Parallel Computing on Stampede

Event Date: 

Thursday, January 10, 2013 - 8:30am to Friday, January 11, 2013 - 5:00pm


ITS-Research Services has reserved a room for the viewing of the Parallel Computing on Stampede training class presented by the Texas Advanced Computing Center.

Stampede is the newest national supercomputing resource run by the Texas Advanced Computing Center and features the new Xeon Phi coprocessor architecture. University of Iowa users can access this system, and other resources, through the Xsede program.

Please register with TACC as discussed below and fill out the short form on this page if you plan to attend the webcast in 2837 UC (if viewing from another location you do not need to register on this page).

Class Information:

January 10-11, 2013 (Thursday and Friday)

8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT, both days

You are welcome to attend this training class in-person or via webcast.

Registration closes January 3.


Please bring your laptop and ensure you have an ssh client installed.

The MIC instruction will be the second half of the second day of the class, Friday, January 11.

The labs will be available for remote users.  However, we will not be able to assist remote users with problems during the lab.  Remote users are invited to submit their questions via email.


Agenda  (Agenda is subject to change)

Day 1 (Thursday, Jan 10, 2013)


Morning (Basics)

08:30-08:45 TACC Overview

08:45-09:45 Introduction to Parallel Computing

09:45-10:00 Break

10:00-11:00 User Environment

11:00-11:30 Lab 1 (User Environment)

11:30-12:30 Lunch


Afternoon (Programming)

12:30-13:50 OpenMP Programming

13:50-14:30 Lab 2 (OpenMP)

14:30-14:45 Break

14:45-16:10 MPI Programming

16:10-17:00 Lab 3 (MPI)

Day 2 (Friday, January 11, 2013)


Morning (Advanced)


08:30-09:30 TACC Systems Review

09:30-10:30 Optimization & Scalability

10:30-10:45 Break

10:45-11:30 Hybrid Computing

11:30-12:00 Lab 4 (Hybrid)

12:00-12:45 Lunch

Afternoon (Coprocessing with MIC)


12:45-13:30 MIC (Xeon Phi Coprocessor)

13:30-14:30 Native Computing (& Optimization)

14:30-14:45 Break

14:45-15:15 Symmetric Computing

15:15-16:15 Offloading

16:15-17:00 Lab 5 (MIC)


Event Location: 

2837 UCC