The National Institute for Computational Sciences

VSCSE Summer Workshops

GPGPU Programming and Data-intensive Computing to be Presented


The Joint Institute for Computational Sciences and the National Institute for Computational Sciences will host free workshops on data-intensive computing and GPGPU programming from the Virtual School for Computational Science and Engineering on June 16–20 and June 30–July 2 via two-way high-definition video at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

The workshops will be presented on the campus of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, in studio 61-C, Communications building. Seats are limited to 24 for each workshop, so anyone interested is urged to register right away. Registration requires the creation of an Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE) portal account, which is a quick and easy process.

The Workshops

Light snacks (but not lunch) will be provided. On-campus parking near the Communications building will be provided on request.

If you would like to attend these workshops but will not be near Knoxville this summer, go here to see the other locations in the U.S. where they will be hosted.

For these and other training opportunities through XSEDE, see the course calendar.

Article posting date: 2 June 2014

About JICS and NICS: The Joint Institute for Computational Sciences (JICS) was established by the University of Tennessee and Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) to advance scientific discovery and state-of-the-art engineering, and to further knowledge of computational modeling and simulation. JICS realizes its vision by taking full advantage of petascale-and-beyond computers housed at ORNL and by educating a new generation of scientists and engineers well versed in the application of computational modeling and simulation for solving the most challenging scientific and engineering problems. JICS runs the National Institute for Computational Sciences (NICS), which had the distinction of deploying and managing the Kraken supercomputer. NICS is a leading academic supercomputing center and a major partner in the National Science Foundation's eXtreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment, known as XSEDE. In November 2012, JICS sited the Beacon system, which set a record for power efficiency and captured the number one position on the Green500 list of the most energy-efficient computers.