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February 19, 2008
Advanced Topics: MPI programming models

Roman Baranowski, University of British Columbia

12:00 PST / 13:00 MST / 14:00 CST

The main goal of parallel programming is to utilize all processors and minimize the elapsed time of the user program. Message Passing Interface allows users to realize various parallel models such as SPMD (Single program multiple data) and MPMD (Multiple programs multiple data). The focus of this presentation will be on various programming techniques using MPI in designing a parallel program or...

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February 19, 2008
Ramsey theory and the infinite -- Coast to Coast Seminar Series

Dr. David S. Gunderson, Department of Mathematics, University of Manitoba
11:30 PST / 12:30 MST / 13:30 CST

**Please note: For USask: ATTENDANCE BY RSVP ONLY for this seminar by email to: jason.hlady@usask.ca.


Abstract:
This talk is an invitation to infinite Ramsey theory, accessible to most mathematicians. Most combinatorists are familiar with Ramsey theory regarding...

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February 11, 2008

Speaker: Gerald Cliff (University of Alberta)

Title: Weil representation

Date: Wednesday, February 13 2008
Start time: 14:00 PST / 15:00 MST / 16:00 CST / 17:00 EST
End time: 16:00 PST / 17:00 MST / 18:00 CST / 19:00 EST

NOTES:
GSB 315 at the University of Alberta,
ICICS/CS Building Room x521 at the University of British Columbia,
Biosciences 540B at the University of Calgary

Visit Seminar webpage here.

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February 5, 2008
Introduction to Grid Technologies

Cameron Kiddle, University of Calgary

12:00 PST / 13:00 MST / 14:00 CST

Grid technologies are changing the way research is done. This seminar will explore what these technologies are and how researchers can benefit from using them. Current support for grid technologies in WestGrid will also be discussed.

To attend this seminar, please refer to the list of locations to find a participating Access Grid location nearest you: http://...

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January 28, 2008

Speaker: Matthew Greenberg (Calgary)

Title: Automorphic forms, Stark units, and Heegner points

Date: Wednesday, January 30 2008
Start time: 14:00 PST / 15:00 MST / 16:00 CST / 17:00 EST
End time: 16:00 PST / 17:00 MST / 18:00 CST / 19:00 EST

NOTES:
GSB 315 at the University of Alberta,
ICICS/CS Building Room x521 at the University of British Columbia,
Biosciences 540B at the University of Calgary

Vist Seminar webpage...

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January 25, 2008
In a recent iSGTW (International Science Grid This Week) article, WestGrid Principal Investigator Michel Vetterli discusses the issues borne by managing petabytes of data produced through grid-computing applications.

“Managing storage for a large user base is not a new problem, but grids greatly amplify the scale,” he says. “Allocating storage resources is more complicated than managing compute clusters.”

Vetterli suggests the best solution might be to make... Read more...
January 23, 2008
Parallel Programming with OpenMP

Ed Sumbar, University of Alberta

12:00 PST / 13:00 MST / 14:00 CST

OpenMP is a parallel programming technique for shared-memory multiprocessor computers. Compared to other parallel programming methods such as MPI and Pthreads, OpenMP is easy to learn. The OpenMP approach involves the use of standard compiler directives for making blocks of code run in parallel. It is particularly well suited to parallelizing existing serial code. This session will introduce you to the essential...

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January 22, 2008

This week's Automorphic Forms Seminar:

TITLE: Weil Representations and Perverse Sheaves

SPEAKER: Hadi Salmasian (University of Alberta)

Date: Wednesday January 23 2008
Start time: 14:00 PST / 15:00 MST / 16:00 CST / 17:00 EST
End time: 16:00 PST / 17:00 MST / 18:00 CST / 19:00 EST

Locations:
- GSB 315 at the University of Alberta,
- ICICS/CS Building Room x521 at the University of British Columbia,
- Biosciences 540B at the University of Calgary,
- B716 at the...

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January 7, 2008
Parallel Programming with MPI

Masao Fujinaga, University of Alberta

12:00 PST / 13:00 MST / 14:00 CST

This presentation is intended for those people having little or no prior experience with parallel programming. The focus is on distributed-memory programming with the Message Passing Interface (MPI), using a few simple examples in Fortran and in C. MPI requires you to design a program specifically for parallel processing. As one controls the sharing of data by explicit message passing, one has a very clear idea of how the...

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January 2, 2008

Science magazine has ranked the breakthrough of solving checkers as tenth on its list of the 10 greatest scientific discoveries in 2007. The computational effort behind solving the game of checkers, led by University of Alberta professor Jonathan Schaeffer, took 18 years to complete and used WestGrid computing resources in several roles of the process.

To read the Science story, click here.
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