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Research Computing hosted an NSF ACCESS workshop on GPU Programming Using OpenACC

USC Research Computing (RC) hosted an in-person remote site for an National Science Foundation (NSF) ACCESS workshop on "GPU Programming Using OpenACC" on November 7, 2022 from 11AM to 5PM in the South Carolina Political Collections room of the Hollings Library. This workshop was presented by the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center (PSC), a joint effort by Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh.  PSC provides access to several of the most powerful systems for high performance computing, communications, and data storage available for university, government, and industrial research nationwide. The OpenACC compiler is the accepted standard for code development for graphical processing units (GPUs). OpenACC can parallelize and accelerate computational applications with short development periods while maintaining the ability to still compile the code for serial execution without using GPUs. The workshop included OpenACC's role within the high performance computing programming ecosystem, hands-on exercises using the Bridges-2 national high performance computing platform hosted at PSC, covered the use of the NVIDIA CUDA libraries, and mentioned the use of the OpenMP programming standard for multiprocessing.  RC thanks the University Libraries for their assistance and for providing the location.

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