16 April 2021
CET timezone

All PATC Courses at BSC do not charge fees.

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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.

Convener: Antonio Peña, Computer Sciences Senior Researcher, Accelerators and Communications for High Performance Computing, BSC


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.

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.

BEGINNERS: for trainees from different background or very little knowledge.

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Sponsors: BSC and PRACE 6IP project are funding the PATC @ BSC training events.
If you want to learn more about PRACE Project, visit the website.


9:15 - 10:00 Introduction to OpenACC on x86 CPU and GPU
Antonio J. Peña
10:00 - 11:00 Hands-on: Introduction Marc Jordà
11:00 - 11:30 Break  
11:30 - 12:30 Profiling and Parallelizing with the OpenACC Toolkit
Simón García de Gonzalo / Orestis Korakitis
12:30 - 13:30 Hands-on: Profiling and Parallelizing Marc Jordà
13:30 - 14:30 Lunch break  
14:30 - 15:30 Expressing Data Locality and Optimizations with OpenACC
Simon García de Gonzalo / Orestis Korakitis
15:30 - 16:30 Hands-on: Data Locality and Optimizations Marc Jordà
16:30 - 17:00 Break  
17:00 - 18:00 Advanced OpenACC Techniques: Interoperability, MPI, and Pipelining
Simon García de Gonzalo / Orestis Korakitis
18:00 - 19:00 Hands-on: Advanced Techniques Marc Jordà

For further details and practical info such as local transport and venue please visit the local course pages for PATC@BSC: http://www.bsc.es/patc