Wednesday, November 25, 2009

The next IGT HPC Work Group meeting

The next Israeli Association of Grid Technologies High-Performance Computing Work Group meeting

13:45-16:00, January 20, 2010 IGT Office Maskit 4 Hertzeliya

Agenda:

13:45-14:00 Opening by Avner Algom and Guy Tel-Zur

14:00-15:00 Prof. Tilo Wettig, Ph.D., University of Regensburg, Germany - The QPACE supercomputer (Live via Webex)

15:00-15:15 Coffee break

15:15-16:00 Dr. Guy Tel-Zur, IGT – Challenges in teaching Parallel Computing


Program:

14:00-15:00

Prof. Tilo Wettig, Ph.D., University of Regensburg, Germany - The QPACE supercomputer

Prof. Tilo Wettig will give an overview of the QPACE supercomputer, which was
developed by a collaboration of several academic institutions and the IBM R&D lab Boeblingen, Germany. QPACE is a massively parallel architecture, allowing a single application to run on thousands of nodes. Individual nodes consist of a PowerXCell 8i processor and an FPGA that functions as network coprocessor. The nodes are connected in a 3-dimensional torus. The target application is quantum chromodynamics (QCD, thus the name QPACE = QCD parallel computing on the Cell), but the machine is also suitable for other mesh-based applications. QPACE is currently #1 on the Green 500 list, i.e., it is the most power-efficient supercomputer in the world.

15:15-16:00
Dr. Guy Tel-Zur, IGT – Challenges in teaching Parallel Computing

We are now in the Multi-Core era; however there are not enough graduates from Computer Science and Computer Engineering departments who luck an elementary knowledge in Parallel Computing.

The talk will cover challenges in teaching an introductory course to Parallel Computing.

Such a course is given by the speaker at the Ben-Gurion University in Beer-Sheva to Electrical and Computer Engineering students. The Syllabus and the infrastructure for teaching this course will be described and a few demos will be presented.

To reserve your place, please send your details to: info@grid.org.il


Date Dec 9, 2009 13:45 16:00
Location IGT Offices

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