Please, bring your own laptop. All the PATC courses at BSC are free of charge.

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

Lecturers: Marc Jordà, Leonidas Kosmidis, Antonio J. Peña


The aim of this course is to provide students with knowledge and hands-on experience in developing applications software for processors with massively parallel computing resources. In general, we refer to a processor as massively parallel if it has the ability to complete more than 64 arithmetic operations per clock cycle. Many commercial offerings from NVIDIA, AMD, and Intel already offer such levels of concurrency. Effectively programming these processors will require in-depth knowledge about parallel programming principles, as well as the parallelism models, communication models, and resource limitations of these processors.

This course will also provide very good introduction to the PUMPS Summer School run jointly with NVIDIA (as this school has attendee selection process). Further information on the 2022 PUMPS Summer school will follow soon.

You may also be interested in the PATC Introduction to OpenACC course @ BSC.


Basics of C programming and concepts of parallel processing will help, but are not critical to follow the lectures.

Basic technical requirements: Laptop with access to the inthernet and zoom