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Free Matlab Seminars Feb 5 and 6

Posted by on Tuesday, 3 February, 2015

MATLAB and Data Analytics Seminars at Georgia Tech

Mathworks-hosted complimentary MATLAB and Data Analytics seminars. Faculty, staff, researchers and students are all welcome to attend.

Session 1
Thursday, February 5: 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m
Location: Student Success Center, Press Room A/B
Data Analysis and Visualization in MATLAB

Learn how MATLAB can be used to visualize and analyze data, perform numerical computations, and develop algorithms.

Session 2
Friday, February 6: 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m
Location: Klaus 1116
Data Science/Data Analytics and Scaling to Big Data

Using Data Analytics to turn large volumes of complex data into actionable information can help you improve design and decision-making processes. However, developing effective analytics and integrating them into business systems can be challenging. In this seminar you will learn approaches and techniques available in MATLAB® to tackle these challenges

To view complete session descriptions and register, visit:

Board of Regents address new HPC center progress

Posted by on Wednesday, 21 January, 2015

President G. P. “Bud” Peterson presented on the development of the High Performance Computing Center, which will soon begin the process of selecting a developer.

More information is available at:

Georgia Tech taking next step to expand Tech Square presence

Posted by on Wednesday, 21 January, 2015

The Georgia Institute of Technology has taken another step to reinforce its commitment to support and enhance the Institute’s innovation ecosystem and economic development role in Midtown Atlanta’s Technology Square. The Institute, advised by Cushman & Wakefield, issued a request for qualification (RFQ) for private developers interested in the expansion of Technology Square.

Anchored by a high performance computing center, the development will be a transformative project providing a sustainable platform for expanding interdisciplinary research, collaboration and co-location with industry partners, while also supporting Georgia Tech’s academic and research programs in advanced analytics and computing.

More information is available at:

Free Linux 101 Course

Posted by on Tuesday, 11 November, 2014

We at PACE are offering a beginning course on Linux. The target audience are those who have little or no Linux experience and need to start use PACE cluster for their research.

Date: 11/14/2014
Time: 10:00 am to 12:00pm
Location: Clough Undergraduate Learning Commons 262

What is Linux?
Why use Linux?
Access to Linux
Common Commands on Linux
How to use man page
Linux Usage Tips
Module usage on PACE

Please register the course at the following link:

-Pace Team

Free Supercomputing in Plain English Workshop, Spring 2015

Posted by on Monday, 3 November, 2014

Free Supercomputing in Plain English (SiPE)
Available live in person and live via videoconferencing

These workshops focus on fundamental issues of High Performance
Computing (HPC) as they relate to Computational and Data-enabled
Science & Engineering (CDS&E), including:

* overview of HPC;
* the storage hierarchy;
* instruction-level parallelism;
* high performance compilers;
* shared memory parallelism (e.g., OpenMP);
* distributed parallelism (e.g., MPI);
* HPC application types and parallel paradigms;
* multicore optimization;
* high throughput computing;
* accelerator computing (e.g., GPUs);
* scientific and I/O libraries;
* scientific visualization.

Tuesdays starting Jan 20 2015, 1:30pm Central Time
(3:30pm Atlantic, 2:30pm Eastern, 12:30pm Mountain, 11:30am Pacific)

Live in person: Stephenson Research & Technology Center boardroom,
University of Oklahoma Norman campus

Live via videoconferencing: details to be announced

Registration coming soon!

So far, the SiPE workshops have reached over 1500 people at
248 institutions, agencies, companies and organizations in
47 US states and territories and 10 other countries:

* 178 academic institutions;
* 29 government agencies;
* 26 private companies;
* 15 not-for-profit organizations.

SiPE is targeted at an audience of not only computer scientists
but especially scientists and engineers, including a mixture of
undergraduates, graduate students, faculty and staff.

The key philosophy of the SiPE workshops is that an HPC-based code
should be maintainable, extensible and, most especially, portable
across platforms, and should be sufficiently flexible that it can
adapt to, and adopt, emerging HPC paradigms.

1 semester of programming experience and/or coursework in any of
Fortan, C, C++ or Java, recently

Matlab Seminars at Georgia Tech

Posted by on Friday, 8 August, 2014

Develop your MATLAB skills by joining a MathWorks engineer for complimentary seminars to be held on Tuesday, August 19, 2014 in the Bill Moore Student Success Center, press room A.  Register in advance at:

Bill Moore Student Success Center, (behind Highland Bakery, next to the football stadium), second ‘R’ floor, press room A – August 19, 2014

Session 1: Optimizing and Accelerating your MATLAB Code
10:00 AM – 12:30 PM
In this session, we will demonstrate simple ways to improve and optimize your code that can boost execution speed.  We will also address common pitfalls in writing MATLAB code, explore the use of the MATLAB Profiler to find bottlenecks, and introduce programming constructs to solve computationally and data-intensive problems on multicore computers, clusters and GPUs.

  • Leveraging the power of vector and matrix operations in MATLAB
  • Identifying and addressing bottlenecks in your code
  • Utilizing additional processing power available in multicore machines, clusters, and grids

Session 2: Advanced Programming Techniques in MATLAB
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
This master class covers two important MATLAB topics:

  • How to handle memory efficiently
  • How to choose among the rich set of function types

You will gain an understanding of how different MATLAB data types are stored in memory and how you can program in MATLAB to use memory efficiently.  We will illustrate and explore the usage and benefits of the various function types under different conditions. You will learn how using the right function type can lead to more robust and maintainable code. Demonstrations will show you how to apply these techniques to problems that arise in typical applications.