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TACC Summer Supercomputing Institute

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TACC Hosts 7th Annual Summer Supercomputing Institute

Apply Now: May 17 application deadline!

The Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) will host the seventh annual, five-day Summer Supercomputing Institute in Austin, Texas, from July 8 – July 12, 2013.

For more details and to apply online please visit the Summer Supercomputing Institute web page:

The TACC Summer Supercomputing Institute will provide researchers with an intensive introduction to TACC’s computing resources. The Institute is appropriate for all levels of researchers, faculty, staff, and graduate students, from new users of advanced computing technologies to those who have research projects requiring powerful computing, visualization, storage, or software.

  • Applications Seminars: Leading computational researchers will discuss their work, including examples of how they are applying TACC’s resources such as Stampede, Lonestar, and Longhorn.
  • One-on-one Consulting: During the Institute, TACC staff will assist participants in applying the techniques and technologies covered in the Institute to their own applications.
  • Researchers across Disciplines: Users across multiple disciplines are encouraged to apply, including Astronomy, Astrophysics, Biosciences, Computer Sciences, Cosmology, Engineering, Geology, Geophysics, Mathematics, Nanosciences, and Physics.
  • MSI Participation: TACC encourages participation from all Minority Serving Institutions, including Hispanic Serving Institutions and Historically Black Colleges and Universities.

TACC staff will deliver presentations and lead interactive labs focused on using TACC’s resources and technologies, including:

  • Stampede: Dell PowerEdge C8220 Cluster with Intel Xeon Phi coprocessors;
  • Lonestar: Dell Linux Cluster;
  • Longhorn: Dell/NVIDIA Visualization and Data Analysis Cluster;
  • Ranch: Petabyte archival facility;
  • Developing parallel programs with OpenMP and MPI;
  • Analyzing and optimizing application performance;
  • GPGPU programming; and
  • Using the Intel Xeon Phi coprocessor (MIC)

On January 7, 2013 TACC deployed a new compute cluster, Stampede. Funded by the National Science Foundation, this new cluster provides the user community with access to 2 PFlops of Intel based microprocessor power and 8 PFlops of Intel MIC (Many Integrated Core) architecture technology. During the Institute students will have the opportunity to do hands-on exercises on Stampede and TACC staff will present a session on how to use the new MIC architecture.

Important Dates:

  • May 17, application deadline
  • May 24, notifications sent to applicants
  • May 31, payment ($150) deadline for accepted applicants (covers lunch, snacks and course materials)

Refund Policy: Accepted applicants needing to cancel must do so by Monday, July 1, in order to receive a refund.

For more information about the TACC Summer Supercomputing Institute, please contact Chris Hempel, TACC Director of User Services, Email:; Phone: 512-475-9479.

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In person (Texas Advanced Computing Center)

07/08/2013 09:00 - 07/12/2013 09:00 CDT (SESSION HAS ENDED)
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Texas Advanced Computing Center
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10100 Burnet Road (R8700)
Austin, TX 78758
Posted: 04/25/2013 15:55 UTC