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HPC Programming Boot Camp Winter 2020

The Division of Information Technology (DIT) at the University of Maryland is pleased to announce the following workshop for users of our High Performance Computing (HPC) resources.

There are only a limited number of seats available. Registration will remain open until 4 Jan 2020 or until all seats are filled. Please note that past offerings of this workshop have filled up long before the registration deadline.

HPC Programming Bootcamp
DatesMon 13 Jan - Thu 16 Jan 2020
(with Fri 17 Jan reserved as makeup date in case of snow)
Times9:30 AM - 4:30 PM each day
LocationRoom 4105,
Brendan Iribe Center for Computer Science and Engineering
University of Maryland, College Park
InstructorProf. Abhinav Bhatele
Dept of Computer Science, UMD
Registration Formlink to registration form
4 Jan 2020
or when registration is full

Register Here


This four day workshop is targeted at graduate students, research staff, and faculty members with computational science and engineering problems that demand high performance. This course will introduce participants to the basics of high-performance parallel computing, and will cover:

Attendees will use queuing systems such as Slurm and existing high-end resources at the University of Maryland during the course. (Temporary accounts on the Deepthought2 cluster will be provided). The class is segmented into morning lectures (from 9:30 AM til about noon), breaking for lunch (NOT provided), followed by afternoon lab exercises (from about 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM or so).


Although there are no formal prerequisites for the course, much of the discussion covers issues of coding. Some basic knowledge of Unix and of C and/or Fortran programming is assumed.

System Requirements

This is a bring-your-own-laptop style event. As part of the workshop, there will be lab exercises in the afternoons in which you will be coding and submitting jobs to the Deepthought2 HPC cluster.

So to get the full benerfit from this workshop, please bring a laptop with the following installed on it:

Temporary (for the duration of the workshop) access to the Deepthought2 HPC cluster will be provided to registrants who do not already have access.

Miscellaneous Details

Register Here

While the official application deadline is 4 Jan 2020, space is limited to 30 participants on a first-come first-serve basis, and registration will close once the workshop is full, so we advise you register today to ensure a seat. Registration is not considered complete until all payment information is received (e.g. KFS account number, etc.). If paying by credit card, DO NOT include credit card information on the form --- we will contact you over the phone for such.

NOTE: DIT reserves the right to cancel the workshop for any reason with little notice --- if the workshop is canceled by DIT all registration fees will be refunded.

If you have questions or need more information about the bootcamp, please feel free to contact us.

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