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Parallel Programming Summer School - 17-19 August 2011
CSCS will be hosting a three day summer school on parallel programming aimed at graduate students who are new to the world of high performance computing and who wish to learn the basic skills required to write, develop and maintain parallel applications in scientific computing.
Registration deadline: August 12, 2011.
Please contact nstring(at)cscs.ch for further technical information and apinna(at)cscs.ch for logistical information.
Neil Stringfellow, Matthew Cordery, Andreas Jocksch, Jean-Guillaume Piccinali, Tim Robinson from CSCS
CSCS, Via Cantonale, Galleria 2, 6928 Manno (Please note that on googlemap CSCS is wrongly posted)
09:00 - 17:00 each day
A good working knowledge of C/C++ or Fortran. Familiarity with a Unix/Linux development environment.
Participants are expected to bring a laptop for hands-on training.
Maximum number of participants
Participants are kindly requested to make their own arrangements for accommodation
Topics covered during this summer school include:-
Introduction to parallel execution concepts
Distributed and shared memory programming
Scaling and Efficiency
Scaling limitations and Amdahl's law
Basics of computer architectures for HPC
Distributed memory machine architecture
Fundamentals of distributed memory programming with MPI
Introduction to MPI
MPI Derived Datatypes
Communicators and Groups
Advanced MPI-1 features
Extended MPI features
MPI one-sided communications
MPI dynamic process management
Performance considerations for MPI
Future MPI extensions
Shared memory machine architecture
Shared memory programming
Possible approaches to shared memory programming
Introduction to OpenMP for shared memory programming
Work sharing constructs in OpenMP
OpenMP 3.0 features
Performance considerations for shared memory programming and OpenMP
Hybrid programming with MPI and OpenMP.
The use of third-party parallel libraries to improve productivity and performance.
Tools to help with parallel performance improvements.
The summer school will be a mixture of lectures, presentations and hands-on sessions.