Archive for May, 2012

Massively Parallel Systems Summer School (PUMPS)

May 29th, 2012


Barcelona Computing Week 2012, July 2-6, at BSC/UPC, Barcelona.

Following the success of previous years, the Programming and tUning Massively Parallel Systems Summer School (PUMPS) offers researchers and graduate students a unique opportunity to improve their skills with cutting-edge techniques and hands-on experience in developing applications for many-core processors with massively parallel computing resources like GPU accelerators.

Participants will have access to a multi-node cluster of GPUs, and will learn to program and optimize applications in languages such as CUDA and  OmpSs. Teaching assistants will be available to help with assignments.

Important information

  • Applications due: May 31
  • Notification of acceptance: June 15
  • Summer school dates: July 2-6, 2012
  • Location: Barcelona Supercomputing Center / Computer Architecture Dept. at Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain


  • Wen-mei Hwu, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • David Kirk, NVIDIA Fellow, former Chief Scientist, NVIDIA Corporation
  • Isaac Gelado, Rosa Badia, Xavier Martorell, Jesus Labarta, Nacho Navarro (BSC and UPC)
  • Manuel Ujaldon (Univ. Malaga, CUDA Fellow in 2012)

The list of topics

  • CUDA Parallel Execution Model
  • CUDA Performance Considerations
  • CUDA Algorithmic Optimization Strategies
  • Data Locality Issues
  • Dealing with Sparse and Dynamic data
  • Efficiency in Large Data Traversal
  • Reducing Output Interference
  • Debugging and Profiling CUDA Code
  • GMAC Runtime
  • Multi-GPU Execution
  • Introduction to OmpSs
  • OmpSs: Leveraging GPU/CUDA Programming
  • Hands-on Labs: CUDA Optimizations and OmpSs Programming

More information




Schrödinger’s Spring 2012 web seminars

May 16th, 2012


Spring 2012 web seminars begin May 22nd and run through May 29th. As always, there is no cost to register for the talks, and the speakers will take questions from attendees. You can join the webcast seminars using both Windows and Mac computers. This spring talks will cover a variety of subject matter, including:

  • BioLuminate, a protein-centric package for modeling biologics
  • Advances in loop modeling and docking accuracy using GPCR structures and homology models
  • What’s new in Schrödinger Suite 2012
  • Popular additions to Canvas for advancing cheminformatics

More information

For registration and detailled information visit Schrödinger seminar center.