Advanced HPC Training: Code Tuning Hack-a-Thon
Wednesday, February 25
NERSC Oakland Scientific Facility
415 20th Street, Oakland, CA
Online at: https://nersc-training.webex.com/
NERSC is offering a one-day "Hack-A-Thon" on Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015 as part of the annual meeting of the NERSC Users Group. The event will be held at NERSC's Oakland Scientific Facility in Oakland, CA. It will also be available remotely for those who want to follow along and pose questions via a chat interface.
At the Hack-A-Thon you will get a chance to optimize a computationally intensive piece of code - either your own or one supplied by NERSC - with an eye on preparing it to run well on the Intel Xeon Phi Cori system, due to arrive at NERSC in 2016. At the same time you can compete in the Amazing NERSC Optimization Race for fun and prizes.
Space is limited on site at NERSC, so please register now at the URL below. There is no registration fee, but you must register to attend.
NERSC staff will be on hand to give you optimization strategies, help you use tools, and answer your questions. You will do the work of refactoring code to make it run faster.
NERSC will have a small number of unoptimized code examples for you to work with if you choose. Participants who get those codes to run the fastest, and still get the right answers, will win a small prize and get their names on the NERSC web site.
- A working knowledge of how to compile and run codes on Edison.
- Ability to program in Fortran if you will work with NERSC-supplied codes
NERSC (Berkeley Lab Building 943), 415 20th Street, Oakland, CA
|8:45||Welcome and Overview of Edison and Babbage||TBD|
|9:00||Optimization strategies||Jack Deslippe, NERSC|
|9:30||Profiling tools||Woo-Sun Yang and Scott French, NERSC|
|10:15||Hack-a-thon begins!||NERSC staff|
|12:00||Lunch||On your own|