May 18 – 20, 2021
Europe/Helsinki timezone
This course will be delivered as an ONLINE COURSE for remote participation 
due to the COVID-19 measures enforced by most European governments.


This course includes topics on code optimization for x86 platforms (Intel and AMD CPUs) and efficient code parallelization on node-level using OpenMP threading. Advanced aspects of threading and optimization, such as selected topics of new features in OpenMP 5.0 standard, will be covered during the course.

Learning outcome

- Awareness of modern features in x86 CPUs;
- Ability to vectorize computations;
- Ability to use advanced features of OpenMP;
- Ability to increase code performance using threading and x86 optimization.

Prerequisites and content level

- Good knowledge of C/C++ or Fortran;
- Good knowledge of threading using OpenMP;
- Basic knowledge of modern CPU architectures.

The content level of the course is broken down as: beginner's - 0%, intermediate - 20%, advanced - 80%, community-targeted content - 0%.


Day 1, Tuesday 18 May 2021
09:00 - 12:30
- Introduction to performance engineering
- Overview of modern multicore CPUs
12:30 - 13:30 Lunch break
13:30 - 16:30
- Intel performance analysis tools
- AMD performance analysis tools

Day 2, Wednesday 19 May 2021
09:00 - 12:00
- Vectorization
12:00 - 13:00 Lunch break
13:00 - 16:30
- Optimizing memory access
- Other single core optimization topics

Day 3, Thursday 20 May 2021
09:00 - 12:00
- OpenMP tasks
12:00 - 13:00 Lunch break
13:00 - 16:30
- Threading optimization
- Future outlook on OpenMP


Jussi Enkovaara (CSC), Mikko Byckling (Intel), Michael Klemm (AMD)

Language:  English
Price:           Free of charge
(3 training days)


If you have registered to this course and you are not able to attend, please CANCEL your registration in advance by sending an email to



How to reach us

CSC is located in Keilaniemi, Espoo, 10 km west of the Helsinki City Center. Detailed information is available here.


We recommend choosing a hotel close to our premises. The nearest hotel is Radisson Blu Espoo, which is in a walking distance (only 500 m) from CSC. Another hotel close to the venue (1,8 km) is Sokos Hotel Tapiola Garden. Other hotels are located in Helsinki downtown with a frequent and fast metro connection to Keilaniemi. Please note, that there are no special rates for participants at any hotels.

If you have any questions, please click on the support link on the left to send an e-mail to the local organizers.