PRACE PATC Course: Introduction to SuperMUC- the new Petaflop Supercomputer at LRZ

Date: July 8-11, 2013 10:00 - 17:00
Location: LRZ Building, University campus Garching, near Munich (Lecture room H.E.009)

This four-day workshop gives an introduction to the usage of the new Petaflop class Supercomputer at LRZ, SuperMUC. The first three days of this are dedicated to presentations by Intel on their software development stack (compilers, tools and libraries); the remaining day will be comprised of talks and exercises delivered by IBM and LRZ on usage of the IBM-specific aspects of the new system (IBM MPI, LoadLeveler, HPC Toolkit) and recommendations on tuning and optimizing for the new system.

The following schedule is preliminary and may undergo changes.

Monday schedule:
  • Introduction to the x86 Westmere and Sandy Bridge Processor Architecture
  • Usage of Intel Compilers: switches, optimization, profiling, OpenMP, advanced features
  • Usage of the Intel debugger
  • Explicit and compiler-directed vectorization with SSE and AVX

Tuesday schedule:

  • Programming for NUMA
  • Intel Cilk Plus
  • Fortran standard support and extensions in Intel Fortran
  • Intel Inspector XE (correctness checking for memory and threading)
  • Threading Building Blocks, OpenCL and other parallel programming models
  • Static Security Analysis
  • Performance Libraries (MKL, IPP)
  • VTune Amplifier XE (performance analysis)

Wednesday schedule:

  • Intel Performance Monitoring Unit (PMU) and other performance analysis tools
  • Intel Cluster Tools Overview and Usage
  • Intel Many Integrated Core (MIC) Architecture
  • A case study illustrating the use of the Intel toolchain

Thursday schedule:

  • Using LoadLeveler for batch queuing
  • IBM's parallel environment
  • Performance Tools (High Performance Toolkit, Eclipse User Interface) including a demonstration.
Prerequisites Participants should have good knowledge of HPC-related programming, in particular MPI, OpenMP and at least one of the languages C, C++ or Fortran.
Language: English
Teachers: Heinz Bast, Georg Zitzlsberger (Intel), Achim Bömelburg, Florian Merz, Christoph Pospiech (IBM), LRZ staff
Registration: Please register via the LRZ registration form (select course HMUC1S13)