ONLINE COURSE: VSC Training Course: Parallelization with MPI @ VSC Vienna

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ONLINE COURSE: VSC Training Course: Parallelization with MPI @ VSC Vienna

Overview

This course will be delivered as an ONLINE COURSE (using Zoom) for remote participation.

REGISTRATION is strictly NECESSARY since the details to access the online course will be provided to the registered and accepted attendees only.

Furthermore, accepted participants will be contacted a few days before the course and asked to do a short PRE-ASSIGNMENT that has to be completed before the course starts.

For doing the HANDS-ON LABS all you need is a C/C++ or Fortran compiler and a recent MPI library. Participants can choose between using their own laptops or any system they have access to that provides these, it's even possible to do the exercises in Google Colab. Alternatively, participants can ask for a training user account at the VSC for the duration of the course.

Description:

On clusters and distributed memory architectures, parallel programming with the Message Passing Interface (MPI) is the dominating programming model. This 4 half-days course teaches parallel programming with MPI starting from a beginners level. Hands-on sessions (in C and Fortran) will allow users to immediately test and understand the basic constructs of the Message Passing Interface (MPI).

This course is organized by the Vienna Scientific Cluster (VSC), TU Wien in cooperation with HLRS. It is based on the HLRS MPI course.

Program:

Please note, below you find the agenda for the originally planned 3 days face-to-face course. For the 4 half-days online version of the course the agenda will be adjusted to allow for more time and flexibility with doing the hands-on labs remotely. The updated agenda will be available shortly before the course starts.

Here is the preliminary course outline (for the originally planned 3 days face-to-face course).

Prerequisites:

For the hands-on sessions you should know how to work on the Unix/Linux command line and be able to program in either C/C++ or Fortran.

Hands-on labs:

For doing the hands-on labs all you need is a C/C++ or Fortran compiler and a recent MPI library. Participants can choose between using their own laptops or any system they have access to that provides these, it's even possible to do the exercises in Google Colab. Alternatively, participants can ask for a training user account at the VSC for the duration of the course.

Lecturers:

Claudia Blaas-Schenner (VSC Research Center, TU Wien),
David Fischak (tutor; VSC Research Center, TU Wien)

Language:

English

Date, Time, and Location:

23-24 + 26-27.11.2020, 08:30 - 13:00, ONLINE COURSE

 

Registration

Registration form

Registration deadline is Wednesday, October 21, 2020, with priority rules. Acceptance will be approved on October 22, 2020. As long as seats are available there will be an extended registration period without priority rules.

Priority for acceptance: first - active users of the VSC systems, second - students and members of Austrian universities and public research institutes, third - other applicants.

Fee:

VSC users: none
Students and members of Austrian universities and public research institutes: none
Students and members of other universities and public research institutes: 180 €
Others: 600 €

Information about payment will be provided with the confirmation email.

Handouts / Slides / Feedback
Course Material:

The course material will be available for registered attendees only.

 

 Please provide your feedback (at the end of the course) here:

https://events.prace-ri.eu/event/1059/surveys/709

 

Organization

Contact

Claudia Blaas-Schenner, training@vsc.ac.at

Shortcut-URL & Course Number

https://www.hlrs.de/training/2020/VSC4 (at HLRS) and https://vsc.ac.at/training/2020/MPI-Nov (at VSC)

Further Courses

https://www.hlrs.de/training/ and https://www.hlrs.de/training/overview/ (at HLRS)

https://vsc.ac.at/training (at the VSC Research Center, TU Wien)