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Introduction to Parallel Programming
Date: 09.10.2017 9:00 - 11.10.2017 16:00
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
Lecturers: Sebastian von Alfthan (CSC)
Pekka Manninen (CSC)
Price:
  • Free for Finnish universities, polytechnics and governmental research institutes.
  • Free for others.
The course materials, lunches as well as morning and afternoon coffees are free of charge.
The course is now FULLY BOOKED! If you wish to be added to a waiting list, please contact to patc at csc.fi.
The seats are filled in the registration order. You may cancel your attendance in 5 business days prior the course.
Additional information
This course is part of the PRACE Advanced Training Centre activity, please visit the PRACE Training portal for further information about the course.
For content please contact: sebastian.von.alfthan@csc.fi
Practicalities: patc@csc.fi

Description

The course introduces the basics of parallel programming with the message-passing interface (MPI) and OpenMP paradigms. MPI is the dominant parallelization paradigm in high performance computing and enables one to write programs that run on distributed memory machines, such as Sisu and Taito. OpenMP is a threading based approach which enables one to parallelize a program over a single shared memory machine, such as a single node in Taito. The course consists of lectures and hands-on exercises on parallel programming.

Learning outcome

After the course the participants should be able to write simple parallel programs and parallelize existing programs with basic features of MPI or OpenMP. This course is also a prerequisite for the PATC course "Advanced Parallel Programming"  (February 2018).

Prerequisites

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.

Program

Day 1, Monday 9.10

  •    09.00 – 10.30    What is parallel computing?
  •    10.30 – 10.45    Coffee break
  •    10.45 – 11.30    OpenMP basic concepts
  •    11.30 – 12.00    Exercises
  •    12.00 – 13.00    Lunch
  •    13.00 – 13.30    Work-sharing constructs
  •    13.30 – 14.00    Exercises
  •    14.00 – 14.30    Execution control, library functions
  •    14.30 – 14.45    Coffee break
  •    14.45 – 15.30    Exercises
  •    15.30 – 15.45    Wrap-up and further topics
  •    15.45 – 16.00    Q&A, exercises walkthrough

Day 2, Tuesday 10.10

  •    09.00 – 09.40    Introduction to MPI
  •    09.40 – 10.00    Exercises
  •    10.00 – 10.30    Point-to-point communication
  •    10.30 – 10.45    Coffee break
  •    10.45 – 12.00    Exercises
  •    12.00 – 13.00    Lunch
  •    13.00 – 13.45    Collective operations
  •    13.45 – 14.30    Exercises
  •    14.30 – 14.45    Coffee break
  •    14.45 – 15.45    Exercises
  •    15.45 – 16.00    Q&A, exercises walkthrough

Day 3, Wednesday 11.10

  •    09.00 – 09.30    User-defined communicators
  •    09.30 – 10.30    Exercises
  •    10.30 – 10.45    Coffee break
  •    10.45 – 11.30    Non-blocking communication
  •    11.30 – 12.00    Exercises
  •    12.00 – 13.00    Lunch
  •    13.00 – 13.45    Exercises
  •    13.45 – 14.30    User-defined datatypes
  •    14.30 – 14.45    Coffee break
  •    14.45 – 15.45    Exercises
  •    15.45 – 16.00    Q&A, exercises walkthrough

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