Report for University of Hawaii Summer Institute 2005 D-1 Distribution Statement A. Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited. Report of the UH High Performance Computing (HPC) Summer Institute 2005 July 25 – August 5, 2005 Introduction The University of Hawaii (UH) HPC Summer Institute (SI) was held July 25 – August 5, 2005, in Honolulu, HI. This is the second time that UH has offered a PET SI. Sixteen students, eight from UH, two from Maui Community College, two from the University of Alaska, two from the University of Texas – El Paso, one from Florida ASM, and one from Spelman College attended the SI. The UH SI was organized and managed by Dr. Susan T. Brown. Objectives The objectives of the SI were to give the students exposure to several aspects of HPC to spark an interest in future careers in HPC, to build confidence in their ability to compete in the field of HPC, and to build the basic familiarization and skill sets necessary to be competitive as interns and job candidates in the HPC field. Highlights The highlights of the UH SI included the following: Guest lectures on scientific visualization, including the use of Glut and Open GL by Dr. Robert Moorhead, MSU. Guest lecture introducing the students to parallel computing by Dr. David Cronk, UTK. Guest lecture giving the students an overview of the HPC Modernization Program Office by Myles Hurwitz, DoD. Tour and overview of the MHPCC, Maui. Tour of the Hosmer Grove Haleakala National Park and a visit to the telescope at Haleakala. Exposure to various distance technologies (Polycom and Access Grid) by using them. Presentation of student projects using the Access Grid. Agenda and Activities The schedule of the 2005 UH SI was similar to last year, with some exceptions. Based on feedback from the evaluations from last year, we shortened the trip to Maui. Rather than spend 2 days in Maui, we went on a 1-day field trip, visiting both MHPCC and the telescope at Haleakala. This year’s evaluations showed an increased appreciation of the trip to Maui. D-2 Distribution Statement A. Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited. Similarly, the guest lectures received mixed reviews from the students last year. This year, we limited the guest lectures to speakers that we knew would be vibrant and interesting, and to subjects that would be very relevant. We also incorporated a thread into the guest speaker program, whereby the students experienced various forms of distance technology (Polycom and Access Grid) and were given short tutorials on each. They were then asked to evaluate their experiences on them. They found that portion to be very educational. In 2005 we moved the Scientific Visualization segment to the first week so that the students would work on that module before creating their clusters. In this way, each student would have their own machine to do the exercises. This worked out better than last year. Sunday, July 24, 2005 Activity Students arrive from off-island Monday, July 25, 2005 Activity 9:00 AM Welcome, registration for Oahu students 9:15 AM Overview of Institute, Outline of program, Expected Outcomes, Introductions, Icebreaker 9:45 AM Install operating system on computers 10:30 AM Break 10:45 AM Continue installation 12:00 Noon Lunch 1:00 PM Continue installation 2:30 PM Break 2:45 PM Finish installation and test machines Tuesday, July 26, 2005 Activity 9:00 AM Unix tutorial 10:30 AM Break 10:45 AM C-tutorial 12:30 PM Lunch 1:30 PM C-tutorial (con’t) D-3 Distribution Statement A. Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited. 2:15 PM Overview of PET Program Opportunities 2:45 PM Break 3:00 PM Lecture: Intro to Scientific Visualization 3:30 PM Install glut and sample programs 5:00 PM Dinner 6:00 PM Lab open 9:00 PM Lab closed Wednesday July 27, Activity 2005 9:00 AM Lecture: Intro to OpenGL and glut (w/ examples) 10:30 AM Break 10:45 AM Lab: OpenGL basics and options 12:00 Noon Lunch 1:00 PM Lecture: SV Enabling Technologies 1:30 PM Lecture: Geometrical Transforms and Viewing 2:15 PM Break 2:30 PM Lab: More OpenGL 3:30 PM Lecture: Scalar Vis Techniques 4:15 PM Lab: 2D Scalar Vis (colormapping) 6:00 PM Lab open 9:00 PM Lab closed D-4 Distribution Statement A. Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited. Thursday July 28, 2005 Activity 8:00 AM ERDC Intern Presentations 9:30 AM Lab: 2D Scalar Vis (contouring) 10:00 AM Lab: 3D Scalar Vis (isosurfaces) 10:30 AM Break 10:45 AM Lecture: 3D Scalar Vis 11:15 AM Lab: 3D Scalar Vis (volume rendering) 12:00 Noon Lunch 1:00 PM Lecture: Flow Visualization 1:30 PM Lab: Flow Vis (colorwheel) 2:15 PM Break 2:30 PM Lab: Flow Vis: (tufts) 3:15 PM Lab: Flow Vis: (flowlines) 7:00 PM Pick up snack from Jennifer Friday July 29, 2005 Activity 9:00 AM Maui Tour 9:30 AM Introduction and Overview of Computer Floor 10:00 AM MHPCC Overview Visualization Center 10:15 AM Demos: o AMOSphere o TUSW o Proteomics 10:30 AM Questions 10:50 AM Pick up lunches 11:00 AM Depart MHPCC D-5 Distribution Statement A. Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited. 12:30 PM Lunch 1:15 PM Depart lunch site 2:00 PM Arrive MSSS 4:00 PM Depart MSSS Monday August 1, 2005 Activity 9:00 AM Guest Lecture: Introduction to Parallel Computing 9:30 AM Introduction to the MHPCC 10:00 AM IBM SMP Hardware Overview 10:45 AM Break 11:00 AM Introduction to the SQUALL system 11:45 AM Lunch 12:45 PM Parallel Operating Environment 1:30 PM Parallel Operating Environment Lab 3:00 PM Break 3:15 PM FORTRAN tutorial 4:15 PM Loadleveler lecture Tuesday August 2, 2005 Activity 9:00 AM Guest Lecture: The DoD HPC Modernization Office 10:00 AM Break 10:15 AM Loadleveler lab 11:00 AM MPI lecture 12:15 PM Lunch 1:15 PM MPI lecture (con’t) 2:15 PM Break D-6 Distribution Statement A. Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited. 2:30 PM MPI lab exercises 6:00 PM Lab open 9:00 PM Lab closed Wednesday August 3, Activity 2005 Cluster Configuration Thursday August 4, Activity 2005 9:00 AM Sample problem solving 11:00 AM Guest Lecture: Low Reynolds effects on biomimetic UAV wing design 11:45 AM Lunch 12:45 PM Prepare presentations 6:00 PM Lab open 9:00 PM Lab closed Friday August 5, 2005 Activity 9:00 AM Final presentations D-7 Distribution Statement A. Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited. List of Students We recruited primarily from UH campuses, giving priority to U.S. citizens. There were still open spots after the UH qualified applicants were accepted, so then we looked at applications from other MSIs, again giving priority to U.S. citizens. Then we re- evaluated students from UH that were not U.S. citizens but contributed to work that was done by U.S. citizens, or were students who plan to remain in the U.S. and become citizens or get accounts on DoD computers and continue to do government work. The following students were selected for the 2005 UH SI. All were U.S. Citizens except where noted. Name School Audrey Alstrom University of Alaska Fairbanks, Kuskokwim Campus Nickolas Christopher Florida A&M Jennifer DeLeon Maui Community College Hiep Van Nguyen1 University of Hawaii Manoa Enoch Peter Harnisch University of Hawaii Hilo Andreas Koga University of Hawaii Manoa Guangxia Cao2 UH Manoa Tasheeta Miller Spelman College Jamie Nava University of Texas El Paso Aileen Ng University of Hawaii Manoa Nidia Pedregon University of Texas El Paso Novelo3 Ryan Smith University of Hawaii Manoa James Sparks Maui Community College Richard Stevens III University of Alaska Fairbanks Jennifer Tom University of Hawaii, Maui Outreach Donald Tripp University of Hawaii, Hilo 1 Citizen of Vietnam 2 Citizen of China 3 Citizen of Mexico D-8 Distribution Statement A. Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited. Evaluations The evaluations are presented in unedited form. Therefore, comments are youthful and immature, as well as thoughtful and insightful. UHSI 2005 Evaluation Results 1 - strongly disagree, 2- disagree, 3 - no opinion, 4 - agree, 5 - strongly agree Statement 5 4 3 2 1 Ave Comments Course Overall I enjoyed the visualization section. I was surprised with how (relatively) easy it is to create 3D applications. Awesome excellent depth; informative Excellent! Very good I was rushed through topics and wanted to learn subjects more in depth. Should have Tests. Earn a Certificate, credit, or a plaque. Bonus is I'm happy to take 2 great books and CDs. The UHSI Summer Institute was the the right length (2 weeks). 6 4 1 4 1 3.6 too short (x5) The balance between lab and lecture too much lecture (x5) was just right. bit more lab would be good 4 5 1 5 1 3.4 not enough hands on The content gave a good introduction to HPC. 12 4 4.75 I learned a lot from the experience. 12 4 4.75 Statement 5 4 3 2 1 Ave Comments Instructors Moorhead!!:) Very good lectures. I enjoyed them very much. Keep up the good work, don't take it easy on us Great! Materials were structured well. Some instructors said not to worry cause some lessons are not important to completely follow. Interactive lectures are more effective. The instructors were well-prepared. 7 6 3 4.25 They answered questions well. 8 6 2 4.4 They were easy to follow. Some were really good, some a little too long & 2 7 6 1 3.6 dry D-9 Distribution Statement A. Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited. What did you like best about the no response instructors? They had a thorough knowledge of the subject areas in which they were teaching. They were all very friendly and showed disposition. The lab of Linux Their interaction w/the students vast knowledge They are experts in their fields which was great no response (x3) Willingness to share easily accessible They made the class interesting. Swanson is the Best! Clearly presented materials! Easy going, helpful, good sense of humor, knowledgeable in field They knew a lot. Statement 5 4 3 2 1 Ave Comments What did you like least? Many times the instructors went too fast through detailed material. It became hard to follow and visualize. Too depth of topics for such a short lecture time slot. Some of them did not seem prepared and rushed through a bunch of slides filled with text. Nothing We were not able to get more time with them in asking questions. more clustering (struck out) no response (x4) Length of lectures & density of material covered in such a short period of time. They seemed to rush through things. n/a People are late, unprepared, materials outdated. boring - sometimes Guest Lectures Swanson rocks! Some didn't allow time to try their stuff out - just talked. The Thursday's guest lecture may be put earlier. Always very interesting in learning new stuff. Interesting shit The guest lectures were interesting. 7 9 4.43 The guest lectures were a waste of time. 3 2 11 1.5 The topics were well-chosen. 7 6 3 4.25 D-10 Distribution Statement A. Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited. The use of Access Grid and Polycom taught me something about technology. 11 3 2 4.6 Statement 5 4 3 2 1 Ave Comments Day trip to Maui It was very interesting to see the computers and how they used them. Big Iron! Include Maui/Hawaii history on plane/bus ride. I would do this next year if needed very good Nice break from lecture and lab fun The trip to Maui was well-organized. One n/a It didn't seem to be organized - we sat around a lot. It would be nice to sleep there instead of travel early in the morning because that made a lot of people grumpy and sleep during the 8 2 2 3 4 tour instead of pay attention. I learned a lot on the excursion. 9 4 2 4.5 One n/a The visit to MHPCC was worthwhile. One n/a 11 2 2 4.6 didn't see anything at MHPCC The visit to the summit was 555 worthwhile. Didn't receive the email on the summit and was 11 2 2 4.6 left to be cold :( The trip should be included in the UHSI 2006. 12 2 1 4.7 One n/a Student Assistants Kendra!!:) They were always trying to help! Very good and helpful. Very patient and nice. Shark! Needed and useful Sometimes they were easier to understand than the instructors. They h[unreadable] Kendra seemed a bit lost, Mano knew his stuff. Kendra is really nice and very patient and willing to help. great people The student assistants were helpful. 7 6 3 4.25 They were accessible. 6 8 2 4.25 They were never rude. 6 7 3 4.2 They were knowledgeable. 7 6 3 4.25 Statement 5 4 3 2 1 Ave Comments D-11 Distribution Statement A. Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited. Are you willing to work as a student Yes - Nickolas Christopher: assistant next year? Nchristopher@gmail.com no response (x2) no yes: firstname.lastname@example.org yes (x2) yes - Donald Tripp, email@example.com Yes! Richard Stevens N (x4) Y, Ryan N. Smith yes - Jamesspa@hawaii.edu, MaJik@Hawaii.rr.com Housing :( barely passing The dorms were acceptable. The dorms were in the worst condition compared to the other dorms on campus. Some students aren't used to living in such conditions and it was very hard to adapt. It would be great to have nicer dorms. Everything else was GREAT! The dorms are not very nice. The dorms were not very clean. Roaches are cool N/A (x2) The dorms are overridden with roaches, and very noisy. 5 5 4 2.1 Dorms Very Very Very Bad. The cafeteria was acceptable. It would be nice to have an Aloha BBQ on Sunday before to meet everybody. Thought the Thursday BBQ went well and allowed a bit of closure on the whole course. n/a 4 5 7 1 3.7 Cafeteria was good. D-12 Distribution Statement A. Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited. Summary The PET UH SI 2005 was successful and an improvement over the 2004 experience in the following aspects: o The Maui trip was more valuable for the time and effort spent, as exhibited by the student evaluations. A 1-day trip is adequate for our needs. o The Scientific Visualization segment was held before the clusters were built, which engaged the students more. o The guest speakers talked on topics more engaging to the students, and we had fewer of them. o We incorporated different technologies into the program. Areas of improvement for next year: o The students are still dissatisfied with the dormitory accommodations. These are the only affordable choice near campus during this time period, and we are not convinced that other accommodations would be much better. When there are not enough applicants to fill the slots from UH campuses, we want to accept students from other MSIs. If we put them up in a hotel, that would not be possible. We choose, therefore, to continue with the dorm housing. o One of the instructors moved too quickly through his material and used some outdated material. The material will be updated before the next summer session, and we are working with the team on the pace of the instruction. D-13 Distribution Statement A. Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited. Photos Some photos taken during the Institute are presented as follows: Figure 1. Dr. Moorhead lectures the students. Figure 2. Dr. Moorhead & Dr. Brown help students during lab. Figure 3. Group Photo of UH SI 2005 students. D-14 Distribution Statement A. Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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