Representatives from Intel and Nvidia will present hardware roadmaps and software environments and discuss how to get the most out of multi-core architectures.

The one-day workshop is presented by UCF and other Sunshine State Education and Research Computing Alliance (SSERCA) members: Florida State University, University of Florida, University of Miami and University of South Florida.

SSERCA is funded, in part, by the State University System of Florida Board of Governors’ New Florida Initiative. The multi-year initiative was launched in partnership with the Governor and Legislature to help support growth in fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Workshop goals are to introduce researchers to next-generation computing architectures and development environments for extreme-scale computing, introduce researchers to SSERCA and ways that this new organization can help support extreme-scale research computing efforts, and form statewide working groups to address extreme-scale computing challenges and opportunities.

UCF’s own “super computer” a multi-core IBM system capable of around 7.3 Trillion Floating Point Operations Per Second (TFLOPS) is housed at the Institute for Simulation & Training’s STOKES Advanced Research Computing Center and available to researchers university-wide.

Although the workshop is offered at no cost, registration is required and can be accomplished at

A flier with more information is available at and more information about the workshop and SSERCA can be found at