VSC Training Course: Introduction to Hybrid Programming in HPC, June 06-07, 2018


    Most HPC systems are clusters of shared memory nodes. Such SMP nodes can be small multi-core CPUs up to large many-core CPUs. Parallel programming may combine the distributed memory parallelization on the node interconnect (e.g., with the Message Passing Interface - MPI) with the shared memory parallelization inside of each node (e.g., with OpenMP or MPI-3.0 shared memory). This course analyses the strengths and weaknesses of several parallel programming models on clusters of SMP nodes. Tools for hybrid programming such as thread/process placement support and performance analysis are presented in a "how-to" section. This course provides scientific training in Computational Science, and in addition, the scientific exchange of the participants among themselves.

    The first day is dedicated to the theory. The second day provides hands-on exercises.

    This course is organized in cooperation with the High-Performance Computing-Center Stuttgart (HLRS) and the Erlangen Regional Computing Center (RRZE).

    Agenda & Content (1st day; theory):

    09:00   Registration
    09:30      Welcome
    09:35      Motivation
    09:45      Introduction
    10:15      Programming Models
    10:15       - Pure MPI
    10:50   Coffee break
    11:10       - MPI + MPI-3.0 Shared Memory
    12:55   Lunch
    13:55       - MPI + OpenMP
    15:00   Coffee break
    15:20       - MPI + OpenMP continued
    15:55       - MPI + Accelerators
    16:10      Tools
    16:20      Conclusions
    16:45      Q & A
    17:00   End

    Agenda & Content (2nd day; hands-on exercises):



    Basic MPI and OpenMP knowledge as presented, e.g., in our VSC Training Courses on MPI and OpenMP.
    For the second day also Unix/Linux and either C/C++ or Fortran in particular.


    1st day; theory:
    Georg Hager (RRZE / HPC, Uni. Erlangen) and Rolf Rabenseifner (HLRS, Uni. Stuttgart)

    2nd day; hands-on exercises:
    Claudia Blaas-Schenner and Irene Reichl (VSC Team, TU Wien)



    Date, Time, and Location:

    06 - 07.06.2018, 09:00 - 17:00: Please note there are different course locations for the two days !!!

    06.06.2018, 09:00 - 17:00 (1st day; theory),
    location TBD

    07.06.2018, 09:00 - 17:00 (2nd day; hands-on exercises),
    FH Internet-Raum FH1 (TU Wien, Wiedner Hauptstraße 8-10, ground floor, red area)



    Priority for acceptance: first - active users of the VSC systems, second - students and members of Austrian universities and public research institutes, third - other applicants.


    VSC users: none
    Students and members of Austrian universities and public research institutes: none
    Students and members of other universities and public research institutes: TBD
    Others: TBD

    Information about payment will be provided with the confirmation email.

    The course fee includes also a copy of the handouts and coffee breaks (lunch is not included).

    Handouts / Slides:

    Each participant will get a printout of all slides.

    Local Organizer / Contact:

    Claudia Blaas-Schenner, vsc-seminar@list.tuwien.ac.at


    Upcoming and past events of the VSC School Seminar:

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    Training events of HLRS:

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