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    Sala d'actes Manuel Martí Recober de la FIB :
    22 Feb 2018 - 11:00
    Abstract: In this presentation we will introduce the activities currently ongoing at the University of Ferrara and INFN Ferrara, concerning the development end optimization of lattice-based scientific applications,targeted to HPC heterogeneous machines. The talk will focus mainly on a Lattice Boltzmann and a Lattice QCD Monte Carlo simulation codes, discussing the most relevant strategies and methods adopted to implement, analyze and optimize the applications in order to exploit a large fraction of the peak performance on various target processors and accelerators. Particular attention will be drawn to energy-efficiency aspects and future works.   Short Bio: Enrico Calore received his BSc and MSc in Computer Engineering from the  University of Padua, respectively in...
    26 Feb 2018 - 10:30
    Abstract: We are faced with a flood of molecular and clinical data. Various bio-molecules interact in a cell to perform biological function, forming large, complex systems. Large-scale patient-specific omics datasets are increasingly becoming available, providing heterogeneous, but complementary information about cells, tissues and diseases. The challenge is how to mine these interacting, complex,  complementary data systems to answer fundamental biological and medical questions.  Dealing with them is nontrivial, because many questions we ask to answer from them fall into the category of computationally intractable problems, necessitating the development of heuristic methods for finding approximate solutions. We develop methods for extracting new biomedical knowledge from the...
    Sala d'actes FiB - Campus Nord :
    27 Feb 2018 - 11:00 to 12:00
    Abstract: Heterogeneous systems have increased their popularity in recent years. The Heterogeneous Programming Library, HPL, intends to facilitate their programming. This library provides a simplified API and an embedded language that allow to generate OpenCL code. As a consequence, it can be used to program any kind of device for which OpenCL is available. In this seminar, we will make an overview of the library and, also, of its most recent new characteristics, such as, multidevice and performance portability support.   More information about HPL in     Short Bio: Dr. Diego Andrade is an associate professor of the Universidade da Coruña where he is a member of the Computer Architecture Group. He made his...
    Sala d'actes de la FiB :
    1 Mar 2018 - 11:00
    Abstract: Heating with radiofrequency (RF) waves is a well-established method in present-day fusion devices for heating fusion fuel to extremely high temperatures of 100-200 million °C. This talk focuses on the modelling of coupling, propagation and absorption of RF waves in fusion devices to achieve these high temperatures. A novel technique for the calculation of RF waves in fusion relevant 3D geometries is presented which enables, for the first time, the simultaneous incorporation of all main physical and engineering aspects, i.e. the antenna geometry, plasma facing components (PFCs), the scrape off-layer (SOL), and core propagation. Calculations with this technique capture wave propagation in the SOL, reflection from the core plasma and wave interactions with non-conforming PFCs...
    The course will take place in Barcelona Supercomputing Centre, within the UPC Campus Nord premises Vertex Building. Room VS208   :
    14 Mar 2018 - 09:00 to 15 Mar 2018 - 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
    The course will take place in Barcelona Supercomputing Centre, within the UPC Campus Nord premises. Vertex Building VS208     :
    22 Mar 2018 - 09:00 to 23 Mar 2018 - 13:00
    To explain the different components that MareNostrum 4 is composed, which were the design decisions taken and why. To explain how the system administration is taken in this Petaflop system.  
    The course will take place in Barcelona Supercomputing Centre, within the UPC Campus Nord premises. Vertex Building VS208   :
    9 Apr 2018 - 09:00 to 10 Apr 2018 - 13:30
    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.
    The course will take place in Barcelona Supercomputing Centre, within the UPC Campus Nord premises. Vertex Building VS208 :
    12 Apr 2018 - 09:00 to 13 Apr 2018 - 17:00
    This is an expansion of the topic "OpenACC and other approaches to GPU computing" covered on last years editions of the Introduction to CUDA Programming.  This course is delivered by the GPU Center of Excellence (GCOE) awarded by NVIDIA to the Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC) in association with Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya (UPC). It will provide very good introduction to the PUMPS Summer School run jointly with NVIDIA -  also  at Campus Nord, Barcelona. For further information visit the school website. You may be also interested in our new course: Basic Programming Multicore and many-core processors image and video processing. As an NVIDIA GPU Center of Excellence, BSC and UPC are deeply involved in research and outreach activities...
    The course will take place in Barcelona Supercomputing Center, within the UPC Campus Nord premises. Vertex Building. Room VS208 :
    16 Apr 2018 - 09:00 to 20 Apr 2018 - 17:00
    This course will provide very good introduction to the PUMPS Summer School run jointly with NVIDIA also  at Campus Nord, Barcelona. For further information visit the school website  as this school has attendee selection process. You may also be interested in our Introduction to OpenACC course. The aim of this course is to provide students with knowledge and hands-on experience in developing applications software for processors with massively parallel computing resources. In general, we refer to a processor as massively parallel if it has the ability to complete more than 64 arithmetic operations per clock cycle. Many commercial offerings from NVIDIA, AMD, and Intel already offer such levels of concurrency. Effectively programming these processors will...
    The Doctoral Symposium will take place in Barcelona Supercomputing Centre, within the UPC Campus Nord premises. Building A3 on the map . Aula Master :
    24 Apr 2018 - 09:00 to 26 Apr 2018 - 18:00
    The aim of the BSC Severo Ochoa Doctoral Symposium is to provide a forum in which PhD students and PostDoc researchers can present the results of their research work. To reach these goals, the attending PhD students and PostDoc researchers will share their experience and findings through talks, poster sessions and discussions. The tutorials on the symposium focus on career development with lectures on research and functioning skills: presentation, academic writing, IPR issues etc. Authors are invited to submit manuscripts regarding original research and recent developments as well as position and strategic papers in the remit of the Symposium. All accepted abstracts will be given presentation or poster slot. The submitted abstracts must be camera-ready and formatted...