Advanced Parallel Programming with MPI and OpenMP

Research & Science
Advanced Parallel Programming with MPI and OpenMP

Overview

The course language is English. (Modified on Sep. 6, 2017)

The focus is on advanced programming with MPI and OpenMP. The course addresses participants who have already some experience with C/C++ or Fortran and MPI and OpenMP, the most popular programming models in high performance computing (HPC).

The course will teach newest methods in MPI-3.0/3.1 and OpenMP-4.5, which were developed for the efficient use of current HPC hardware. Topics with MPI are the group and communicator concept, process topologies, derived data types, the new MPI-3.0 Fortran language binding, one-sided communication and the new MPI-3.0 shared memory programming model within MPI. Topics with OpenMP are the OpenMP-4.0 extensions, as the vectorization directives, thread affinity and OpenMP places. (The GPU programming with OpenMP-4.0 directives is not part of this course.) The course also contains performance and best practice considerations, e.g., with hybrid MPI+OpenMP parallelisation. The course ends with a section presenting tools for parallel programming.

Hands-on sessions (in C and Fortran) will allow users to immediately test and understand the taught constructs of the Message Passing Interface (MPI) and the shared memory directives of OpenMP. This course provides scientific training in Computational Science, and in addition, the scientific exchange of the participants among themselves. It is organized by JSC in cooperation with HLRS. (Content Level: 20% for beginners, 50% intermediate, 30% advanced)

Program
Program

A detailed program can be found here (PDF) (preliminary)

Prerequisites
Prerequisites

Unix / C or Fortran / familiar with the principles of MPI, i.e., point-to-point message passing, data types, nonblocking communication, collective communication / familiar with OpenMP 3.0

Teacher
Teacher

 Dr. Rolf Rabenseifner (Stuttgart) and JSC scientists for the tools session on the third day.

Language
Language

The course language is English.

Handouts
Handouts

Each participant will get a paper copy of all slides.
The MPI-1 part of the course is based on the MPI course developed by the EPCC Training and Education Centre, Edinburgh Parallel Computing Centre.
If you want, you may also buy copies of the standards MPI-3.1 (Hardcover, 17 Euro) and OpenMP (about 12 Euro).
An older version of this course with most of the material (including the audio information) can also be viewed in the ONLINE Parallel Programming Workshop.

Registration

via online registration form. Please book course 2017-JSC.

Deadline
Deadline

for registration is Oct. 29, 2017.

Fee
Fee

Members of German universities and public research institutes: none.
Members of universities and public research institutes within EU or PRACE member countries: 120 EUR.
Members of other universities and public research institutes: 240 EUR
Others: 600 EUR
(includes coffee breaks, will be collected on the first day of the course, cash only)

Organization

Travel Info Jülich

How to get to the Forschungszentrum Jülich and then, how to get to the JSC. The footpath from the entrance of the FZJ to the JSC (map) is about 500 meter; for the last 100 meters, there is a shortcut over the parking area directly to building 16.3. / Passport or a valid identification card containing a photo of yourself (e.g. Personalausweis) are needed at the reception. 

The next railway station is named "Jülich Forschungszentrum". Bus shuttle: BUS 219 can be used between the railway station "Jülich Forschungszentrum" and the "Forschungszentrum", BUS 220 can be used between Jülich and the "Forschungszentrum"; see schedule.

Accomodation: Stadhotel Jülich (this hotel is about 10 minutes from the BUS 220 station "Jülich Rathaus"), or see Official hotel list of Jülich.

Local Organizer

Benedikt Steinbusch, phone 02461 61 2523, b.steinbusch@fz-juelich.de,
Florian Janetzko, phone 02461 61 1446, f.janetzko@fz-juelich.de, course-page at JSC

Contact

Benedikt Steinbusch, phone 02461 61 2523, b.steinbusch@fz-juelich.de