PATC Course: Parallel Programming Workshop

Date: 26/Nov/2012 Time: 10:00 - 30/Nov/2012 Time: 13:00


The course will take place in
Barcelona Supercomputing Centre,
within the UPC Campus Nord premises, Vertex Building, room VS215. (Green on the map)

Target group: Level: (All courses are designed for specialists with at least 1st cycle degree or similar background experience) INTERMEDIATE: for trainees with some theoretical and practical knowledge; those who finished the beginners course ADVANCED: for trainees able to work independently and requiring guidance for solving complex problems  

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

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The course starts with the objective of setting up the basic foundations related with task decomposition and parallelization inhibitors, using a tool to analyze potential parallelism and dependences. The course follows with the objective of understanding the fundamental concepts supporting shared-memory and message-passing programming models. The course is taught using formal lectures and practical/programming sessions to reinforce the key concepts and set up the compilation/execution environment. The course covers the two widely used programming models: OpenMP for the shared-memory architectures and MPI for the distributed-memory counterparts. The use of OpenMP in conjunction with MPI to better exploit the shared-memory capabilities of current compute nodes in clustered architectures is also considered. Paraver will be used along the course as the tool to understand the behavior and performance of parallelized codes.


Prerequisites: Fortran, C or C++ programming. All examples in the course will be done in C.


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