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Titan Users and Developers Workshop (East Coast) and Users Meeting

*****Registration deadline is January 2, 2013*****

The Oak Ridge Leadership Computational Facility (OLCF) invites you to Knoxville, TN, for the Titan Users and Developers Workshop (East Coast) and Users Meeting being conducted on February 19-21, 2013. The goal of this three day event is to provide intense hands-on training to Titan users and developers. Topics will cover everything you need to run on Titan from basic utilization of the Oak Ridge leadership-class resources, to advanced GPGPU programming techniques.

Sessions are organized by increasing expertise from basic access and best practices, to parallelization techniques and accelerator programming models for Titan. Topics also include Parallelization and debugging techniques, Scientific Libraries, OpenACC, Cuda, OpenCL, Cuda Fortran, etc. Experts from the OLCF will also be on hand to assist you and answer your questions on high-performance computing. Attendance to all three days is highly encouraged.

On-site registration for this event is limited to 50 people, on a first-come first-serve basis. Due to recent travel restrictions, we must limit attendance to 30 DOE funded individuals. Please register early to secure a spot! If you are unable to attend this workshop on site, please consider attending the training session via WebEx which are simultaneously webcast.

The workshop will be held at the Hilton Knoxville Hotel, Knoxville, TN. You will pick up your badges at the registration desk in front of Salon DE on the 2nd floor. Please remember to bring photo ID.

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Meeting will be held at the Hilton Knoxville in Salon DE on the 2nd floor.

Tuesday, 19-Feb-13
8:30 AM Working Breakfast: OLCF Overview Fernanda Foertter, ORNL
9:30 AM Titan Allocation and Science Update Jack Wells, ORNL
10:15 AM Break
10:30 AM OLCF Showcase: “Supercomputing for Renewable Energy, Environmental Science and Drug Design” Jeremy Smith, ORNL
11:30 AM OLCF Showcase: “Accelerating CAM-SE” Rick Archibald, ORNL
12:30 PM (Working Lunch) UAO Survey Update Bill Renaud, ORNL
1:30 PM Storage Update Mitch Griffith, ORNL
2:00 PM Everest Update (no PDF) Jamison Daniel, ORNL
2:30 PM Break
2:45 PM Case Studies (Porting LAMMPS to Titan 1) Michael Brown, ORNL
3:30 PM Parallelization Techniques 1, Parallelization Techniques 2 Michael Brown, ORNLWayne Joubert, ORNL
4:30 PM Best Practices @OLCF Bill Renaud, ORNL
5:15 PM Hands-on Lab 1: Running @OLCF Fernanda Foertter, ORNL
Wednesday, 20-Feb-13
8:30 AM Working Breakfast: The Cray Programming Environment Heidi Poxon, Cray Inc
10:15 AM Break
10:30 AM Titan Architecture 1 Jeff Larkin, NVIDIA
11:15 AM GPU Computing Overview Jeff Larkin, NVIDIA
11:30 AM Intro to Accelerator Directives Jeff Larkin, NVIDIA
12:30 PM Working Lunch – CAPS OpenACC Compiler Jean-Charles Vasnier, CAPS
1:30 PM GPU: Intro to CUDA Tony Scudiero, NVIDIA
2:30 PM Break
2:45 PM GPU Optimization Fundamentals Cliff Wooley, NVIDIA
4:30 PM MPI (Review Cray Gemini/MPT) Heidi Poxon, Cray Inc
5:30 PM Homework Accelerator Jeff Larkin, NVIDIA
Thursday, 21-Feb-13
8:30 AM Working Breakfast: Homework Review, Accelerator Tech Jeff Larkin, NVIDIA
9:30 AM Hands on Lab 3: CUDA in the raw (PDF) Tony Scudiero, NVIDIA
10:15 AM Break
10:30 AM Hands on Lab 3: CUDA in the raw (ZIP) Tony Scudiero, NVIDIA
11:15 AM Advanced Accelerator Directives Jeff Larkin, NVIDIA
11:45 AM Cray Performance Tools, Cray Reveal Heidi Poxon, Cray
12:30 PM Working Lunch -Debugging MPI using Allinea
1:30 PM Scientific Libs (Cray) Heidi Poxon, Cray
2:30 PM Break
2:45 PM Scientific Libs (GPU) Jeff Larkin, NVIDIA
3:30 PM Hands on Lab 4: Debugging on Titan using DDT
4:30 PM Hands on Lab 5: Profiling and Sci Libs with VAMPIR Joseph Schuchart, ORNL
5:30 PM Final Remarks-Survey
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The Titan Users and Developers Workshop (East Coast) will be held at the:

Hilton Knoxville
501 West Church Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37902-2591
Telephone: 1-865-251-2573

Guest Room Rate is: $86.00 (Single and Double)

The web page address is:

Group Name: Titan Training East Coast
Group Code: TITAN
Check-in: 18-FEB-2013
Check-out: 21-FEB-2013

Airport: Knoxville McGhee Tyson Airport (TYS)
The airport is TBD miles from TBD.


The Hilton Knoxville is offering a complimentary room key to self-park in their garage to overnight guests and local guests attending the meeting (this includes any staff that may be daily attendees). If attending more than one day, please keep the key and at the end of the meeting on the 21st, drop key in drop box when you exit the garage. Please note that parking will be complimentary for one car per guest room, and is based on availability. The Hilton Knoxville offers 24-hour valet parking for registered guests for a daily fee of $15.00 (charged to guest room). This fee is subject to change without notice.

Taxi/Shuttle Service:

Ground Transportation from airport



Feb 19 - 21 2013


Hilton Knoxville
501 West Church Avenue


Fernanda Foertter
[email protected]
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