Introduction to Programming Pascal (P100) with CUDA 8

CHF 240.00

The Swiss National Supercomputing Centre (CSCS) is delighted to announce its upcoming workshop "Introduction to Programming Pascal (P100) with CUDA 8" to be held from Monday, February 27 to Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at CSCS in Lugano, Switzerland.

The three-day course is intended to offer an introduction to Pascal computing using CUDA 8.

Participants are responsible for bringing a laptop with a terminal (installed by default on Apple and Linux laptops). It is preferable to have X windows installed, but not necessary.

CSCS provides access to Piz Daint with full programming environment and GPUs, so they do not need to install and GPU/CUDA related software.


Monday (10:00 - 17:00)

09:45 - 10:15 Welcome Coffee

10:15 - 12:00 Introduction to GPUs and Porting

12:00 - 12:45 Lunch

12:45 - 14:45 Memory model

14:45 - 15:00 Coffee break

15:00 - 17:00 CUDA

Tuesday (09:00 - 17:00)

09:00 - 10:30 CUDA

10:30 - 10:45 Coffee break

10:45 - 12:15 CUDA

12:15 - 13:00 Lunch

13:00 - 14:45 CUDA

14:45 - 15:00 Coffee break

15:00 - 17:00 P100 deep dive with NVIDIA

Wednesday (09:00 - 15:00 / Optional: 15:00 - 17:00)

09:00 - 10:30 CUDA topics (CUB, MPI, asynchronous)

10:30 - 10:45 Coffee break

10:45 - 12:15 CUDA topics (CUB, MPI, asynchronous)

12:15 - 13:00 Lunch

13:00 - 15:00 Real world example (thrust, CUDA and unified memory)

15:00 - 15:15 Coffee break

15:15 - 17:00 Bring your own code (This session is intended for participants to discuss with the teachers or other attendees about how to use GPUs for their specific codes/applications).

The course does not require previous GPU programming experience, though students must be familiar with C/C++ to learn CUDA.


All participants must register and agree to a fee which includes break and lunch services throughout the three day course:

240.00 CHF   Course Fee

***Please note that all registrations are final and fees cannot be reimbursed.***

Deadline for registration: Friday, February 17, 2017

Kindly note that the workshop can take place only if there are sufficient confirmed registrations received by the deadline. The minimum number of participants is 8.

Please contact Benjamin Cumming (cumming(at)cscs.ch) for questions related to the content, or Tatjana Ruefli (ruefli(at)cscs.ch) for questions related to event logistics.

Kindly note that no parking space is available at the Swiss National Supercomputing Centre. The closest bus stop to the centre is Lugano, Stadio. From Lugano railway station, you should take bus number 4 or 6.

You are encouraged to travel by public transportation or to use the Park & Ride Resega parking lot, within five minutes walk from CSCS.

We look forward to welcoming you at CSCS!