13-17 October 2014
HLRS (Höchstleistungsrechenzentrum Stuttgart)
CET timezone
Distributed memory parallelization with the Message Passing Interface MPI (Mon+Tue, for beginners):
On clusters and distributed memory architectures, parallel programming with the Message Passing Interface (MPI) is the dominating programming model. The course gives an full introduction into MPI-1. Further aspects are domain decomposition, load balancing, and debugging. An MPI-2 overview and the MPI-2 one-sided communication is also taught. Hands-on sessions (in C and Fortran) will allow users to immediately test and understand the basic constructs of the Message Passing Interface (MPI).
Shared memory parallelization with OpenMP (Wed, for beginners):
The focus is on shared memory parallelization with OpenMP, the key concept on hyper-threading, dual-core, multi-core, shared memory, and ccNUMA platforms. This course teaches shared memory OpenMP parallelization. Hands-on sessions (in C and Fortran) will allow users to immediately test and understand the directives and other interfaces of OpenMP. Race-condition debugging tools are also presented.
Advanced topics in parallel programming (Thu+Fri):
Topics are MPI-2 parallel file I/O, hybrid mixed model MPI+OpenMP parallelization, MPI-3.0, parallelization of explicit and implicit solvers and of particle based applications, parallel numerics and libraries, and parallelization with PETSc. MPI-3.0 introduced a new shared memory programming interface, which can be combined with MPI message passing and remote memory access on the cluster interconnect. It can be used for direct neighbor accesses similar to OpenMP or for direct halo copies, and enables new hybrid programming models. These models are compared in the hybrid mixed model MPI+OpenMP parallelization session with various hybrid MPI+OpenMP approaches and pure MPI.  Hands-on sessions are included.

Starts 13 Oct 2014 08:30
Ends 17 Oct 2014 16:30
HLRS (Höchstleistungsrechenzentrum Stuttgart)
Big seminar room
University of Stuttgart, Allmandring 30, D-70569 Stuttgart Germany
Agenda see link to the agenda course PAR  (preliminary)
Language English
Teachers Dr. Rolf Rabenseifner, Uwe Küster, Dr.-Ing. Martin Bernreuther Dr. Uwe Wössner, et al.
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-PAR.
Deadline (for registration is Sep 07, 2014) Registration is closed because the course is full.
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-PAR
Prerequisites Unix / C or Fortran
Flyer Not yet available
Train the Trainer - TtT In conjunction with this course, a Train the Trainer Program is provided. Whereas this regular course teaches parallel programming, the "Train the Trainer" program is an education for future trainers in parallel programming. For further details, see here.
Social Events At the first or second evening we schedule a short guided walk through the city followed by a dinner Stuttgart's first restaurant-brewery, the "Calwer Eck" (Swabian restaurant).
On Wednesday, we plan to organize a visit in our 3-D visualization CAVE.
At (Tuesday or) Thursday, a visit of the exhibition of contemporary art in the "New States Gallery" is recommended (opened until 8pm).
Also fun is a visit of Stuttgart's TV-tower in the evening. It is the first tower build of concrete in the world, and also the first TV tower in the world. (Currently closed for building repairs.)
If you arrive already on Sunday morning, you may visit the world class Mercedes Museum.
All social events are on a self paying basis, i.e., not part of any course fees.
We would be happy if you can join these events.
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., www.night-and-day.de or www.nd-bed-breakfast.de. A youth hostel is also available.
See also campus map (HLRS, see Rechenzentrum Universität Stuttgart on the map), or HLRS, Allmandring 30, nearby crossroads Allmandring x Nobelstr., at coordinates 25.G on Stuttgart city map HLRS and University Campus or HLRS and Stuttgart-Vaihingen (or you can use Online-Stadtplan des Stadtmessungsamtes Stuttgart or www.city-map.de).
Local Organizer Gabi Kallenberger phone 0711 685 65828, kallenberger@hlrs.de, Rolf Rabenseifner phone 0711 685 65530, rabenseifner@hlrs.de
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).
Handouts Each participant will get a paper copy of all slides.
The MPI-1 part of the course is based on the MPI course developed by the EPCC Training and Education Centre, Edinburgh Parallel Computing Centre.
If you want, you may also buy copies of the standards MPI-3.0 (Hardcover, 17 Euro) and OpenMP 4.0 (about 12 Euro).
Most material of the course (including the audio information) can also be viewed in the ONLINE Parallel Programming Workshop.
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.