Supercomputing and visualization XSEDE workshop coming April 4-5

Faculty and students can learn how to accelerate their research and enrich their teaching at an April 4-5 XSEDE workshop co-hosted by FIU and the Sunshine State Education and Research Computing Alliance (SSERCA). This free event will give hands-on research computing classes and presentations to FIU faculty and students interested in science, engineering, computer science and mathematics disciplines.

Funded by the National Science Foundation, XSEDE is the most advanced and robust collection of integrated digital resources and services in the world. It is a single virtual system that scientists can use to interactively share computing resources, data and expertise. One of the fundamental goals of XSEDE is to promote the use of computational computing (also known as supercomputing) through regional workshops and enable access to the largest research computing centers in the nation. Use of computational computing in academic curriculums and research gives faculty the ability to substantially speed up their research projects and enables them to create more challenging science and engineering curriculums for their students.

“Hosting the next XSEDE regional workshop at FIU gives our faculty and students the opportunity to learn and participate in the use of research computing at the national level,” FIU’s Chief Information Officer Robert Grillo said. “The Division of IT is excited about its partnership with XSEDE and SSERCA, which made it possible to bring this workshop to the FIU community.”

As part of the workshop registration process, participants will receive a survey that allows them to vote on specific classes in which they would like to participate. XSEDE will customize the workshop based on the survey results. Below are courses from past regional workshops:

  • Data Research Management
  • Linux/Unix Basics for HPC
  • Fortran90/95 Programming
  • Introduction to Parallel Computing with MPI and OpenMP
  • Intro to Scientific Visualization: Hands on with ParaView, VisIt, or R
  • Introduction to Parallel Computing on Stampede
  • Computational Physics
  • Computational Biology/Chemistry
  • Computational Engineering
  • Introduction to Modeling, Simulation, and Visualization in Research and Teaching
  • Adding Computational Science to Curriculum
  • Teaching with XSEDE
  • XSEDE Tools/Science Gateway/Code & problem consultation by domains

Additionally, the agenda will include overviews of FIU’s  Instructional and Research Computing Center (IRCC), which was established by the Division of Information Technology to provide additional technologies for faculty and students to enhance their academic curriculum and research. IRCC offers a high-performance computational resource that allows faculty, along with their students, to examine more complex scientific and engineering problems that would otherwise be impossible to solve without this large-scale computing power.

Registration for the event closes March 15, 2013.

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