Monday, March 3 - Tuesday, March 4, 2008 

in conjunction with the first

Wednesday, March 5 - Friday, March 7, 2008




SunHPC 2008 Seminar:

Monday, March 3, 9:00  -  Tuesday March 4, 17:30

VI-HPS Tuning Workshop:

Wednesday, March 5, 9:00  -  Friday March 7, 12:30
Center for Computing and Communication
RWTH Aachen University
Seffenter Weg 23
52074 Aachen
Lecture Room and Lab Room 3



The SunHPC 2008 Seminar is the 8th event in a series of successful introductions into application performance tuning organized by the RWTH Aachen University and Sun Microsystems. We keep continuously changing the format a little bit over the years. This time it is combined with the first VI-HPS Tuning Workshop.

The 2 day SunHPC 2008 Seminar includes a short overview on serial application performance tuning but has a focus on shared memory parallelization, particularly with OpenMP. Sun compilers and tools are explained in detail and used for practical exercises.
Please find more details of the seminar here...

Following the seminar, the 3 day VI-HPS Tuning Workshop is organized together with the partners of the Virtual Institute for High Productivity Supercomputing (VI-HPS). Application programmers are invited to bring in their programs, to learn more about state-of-the-art programming tools for high-performance computing and get expert assistance in debugging, tuning and parallelization using MPI and OpenMP.
Please find more details of the tuning workshop here...



Register for both the SunHPC 2008 Seminar and the VI-HPS Tuning Workshop separately.
Allocation is on a first come, first served basis, as we are limited in capacity.
The registration deadline is February 25, 2007.


Travel Information

Please make your own hotel reservation.
You can find some popular hotels listed here.
You may find a complete list of hotels on the web pages of the Aachen Tourist Service.
We recommend that you try to book a room in the "Novotel Aachen City", " Mercure am Graben" or "Aachen Best Western Regence" hotels. These are nice hotels with reasonable prices at a walking distance (20-30 minutes) to the computer center through the old city of Aachen. An alternative is the hotel "IBIS Aachen Marschiertor" which is close to the main station, which is convenient if you are travelling by train and also want to commute to the Center by train (3 trains per hour, 2 stops)

Please, download a sketch of the city (pdf, 415 KB) with some points of interest marked.

You may find a description of how to reach us by plane, train or car here.

Bus route 33 connects the city and the stop "Mies-van-der-Rohe-Straße" every 15 minutes.
Trains between Aachen and Düsseldorf stop at "Aachen West" station which is a 5 minutes walk away from the center.
From the bus stop and the train station just walk uphill the "Seffenter Weg". The first buildung on the lefthand side at the junction with "Kopernikusstraße" is the Computing Center.

The weather in Aachen is usually unpredictable. It is always a good idea to carry an umbrella. If you'll bring one, it might be sunny!
In fact this week the weather will most likely be kind of unpleasant. The prediction includes rain, wind and temperatures between 5 and 10 degrees Celsius.



The event is kindly sponsored by:



Dieter an Mey
Tel.: +49 241 80 24377
Mobile: +49 175 2609782
Fax: + 49 241 80 22134


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