YSU offers free OpenACC GPU programming workshop

xsedeYoungstown State University is among only 10 sites nationwide that will offer a free workshop Thursday, Dec. 4 presented by the Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment, the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center and the National Center for Supercomputing Applications at the University of Illinois.

The workshop on OpenACC GPU programming is in Meshel Hall and is open to all YSU students, faculty and staff. The workshop is also open to individuals outside YSU, but they will need to bring their own laptops. Only 25 spots are available.

Registration deadline is Monday, Dec. 1. To register, visit https://portal.xsede.org/course-calendar/-/training-user/class/346/session/557. To learn more about the workshop, visit https://www.psc.edu/index.php/xsede-­‐hpc-­‐series or contact Feng “George” Yu, YSU assistant professor of Computer Science and Information Services, a fyu@ysu.edu.

Other sites offering the workshop are Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center, Michigan State University, University of Tennessee-­Knoxville, University of Michigan, Stanford University, Louisiana State University, University of Houston, Clear Lake, the National Center for Atmospheric Research and Lehigh University.

OpenACC is the accepted standard using compiler directives to allow quick development of GPU capable codes using standard languages and compilers. It has been used with great success to accelerate real applications within very short development periods. The workshop assumes knowledge of either C or Fortran programming. It will have a hands-on component using the Blue Waters, which is deployed at NCSA.

XSEDE, the Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment, is the most advanced, powerful, and robust collection of integrated digital resources and services in the world. It is a single virtual system that scientists and researchers can use to interactively share computing resources, data, and expertise. XSEDE integrates the resources and services, makes them easier to use, and helps more people use them.