PRACE PATC Course: Advanced Topics in High Performance Computing



Monday, April 3 - Thursday, April 6, 2017, 9:00-17:30
Location: LRZ Building, University campus Garching, near Munich, Kursraum 2

In this add-on course to the parallel programming course special topics are treated in more depth, in particular performance analysis, I/O and PGAS concepts. It is provided in collaboration of Erlangen Regional Computing Centre (RRZE) and LRZ within KONWIHR.

The course is a PRACE Advanced Training Center event.

Each day is comprised of approximately 5 hours of lectures and 2 hours of hands-on sessions.

Tentative schedule:

Day 1 (09:00-17:00)

  • Processor-Specific Optimization (Eitzinger/Hager)

Day 2 (09:00-17:00)

  • 09:00-12:30 Parallel I/O with MPI IO (Wittmann)
  • 13:30-14:30 SuperMUC Tour (Weinberg)
  • 14:30-17:00 Tuning I/O on LRZ's HPC systems / I/O Profiling: Darshan tool (Mendez)

Day 3 (09:00-17:00)

  • 09:00-12:30 Scientific Data Libraries: HDF5 / Scalable I/O library: SIONlib (Mendez)
  • 13:30 - 17:00 Introduction into Intel Xeon Phi Programming (Weinberg)

Day 4 (09:00-17:00)

  • PGAS programming with coarray Fortran and Unified Parallel C (Bader)
Prerequisites Good MPI and OpenMP knowledge as presented in the course "Parallel programming of High Performance Systems".
Language: English
Teachers: R. Bader, S. Mendez, V. Weinberg (LRZ), J. Eitzinger, G. Hager, M. Wittmann (RRZE)
Hands-on: The exercises will be done on the SuperMIC system at LRZ.
Contact: Dr. Volker Weinberg (LRZ)