Partitioned Global Address Space (PGAS) is a new model for parallel programming. Unified Parallel C (UPC) and Co-array Fortran (CAF) are PGAS extensions to C and Fortran. UPC and CAF are language extensions to C and Fortran. Parallelism is part of the language. PGAS languages allow any processor to directly address memory/data on any other processors. Parallelism can be expressed more easily compared to library based approaches as MPI. This course gives an introduction to this novel approach of expressing parallelism. Hands-on sessions (in UPC and/or CAF) will allow users to immediately test and understand the basic constructs of PGAS languages.
Stuttgart (Germany)
Big seminar room
HLRS, University of Stuttgart, Allmandring 30, D-70569 Stuttgart, Germany
Agenda First day:
08:30 Registration
09:00-13:00 Lectures and exercises
14:00-17:00 Lectures and exercises
Second day:
09:00-13:00 Lectures and exercises
14:00-15:30 Lectures and exercises
Language English
Teacher Dr. Rolf Rabenseifner from HLRS
Registration For academic participants within Europe or PRACE: see Registration button on the left. After your registration, you will receive an automated "congratulations"-email about your successful registration. This email implies that you have a guaranteed seat in the course and you should organize your travel.
For other participants, please apply for the HLRS course 2014-UPC1.
Deadline for registration is Apr. 6, 2014 (extended deadline)
Fee Members of German universities and public research institutes: none,
Members of universities and public research institutes within Europe or PRACE: none
Others: Please apply for the HLRS course 2014-UPC1.
Prerequisites Programming experience in Fortran or C, some knowledge about parallel programming
Links Additional information can be found, e.g., at
PGAS (wiki), CAF (wiki), UPC (wiki), UPC Community website, UPC at Berkley
See HLRS-travel-info. The next public transport stations are: "Universität, Stuttgart" (S-Bahn station, 15 min on foot) and "Lauchhau, Stuttgart" (Bus station, 4 min on foot to HLRS, bus lines 84, 92, 746, 747, 748, but not 82! from S-Bahn station "Universität, Stuttgart" and bus line 81 from S-Bahn station "Stuttgart-Vaihingen").
Accomodation: see also additional hotel list and HLRS-travel-info. Private Bed&Breakfast is also available (might be cheaper than the hotels), see, e.g., or A youth hostel is also available.
Further links: Online-Stadtplan des Stadtmessungsamtes Stuttgart or
Local Organizer Rolf Rabenseifner phone 0711 685 65530,
Gabi Kallenberger phone 0711 685 65828,

Cancelation policy
If you cannot come to the course, please send an email to the organizer as soon as possible. This would allow us to accept additional participants from the waiting-list. There is no cancelation fee.
NO-SHOW: Registered persons that do not cancel and do not show up without any reasons are blocked for the next year on any of our workshops (because it is to expensive to produce unused copies of the slides for them).
Limit Maximum of 50 participants in Stuttgart (according to the seats in the rooms).
Handouts Each participant will get a paper copy of all slides.

If you have any questions, please consult the course forum page or click on the contact link on the left to send an email to the local organisers.