parallelUniverse 2013
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The workshop consisted of 9 students and started with a review session of Day 2, which included topics like networking and the memory hierarchy. The memory hierarchy components that were reviewed were speed, capacity, and cost. Next, Mobeen taught a session explaining CPUs and GPGPUs. To reinforce his lesson the class was given an interesting exercise in which they had to design their own computers using websites where they had various available options for CPU, motherboard, memory, storage, video card, etc. By combining the best possible options, they were instructed to design a gaming computer within a budget of $1500.

Students used different components to design the computers; some of them found it a very interesting exercise, and some of them were a little bit confused because of so many available options.

Then, Aaron further explained more Linux commands. Students learned the usage of commands like "top", which displays the processes in order of CPU usage. Similarly, the students learned about the usage of other commands like "tree", "time", "make", "sudo", etc.

Next, Galaxsee and other BCCD modules were explained to the students. Students set up their local clusters the same as they did on Day 2. Today, they explored the Galaxsee module using different values of variables like number, mass, time, and number of processors. Through this activity they observed the effects and variation in run time.