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    Campus Nord, C6 Building, Room E-106   :
    21 Jan 2019 - 09:00 to 25 Jan 2019 - 18:00
    Objectives: VI-HPS Tuning Workshops are the major training vehicle where around 40 participants receive instruction and guidance to become familiar with VI-HPS programming tools suite. During the training, we will explain the functionality of each tool and how they can be used. We will also give them hands-on assistance on how to apply VI-HPS tools to their own parallel application codes, along with advice for potential corrections and optimizations. Additionally, feedback to tools developers helps direct tools development to user needs, as well as improve tool documentation and ease of use. For further information please check the VI-HPS website
    Sala d'actes de la FiB (Campus Nord) :
    24 Jan 2019 - 11:00
    ABSTRACT: One of the most fundamental design challenges in any interconnection network is that of routing deadlocks. A deadlock is a cyclic dependence between buffers that renders forward progress impossible. Deadlocks are a necessary evil and almost every on-chip/HPC network today avoids it either via routing restrictions across physical channels (Dally's Theory) or with at least one escape virtual channel (Duato's Theory). This ensures that a cyclic dependence between buffers is never created in the first place. Moreover, each solution is tied to a specific topology, requiring an updated policy if the topology were to change. Alternately, solutions have also been proposed to reserve certain resources (buffers) and allocate them only upon detection of a deadlock, thereby...
    Paul V. Gratz is an Associate Professor in the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, currently visiting the University of Edinburgh on sabbatical.
      The course will take place in Barcelona Supercomputing Center, within the UPC Campus Nord premises. Vertex Bulding, Room VS208     :
    29 Jan 2019 - 09:30 to 30 Jan 2019 - 16:30
    COMPSs is a programming model which is able to exploit the inherent concurrency of sequential applications and execute them in a transparent manner to the application developer in distributed computing platform. This is achieved by annotating part of the codes as tasks, and building at execution a task-dependence graph based on the actual data used consumed/produced by the tasks. The COMPSs runtime is able to schedule the tasks in the computing nodes and take into account facts like data locality and the different nature of the computing nodes in case of heterogeneous platforms. Additionally, recently COMPSs has been enhanced with the possibility of coordinating Web Services as part of the applications. COMPSs supports Java, C/C++ and Python as programming languages.
    Sala d´actes de la FIB, 2019. :
    31 Jan 2019 - 11:00
    Abstract: Decomposition is a basic approach to speed-up solving sparse systems on parallel-architectures. Though classic task of a matrix (graph) decomposition is known to be hard. A new kind of decomposition into clans is offered which complexity is linear in the number of nonzero elements. The technique is applicable for solving sparse systems over arbitrary rings (fields) with sign. Analysis of collections of matrices for real-life application shows that lots of matrices are decomposable into clans. A minimal clan size of the decomposition restricts the granulation of the technique. The system decomposition into clans is represented by a weighted graph. The task of constructing a sequence of systems of lower dimension is called an optimal collapse of a weighted graph. Upper and lower...
    Dmitry A. Zaitsev, Professor of Computer Science at Vistula University, Warsaw.
    The course will take place in Barcelona Supercomputing Center, within the UPC Campus Nord premises. Vertex Building VS208 :
    5 Feb 2019 - 09:30 to 8 Feb 2019 - 17:30
    The course brings together key information technologies used in manipulating, storing, and analysing data including: the basic tools for statistical analysis, techniques for parallel processing, tools for access to unstructured data, storage solutions.
    The course will take place in Barcelona Supercomputing Center, within the UPC Campus Nord premises. Vertex Building VS208 :
    13 Feb 2019 - 09:00 to 15 Feb 2019 - 18:00
    The objetive of this course is to give a panorama on the use of hpc-based computational mechanics in Engineering and Environment through the projects BSC are carrying on. This panorama includes the basics of what is behind the main tools: computational mechanics and parallelization. The training is delivered in collaboration with the center of excellence CompBioMed. A number of fixed amount travel grants will be offered to a selected number of participants for covering part of their travelling expenses.   To learn about how to apply to a CompBioMed travel grant please go to Further information.  
    E101-106 Rooms, C6 Building , Campus Nord :
    21 Feb 2019 - 09:00 to 17:30
    This hackathon targets application developers that are interested in investigating the impact of novel SVE extensions on High Performance Computing (HPC) and Machine Learning (ML) applications. Arm researchers and engineers will introduce the different HPC tools available from Arm including compilers, math libraries, debugging and profiling tools. The hackathon will focus on the benefits of SVE extensions in the context of HPC and ML kernels and applications. The instructors will guide attendees to vectorize codes through compilation, refactoring and intrinsics. The vectorization examples will showcase the features of SVE that help provide higher performance and energy efficiency by increasing utilization of vectors, improving data movement and exploiting in-core acceleration of...
    The course will take place in the UPC Campus Nord premises. Vertex Building, Room VS208 :
    26 Feb 2019 - 09:00 to 18:00
    The objective of this course is to learn how to use systems with more than one memory subsystem. We will see the different options on using Intel’s KNL memory subsystems and systems equipped with Intel’s Optane technology.
    The course will take place in Barcelona Supercomputing Center, within the UPC Campus Nord premises. Vertex Building, Room VS208 :
    27 Feb 2019 - 09:00 to 28 Feb 2019 - 13:00
    Objectives: The objective of this course is to present to potential users the new configuration of MareNostrum and a introduction on how to use the new system (batch system, compilers, hardware, MPI, etc).Also It will provide an introduction about RES and PRACE infrastructures and how to get access to the supercomputing resources available.
    Convener: David Vicente, User Support Manager, Operations, BSC
    Lecturers: David Vicente, Javier Bartolomé, Carlos Tripiana, Oscar Hernandez, Rubén Ramos, Félix Ramos, Pablo Ródenas, Jorge Rodríguez, Marta Renato, Cristian Morales

    The course will take place in Barcelona Supercomputing Center, within the UPC Campus Nord premises: Vertex Building. Room VS208 :
    14 Mar 2019 - 09:00 to 15 Mar 2019 - 18:00
    The course will make the attendants familiar with simulation technologies used in Life Sciences and their specific adaptation to HPC environment Detailed outline: Introduction to biomolecular simulation Coarse-grained and atomistic simulation strategies Automated setup for simulation HPC specifics: Large scale parallelization, use of GPU’s Storage and strategies for large scale trajectory analysis Learning Outcomes: Setup, execute, and analyze standard simulations in HPC environment