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Welcome to the Stampede Virtual Workshop
Learn How to Use the TACC Stampede System

Stampede is one of the largest computing systems in the world for open scientific research. It offers 20 times more performance than its predecessor, Ranger, and will be a model for supporting petascale simulation-based science and data-driven science for years to come. The TACC Stampede system is a 10 PFLOPS (PF) Dell Linux Cluster based on 6,400+ Dell PowerEdge server nodes, each outfitted with 2 Intel Xeon E5 (Sandy Bridge) processors and an Intel Xeon Phi Coprocessor (MIC Architecture). Stampede and the other computational resources of XSEDE are made freely available to researchers across the country through a peer review system. Stampede helps researchers across all disciplines, including the humanities, expand knowledge and innovation. Stampede also trains the next generation of researchers in advanced computational science and technology. Stampede is operated and supported by TACC, Dell, and a team of cyberinfrastructure experts at The University of Texas at Austin, Clemson University, University of Colorado at Boulder, Cornell University, Indiana University, Ohio State University, and The University of Texas at El Paso. The Cornell Center for Advanced Computing (CAC) develops and delivers online training for Stampede using the Cornell Virtual Workshop learning platform.

The Stampede Virtual Workshop covers topics required to use Stampede effectively, including system architecture, introduction to parallel programming with MPI and OpenMP, code optimization for performance and scalability, parallel code debugging, basic visualization, and data management. You may begin at any time, and explore the topics you choose.

Select Topics to Start: Work through the materials found under Topics. They are listed in suggested order, but you are welcome to skip to the topic you choose. View the FAQ or request consulting help under Help. Your Notebook allows you to view your completed items, past consulting questions, and page notes.

Downtime: Downtime for regular Web server maintenance will occur the Wednesday following the second Tuesday of every month. The outage will usually be brief.


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