TACC Training Registration

High Performance Computing (HPC) at TACC
February 12-13, 2024 | 9:00AM – 4:30PM CST

This tutorial will be on site at TACC in the Advanced Computing Building (ACB) on the J.J. Pickle Research Campus. Parking information will be sent prior to the event date.

Texas Advanced Computing Center
Advanced Computing Building (ACB)
J.J. Pickle Research Campus, Building 205
10100 Burnet Rd
Austin, TX 78758


Training Overview

Introduction to Parallel Computing

  • Introduction and motivation to parallel computing, with a lab on TACC resources
  • Edit and compile code, submit jobs to the queue

CUDA Programming: Basics in C and Fortran

This session is intended for intermediate-level C/C++ and Fortran programmers who are interested in making the first steps towards CUDA programming for GPUs. CUDA code accommodates architectural features of GPUs.

  • several key elements of the hardware and the software, i.e. how the execution of a loop matches the grid and block structure of the hardware
  • how user-managed cache memory is leveraged for speed
  • how data is transferred asynchronously from host to device

MPI: Beginner and Intermediate

  • Basic concepts of the Message Passing Interface (MPI) library for large scale parallel programming
  • Interactive combination of lectures and code walk-throughs

HPC Tools

  • HPC tools specifically designed for complex user environments (Lmod, Sanity Tool)
  • Tools for workflow management (ibrun, launcher, launcher-GPU, Pylauncher)
  • Tools for job monitoring and profiling (Remora, TACC-Stat, core_usage, amask)
  • Other tools per participant interest

MPI with Containers

  • methods for running containers on HPC systems including advanced tasks like utilizing GPUs for computation and MPI for parallel jobs
  • Docker to perform multi-stage and multi-architecture builds

TACC Account Policy

Per our policy, attendees must have an active TACC account to participate in training activities on TACC resources.

To verify that your login information for an existing account is current and that your account is active, or to create a TACC account,* please visit https://accounts.tacc.utexas.edu/ at least one week prior to the start of the training to ensure that TACC staff can review and approve your account request.

*If you are creating a new TACC account, we recommend that you use your institution email address (e.g. name@utexas.edu) for prompt account approval and verification.

Training Registration

This session will be capped at 30 attendees. Remaining registrants will be added to the waitlist. A TACC staff member will email you regarding your acceptance within one week of submission.


Thank you for your interest. Registration for this training has closed. Registrants will be contacted by a TACC staff member prior to the training.