This course, a collaboration of Erlangen Regional Computing Center (RRZE) and Leibniz Supercomputing Center (LRZ), is targeted at students and scientists with interest in programming modern HPC hardware, specifically the large scale parallel computing systems available in Jülich, Stuttgart and Munich, but also smaller clusters in Tier-2 centers and departments.
The exercises given below are suggestions - you are free to play with any code you like. If you are a beginner you will probably also not be able to complete all tasks.
Course date & time:
March 9-13, 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Department of Computer Science
CIP pool 02.135 (2nd floor)
Dr. Georg Hager (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Dr. Volker Weinberg (email@example.com)
Note: There is now a general discussion forum (see right below). You can post in this forum, but only if you are a registered attendee of the course (this is a requirement of the Moodle system - sorry). You can set up an account (no real name required) at: https://moodle.rrze.uni-erlangen.de/login/signup.php?
After registering you have to enroll into this course. There should be a link in the box on the left once you're logged in.
The lectures on day 1 cover general tools and practices that are useful for working in programming environments, and specifically when dealing with HPC systems.
Day 2 gives an introduction to the dominant HPC programming models (MPI and OpenMP) as well as to computer architecture on a general level.
On day 3 we cover the principles of serial code optimization, and in the afternoon we get an in-depth look at some features of MPI.
The lectures of day 4 introduce parallelism on a theoretical level (parallel patterns, performance models) and the different variants and structures of parallel computer systems.
We also cover some advanced correctness and performance issues with OpenMP.
Day 5 is deals with Intel tools for performance analysis, tuning and correctness checking of parallel programs. It also introduces the Scalasca tuning framework. In addition, version control with SVN and GIT is covered.
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