Welcome and Introduction to HPC and SciNet

Description: This half-day session will provide an introduction to basic concepts of high-performance computing. It is intended to be a high level primer for those largely new to HPC, and serve as a foundation upon which to build over the coming days. Topics will include motivation for HPC, available HPC resources, essential issues, problem characteristics as they apply to parallelism, and a high level overview of parallel programming models.

Instructor: Mike Nolta, SciNet, University of Toronto.

Prerequisites: Basic Linux skills are useful to follow along. All participants are encourage to come to this session.