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Tutorial Details: Introduction to Itasca

Date: Thursday, April 8, 2010, 01:00 pm - 03:00 pm
Location: 402 Walter
Instructor(s): David Porter, MSI, Shuxia Zhang, MSI, Benjamin J. Lynch, MSI

MSI’s addition of Itasca significantly increases our available computing power and introduces a unique architecture to the Institute. The 8,728 processor cores on this system are connected by a QDR Infiniband switch for large parallel calculations. This tutorial will give an overview of the queuing system and available compiling tools. It will specifically address the strengths of the Nehalem processor and will show examples of parallel performance, as well as examples of programs that can take advantage of this computer.

Level: Introductory
Prerequisites: Basic knowledge of UNIX