Introduction to OpenACC @ BSC

Vertex Building, Room S208 (Barcelona BSC Campus Nord)

Vertex Building, Room S208

Barcelona BSC Campus Nord


The registration to this course will open in January.

All PATC Courses at BSC do not charge fees.


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This is an expansion of the topic "OpenACC and other approaches to GPU computing" covered on this year's and last year's editions of the Introduction to CUDA Programming.
This course will provide very good introduction to the PUMPS Summer School run jointly with NVIDIA -  also  at Campus Nord, Barcelona. For further information visit the school website.

Antonio Pena, BSC

Acting Director,
NVIDIA GPU Center of Excellence


As an NVIDIA GPU Center of Excellence, BSC and UPC are deeply involved in research and outreach activities around GPU Computing. OpenACC is a high-level, directive-based programming model for GPU computing. It is a very convenient language to leverage the GPU power with minimal code modifications, being the preferred option for non computer scientists. This course will cover the necessary topics to get started with GPU programming in OpenACC, as well as some advanced topics.

The target audiences of the course are students who want to develop exciting applications for these processors, as well as those who want to develop programming tools and future implementations for these processors.

Level: (All courses are designed for specialists with at least 1st cycle degree or similar background experience)
BEGINNERS: for trainees from different background or very little knowledge.


9:00 - 10:00 Introduction to OpenACC on x86 CPU and GPU
10:00 - 11:00 Hands-on: Introduction
11:00 - 11:30 Break
11:30 - 12:30 Profiling and Parallelizing with the OpenACC Toolkit
12:30 - 13:30 Hands-on: Profiling and Parallelizing
13:30 - 15:00 Lunch break
15:00 - 17:00 Hands-on: Open Labs

9:00 - 10:00 Expressing Data Locality and Optimizations with OpenACC
10:00 - 11:00 Hands-on: Data Locality and Optimizations
11:00 - 11:30 Break
11:30 - 12:30 Advanced OpenACC Techniques: Interoperability, MPI, and Pipelining
12:30 - 13:30 Hands-on: Advanced Techniques
13:30 - 15:00 Lunch break
15:00 - 17:00 Hands-on: Open Labs
End of Course

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