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    Campus Nord, Vertex Building, Aula VS211 :
    3 Oct 2018 - 09:30 to 5 Oct 2018 - 12:30
    The School is aimed at researchers who wish to gain a better understanding of methodologies and best practices in exploiting CFD and turbulence modelling applications on HPC systems. The programme will contain the following topics: Introduction to turbulence, focusing on Large-Eddy Simulation (LES). Description of the latest fully validated version of Code_Saturne (V5.0) and its structure. Use of Code_Saturne's GUI. Use of Code_Saturne's user subroutines. Introduction to HPC and an opportunity to run simulations on a local supercomputer using a large number of processors.  The hands-on tutorials will focus on flows in tube bundles, and then in pumps (showcasing the code-code coupling and turbomachinery modules). The course will start at 10am (with...
    Aula de Teleensenyament (B3 Building) :
    10 Oct 2018 - 11:00
    Abstract: For the last 40 years Process Technology and Computer Architecture were orchestrating the magnificent computing performance growth. However, Process Technology was the main locomotive, while Computer Architecture contributed to only about a 1/3 of the performance outcome. It seems that we have reached a major turning point; Moore’s law is reaching its end, while Dennard scaling ended already, while all along performance requirements continue to soar in many new exciting applications. In order to continue moving the performance train, the only existing viable engine is Computer Architecture. In this talk, we will present some of our conceptual research directions that may open new architectural avenues, mainly in the Heterogeneous computing domain. We will also...
    Uri Weiser is a Professor Emeritus at the Electrical Engineering department, the Technion IIT and is technically involved in numerous startups.
    The course will take place in Barcelona Supercomputing Center, within the UPC Campus Nord premises. Vertex Building, Room VS208 :
    15 Oct 2018 - 09:30 to 19 Oct 2018 - 17:30
    The objectives of this course are to understand the fundamental concepts supporting message-passing and shared memory programming models. The course covers the two widely used programming models: MPI for the distributed-memory environments, and OpenMP for the shared-memory architectures. The course also presents the main tools developed at BSC to get information and analyze the execution of parallel applications, Paraver and Extrae. It also presents the Parallware Assistant tool, which is able to automatically parallelize a large number of program structures, and provide hints to the programmer with respect to how to change the code to improve parallelization. It deals with debugging alternatives, including the use of GDB and Totalview. The use of OpenMP in conjunction with MPI to...
    Sala d'Actes de la FiB :
    15 Oct 2018 - 11:00
    Abstract How DNA is organized in three dimensions inside the cell nucleus and how this affects the ways in which cells access, read and interpret genetic information are among the longest standing questions in cell biology. Thanks to the advent of the so-called Chromosome Conformation Capture (3C) derived experiments, we now know that the genome is hierarchically organized into chromosome territories, sub-chromosomal compartments, Topologically Associating Domains (TADs), and globules. Based on few comparative studies, this hierarchical organization is acceptably considered as conserved in mammals. However, a systematic analysis on the evolution of the structure of genomes is still lacking. We have generated new Hi-C interaction maps of 50 kb resolution for a panel of humans,...
    François Serra, post-doc in the Structural Genomics lab of Marc A. Marti-Renom at CNAG-CRG
    Sala d'actes de la FiB :
    15 Oct 2018 - 12:00
    Abstract: In this talk we will give an overview of the genomic analysis pipeline, from data generation to its analysis. In doing so, we will identify the main challenges arising in the genomic setting. These include dealing with errors introduced during the sequencing process, designing state-of-the-art specialized compressors to deal with the ever growing amount of genomic data being generated, as well as improving the accuracy of the current tools used for the analysis. We will emphasize on some of the effort being carried out by the international community to design a standard under the International Standardization Organization (ISO), denoted MPEG-G, for genomic information representation. We will also introduce a new filtering tool intended to improve the accuracy of variant...
    Idoia Ochoa, Assistant Professor University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) IL, USA
     
    Campus Nord UPC: Sala Àgora   :
    22 Oct 2018 - 10:00 to 24 Oct 2018 - 12:00
    The Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC) will organize this hackathon, sponsored by the EPEEC project.  Topics: We can help on optimizing applications using a variety of programming models (OpenMP, OmpSs, MPI, CUDA, OpenACC, etc.). We also have mentors from many disciplines, including computer scientists and domain scientists. We will make sure we have the right mentors for you in case your application is selected. Note that this is not a GPU-only hackathon. Teams: Teams are expected to be composed of 2 to 4 developers. The reception for applications is closed.  Platform: The MareNostrum4 Supercomputer at BSC Mentors: Mentors will be provided by BSC and third-party institutions free of charge for participants. Registration: Free of charge. ...
    The course will take place in Barcelona Supercomputing Center, within the UPC Campus Nord premises. Vertex Building VS208       :
    27 Nov 2018 - 10:00 to 29 Nov 2018 - 17:30
    The objective of this PATC course is to cover the basics of a high performance computing (HPC) environment oriented towards earth science applications, specifically chemical weather modelling and climate modelling. More precisely, the course will cover: Introduction to earth science fundamentals and modelling; Basic usage of an HPC environment: shell, compilers, libraries, file systems, queuing system and parallel computing; Build and configure targeted earth science applications with the NMMB/MONARCH chemical transport model and with the EC-EARTH climate model; Execute and monitor numerical experiments using a workflow manager; Analyse and visualise model outputs with a wide set of tools. Learning outcomes: Participants will learn and gain experience in...
    The course will take place in Barcelona Supercomputing Center, within the UPC Campus Nord premises. Bulding C6, Room E106 :
    11 Dec 2018 - 09:30 to 12 Dec 2018 - 13:00
    The objective of the 1rst HPAC Platform Training Event is to explain the HPAC Platform as well as to provide assistance to the potential users in understanding the application process for supercomputing resources access. Further information will be provided explaining how the supercomputer resources can be used and what tools and environments can help the users to port their applications to a specific supercomputer architecture. Moreover, the participants will learn how to use the simulators NEST for simulation point-neuron models and Arbor for multi-compartment models, as well as which visualisation tools are available to them. 
      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.
    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.

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