High-performance computing (HPC) is a fundamental technology used in solving scientific problems. Many of the grand challenges of science depend on simulations and models run on HPC facilities to make progress, for example: protein folding, the search for the Higgs boson, and developing nuclear fusion.
On completion of this two day course you will have a solid foundation in the basic concepts underlying the drivers for HPC development, HPC hardware, software, programming models and applications. This foundation will give the you ability to appreciate the relevance of HPC in your field and also equip you with the tools to start making effective use of HPC facilities yourself. The course is delivered using a mixture of lectures and practical sessions and has a very practical focus. During the practical sessions you will get the chance to use National HPC facilities (such as HECToR: http://www.hector.ac.uk) with HPC experts from EPCC on-hand to answer your questions and provide insight.
Topics covered include:
* Why HPC? - What are the drivers and motivation?Who uses it?
* HPC Hardware - Building blocks and architectures
* Parallel computing - Programming models and implementations
* Using HPC systems - Access, compilers, resource allocation and performance
* The Future of HPC
Starts 2 Sep 2013 09:00
Ends 3 Sep 2013 16:00
GMT
EPCC
3217
The University of Edinburgh James Clerk Maxwell Building Mayfield Road Edinburgh EH9 3JZ
This course is funded by the PRACE project and is free to all. Please register using the online form. If you have any questions, please consult the course forum page or contact epcc-support@epcc.ed.ac.uk.
Information about how to find the James Clerk Maxwell Building (JCMB) can be found on the School of Physics and Astronomy website.
Note that parking on the King's Buildings campus is by permit only, and that parking just outside on Mayfield Road is restricted before 09:15 and after 16:30 - and cars will be removed (with a hefty fee payable to get your car back) if parked there during the restricted times. Unrestricted free parking is available on nearby Hallhead Road, Ross Road, Blackbarony Road and Gordon Terrace to the east of the campus, and along the north side of the campus on West Mains Road.
A number of B&Bs and hotels can be found approximately 10 minutes' walk from EPCC, including:
* Smiths' Guest House, 77 Mayfield Road, Edinburgh EH9 3AA
* Mayfield Lodge Guest House, 75 Mayfield Road, Edinburgh EH9 3AA
* Highfield Guest House, 83 Mayfield Road, Edinburgh EH9 3AE
* Lauderville Guest House, 52 Mayfield Road, Edinburgh EH9 2NH
* Glenisla Hotel, 12 Lygon Road, Edinburgh EH16 5QB
* Glendale House Guest House, 5 Lady Road, Edinburgh EH16 5PA
There is also the Travelodge Cameron Toll, 43 Craigmillar Park, Edinburgh EH16 5PD. Note that the room price does not include breakfast.