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Introduction to Parallel Programming
Date: 20.10.2016 9:00 - 22.10.2016 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-language
lecturers: Sebastian von Alfthan (CSC)
Pekka Manninen (CSC)
Price:
  • free-price-finnish-academics.
  • free-price-others.
The course materials, lunches as well as morning and afternoon coffees are free of charge.
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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.

Description

The course introduces the basics of parallel programming with the message-passing interface (MPI) and OpenMP paradigms. 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.

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, Wednesday, 19.10

  •    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, Thursday 20.10

  •    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, Friday 21.10

  •    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