PRACE Summer School -21-23 June 2012
The Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe (PRACE) is pleased to announce the Summer School on Code Optimisation for Multi-Core and Intel MIC Architectures at the Swiss National Supercomputing Centre in Lugano, Switzerland. In this three day intensive event participants will focus on programming and tuning techniques for modern multi- and many-core processors and will have a particular focus on the Intel Many Integrated Core (MIC) architecture. Topics will be at an advanced level and will include structuring code to enable SIMD vectorization, efficient usage of the register, cache and memory hierarchy, use of multi-threading techniques to maximize resource utilization, data locality considerations on multi-socket NUMA nodes, and inter-node communication. Intel specialists will introduce the Many Integrated Core architecture and the MIC programming environment, and will delve into greater detail of the use of multi- and many-core programming techniques on the Intel MIC. Demonstrations and hands-on sessions will be integrated throughout the course to illustrate the topics in greater depth, and user case studies will highlight real-world experiences on porting scientific codes to the Intel MIC architecture.
To apply for a place please click on the registration link above. The school is offered free of charge to students and academics residing in PRACE member states, and lunches, coffee breaks and an evening dinner event will be provided. Please note that a sound knowledge of C, C++ or Fortran is a pre-requisite for this course. Attendance is limited to 30 places, and selection of participants will be based on demonstrated understanding of computational science and high-performance computing and experience with at least one of MPI, OpenMP, or multi-core programming. Registration closes Monday 7th May 2012, but we encourage applicants to apply as early as possible. Candidates will be informed of the results of their application by the second week of May (at the latest).
Registration deadline: 7 May 2012.
Please contact tim.robinson(at)cscs.ch for further information.