PRACE Training Course: Introduction to CUDA Programming

Date: 05/Jun/2012 Time: 09:00 - 08/Jun/2012 Time: 18:00


The course will take place in
Barcelona Supercomputing Centre,
within the UPC Campus Nord premises,
Vertex building, room 214.

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


NOTE: PATC courses do not have registration fee. You need to fill in the an Application Form.

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Recommended Accomodation:

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Contact Us:

prace [at] bsc [dot] es (CONTACT US) for further details about MSc, PhD, Post Doc studies, exchanges and collaboration in education and training with BSC.

For further details about Postgraduate Studies in UPC - Barcelona School of Informatics (FiB), visit the website.


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