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Tutorial Details: Code Porting and Performance Tuning on Elmo

Date: Tuesday, February 10, 2009, 01:00 pm - 03:00 pm
Location: 575 Walter
Instructor(s): Shuxia Zhang, MSI

Elmo is a Sun Fire X4600 Linux cluster consisting of six computing nodes, each of which has 32 cores (AMD Opteron Model 8356) sharing memory of 128 GB, and one interactive node, which has 8 AMD Opteron (Model 8222) cores sharing memory of 32 GB. This tutorial will help users port serial and parallel (OpenMP and MPI) codes. The emphasis will be on shared memory computing.

Attendees will have a chance to learn through hands-on examples how to use the available tools for code porting and debugging. In addition, we will discuss some tips on how to profile and improve the performance of an application.

Prerequisites: Knowledge of FORTRAN or C programming language