PATC Course: Introduction to OpenACC

Fecha: 07/Jul/2016 Time: 09:00 - 08/Jul/2016 Time: 17:00

Place: The course will take place in
Barcelona Supercomputing Centre,
within the UPC Campus Nord premises.
Room VS208

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

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

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As an NVIDIA GPU Center of Excellence, BSC and UPC are deeply involved in research and outreach activities around GPU Computing. OpenACC is a high-level, directive-based programming model for GPU computing. It is a very convenient language to leverage the GPU power with minimal code modifications, being the preferred option for non computer scientists. This course will cover the necessary topics to get started with GPU programming in OpenACC, as well as some advanced topics.


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


Registration for this course is now opened.


All PATC Courses at BSC do not charge fees.

This is an expansion of the topic "OpenACC and other approaches to GPU computing" covered on this year's and last year's editions of the Introduction to CUDA Programming. If yo have  not registered to the first part and do not have CUDA background knowledge,  please follow the link to do so.

This course will provide very good introduction to the PUMPS Summer School run jointly with NVIDIA - 11-15 July also  at Campus Nord, Barcelona. For further information visit the school website.

Course Convener: 

Antonio Pena, BSC
Acting Director,
NVIDIA GPU Center of Excellence


Francois Courteille & Gunter Roth, NVIDIA



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