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Effective use of extreme-scale systems

Bill Gropp, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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The course, “Designing and Building Applications for Extreme Scale Systems,” is being offered in the Spring of 2015 by the University of Illinois, as well as the Virtual School on Petascale computing. This course covers how to design and implement applications for extreme scale systems, including analyzing and understanding the performance of applications, the primary causes of poor performance and scalability, and how both the choice of algorithm and programming system impact achievable performance. Exercises at scale are an important part of this course, and Blue Waters provides a perfect platform on which students can learn about scaling issues, the impact of the interconnect and process topology, and how to achieve high I/O performance on parallel file systems