• Introduction to High Performance Computing.
  • Introduction to the DEISA Infrastructure.

DEISA is running two training courses at University College, London, in early May 2010. Both will be based around a number of practical programming exercises. No prior knowledge is assumed for either of the courses.

The first course on Wednesday 5th May is an "Introduction to High Performance Computing". It will cover the fundamentals of modern HPC architectures and the two major parallel programming models: shared variables and message passing. Practical sessions will involve running existing parallel programs to investigate issues such as performance and scalability.

The second course on Thursday 6th May is an "Introduction to the DEISA Infrastructure". This will cover the basic aspects of the DEISA distributed supercomputer environment and the software tools that are used to access it, including the Application Hosting Environment (AHE). Practical sessions will involve installing software on the desktop and using it to access the DEISA systems.

Courses are available free for academic attendees. If the courses become over-subscribed, preference will be given to members of the Virtual Physiological Human Network of Excellence.

Those attending are encouraged to use their own laptops for both courses.

(To register, please fill in the form at their web pages)