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Argonne Training Program on Extreme-Scale Set for August, 2015

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Argonne will host their 2015 ATPESC Training Program on Extreme-Scale Computing for computational scientists. The event takes place August 2-14 in Chicago. “The program provides intensive hands-on training on the key skills, approaches and tools to design, implement, and execute computational science and engineering applications on current supercomputers and the HPC systems of the future. As a bridge to that future, this two-week program to be held at the Pheasant Run Resort in suburban Chicago fills many gaps that exist in the training computational scientists typically receive through formal education or shorter courses.”

Video: Unleashing Powerful Monte Carlo Parallel Methods

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In this video from the Go Parallel Blog, Jeff Cogswell looks at an example of the Monte Carlo methods used in scientific and engineering applications for modeling sophisticated systems. Although these methods can be complex, some easy examples like this demonstrate their power.

Apply Now for 2015 HPC Summer School in Toronto

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Graduate students and postdoctoral scholars from institutions in Canada, Europe, Japan and the United States are invited to apply for the sixth International Summer School on HPC Challenges in Computational Sciences, to be held from June 21-26 in Toronto.

SC15 Workshop Proposals Due Feb 7

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The SC15 conference is now accepting proposals for independently planned full- or half-day workshops.

Video: A Short Introduction to High Performance Computing

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In this video, Dr. Andrew Turner from EPCC in the UK presents: A Short Introduction to High Performance Computing. “I originally joined EPCC in July 2008 as a member of the User Support and Liaison Team. My work is centred around helping researchers get the most from computing facilities hosted by EPCC and elsewhere. I do this through porting and optimizing code to various HPC facilities; providing consultancy to commercial organizations; teaching undergraduates and postgraduates; and collaborating with academics on research proposals.”

Allinea Tools Now Accessible to Intel Parallel Computing Centers

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Today Allinea Software announced it is providing access to its software development tools to organizations that have been awarded Intel Parallel Computing Center status as part of the Intel sponsored code-modernization initiatives.

Video: Computer Architecture and Structured Parallel Programming

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In this video from the 2014 Argonne Training Program on Extreme-Scale Computing, James Reinders presents: Computer Architecture and Structured Parallel Programming. “At ATPESC 2014, we captured 67 hours of lectures in 86 videos of presentations by pioneers and elites in the HPC community on topics ranging from programming techniques and numerical algorithms best suited for leading-edge HPC systems to trends in HPC architectures and software most likely to provide performance portability through the next decade and beyond.”

Bill Gropp to Teach Designing and Building Applications for Extreme-Scale Systems

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NCSA’s Blue Waters project will offer of an online graduate course on Designing and Building Applications for Extreme-Scale Systems in spring 2015.

Free Training Materials: Parallel Programming and Optimization with Intel Xeon Phi Coprocessors

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If you’re looking for information on how program Intel coprocessors, Colfax Research has just posted the 280-slide deck from their “Parallel Programming and Optimization with Intel Xeon Phi Coprocessors” developer training program.

Food Prices and the Future of HPC in Europe

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In this special guest feature, Tom Wilkie from Scientific Computing World mixes his metaphors while noting that a food shortage next July may starve European industry of talent further into the future.