Introduction to Parallel Programming with HPX

Research & Science Enterprises & SME
Introduction to Parallel Programming with HPX


The aim of this course is to introduce participants to the HPX library ( and and demonstrate how it can be used to write task based programs. The HPX library implements a lightweight threading model that allows both concurrent, asynchronous, parallel and distributed programming constructs to coexist within the same application with a consistent API based on C++ standards and using futures to synchronize between tasks.
The course is aimed at participants with a good understanding of C++. The material covered will include an introduction to the HPX programming model; asynchronous programming concepts, execution policies and executors; parallel algorithms using tasks (including the parallel STL); writing distributed applications with HPX; profiling and debugging and a final section introducing heterogeneous programming using targets for GPU devices.

Objective: The attendee will gain an understanding of the HPX library and task based programming in general.

Agenda & Content
Agenda & Content

First day:
09:00 - 09:30: Registration
09:30 - 11:00: Introduction to HPX - Part 1 (overview)
11:00 - 13:00: Introduction to HPX - Part 2 (API)
13:00 - 14:00: Lunch Break
14:00 - 15:30: Building HPX - CMake Options and Dependencies
15:30 - 17:30: Hello World! - Options and Running Applications
Second day:
09:00 - 10:30: Worked 2D Stencil Example - From Serial to Distributed
10:30 - 13:00: Resource Management and Performance Issues
13:00 - 14:00: Lunch Break
14:00 - 15:30: Debugging and Profiling HPX Applications


The attendee is expected to be confident with C++ syntax and the object oriented features of the language. Basic familiarity with templates is expected.


The course language is English.


 Thomas Heller, FAU Erlangen-Nuremberg; John Biddiscombe, CSCS; Hartmut Kaiser, LSU



All material (slides, example code) will be accessible online.


via online registration form

Extended Deadline with Late Registration

for registration is February 26, 2017 (extended deadline)
Late registrations after the deadline are still possible but maybe with reduced quality of the handouts.


Students without Diploma/Master: 25 EUR
Students with Diploma/Master (PhD students) at German universities: 45 EUR
Members of German universities and public research institutes: 45 EUR
Members of universities and public research institutes within EU or PRACE member countries: 90 EUR.
Members of other universities and public research institutes: 180 EUR
Others: 420 EUR
(includes coffee breaks)


Travel Information and Accommodation

see our How to find us page.


HLRS is part of the Gauss Centre for Supercomputing (GCS), which is one of the six PRACE Advanced Training Centres (PATCs) that started in Feb. 2012.
HLRS is also member of the Baden-Württemberg initiative bwHPC-C5.
This course is provided within the framework of the bwHPC-C5 user support. This course is not part of the PATC curriculum and is not sponsored by the PATC program.

Local Organizer

Rolf Rabenseifner phone 0711 685 65530,
Lucienne Dettki phone 0711 685 63894,
Jose Gracia phone 0711 685 87208,

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