The Daily Bulletin

Robert Sinkovits, Ph.D., scientific applications lead at the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC), will teach a class titled “Introduction to Performance Tuning and Optimization” from 9 a.m. to noon MDT on Thursday, July 16, at NCAR’s Mesa Lab in Boulder.

The class is intended for participants who do their own code development and need their calculations to finish as quickly as possible. It will cover the effective use of cache, loop-level optimizations, force reductions, optimizing compilers and their limitations, short circuiting, time-space tradeoffs, and more. The class will emphasize general techniques that can be applied in any language.

If you attend in person, bring a laptop computer with an SSH client installed so you can log into one of the supercomputing systems at SDSC or NCAR. SDSC training accounts will be available for those who need them. 

The class will be in the VisLab, which is Mesa Lab Room 4. Space is limited, so please register only if you are certain you can attend. The session will also be webcast and recorded for later review. You can register at one of these links:

Registration is now open for the RMACC High Performance Computing Symposium, which is scheduled for August 11 to 13 on the University of Colorado’s Boulder campus. The symposium schedule features two keynote speakers; hands-on and lecture-style tutorials; and educational, professional, and student-focused panels.

The Rocky Mountain Advanced Computing Consortium is a collaboration among academic and research institutions that include NCAR, CU-Boulder and others throughout the intermountain states.

See the RMACC site for schedule and registration details.

An XSEDE Performance Tuning Summer School is scheduled for August 17-21 at CU Boulder and several other locations for those interested in hands-on training in tuning HPC codes. Lectures on performance modeling, prediction and verification are complemented by labs so participants can immediately put their newly acquired knowledge to work. 

See the XSEDE Course Calendar for details regarding the Boulder session and the course listing for other host sites.