Jeff Gardner's Homepage
Assistant Director, Office of Research
Director of Research-Physical Sciences, eScience Institute
Affiliate Assitant Professor, Dept. of Physics
Affiliate Assitant Professor, Dept. of Astronomy
Jeffrey P. Gardner
University of Washington
Department of Physics
Seattle, WA 98195-1560
Tel: +1 206 543 0247
Fax: +1 206 685 0635
Scalable Computing Resources for UW
The Athena cluster is jointly owned and operated by the UW Physics
and Astronomy departments, the Institute for Nuclear Theory (INT), and
the Center for Experimental Nuclear Physics and Astrophysics (CENPA).
It is comprised of 140 compute nodes linked together by a high speed
InfiniBand network fabric. The theoretical peak performance of the
system is over 10 TeraFlop/s (10 trillion floating point operations
per second). All compute nodes are connected to 23.7 TB of shared
- The NSF TeraGrid is an open
scientific discovery infrastructure funded by the NSF. It combines
leadership-class resources at eleven partner sites to create an
integrated, persistent, national computational resource. Grants of time is
available to any U.S. researcher. Please contact Jeff if you would
like to acquire free TeraGrid time.
High-Performance Computing Educational links
Cyberinfrastructure Tutor at NCSA contains an excellent set of
introductory and intermediate web-based tutorials on a variety of
topics in High Performance Computing. I highly recommend that you
take some time to browse the offerings. You need to create an account
with the system, but that is free. The account is also useful because
it will keep track of your progress through each tutorial for you.
- Supercomputing in
Plain English is a web workshop series offered roughly once per year by the
Oklahoma University Supercomputing Center for Education & Research.
The last offering was in Spring 2009. Videos of the past year as well
as powerpoint slides and exercised are available on their website.
This is a very good introduction to basic issues in using and
developing applications for HPC systems. It can move a little slowly
at times, but the advantage of watching an archived video of the
presentation is that you can fast-forward :).
- HPC University is an effort
sponsored primarily by the NSF to aggregate information on courses and
fellowships that available for High Performance Computing. They are
still compiling information, and I still think they need to work on it
some more, but they do have a pretty complete listing of fellowship
TeraGrid Online Training also has links to general training in a number of
technology areas as well as to TeraGrid specific learning resources.
Jeff's Talk and Lecture Materials