Oct 23, 2023 to Oct 27, 2023
(Europe/Berlin / UTC200)


C6-E101, UPC Campus Nord, Barcelona

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The objectives of this course are to understand the fundamental concepts supporting message-passing and shared memory programming models. The course covers the two widely used programming models: MPI for the distributed-memory environments, and OpenMP for the shared-memory architectures. The course also presents the main tools developed at BSC to get information and analyze the execution of parallel applications, Paraver and Extrae.

It also presents the Parallware Assistant tool, which is able to automatically parallelize a large number of program structures, and provide hints to the programmer with respect to how to change the code to improve parallelization. It deals with debugging alternatives, including the use of GDB and Totalview. The use of OpenMP in conjunction with MPI to better exploit the shared-memory capabilities of current compute nodes in clustered architectures is also considered. Paraver will be used along the course as the tool to understand the behavior and performance of parallelized codes. The course is taught using formal lectures and practical/programming sessions to reinforce the key concepts and set up the compilation/execution environment.



Prerequisites: Fortran, C or C++ programming. All examples in the course will be done in C.
Attendants can bring their own applications and work with them during the course for parallelization and analysis.

Software requirements: SSH client (to connect HPC systems), X Server (enabling remote visual tools).

Learning Outcomes

The students who finish this course will be able to develop benchmarks and applications with the MPI, OpenMP and mixed MPI/OpenMP programming models, as well as analyze their execution and tune their behaviour in parallel architectures.

Registration Deadline 16 Oct 2023