Monday, February 09, 2009

IGT HPC Work Group Meeting - Intel TBB, Exanet

Monday, March 23rd, 2009

IGT Offices, Maskit 4, 5th Floor, Hertzliya.

14:00-14:15: Gathering

14:15-14:30: Opening - Avner & Guy

14:30-15:25: Introduction to Intel Threading Tools

15:25-15:35: Coffee Break

15:35-16:25: ExaStore® Clustered NAS System

16:25-16:35: Discussion and concluding remarks


Detailed Agenda:


14:30-15:25: Introduction to Intel Threading Tools

Speaker: Dr. Ami Marowka, Department of Computer Science

Bar-Ilan University

Abstract

Intel Threading tools, Thread Profiler and Thread Checker, allow performing correctness and performance checking on multi-threaded applications running on multicore systems. The parallelization method may be based on POSIX, Windows Threads, or on OpenMP.

Thread Profiler is the tool which identifies bottlenecks that limit the parallel performance of your multi-threaded application, locates synchronization delays, stalled threads, excessive blocking time, and ineffective utilization of processors. It helps to find the best sections of code to optimize for sequential performance and for threaded performance, and compares scalability across different numbers of processors or using different threading methods.

Thread Checker is the tool which identifies and locates threading issues. Very often, concurrency problems (data races and deadlocks) are overlooked by the user during the parallelization process. This tool reliably identifies all problems of this kind; under the right conditions it is also possible to specify the exact location in the source code where things go wrong.

The talk is a pure live technology demonstration.


15:25-15:35: Coffee Break


15:35-16:25: ExaStore® Clustered NAS System

Speaker: Mr. Gregory Gurevich – Technical Director, Exanet LTD.


Abstract

Scalable performance with clustered storage solution for traditional HPC and next-generation enterprise grids
The computing world is facing a major transformation – from old client/server architectures to virtualized global data centers. This change brings classic storage solutions to their limits with hardware and software bottlenecks.
Exanet offers an open storage architecture that combines the latest hardware innovations available in the market and the most efficient network storage software. Unlike other grid storage solutions, Exanet is based on a distributed file system, enabling both scalability and unlimited capacity. In addition, it provides advanced data management functionality that historically was unavailable in clustered storage


16:25-16:35: Discussion and concluding remarks


To register, please send your contact details to info@grid.org.il

We are looking forward to seeing you!


Best Regards,


Guy Tel-Zur, Ph.D.

IGT Chairman


www.Grid.org.il

Monday, February 02, 2009

IGT HPC Work Group Meeting - Maplesoft Parallel and Grid Computing Toolbox

Maple Workshop - Grid Computing Toolbox

Monday, February 23rd, 2009 14:00 - 17:00
IGT Offices, Maskit 4, 5th Floor, Hertzliya.

14:15-14:30: Opening - Avner & Guy

14:30-15:45: Maple – Part 1, Introduction to Maple

15:45-16:00: Coffee Break

16:00-17:00: Maple – Part 2, Maplesoft Parallel and Grid Computing Toolbox

Detailed Agenda:

14:30-15:45: Maple – Part 1: Introduction to Maple

Speaker: Omer Yagel, DigiSec LTD

Abstract

  • An Introduction to Maple 12 lecture
  • Q&A

Lecture's Content

  • Easy start
    • The document interface principles
    • A brief on clickable math
    • Efficient use of the help
    • The Maple philosophy for efficient use
  • Symbolism
    • ODEs
    • Integrals
    • Matrices
    • Naming the many other areas I have no time to show (graph theory, tensor calc...)
  • Numerics
    • Precision
    • ODEs
    • Matrices
    • Internal NAG routines
  • Graphics
    • Simple 2D
    • Simple 3D
    • Animation, 2D and 3D
  • Writing Maple worksheet
    • Components
    • Plots and animation in components
  • Simulation
    • A word about the existence of MapleSim

15:45-16:00 Coffee Break

16:00-17:00: Maple – Part 2, Maplesoft Parallel and Grid Computing Toolbox

(Live via WebEx)

Speakers:

o Bill Huiskamp - Software Architect in the Research and Development Section at the Core Technologies Group, Maplesoft Inc., Waterloo, Canada

o Ted Shapiro - International Sales Channel Manager
Maplesoft Inc., Waterloo, Canada

Lecture's Content

Introduction

Overview of Parallel Programming in Maple
- Threads
- Tasks

Parallel Example

Overview of Maple's Grid Toolbox
- Architecture
- Underlying technologies
- Programming model


Grid Programming
- Server
- Client
- General

Grid Example

Integration

Licensing

Questions

17:00-17:15: DISCUSSION AND CONCLUDING REMARKS


To register, please send your contact details to info@grid.org.il

We are looking forward to seeing you!

Best Regards,

Guy Tel-Zur, Ph.D.

IGT Chairman

www.Grid.org.il


Date Feb 23, 2009 14:00 17:00

Location IGT Office, Maskit 4, 5th Floor, Hertzelia

Organizer IGT