21-23 May 2014
Jülich Supercomputing Centre
CET timezone

Numerical simulations conducted on current high-performance computing (HPC) systems face an ever growing need for scalability. Larger HPC platforms provide opportunities to push the limitations on size and properties of what can be accurately simulated. Therefore, it is needed to process larger data sets, be it reading input data or writing results. Serial approaches on handling I/O in a parallel application will dominate the performance on massively parallel systems, leaving a lot of computing resources idle during those serial application phases.

In addition to the need for parallel I/O, input and output data is often processed on different platforms. Heterogeneity of platforms can impose a high level of maintenance, when different data representations are needed. Portable, selfdescribing data formats such as HDF5 and netCDF are examples of already widely used data formats within certain communities.

This course will introduce the use of parallel I/O (MPI I/O) and the HDF5 as well as the netCDF and the SIONlib library interfaces. Participants should have experience in parallel programming with MPI, and either C/C++ or Fortran in particular.

This course is a Prace Advanced Training Centres (PATC) course.

Registrations are only considered until 9 May 2014;
due to available space, the maximal number of participants is limited.
Applicants will be notified, whether they are accepted for participitation.


Wolfgang Frings, Dr. Michael Stephan and Dr. Florian Janetzko, JSC

For any questions concerning the course please send an e-mail to w.frings@fz-juelich.de
Jülich Supercomputing Centre
Computer Lab no. 021
Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany
Accomodation in Jülich:

Participants are responsible for booking their own hotel accommodation.

Stadthotel Jülich

single room ca. 60 Euro/night

Baierstr. 1
52428 Jülich
Phone: ++49 (0)2461-931190
Fax: ++49 (0)2461-931191
Email: kontakt@stadthotel-juelich.de
URL: http://www.stadthotel-juelich.de

Walking distance from Jülich train station: 12 min

Hotel Kaiserhof

single room ca. 70 Euro/night

Bahnhofstr. 5
52428 Jülich
Phone: ++49 (0)2461-68070
Fax: ++49 (0)2461-680777
Email: info@Kaiserhof-juelich.de
URL: http://www.kaiserhof-juelich.de

Walking distance from Jülich train station: 5 min

Hotel am Hexenturm

single room 59 Euro/night, double room 90 Euro/night

Große Rurstr. 94
52428 Jülich
Phone: ++49 (0)2461-97060
Fax: ++49 (0)2461-54684
Email: info@hotel-hexenturm.de
URL: http://www.hotel-hexenturm.de

Walking distance from Jülich train station: 15 min

Further questions:
If you have any questions, please consult the course forum page or click on the contact link on the left to send an email to the local organisers.