PATC Course: Introduction to CUDA Programming

Data: 02/Jun/2015 Time: 09:00 - 05/Jun/2015 Time: 18:00


The course will take place in Barcelona Supercomputing Centre, within the UPC Campus Nord premises,
Room AGORA, building C3 on the map - at the "Zona Comercial"

Target group: Level: BEGINNERS: for trainees from different background or very little knowledge (All courses are designed for specialists with at least finished 1st cycle degree)

Cost: There is no registration fee. The attendees would need to cover the expenses for travel, accommodation and meals. Click to go to suggested accommodation

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The aim of this course is to provide students with knowledge and hands-on experience in developing applications software for processors with massively parallel computing resources. In general, we refer to a processor as massively parallel if it has the ability to complete more than 64 arithmetic operations per clock cycle. Many commercial offerings from NVIDIA, AMD, and Intel already offer such levels of concurrency. Effectively programming these processors will require in-depth knowledge about parallel programming principles, as well as the parallelism models, communication models, and resource limitations of these processors. The target audiences of the course are students who want to develop exciting applications for these processors, as well as those who want to develop programming tools and future implementations for these processors.

Learning Outcomes:
The students who finish this course will learn how to program massively parallel processors and achieve high performance, functionality, maintainability, and scalability across future generations.
The students who finish this course will acquire technical knowledge required to achieve the above goals by learning principles and patterns of parallel algorithms, processor architecture features and constraints, and programming API, tools and techniques.


Basic knowledge of C/C++ programming
Attendees will need to bring their own laptops with a SSH client.

This course is delivered by the CUDA Center of Excellence (CCOE) awarded by NVIDIA to the Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC) in association with Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya (UPC).

The lecturer will be Manuel Ujaldon;CUDA Fellow, Associate Professor at the Computer Architecture Department of the University of Malaga (Spain) and Conjoint Senior Lecturer at the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science of the University of Newcastle (Australia).

Registration to join the course is open till 18th May 2015

The venue is room Agora, C3 Building of the UPC Campus Nord.
All PATC Courses at BSC do not charge fees.

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