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Knights Landing / Code Modernisation Workshop organised by Intel®

Date: Wednesday 26 April 2017 - Friday 28 April 2017
Time: 2.00pm to 5.00pm (Wednesday), 9.30 am to 5.00 pm (Thursday & Friday)
Venue: Charles Babbage Room (Fusionopolis, level 17, Connexis South)

Abstract :
The workshop is intended to help software developers create, modernize and tune parallel code to run with highest performance on Intel’s latest processors, including Intel® Xeon and Intel® Xeon Phi (aka Knights Landing, KNL).

Focus of the first day will be the optimization techniques and one the second day you’ll learn such optimisation through practicals. We will present and discuss in detail how to develop, optimize and modernization code using the full spectrum of Intel® Xeon Phi’s features and capabilities, whether you are programming in C/C++, Python or Fortran. Applications range from general High Performance Computing, Numerical Simulation to Analytics and Machine Learning.

Target Audience: Users of A*CRC SGI ICE XA system

Account on SGI ICE XA system - participants are requested to register on the NSCC portal page at https://user.nscc.sg/saml. Basic knowledge of Linux, Fortran/C/C++ programming and concepts of distributed (e.g. MPI) or shared-memory parallelisation (e.g. OpenMP).

Prior experience of other HPC resource usage (e.g NSCC Aspire 1 or A*CRC clusters) or prior NSCC programming workshop attendance is desirable.

Naveen Gv – Software Engineering Manager for Intel Software products
Naina Patil - Technical Consulting Engineer at Intel Software and Services group

Naveen Gv leads technical team for Intel Software products in India. His team works with internal and external strategic customers providing enabling and optimisation support on Intel products for High Performance Computing, Media and Embedded domains. Naveen has worked on Intel Software products and helps customers to optimise their applications to achieve significant performance boost with Intel software tools on multi-core systems, also worked with several universities across Asia Pacific to implement multi-core programming in academia. He is with Intel Corporation since 2005 and played a key role in establishing Intel Embedded Software ecosystems in Asia and other part of world. He has around 17 years of experience in wide range of domains including embedded, aerospace, signal processing, imaging and maths applications.

Naina Patil is associated with Intel Developer Product Division for the past 9 months. She has completed her Bachelor’s degree in Computer science and Masters in Computer networking from VTU. She is actively involved in enabling customers to optimise and improve the performance of their applications using Intel Software Tools.

Please register at the following link: https://goo.gl/SqXxAm


Building Scalable Bioinformatics Workflows

In this workshop we will show you how to write pipelines with Snakemake, a free workflow management system. Snakemake greatly reduces the complexity to write and execute your pipelines. We will demonstrate and discuss in detail how the system can be used to analyze genomics data and how execution transparently scales from your laptop to supercomputers.

Target audience:
1. Current users of A*CRC system, especially those who are running the un-manageable pipeline.
2. A*STAR Researchers work in life science.
3. Departments of NUS and NTU related to Bioinformatics
NO pre-requisites required as we don't go to hands-on practices this time. It's much more like a tutorial this time.

Bio Data:
Andreas received his PhD in Biology (with highest honor) from the University of Dusseldorf/Germany. He moved via Biophysics into Bioinformatics and worked during his Postdoc in Dublin/Ireland on the Clustal series of programs, one of the most cited tools in Bioinformatics. Since 2010 he's been with the Genome Institute of Singapore, where he now leads the Research Pipeline Development team of the Scientific & Research Computing division. In his spare time he's optimizing workflows for artisan sourdough bread. His Google scholar profile is available at https://scholar.google.com.sg/citations?hl=en&user=V8Ueo9cAAAAJ

Please register at the following link: https://goo.gl/QkkPHM 
Last Updated - 18th Apr 2017
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