The 15th Annual Workshop on Charm++ and its Applications (2017)

4/5/2017

The Parallel Programming Laboratory is hosting the 15th Annual Workshop on Charm++ and its Applications April 17-19, 2017. The workshop will be streamed live. You can find the list of talks and webcast here.

Charm++ at SuperComputing 2016

11/14/2016

There are multiple Charm++ related talks and events at SuperComputing 2016 this week, including a Birds of a Feather session titled Adaptive and Asynchronous Parallel Programming with Charm++ and AMPI. You can find a list of PPL and Charm++ talks here.

Stable release of Charm++ version 6.7.1

4/20/2016

The Parallel Programming Laboratory is pleased to announce the stable release of Charm++ version 6.7.1. In depth release notes as well as full version control change logs can be found here. The source code for this release can be downloaded here

The 14th Annual Workshop on Charm++ and its Applications (2016)

4/19/2016

The Parallel Programming Laboratory hosted the 14th Annual Workshop on Charm++ and its Applications. You can find the list of talks and their slides here.

Stable release of Charm++ version 6.7.0

12/22/2015

The Parallel Programming Laboratory is pleased to announce the stable release of Charm++ version 6.7.0. In depth release notes as well as full version control change logs can be found here. The source code for this release can be downloaded here

Stable release of Charm++ version 6.6.0

09/06/2014

The Parallel Programming Laboratory is pleased to announce the stable release of Charm++ version 6.6.0. In depth release notes as well as full version control change logs can be found here. The source code for this release can be downloaded here

Stable release of Charm++ version 6.5.1

07/01/2013

The Parallel Programming Laboratory is pleased to announce the stable release of Charm++ version 6.5.1. This release offers several bug fixes, especially on the Cray Gemini and IBM Blue Gene Q architectures, and a new port to the Cray Cascade (XC-30) systems. The list of bugs fixed by this release can be found in Redmine. Release notes and full version control change logs can be found in our Git repository. The source code for this release can be downloaded here. This stable release will be precompiled and offered for use on various major supercomputer installations, including systems at Argonne National Lab, NERSC, NCSA, NICS, Oak Ridge National Lab, SDSC, and TACC.

Charm++ application results featured in Nature

05/30/2013

NAMD, an application developed using Charm++, was recently used in an all-atom molecular dynamics simulation to determine the chemical structure of the HIV Capsid, as reported in a Nature research article. The simulation involving about 64 million atoms, was carried out on the Blue Waters system at the University of Illinois, and benefited from many features and and performance optimizations implemented in Charm++. Results from the simulation were also featured on the cover of the magazine. More information about the research and results can be found in the university news release featuring this study of the HIV capsid.

NAMD is a biomolecular dynamics simulation software developed using Charm++. It is the result of an long standing, ongoing, collaboration between two research groups at the Illinois: the Parallel Programming Lab led by Prof. Kale and the Theoretical and Computational Biophysics Group led by Prof. Klaus Schulten.

Charm++ issue tracker now publically accessible.

04/03/2013

Charm++ issue tracker is now publically accessible.

Stable release of Charm++ version 6.5.0

03/29/2013

The Parallel Programming Laboratory is pleased to announce the stable release of Charm++ version 6.5.0. This release offers substantially increased performance on the Cray Gemini and IBM Blue Gene Q architectures, revamped developer and user documentation, and numerous performance and usability improvements across the runtime. In depth release notes as well as full version control change logs can be found here. The source code for this release can be downloaded here This stable release will be precompiled and offered for use on various major supercomputer installations, including systems at Argonne National Lab, NERSC, NCSA, NICS, Oak Ridge National Lab, SDSC, and TACC.

Fernbach Award for Profs. Kale, Schulten

10/10/2012

Profs. Kale was named one of the winners of the Sidney Fernbach Award, to be presented at Supercomputing 2012.

Local SIAM chapter hosting Charm++ Tutorial

04/27/2012

On Tuesday, May 1, 2012, the UIUC chapter of SIAM will host a Charm++ tutorial given by PPL'r Phil Miller. The tutorial will start at 4:00 p.m. in 4403 Siebel Center. Registration is required. For more information, please visit siam.cs.illinois.edu or register here. The tutorial will present Charm++, which is a portable parallel programming system designed with programmer productivity as a major goal. Attendees will become familiar with the asynchronous, object-based programming model of Charm++ and the capabilities its adaptive runtime system offers. Developed by the Parallel Programming Laboratory over the last 20 years, Charm++ is a portable, mature environment that provides the foundation for several highly scalable and widely used applications in science and engineering, including NAMD, ChaNGa, and OpenAtom. Charm++ runs the same application code on multicore desktops with shared memory, clusters of all sizes, and IBM and Cray supercomputers (such as the upcoming NSF-sponsored Blue Waters), and efficiently supports GPU accelerators where available. The following week, the Parallel Programming Lab will host its 10th Annual Workshop on Charm++ and its Applications May 7-9 at the Siebel Center, bringing together the Charm++ community and showcasing leading-edge developments in parallel computing. The target audience for this tutorial is programmers and researchers with any sort of parallel programming experience and basic knowledge of C or C++.

First Beta of Charm++ version 6.4.0 released

03/12/2012

The Parallel Programming Laboratory is pleased to announce the release of a first beta for Charm++ version 6.4.0. A list of advances in this release can be found in gitweb. Please test your applications for bugs and performance regressions, and post your results on the mailing list. A tarball of the source can be found here, and compiled binaries for our autobuild platforms can be found here.