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Training course "Advanced Parallel Programming with MPI and OpenMP"

(Course no. 782020 in the training programme 2020 of Forschungszentrum Jülich)

30 Nov 2020 09:00
02 Dec 2020 16:30
Jülich Supercomputing Centre, Ausbildungsraum 1, building 16.3, room 213a
Target audience:
Supercomputer users who want to optimize their programs with MPI or OpenMP and already have experience in parallel programming

The focus is on advanced programming with MPI and OpenMP. The course addresses participants who have already some experience with C/C++ or Fortran and MPI and OpenMP, the most popular programming models in high performance computing (HPC).

The course will teach newest methods in MPI-3.0/3.1 and OpenMP-4.5, which were developed for the efficient use of current HPC hardware. Topics with MPI are the group and communicator concept, process topologies, derived data types, the new MPI-3.0 Fortran language binding, one-sided communication and the new MPI-3.0 shared memory programming model within MPI. Topics with OpenMP are the OpenMP-4.0 extensions, as the vectorization directives, thread affinity and OpenMP places. (The GPU programming with OpenMP-4.0 directives is not part of this course.) The course also contains performance and best practice considerations, e.g., with hybrid MPI+OpenMP parallelisation. The course ends with a section presenting tools for parallel programming.

Hands-on sessions (in C and Fortran) will allow users to immediately test and understand the taught constructs of the Message Passing Interface (MPI) and the shared memory directives of OpenMP. This course provides scientific training in Computational Science, and in addition, the scientific exchange of the participants among themselves. It is organized by JSC in collaboration with HLRS. (Content Level: 20% for beginners, 50% intermediate, 30% advanced).

Knowledge in Unix, in either C, C++ or Fortran; familiar with the principles of MPI at least to the extent of the introductory course MPI and OpenMP, i.e., point-to-point message passing, datatypes, nonblocking communication, collective communication; familiar with OpenMP 3.0
 Agenda of Advanced MPI Course at JSC (PDF, 45 kB)
This course is given in English.
3 days
30 November - 2 December 2020,
on 30 November and 1 December from 09:00-18:30
on 2 December from 09:00-16:30
Jülich Supercomputing Centre, Ausbildungsraum 1, building 16.3, room 213a
Number of participants:
maximum 28
Dr. Rolf Rabenseifner, HLRS Stuttgart (for MPI and OpenMP)
JSC staff members (for Tools session on the 3rd afternoon)
Photo Benedikt Steinbusch
Benedikt Steinbusch
Phone: +49 2461 61-2523
Please use the registration form (available in September 2020)
Deadline: 31 October 2020

Additional Information

JSC Events - Measures Regarding the Coronavirus Pandemic

Due to the preventive measures at Forschungszentrum Jülich regarding the spread of the Coronavirus, JSC courses were cancelled or postponed. For the time being and with the rapidly changing situation in mind, JSC cannot foresee whether courses and events in the next months can take place as scheduled as face-2-face events. Seminars will preferably be streamed as video conferences, courses might be postponed or partly given as online events. We still take registrations for the upcoming courses. All participants who registered for courses so far will be notified by e-mail after the regular registration deadline whether and how the courses will be held.

Please check regularly with the webpage whether upcoming events will take place at all or be streamed.