HPC Workshops – Sunday, April 29, 2012

Leading up to the conference, HPCS is hosting two days of HPC-related tutorials and workshops. These hands-on sessions are intended to be interactive, with practical exercises and activities scheduled within the workshop, so all participants are encouraged to bring their own laptops. If you have any questions related to the workshops, please contact us.


High-Performance Storage Systems
Full-Day Workshop
8:30 am – 4:30 pm
(Room 1520 – Barrick Gold)

This workshop will focus on technical knowledge transfer and user experiences in the area of high-performance storage systems, such as the Lustre file system, and storage area networks. No academic papers will be part of the session. Instead, the workshop will be a combination of technical training, user’s group-like sharing of experiences, and panel discussions.

Sage Advice for Scientific Computing
Half-Day Workshop
8:30 am – 12:30 pm
(Room 1600 – Canfor Policy)

There are many tools available for scientific computing. Sage provides a central wrapper giving you access to a large number of these from a unified interface. This tutorial will start with an overview of Sage and the tools available. Participants will then be taken through a number of scientific problems from the initial description of a problem, through analysis, numerical simulation/solution, to the final results analysis. The tutorial will look at problems from several different areas of research.

Introduction to PETSc
Half-Day Workshop
1:00 – 5:00 pm
(Room 1600 – Canfor Policy)

This workshop will provide an overview of the PETSc library and some basic general usage, scalability, and numerical analysis gotchas. Practical examples of the package’s use within research will be shared, as well as other examples from applications involved in problem-solving software environments, optimization, and simulations.

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