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Mini-Workshop on Porting Applications to GPGPUs

Marcus Rampp (Head of the Scientific Development Group) from Rechenzentrum Garching is visiting the Max-Plank Institute for Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics (MPI CBG) on October 9th, 2013 to present his group’s experience with porting scientific software applications onto GPGPU hardware and related accelerators. During this 2 session mini-workshop, he and his colleague, Tilman Dannert, will outline best practices during the planing and design stage of software ports and discuss challenges as well as pitfalls in the course of bringing HPC applications to GPGPUs (using GENE and VERTEX software packages as real-life examples).

Rechenzentrum Garching provides high-level support for the development, optimization and visualization of parallel applications to Max-Planck Institutes with high-end computing needs in fusion research, materials sciences, theoretical chemistry, polymer research, astrophysics, and an increasing variety of other areas (as documented by the large number of applicants requesting the new HPC system for the Max Planck Society). For more details, see http://www.rzg.mpg.de/services.

Participants of the workshop are asked to register under steinbac@mpi-cbg.de. Further, we invite everyone coming to MPI CBG to send in brief descriptions of possible applications to port onto GPGPUs that could be discussed during the workshop. The workshop will start at 1.30pm at MPI CBG (Seminar Room 1).

The slides of the workshop are available now:

  1. Markus Rampp “Overview of accelerator technologies for HPC” (MPI-CBG_2013-10-09.pdf) 
  2. Tilmann Dannert “Porting Applications to New Hardware” (porting_applications_to_accelerators.pdf)

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