28 September 2015 to 2 October 2015
HLRS (Höchstleistungsrechenzentrum Stuttgart)
CET timezone

Local organizer: Joerg Hertzer, Rolf Rabenseifner

Distributed memory parallelization with the Message Passing Interface MPI (Mon+Tue, for beginners – non-PATC part):
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-3.1 overview and the MPI 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-4.0 (Wed, for beginners – non-PATC part):
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 with MPI-3.1 (Thu+Fri – PATC course):
Topics are MPI-2 parallel file I/O, hybrid mixed model MPI+OpenMP parallelization, MPI-3.0 and 3.1, 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. Only this 3rd part is sponsored by the PATC program.

If you want to register to the whole course or to more than the last two days, or if you are a non-academic participant, or participant from outside the PRACE-member-countries, then please register through the HLRS course page.


HLRS (Höchstleistungsrechenzentrum Stuttgart)
Big seminar room
University of Stuttgart, Allmandring 30, D-70569 Stuttgart Germany

For further information, please visit the  HLRS course page.

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.