ALCF Theta ESP Hands-On Workshop

 

August 16 - 19, 2016

Argonne Leadership Computing Facility

In ​this ​workshop, ​developers ​from ​the ​ALCF's Theta ​Early ​Science ​Program ​(ESP) ​projects ​will ​have ​access ​to ​the ​new ​Theta ​supercomputer ​to ​work ​on ​porting, ​benchmarking, ​and ​optimizing ​ their ​applications. ​The event will include ​two ​half-days ​of ​instruction ​from ​Intel ​and ​Cray ​on ​their ​development ​and ​systems ​software. The remainder of workshop time will be ​unstructured ​hands-on ​work. ​


  • Days 1 & 2 | Intel - Intel ​applications ​experts will help attendees use ​the ​Intel ​development ​environment, ​and ​​understand ​issues ​related ​to ​the ​KNL ​hardware ​(memory ​hierarchy, ​etc.).
  • Days 3 & 4 | ​Cray - Cray experts ​will ​help ​attendees use the Cray ​development ​environment, ​and ​understand ​issues ​related ​to ​Cray ​hardware ​and ​system ​software.

AGENDA

Day 1 – Tuesday, August 16
8:00 & 8:15 a.m. Shuttle departs from Guest House to Building 240
8:30 - 9:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast
9:00 - 9:10 a.m. Welcome - Mike Papka, ALCF
9:10 - 10:20 a.m. Intel Compilers (Martyn Corden, Intel)
· Optimization:
  • Very brief overview
  • Advanced vectorization

· Building for KNL:

  • New possibilities with Intel® AVX-512
  • Allocating high bandwidth memory
10:20 - 10:30 a.m Break
10:30 - 11:20 a.m.

Intel VTune Amplifier & Advisor (James Tullos, Intel)

· Intel® VTune™ Amplifier XE for Intel® Xeon Phi™ Processors

  • Running command line analysis
  • Advanced Hotspots analysis
  • General Exploration analysis
  • Memory Access analysis
  • Tips

· Intel® Advisor

  • Threading Assistant
  • Vectorization Assistant

11:20 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

[box lunches distributed at 12 p.m.]

Intel Cluster Tools (James Tullos, Intel)

· Intel® MPI Library

  • Brief Overview
  • Performance Tips for Intel® Xeon Phi™

· Intel® Trace Analyzer and Collector

  • Usage
  • Available Charts
  • Scaling with MPI Performance Snapshot
1:00 - 1:45 p.m

Alexander Heinicke (Intel)

1:45 - 5:00 p.m. Hands-On Work
5:00 p.m. & 5:30 p.m. Shuttle bus departs for Guest House from Building 240
Day 2 – Wednesday, August 17
8:00 & 8:15 a.m. Shuttle departs from Guest House to Building 240
8:30 - 9:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast
9:00 - 10:00 a.m. aprun (Peter Mendygral, Cray)

10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

[box lunches distributed at 12 p.m.]

 

Hands-On Work
5:00 p.m. & 5:30 p.m. Shuttle bus departs for Guest House from Building 240
Day 3 – Thursday, August 18
8:00 & 8:15 a.m. Shuttle departs from Guest House to Building 240
8:30 - 9:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast
9:00 - 9:15 a.m. Introduction
9:15 - 10:45 a.m. Cray MPI for KNL (Luiz De Rose, Cray)
10:45 - 11:00 a.m. Break

11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

[box lunches distributed at 12 p.m.]

Cray Compiling Environment (Heidi Poxon, Cray)
12:30 - 1:30 p.m. Cray Performance Tools
1:30 - 2:00 p.m. Reveal
2:00 - 2:30 p.m. Tips for KNL
2:30 - 5:00 p.m. Hands-On Work
5:00 p.m. & 5:30 p.m. Shuttle bus departs for Guest House from Building 240
 Day 4 – Friday, August 19  
8:00 & 8:15 a.m. Shuttle bus departs for Building 240 from Guest House
8:30 - 9:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast

9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

[box lunches distributed at 12 p.m.]

 

Hands-On Work
5:00 p.m. & 5:30 p.m. Shuttle bus departs for Guest House from Building 240

 

Lodging

Registration for this event does not reserve your hotel room. Please contact the Argonne Guest House directly at 1-630-739-6000 or 1-800-632-8990. All guests staying at the Argonne Guest House must obtain a gate pass.

Your Required Gate Pass/Badge

Argonne is a badged facility. A gate pass (issued as a clip-on ID badge) is required to enter the lab. Once you are approved to attend this event, we will arrange for a gate pass to be ready for you to pick up at the Argonne Information Center, building 224, located outside the main Argonne gate ("Northgate") on Northgate Road off Cass Avenue. The Argonne Information Center is open from 6:30 a.m. to 4:55 p.m. central. If you arrive after hours, your gate pass will be available from the guards at the guardhouse. If you have not arranged in advance for your driver to receive a gate pass, he/she will not be allowed to drive you into the laboratory. See "Getting to Argonne" for instructions.

Visitors who have been issued a gate pass may enter the site for Laboratory-approved activities subject to the time and date restrictions on their gate pass. All visitors are required to present photo identification, such as a driver’s license or passport, to receive a gate pass. Non-U.S. citizens must also provide INS documents (visa, passports, I-20, I-797A and/or DS2019). In addition, all those operating a motor vehicle on site must have a valid driver’s license. Passes must be worn in plain view, on the upper part of the body, at all times while on site. Gate passes may be used only to gain site access for the person to whom the pass was issued. Visitors, except Argonne Guest House or Lodging residents, may not authorize site access or issuance of a gate pass for any other person.

Getting to Argonne

If you are not traveling to Argonne via private or rental car, please note that limousine and taxi drivers who are not US citizens may be unable to enter the lab. We strongly recommend you contact United Limousine for your ground transportation needs. As a contracted provider, United Limousine is familiar with Argonne security processes and will assure your driver meets the requirements to enter the laboratory.

  • United Limousine Reservations: 1-630-969-3865 (IMPORTANT: Be sure to notify United Limousine that you are traveling to Argonne National Laboratory.)
  • Airport Arrivals: 1-800-331-9037 or 1-630-969-3865

Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF)
TCS Building 240
9700 S. Cass Avenue
Argonne, IL  60439
North Entrance to Argonne in Google Maps

To Argonne coming east from O'Hare International Airport: Take I-294 south to I-55. Exit west on I-55 (toward St. Louis) and continue for about four miles to Cass Avenue. Exit south on Cass and turn right at the Argonne sign on Northgate Road, immediately south of I-55. Follow Northgate Road to the Argonne Information Center.

To Argonne coming east from Midway Airport: Take Cicero Avenue north to I-55. Enter I-55 south and continue for about 14 miles to Cass Avenue. Exit south on Cass and turn right at the Argonne sign on Northgate Road, immediately south of I-55. Follow Northgate Road to the Argonne Information Center.