In May 2012 CSCS organized a workshop on ”Using the next-generation Cray XMT (uRiKA) for Large Scale Data Analytics“. One of the speakers were John Feo and Oreste Villa from the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) and Jim Maltby from Cray. Experts from Cray Inc and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory gave talks on the system architecture, programming model, semantic database, and programming best practices. The goal of the workshop was to give a feeling on both how to use the resident database and write highly-scalable parallel programs to solve complex data analysis problems. The videos are now available online.
Mario Valle, CSCS – Welcome to the workshop
James Maltby, Cray – Cray XMT/uRiKA overview
An overview of the XMT machine, now rechristened uRiKA, and the strategies it implements to effectively solve problems with irregular structure like graph algorithms.