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Training course "Parallel Programming of High Performance Systems" @ RRZE, Erlangen

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10.Mar.2014 09:00
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14.Mar.2014 18:00
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LRZ Garching

This course, a collaboration of Erlangen Regional Computing Centre (RRZE) and LRZ, is targeted at students and scientists with interest in programming modern HPC hardware, specifically the large scale parallel computing systems available in Jülich, Stuttgart and Munich.

Each day is comprised of approximately 4 hours of lectures and 3 hours of hands-on sessions.

Day 1

  • Introduction to High Performance Computing (Weinberg)
  • Secure shell (Brietzke)
  • Source code versioning with SVN (Guillen)
  • Handling console and GUI based interfaces (Weinberg)
  • Building programs with GNU MAKE (Guillen)

Day 2

  • Basic parallel programming models: elements of MPI and OpenMP (Weinberg)
  • Processor architectures (Hager)

Day 3

Principles of code optimization: unrolling, blocking, dependencies, C++ issues, bandwidth issues, performance projections (Hager)
Basics of software engineering (Guillen)
Advanced MPI programming (Wittmann)

Day 4

  • Advanced OpenMP programming (Weinberg)
  • Performance Libraries (Weinberg)
  • Parallel architectures: multi-core, multi-socket, ccNUMA, cache coherence and affinity, tools for handling memory affinity (Treibig)
  • Parallel algorithms: data parallelism, domain decomposition, task parallelism, master-worker, granularity, load balancing, scalability models (Treibig)

Day 5

  • Processor-specific optimization strategies: compiler switches, avoiding cache thrashing, exploiting SIMD capabilities (Treibig)

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