboxes and parallel programming methodologies will be explained.