Parallel and GPU Programming in Python @SURFsara

Euler zaal (CWI)

Euler zaal


Science Park 123, 1098 XG Amsterdam

Scope of the course

The Python programming language has become more and more popular among researchers for its simplicity and the availability of specific programming libraries, and at the same time the correct exploitation of heterogeneous architectures presents challenges for the development of parallel applications. In order to bring these two topics together, this course is focused on the use of Python on CPU and GPU platforms for scientific computing in general.


General description

The basic concepts of good programming practices in Python and general parallel programming will be introduced, and then GPU computing will be explained combining the essential theory concepts with hands-on sessions. The proposed exercises will be tested in the supercomputing facilities provided by SURFsara using Python with different programming libraries:



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