Weekly outline

  • General

    The seminar covers optimization and parallelization techniques for modern multi- and manycore systems. The topics are chosen from interesting contemporary problems in High Performance Computing on modern hardware like multicore processors, accelerators (e.g., GPGPUs or Xeon Phi), and clusters. In this term we conduct the seminar as a journal club, i.e., every student picks one or more published papers out of a collection we provide and prepares one or two talks about the topic.

    Lecturer: Prof. G. Wellein (gerhard.wellein@fau.de), Martensstr. 1, Room 01.131. Phone -28136
    Location: 2.049 (seminar room), Martensstr. 1 (RRZE), 2nd floor
    Time: Tuesday 16:00-17:30

    Either 2.5 or 5 ECTS credits will be granted, depending on whether the student gives one or two talks. In either case, a written seminar report is mandatory.

    Possible topics can be found in the intro talk (see below).

    Tutors:

  • 24 October - 30 October

    No seminar this week.

    • 31 October - 6 November

      No seminar (public holiday)

      • 7 November - 13 November

        The seminar on Nov 8 will be "Q&A" style, i..e, students and advisors should sit together to discuss the projects/papers. We will also fix some dates for seminar talks.

        List of speakers and topics carried over from the summer term:

        • Michael Hußnätter: Performance analysis of a list-based lattice-Boltzmann code
        • Fabian Hofmann: Analysis of Mantevo's HPCCG benchmark
        • Daniel Zint: Performance Analysis of the Molecular Dynamics SPEC Code
        • Armin Bundle: Smith Waterman algorithm - Performance Analysis
        • Tobias Klein: Analysis of the 363.swim benchmark
        • Gaurav Chotalia: Analysis of the Mantevo MiniMD benchmark
        • Diaz Arcrossito: Performance Analysis of SPEC's 350.md Benchmark on Xeon Phi

        List of speakers and topics new in this term:

        • David Uhl: Energy modeling (2 papers by Choi et al.)
        • Thomas Köster: Roofline and its roots (4 papers)
        • Aravind Hariharan Raman: Soft-error detection (2 papers)

        • 14 November - 20 November

          No seminar this week (SC conference). There will be a double slot in a later week to make up for this.

          • 21 November - 27 November

            Fabian Hofmann (tentative)

            • 28 November - 4 December

              No seminar this week

              • 5 December - 11 December

                Talk at Dec 6, 15:00 s.t.:

                Michael Hußnätter: Performance analysis of a list-based lattice-Boltzmann code (part 2)

                Thomas Köster

                Fabian Hofmann: Analysis of Mantevo's HPCCG benchmark

                Talk at Dec 6, 16:00 s.t.:

                Markus Wittmann: The memory subsystem of x86 CPUs

                • 12 December - 18 December

                  The seminar starts at 15:00 s.t. today!

                  Gaurav Chotalia: Performance Analysis of the Mantevo MiniMD Code (part 2)

                  Daniel ZintPerformance Analysis of the Molecular Dynamics SPEC Code (part 2)

                  Michael Hußnätter: Performance analysis of a list-based lattice-Boltzmann code (part 2)

                  Dominik Ernst: Master thesis update

                  Faisal Shahzad: More on the CP/R library (optionally on Wednesday)

                  Markus Wittmann: More on the memory architecture of x86 systems (optionally on Wednesday)

                  • 19 December - 25 December

                    Armin Bundle

                    Tobias Klein

                    16:00 c.t.:

                    Diaz Arcrossito: Performance Analysis of SPEC's 350.md Benchmark on Xeon Phi (part 2)

                    • 9 January - 15 January

                      Aravind Hariharan Raman 

                      Marco Heisig

                      • 16 January - 22 January

                        Due to a conflict of schedules, this week's seminar has to be rescheduled to Friday 10:00 s.t.

                        Internal seminar: Moritz Kreutzer

                        Tobias Klein

                        David Uhl

                        • 23 January - 29 January

                          No seminar (project meeting in Frankfurt)

                          • 30 January - 5 February

                            Internal seminar (15:15): Kamil Halbiniak (Czestochowa University of Technology, Poland): Initial report on collaboration project

                            Armin Bundle

                            • 6 February - 12 February

                              Changed seminar time & place:

                              13:15, Room 0.02 in Martensstr. 5a ("Casa Huber"):
                              Fahker Assaad (U Würzburg): A program package for the auxiliary field quantum Monte Carlo method (KONWIHR project presentation)