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Data Analysis Workshop at Cornell

Contact: Paul Redfern
Cell: (607) 227-1865

FOR RELEASE: December 15, 2011

ITHACA, N.Y. – On January 19-20, 2012, members of the Cornell Center for Advanced Computing (CAC) will present a National Science Foundation-sponsored training workshop, “Data Analysis on Ranger and Longhorn,” on the campus of Cornell University, Ithaca, NY.

This workshop will feature two days of lectures, labs, and discussions focused on large-scale data computation and analysis. Cornell provides education for Ranger and Longhorn, national high-performance computing (HPC) resources located at the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC). The Ranger system is comprised of 3,936 16-way SMP computer nodes, 15,744 AMD Opteron processors for a total of 62,976 compute cores and has a theoretical peak performance of 579 teraflops. Concepts presented at this workshop will readily transfer to a variety of HPC platforms.

After a review of getting started using Ranger's environment and batch system, the first day of the workshop will emphasize data movement and analysis tools. The second day will focus on scientific visualization and code improvement. CAC staff members will be available to help attendees with code porting or development.

Topics will include:

  • Data Formats, Transfer, Movement, and Storage
  • Visualization Tools and Techniques for Large Data
  • MapReduce with Hadoop
  • Data Analysis with MATLAB
  • Optimization
  • Parallel I/O

To register, please visit: You do not need to have an account on Ranger to attend. The agenda is available at:

Questions about this training workshop may be submitted to the XSEDE User Portal: