ARCHER, the UK's national supercomputing service, offers training in software development and high-performance computing to scientists and researchers across the UK. As part of our training service, and in conjunction with our hosting of EuroMPI2016, we will be running a 2 day ‘Advanced MPI’ training session.
This course is aimed at programmers seeking to deepen their understanding of MPI and explore some of its more recent and advanced features. We cover topics including communicator management, non-blocking and neighbourhood collectives, MPI-IO, single-sided MPI and the new MPI memory model. We also look at performance aspects such as which MPI routines to use for scalability, overlapping communication and calculation and MPI internal implementation issues. Timetable will be available nearer the course date.
This course is free to all academics.
Intended learning outcomes
- Understanding of when and how to use MPI datatypes
- Understanding of how to achieve high performance with MPI I/O
- Familiarity with neighbourhood collective operations in MPI
- Knowledge of MPI memory models for RMA operations
- Familiarity with MPI RMA operations and single-sided communication
- Understanding of the challenges of hybrid MPI+X programming
- Understanding of best practice for MPI+OpenMP programming
- Familiarity with proposal to add flexible endpoints in MPI
Attendees should be familiar with MPI programming in C, C++ or Fortran, e.g. have attended the ARCHER MPI course.