James Kelly (IBM Australia) & Kirk Jordan (IBM USA) will lead a workshop on the IBM Blue Gene. Blue Gene is currently being used by LOFAR for the correlation and may be of interest for xNTD and/or SKA computing.
In the workshop IBM will –
Â· provide a brief overview of the Blue Gene hardware and software architecture and design philosophy
Â· discuss how to get the most out of the IBM compilers and
Â· review Blue Gene specific performance issues such as general analysis of performance, alignment for Double Hummer performance, and the importance of mapping to the Torus network.
Â· describe how one might approach using the Blue Gene System in a less traditional way.
Â· via an internet connection to IBM Research we will demonstrate the compute environment by running some simple code to illustrate the ease of use of the machine.