2010 Spring Blue Waters PRAC Workshop

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2010 Spring Blue Waters PRAC Workshop

Agenda

This workshop is open to attendees without NDAs. Attendees without NDAs will miss only the part of the Blue Waters architecture presentation that contains details on topics such as the interconnect, not on the POWER7 chip.

Also register for the 8th Annual Workshop on Charm++ and its Applications. Registration for the Charm workshop for free, provided you do not take the meals or souvenirs. For free registration, email JoAnne Geigner, jgeigner@illinois.edu.


This schedule is tentative.


All activities will be held at the NCSA Building, 1205 W. Clark St., Urbana, Illinois, unless otherwise noted.

Monday, April 26, 2010

8:30 a.m.
BW Architecture
Marc Snir, University of Illinois
Robert Fiedler, NCSA
10:30 a.m.
Break
10:45 a.m.
XL compilers and optimizations (also includes SMT, page sizes, prefetching)
Manisha Gajbe, IBM
Noon
Lunch
1:00 p.m.
Introduction to SIMD on POWER7
Brad Elkin, IBM

Coding for SIMD on POWER7
Mike Kistler, IBM
2:30 p.m.
Using the small POWER7 system (NCSA or Rice, if available)
Galen Arnold, NCSA
3:00 p.m.
Hands-on time
5:00 p.m.
Dinner
6:00 p.m.
Birds of a feather session

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

8:30 a.m.
Memory affinity and performance tools under Linux
Bill Buros, IBM

Use of hardware counters for performance analysis
Brad Elkin, IBM
10:00 a.m.
Computational libraries
Brett Bode, NCSA
William Gropp, University of Illinois
10:30 a.m.
Programming models
Brett Bode, NCSA
William Gropp, University of Illinois
11:00 a.m.
Moderated discussion of PRAC requirements for Blue Waters
Noon
Lunch
1:00 p.m.
Hands-on time continues
5:00 p.m.
Dinner
6:00 p.m.
Birds of a feather session

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

8:30 a.m.
Hands-on time continues
10:15 a.m.
Join Charm workshop
April 28-30
http://charm.cs.uiuc.edu/charmWorkshop/

Subjects include:
NSF home page

Blue Waters is a joint effort of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, its National Center for Supercomputing Applications, IBM, and the Great Lakes Consortium for Petascale Computation. It is supported by the National Science Foundation and the University of Illinois.