Feb 10 – 14, 2014
CET timezone
In the roadmap toward next-generation supercomputers it is evident that hybrid architectures (integrating CPU and accelerators) will have an important share in the HPC market, and the consolidation of this kind of architectures requires an important effort in software development and applications refactoring.
This school focus on software development techniques to address the implementation of new HPC applications and the re-factory of existing ones, in the era of hybrid, energy efficient, massively parallel architectures. 
Software engineering techniques will complement more traditional lectures on parallel programming, to allow the implementation of application that can be maintained across a complex and fast evolving HPC architectures.
The school, in the hands-on session, will give the possibility to exercise using both Nvidia and Intel accelerators integrated in the Eurora PRACE prototype.
  • hybrid architectures
  • Elements of software engineering.
  • Parallel programming techniques for accelerators (Nvidia and Intel)
  • Parallel programming techniques for energy efficient applications.
  • Introduction to OpenCl
  • Models for applications integrating MPI, OpenMP and accelerator specific paradigm.
Target Audience
The school is aimed at PRACE users, final year master students, PhD students, and young researchers in computational sciences and engineering, with different backgrounds, interested in applying the emerging technologies on high performance computing to their research.
Basic knowledge of parallel programming with MPI and/or OpenMP, Knowledge of FORTRAN and C languages.
Basic knowledge of parallel computer architectures.
Attendance is free. A grant of 250 EUR (for students working abroad) and 150 EUR (for students working in Italy) will be available for participants not funded by their Institution and not working in the Bologna area. Documentation will be required.  Lunch will be provided by CINECA. Each student will be given a two month access to the CINECA's supercomputing resources.
Application Deadline
January 16th 2014 REGISTRATION CLOSED!

in via Magnanelli 6/3 Casalecchio di Reno (BO) - ITALY
The number of participants for each edition is limited to 24 students. Applicants will be selected according to their experience, qualification and scientific interest BASED ON WHAT WRITTEN IN THE "Reason for participation" FIELD  OF THE REGISTRATION FORM.
This edition will be held in English and non-Italian speaking students are welcome!
The support of CINI for the software engineering module is gratefully acknowledged.