PRACE Winter School 2021-Converging HPC Infrastructure & Methodologies

via ZOOM

via ZOOM


From MPI and Visualizations, to AI, Machine Learning and HPC in the Cloud 

The Inter-University Computation Center (IUCC) in Israel is proud to host the PRACE 2021 Winter School which will feature a rich introductory workshop on how to use PRACE resources as well as trends in future software and data ecosystems for scientific discovery. The programme will divide its time between traditional supercomputer use and HPC use via the cloud.   

The programme will be delivered virtually over ZOOM. The school is offered free of charge to researchers, academics and industrial users, residing in PRACE member states and eligible countries.

The school's official language is English. For the 3 day sessions, attendees are expected to use their own computers (with ssh support).

Compute resources for the hands-on sessions are being graciously provided by Weizmann Institute for Day 1 and by AWS for Days 2 & 3.

Registration Opens August 1, 2021

Program Committee:
Dr. Joan Adler, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology
Mordechai Botrashvily, Tel Aviv University
Dr. Amir Natan, Tel Aviv University
Hank Nussbacher, IUCC
Dr. Sivan Refaely-Abramson, Weizmann Institute of Science
Dr. Guy Tel-Zur, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

Contact-Hank Nussbacher
    • 08:30 09:00
      Welcome & Tech Check 30m
    • 09:00 12:15
      HPC Visualizations 3h 15m
      Speaker: Dr Joan Adler (Technion, Israel Institute of Technology)
    • 12:15 13:00
      Lunch Break 45m
    • 13:00 17:15
      MPI, OpenMP, and Profiling 4h 15m
      Speaker: Dr Guy Tel-Zur (Ben-Gurion University of the Negev)
    • 08:30 09:00
      Welcome & Tech Check 30m
    • 09:00 10:30
      Scientific Computing with EC2 and S3 on AWS, hands-on practice 1h 30m

      Introduction to cloud for scientific computing. The goal is to give students the skills to use AWS for scientific computing inspired by genomics use cases

      Speaker: Austin Cherian (Sr. HPC/Batch Developer Advocate, AWS )
    • 10:30 10:45
      Coffee Break 15m
    • 10:45 12:15
      HPC on AWS: set up and configuration, hands-on practice 1h 30m

      Setting up HPC compute on AWS using open source tools to stand up a HPC cluster in an AWS account, allowing scaling up HPC applications to 1000s of cores

      Speakers: Bruno Silva (Academic Research Solutions, AWS ) , Brian Skjerven (HPC Solutions Architect, AWS)
    • 12:15 13:00
      Lunch Break 45m
    • 13:00 14:00
      Heterogeneous HPC and remote visualisation on AWS, hands-on practice. 1h

      Demonstration of Heterogeneous (CPU, GPU, Graviton, etc) HPC infrastructure for performance optimization demonstrated with common applications, including remote visualisation

      Speaker: Fabio Baruffa (HPC Solutions Architect, AWS )
    • 14:00 15:00
      Running large-scale OpenFOAM simulations on AWS 1h

      Demonstration of large-scale OpenFOAM simulation on AWS, including tooling for data visualization

      Speaker: Neil Ashton (Princ. CFD Solutions Architect, AWS )
    • 15:00 15:15
      Coffee Break 15m
    • 15:15 16:15
      Large-scale GROMACS biomolecular simulations using AWS Batch 1h

      How biomolecular simulations scale on AWS CPU and GPU instances across regions using GROMACS through AWS Batch

      Speakers: Christian Kniep (Sr. HPC/Batch Developer Advocate, AWS) , Dr Carsten Kutzner (Max Plank Institute)
    • 16:15 17:15
      Event-driven Simulation at scale using EFISPEC3D on AWS 1h

      Setting up event-driven workflows on AWS to perform realistic earthquake ground-motion simulations using EFISPEC3D

      Speaker: Steve Messenger (Sr HPC Solutions Architect, AWS)
    • 08:30 09:00
      Welcome & Tech Check 30m
    • 09:00 12:30
      Kubernetes and docker for massive AI workloads 3h 30m
      Speaker: Mordechai Botrashvily (Tel Aviv University)
    • 12:30 13:15
      Lunch Break 45m
    • 13:15 17:15
      Kubernetes and docker for massive AI workloads 4h
      Speaker: Mordechai Botrashvily (Tel Aviv University)