Introduction to Unified Parallel C (UPC) and Co-array Fortran (CAF)

Research & Science
Introduction to Unified Parallel C (UPC) and Co-array Fortran (CAF)

Date

The date changed latest Feb.07,2012

Abstract

Partitioned Global Address Space (PGAS) is a new model for parallel programming. Unified Parallel C (UPC) and Co-array Fortran (CAF) are PGAS extensions to C and Fortran. UPC and CAF are language extensions to C and Fortran. Parallelism is part of the language. PGAS languages allow any processor to directly address memory/data on any other processors. Parallelism can be expressed more easily compared to library based approaches as MPI. This course gives an introduction to this novel approach of expressing parallelism. Hands-on sessions (in UPC and/or CAF) will allow users to immediately test and understand the basic constructs of PGAS languages. (This course has the same content as the course in spring.)

General Information

Agenda

First day:
08:30 Registration
09:00-13:00 Lectures and exercises
14:00-17:00 Lectures and exercises
Second day:
09:00-13:00 Lectures and exercises
14:00-15:30 Lectures and exercises

Language

German

Teacher

Dr. Rolf Rabenseifner from HLRS

Registration

via online registration form.

Deadline

for registration is Dec. 02, 2012 (extended deadline)

Fee

Members of German universities and public research institutes: none,
Members of other universities and public research institutes: 120 EUR
Others: 400 EUR (includes food and drink at coffee breaks, will be collected on the first day of the course, cash only)

Prerequisites

Programming experience in Fortran or C, some knowledge about parallel programming

Links

Additional information can be found, e.g., at
PGAS (wiki), CAF (wiki), UPC (wiki), UPC Community website, UPC at Berkley

Local Organizer

Rolf Rabenseifner
phone 0711 685 65530
rabenseifner@hlrs.de