ONLINE COURSE: Parallelization with MPI (with Train the Trainer) @ VSC Vienna

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ONLINE COURSE: Parallelization with MPI (with Train the Trainer) @ VSC Vienna

UPDATE 04/11/2021: Train-the-Trainer

As a special service within EuroCC and CASTIEL, we offer a Train the Trainer (TtT) Program for MPI in conjunction with the regular course described below. Whereas the regular course teaches MPI, the TtT Program is an education for future trainers in MPI. We would like to assist new trainers and centres to also provide such courses on a European level or at least within their countries. If you are familiar with parallel programming with MPI on an advanced level and skilled in the three programming languages C, Fortran, and Python and your goal is to provide MPI courses for other researchers in your country, you can apply for the TtT Program. The TtT Program will start with a kick-off on Monday, November 22, 2021, 11:00-12:30 CET, and in addition to the regular course hours there will be short TtT sessions every afternoon 14:30-15:00 CET. For all details concerning the TtT Program please refer to the mail sent to the CASTIEL training champions mailing list at the beginning of November.

The regular course is full, but you can still register to the TtT programme via email to training@vsc.ac.at until November 15, 2021.

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. Registration follows the "first come – first served" principle. For the online course we can take a maximum of 40 persons. Additional registrations will be added to a waiting list.

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 a PRACE training event. It is organized by the VSC Research Center, TU Wien, in cooperation with the High-Performance Computing-Center Stuttgart (HLRS). This course has been originally developed by Rolf Rabenseifner (HLRS).

Agenda:

1st day

08:15   Join online
08:30       Welcome (talk)
08:35       MPI overview (talk+demo)
10:00   Breakout-Rooms - meet your exercise group
10:15       Process model and language bindings (talk+demo+practical)
11:30   Break
11:40       Messages and point-to-point communication (talk+practical)
13:00   End of first day

2nd day

08:15   Join online
08:30       Ping pong benchmark - solution and results (talk+discussion)
08:40       Nonblocking communication (talk+demo+practical)
10:00   Break
10:15       Collective communication (talk+demo+practical)
11:30   Break
11:45       Optimizing MPI communication - a real world example (talk+discussion)
12:00       Short Tour: other MPI topics (talk)
12:30       Fortran and MPI - only for Fortran participants (talk)
13:00   End of second day

3rd day

08:15   Join online
08:30       Groups & Communicators (talk+practical)
09:30   Break
09:45       Virtual topologies (talk+practical)
11:30   Break
11:45       Derived datatypes (talk+demo+practical)
13:00   End of third day

4th day

08:15   Join online
08:30       One-sided Communication (talk+practical)
10:00   Break
10:15       Shared Memory One-sided Communication (talk+practical)
11:30   Break
11:45       Short Tour: MPI I/O (talk)
12:15       Best practice, Summary, Q&A (talk+discussion)
13:00   End of fourth day (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.-26.11.2021, 08:30 - 13:00, ONLINE COURSE

Further information, Registration, and Course fee:

see the web page at VSC

 

Organization

Contact:

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

 

Shortcut-URL & Course Number

https://www.hlrs.de/training/2021/VSC4 (at HLRS),  https://vsc.ac.at/training/2021/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)