Online Workshop on High Performance Computing for Astronomy and Astrophysics

September 20-23, 2021

Organized by the SKA-India Consortium and IIT Kharagpur

Under the aegis of National Supercomputing Mission


About the Workshop:

In recent times, different research areas in Astronomy & Astrophysics have started to rely on high performance computing (HPC). The workshop aims to cover different aspects relevant for using HPC to solve problems in such areas. Basics of HPC programming framework will be complemented by timely and relevant topics in Astronomy & Astrophysics where HPC resources are indispensable.

Workshop Links:

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(No registration fee.)

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Important Dates:

Last date for registration: September 15, 2021, 5:00PM

Notification and sharing of link: September 17, 2021


Who should attend:

Scientists, Faculty Members, Postdoctoral Fellows, Doctoral Students, Postgraduate Students, Motivated UG students

Who should attend:

Scientists, Faculty Members, Postdoctoral Fellows, Doctoral Students, Postgraduate Students


September 20, 2021:
10:00-10:15Inauguration YouTube Playlist for the Workshop
10:15-11:00Keynote AddressYashwant Gupta (NCRA-TIFR)Lecture Video
11:00 - 11:45Introduction to HPCAshish Kuvelkar (C-DAC)Lecture Video  Slides
11:45 - 12:00Break
12.00 -1.00Programming using OpenMPPralay Mitra (IIT Kharagpur)Lecture Video
1:00-2:00Lunch Break
2:00-3:00Demonstration on OpenMP ProgrammingPralay Mitra (IIT Kharagpur)Lecture Video
3:30-4:30Programming using MPIPreeti Malakar (IIT Kanpur)Lecture Video  Slides
September 21, 2021:
10:00 - 11:00Domain Decomposition Methods using MPISomnath Roy (IIT Kharagpur)Lecture Video   Slides
11:00 - 11:30Break
12.00 -1.00Demonstration of MPI based Parallel ProgramsSomnath Roy (IIT Kharagpur)Lecture Video  Slides
2:00-3:00Programming using CUDABharatkumar Sharma (NVIDIA)Lecture Video  
3:30-4:30Demonstration of GPU Optimized CodesBharatkumar Sharma (NVIDIA)Lecture Video  Slides
September 22, 2021:
10:00 - 11:00Fluids and MagnetohydrodynamicsPrateek Sharma (IISc)Lecture Video
11:00 - 11:30Break
12.00 -1.00The MeerKAT Absorption Line Survey (MALS)Neeraj Gupta (IUCAA)Lecture Video
1:00-2:00Lunch Break
2:00-3:00Radiative TransferGirish Kulkarni (TIFR)Lecture Video
3:30-4:30Continuum ImagingAbhirup Datta (IIT Indore)Lecture Video
4:30-5:30Panel Discussion
September 23, 2021:
10:00 - 11:00How supermassive blackholes affect galaxy evolutionDipanjan MukherjeeLecture Video
11:00 - 11:30Break
12.00 -1.00Pulsar SearchBhaswati Bhattacharyya (NCRA)Lecture Video
1:00-2:00Lunch Break
2:00-3:00Radio TransientsShriharsh Tendulkar (TIFR)Lecture Video
3:30-4:30Numerical RelativityPrayush Kumar (ICTS)Lecture Video
4:30-5:30Valedictory Session

Organizing Committee:

Ashish Kuvelkar, CDAC

Dipanjan Mukherjee, IUCAA, Pune

Narendra Nath Patra, RRI, Bengaluru

Pabitra Mitra, IIT Kharagpur

Somnath Roy, IIT Kharagpur

Tirthankar Roy Choudhury, NCRA-TIFR, Pune