Special Events

October 1-2, 2015 – Memorial Union, Arizona State UniversityAbstract :
This series of workshops provides software developers the foundation needed for modernizing their codes to extract more of the parallel compute performance potential found in both Intel® Xeon® processors and Intel Xeon Phi coprocessors.

The courses contain materials and practical exercises appropriate for developers beginning their journey to parallel programming, as well as provide cutting-edge detail to HPC experts on the best practices for Intel’s multicore and many-core architectures and software development tools. The offerings include a one-day introductory seminar (CDT 101, free), a one-day hands-on laboratory (CDT 102, free), and a four-day immersive workshop (CDT 401). The training targets software engineers and architects, and covers the following topics:

– Intel Xeon Phi architecture: purpose, organization, pre-requisites for good performance, future technology
– Programming models: native, offload, heterogeneous clustering
– Parallel frameworks: automatic vectorization, OpenMP, MPI
– Optimization methods: general, scalar math, vectorization, multithreading, memory access, communication and special topics

Event Details :
Day 1 Registration – CDT 101 – 10/1: http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=kpiwi7pab&oeidk=a07eb3cr6j92ea8b896
Day 2 Registration – CDT 102 – 10/2: http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=kpiwi7pab&oeidk=a07eb3ctmfl9f3b1746
Wait List – CDT 102 Wait List: http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=kpiwi7pab&oeidk=a07eb3cuggjcba26060

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* Note: There are only a limited number of spots available for this training. If you register and find that you cannot attend, please contact us so that someone else make take advantage of this training.

XSEDE@Arizona HPC Workshop – March 31-April1, 2014

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Join us on March 31 – April 1, 2014 for a free two-day in-person regional XSEDE workshop hosted by Arizona State University. Open to all faculty, researchers, and students in all disciplines including Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS), interested in learning how to incorporate analytics, modeling and simulation, advanced data analysis and visualization, and high performance computing into their teaching and research. The workshop will provide an overview of computational, data analysis, visualization, and data storage resources available at ASU Advanced Computing Center (A2C2), U of A Research Computing Center and XSEDE. There will be hands-on training sessions on topics such as parallel programming, scientific visualization, and simulation and modeling tools for the classroom.

A2C2 provides transformative advanced computing solutions, in a cost-effective manner, to support the University’s mission and goals as they apply to research, education, and public service.

UA Research Computing provides HPC, HTC, Storage, Data Center Co-Location, Visualization, and Statistical consulting resources and support to the University of Arizona research community.

XSEDE is a virtual organization that provides a dynamic distributed infrastructure, support services, and technical expertise that enable researchers, engineers, and scholars to address the most important and challenging problems facing the nation and world.

Questions about the workshop can be sent to Mohamed Sayeed (msayeed@asu.edu) or Michael Bruck (mbruck@email.arizona.edu).


A2C2 NIGHT OF THE OPEN DOOR EVENT – March 1, 2014

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Researchers use computers in their work every day, but often the problems they are trying to solve are so big that one computer simply cannot handle the task. By harnessing the power of thousands of computers that are communicating with each other simultaneously, a big problem can be divided and conquered. Sounds simple enough, but coordinating all of these computers requires a special kind of expertise. Members of the community are invited to come learn more about high performance computing via an interactive tour of the ASU Advanced Computing Center’s facilities. Through this event, you will have the opportunity to walk into a modern supercomputer data center and explore some of the areas researchers are investigating with this powerful tool.

In addition, this year we will feature members of our ASU Sun Devils Cluster Challenge Team showing off and demonstrating the unique cluster that they built for the Supercomputing 2013 conference. Our team entered the “commodity track” at SC13, where spending is limited to $2,500 retail price to build a complete cluster with a total energy draw that cannot exceed 15 amps. Their cluster won first place for the lowest cost per FLOP award (i.e., the greenest computing) at $4.96 per gigaFLOP. Tours will run every 30 minutes starting at 4 p.m. and with last tour starting at 8:30 p.m. All are welcome to attend!

Link: here


Spring 2013 A2C2 and Intel Advanced Computing Workshop – March 12, 2013

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On Tuesday, March 12, 2013, A2C2 and Intel will co-sponsor an Advanced Computing training event for members of the A2C2 user community and the public – all are welcome to attend!

Highlights of the event will include an introductory discussion on technology directions being pursued by Intel, brief presentations by local ASU researchers, and advanced computing sessions for new and experienced users of A2C2′s resources facilitated by Intel and local HPC experts. The training event will close with a Q&A opportunity for A2C2 users.

In addition, a senior level engineer from Intel will be present to recruit upcoming ASU graduates with skills in high performance computing throughout the event. Intel Corporation is developing compute and fabric products for Exascale class HPC systems. The Intel Xeon Phi Product Family brings breakthrough parallel computing performance to scientific applications. In addition, Intel is also developing new, innovative HPC fabrics to deliver unprecedent high bandwidth/low latency communication capabilities for Exascale systems. show more

The Fabric Development Organization (FDO) within Intel Corporations Technical Computing Group is hiring multiple full time positions in the areas of HW design, validation, prototyping, SW development, performance analysis and modeling. The selected candidates will help FDO develop a state-of-the-art fabric technology for Exascale class scientific applications. We invite BS/MS/PhD students in the areas of Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering or Computer Science to apply at the A2C2 + Intel Computing Workshop.

Stop by and introduce yourself – don’t forget your resume!

This is a free event. However, attendees are respectfully asked to RSVP below. Please direct inquiries to a2c2@asu.edu.

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A2C2 NIGHT OF THE OPEN DOOR EVENT – March 2, 2013

After great success at last year’s event, ASU will be holding our second annual Night of the Open Door event on March 2, 2013. The Night of the Open Door is a SciTech Festival signature event in which the University will open its doors to the community, presenting the ultimate open house! ASU will welcome families with children of all ages, potential students, teachers, alumni, and community members to visit our campus. A corridor on ASU Tempe’s campus will be lit up and visitors will be provided with a map and list of activities to participate in, including tours, exhibits and workshops.
As part of our commitment to outreach and education, A2C2 is excited to participate in this wonderful event. A2C2 will hold an open house on Saturday, March 2, 2013 for members of the community wishing to learn more about high performance computing. A2C2 is located on the first floor of the Goldwater Center and tours will be given between 5 Pm and 9 PM, every half hour. Please mark your calendars and join us for this exciting event!
For more information about our evening program, please visit: https://opendoor.asu.edu/mysteries-supercomputing-revealed-meet-asus-fastest-and-most-powerful-computer.

ASU’s Night of the Open Door Event – 2012

ASU is one of the founding partners of the Arizona SciTech Festival and it is only fitting that we sponsor an event. The Night of the Open Door is a SciTech Festival signature event in which the University will open its doors to the community on the weekend of March 3rd. This event will be the ultimate open house, welcoming families with children of all ages, potential students, teachers, alumni, and community members to visit our campus. A corridor on ASU Tempe’s campus will be lit up and visitors will be provided with a map and list of activities to participate in, including tours, exhibits and
workshops.
As part of our commitment to outreach and education, A2C2 is excited to participate in this wonderful event. A2C2 will hold an open house on Saturday, March 3, 2012 for members of the community wishing to learn more about high performance computing. A2C2 is located on the first floor of the Goldwater Center and tours will be given between 5 Pm and 9 PM, every half hour. Please mark your calendars and join us for this exciting event!

A2C2 and IBM Co-Host Special High Performance Computing Event – 2011

A2C2 is excited to invite you to attend a very special event featuring the IBM high performance computing (HPC) team and special guest, the IBM Watson computing system recently featured on the game show Jeopardy! The event will be held on Wednesday, September 14, 2011 in ASU’s Memorial Union Turquoise Ballroom and is open to ASU’s faculty, staff and students, as well as Northern Arizona University, University of Arizona, Arizona’s local community colleges and A2C2’s partner organizations, TGen, the Arizona Science Center and more. In addition to guest speakers and presentations from the IBM high performance computing team, this action packed event will feature research presentations from the ASU community, and of course an interactive display of Watson’s capabilities!
Our special event will close with a poster presentation featuring research from the ASU community and an informal “meet and greet,” giving attendees an opportunity to learn more about ASU community research interests, IBM high performance computing, A2C2’s services and facilities, and IBM Watson.
The program of events for Wednesday, September 14, 2011 can be found here.