NCSA offers a variety of events throughout the year for the community to assist the community in learning about computational and data enabled science and engineering methods, tools, and resources. The training goal is to prepare the community to make effective use of petascale computing resources, including those provided by the Blue Waters project.
The events include webinars, workshops, symposia, tutorials, presentations, and other related activities.
If there is a topic you wish to have covered in a future workshop send an email to the Blue Waters Education, Outreach and Training team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The NCSA Blue Waters GPU Hackathon will take place September 10-14, 2018 at NCSA. The deadline to apply is June 18, 2018. Prior GPU experience is not required, as those selected will be paired with experienced mentors who will teach them how to leverage accelerated computing in their own applications or further optimize their codes.
The hackathons are intended to help new and existing GPU programmers to optimize their applications. It is a great opportunity for graduate students and postdocs. Any and all GPU programming paradigms are welcome.
There will be pre-workshop training opportunities as well as intensive mentoring during this five-day hands-on workshop to ensure that the teams leave with applications running on GPUs, or at least with a clear roadmap of how to get there. Each team will be assigned mentors who have extensive experience in programming GPUs, many of whom are from NVIDIA and Dr. Wen-mei Hwu's lab and are knowledgeable in developing GPU-capable compilers and helping define standards such as OpenACC. Programming experience with OpenACC or CUDA is not a requirement.
We are looking for teams of 3-8 developers, ideally graduate students and/or postdocs, with a scalable application to port to (or optimize on) the GPU accelerators available at the University of Illinois, including the Blue Waters system at NCSA and systems supported by the IBM-Illinois Center for Cognitive Computing Systems Research. Collectively, the team should know the application intimately. If the application is to address a suite of applications, no more than two applications per team is allowed and a minimum of two people per application must attend.
- Blue Waters New User Training, May 16, 2018
- New User Training, September 21, 2017
- Workflows Workshop; August 9-10, 2016
- Blue Waters Advanced User Workshop; March 16-18, 2016
- Blue Waters Symposium; May 10-13, 2015
- yt Project Development Workshop; October 16-17, 2014
- Blue Waters Advanced User Workshop; October 13-15, 2014
- Blue Waters Symposium; May 12-15, 2014 (general info) Agenda & Presentations
- Blue Waters User Workshop; December 3-5, 2013
- Blue Waters User Workshop; May 22-23, 2013
- Blue Waters Symposium; May 21-22, 2013
- Blue Waters User Workshop; February 26-28, 2013
- Blue Waters User Workshop; December 2011 Workshop
- VSCSE Scientific Visualization August 25-26, 2014
- XSEDE OpenACC Workshop workshop August 5, 2014
- VSCSE Data Intensive Summer School June 30-July 2, 2014
- XSEDE HPC Bootcamp, June 24-27, 2014
- VSCSE Harness the Power of GPU's: Introduction to GPGPU Programming June 16-20, 2014
- XSEDE OpenACC Workshop workshop April 1, 2014
- XSEDE OpenACC Workshop workshop November 5, 2013