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GPU Programming with OpenACC
Date: 14.10.2019 9:00 - 15.10.2019 17:00
Location details: The event is organised at the CSC Training Facilities located in the premises of CSC at Keilaranta 14, Espoo, Finland. The best way to reach us is by public transportation; more detailed travel tips are available.
Language: english-language
lecturers: Sebastian von Alfthan (CSC)
Fredrik Robertsén (CSC)
  • free-price-finnish-academics.
  • free-price-others.
All materials, lunches as well as morning and afternoon coffees are free of charge.
THE COURSE IS FULLY BOOKED! If you have registered to this course and you are not able to attend, please cancel your registration in advance by sending an e-mail to

We have processed a LIMITED WAITING LIST (10 persons max). Please send your request to and we will keep those on the waiting list informed of whether participation will be possible. Please note that registration/wait list is at a first come, first served basis.
Additional Information
This course is part of the PRACE Training Centres (PTCs) activity. Please visit the PRACE Training portal for further information about the course. For content please contact, for practicalities



This course gives a thorough introduction to programming GPUs using the directive based OpenACC paradigm. The course consists of lectures and hands-on exercises. Topics of this course include the basic usage of OpenACC, as well as some more advanced issues related to profiling, performance and interoperability with CUDA and MPI.

Learning outcome

After the course the participants should have the basic skills needed for utilizing OpenACC in new, or existing programs.


The participants are assumed to have working knowledge of Fortran and/or C programming languages. In addition, fluent operation in a Linux/Unix environment will be assumed.

Day 1, Monday 14.10

09:00 - 12:00 SESSION 1 & Coffee break

  • Introduction to accelerators​
  • Introduction to OpenACC
  • Exercises

12:00 - 13:00 Lunch

13:00 - 16:00 SESSION 2 & Coffee break

  • Data movement
  • Exercises

Day 2, Tuesday 15.10

09:00 - 12:00 SESSION 3 & Coffee break

  • Profilling
  • Performance considerations
  • Exercises

12:00 - 13:00 Lunch

13:00 - 16:00 SESSION 4 & Coffee break

  • Asynchronous operations and pipelining
  • Interoperability with CUDA and GPU-Accelerated libraries
  • Exercises