By @SimonCocking. We spoke with Sufian Al Aswad to find out more about the Technical Workshop on 4th April. This is hands on day for SMEs and startups to get a taste of HPC technology and how they can tweak and improve their software in terms of scalability and performance. The event is funded by EU Commission under H2020 project SESAME NET, it will take place on 4th April at the Chartered Accountants House on Pearse St.

When is it on?

Tuesday 4th April 2017, Charted Accountants House, Pease St, Dublin 2.

Agenda

09:00 – 09:30: Introduction to HPC technologies and applications

09:30 – 10:00: HPC principles

10:00 – 10:45: Working in a HPC environment, hands-on session

10:45 – 11:15: Tea/coffee Break

11:15 – 12:30: Node-level performance considerations

12:30 – 13:30 Lunch

13:30 – 15:00: Parallel programming concepts, threading (incl. hands-on session)

15:00 – 15:30: Tea/coffee Break

15:30 – 17:00: Parallel programming concepts, message passing (incl. hands-on session)

How many years has it been going?

1st Year, launched under the SESAME NET H2020 programme

What was the inspiration to start it?

Increasing the use of High Performance Computing (HPC) by SMEs – H2020 SESAME NET programme

What exciting things can people look forward to?

Access HPC expertise from across the EU – join SESAME NET for FREE

What opportunities are on offer for people attending?

Startups can improve their technical skills when it comes to scaling and optimising system performance
What tips would you give to people attending to get the most out of it? Must have programming experience, and do bring your laptop, its a hands on day after all!

How can people book tickets / when does it usually sell out?

Registration Free via EventBrite

Anything else you’d like to add / we should have asked?

The Day is very technical in its focus, so no death by powerpoint, attendees will have to get their hands dirty – its like a hackathon, only for HPC.

Registration is open for industry/private sector employees and staff ONLY, on a first come first served basis. Participation in the course is free of charge.

Each participant must bring along a wifi-equipped laptop to the course for practical exercises. Ideally the laptop should have SSH client software installed (e.g. PuTTY for Windows) prior to attendance.


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