Dec 3 – 6, 2018
CET timezone

This training will present basic elements first to enable developpers to understand when and how to use a debugger, and second to optimize the performance of their codes.

Debugging :

  • A short introduction to debugging with examples

Optimization :

  •  Basics (stripping, IOs, getting the calculations out of the loops, changing the algorithm, ...)
  •  Compiler options 
  •  Vectorization - Data access (cache usage maximization)
  •  OpenMP parallelization strategies
  •  Theory to upper-bound the expected performance benefit (speedup, efficiency, peak, memory bandwidth, ...)

Half of the course will be made of hands-on sessions. The hands-on will use the library


  • Bertrand Cirou
  • Mathieu Cloirec
  • Cédric Jourdain

Learning outcomes 
Ability to understand the main issues for code optimization, knowledge of the main tools and techniques for basic debugging.

Basic knowledge of Unix, programming experience in C++, OpenMP

950 rue de Saint-Priest 34097 MONTPELLIER

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