First Steps in Parallelization with OpenMP

Date 23 November 2022
Speaker(s) Rubén Cabezón, Aurélien Cavelan
Cancellation deadline 16 Nov 2022
City Basel or streamed

Overview

We currently live in the era of multicore computers, where almost every computing machine has many CPUs. In order to benefit from this computational power, we need to devise programs explicitly written for parallel machines. Nowadays there are several paradigms to write parallel code, and in this crash course we will focus on OpenMP. This is a minimally invasive open-source parallelization method that allows, in many cases, fast and straight-forward parallelization of currently working serial codes. OpenMP is meant for compiled code (eg C++ or Fortran) that run in a single computing node, but we will also visit some alternatives for Python, along with a short overview of parallelization over distributed memory machines via MPI.

Audience

This course is addressed to researchers who want to take their first steps in parallel computing. We will assume no previous knowledge of OpenMP (nor of other parallelization techniques) from the participants.

Learning objectives

At the end of the course, the participants are expected to:

  • understand and be able to implement basic parallelization methods with OpenMP

Prerequisites

Knowledge / competencies

Participants should be comfortable working in a Linux/UNIX environment and have some basic experience in programming. Some knowledge of C/C++ or Fortran is desirable, although not necessary.

Application

Attendance is free-of-charge, however registration is mandatory (use the Apply button below).

You will be informed by email of your registration confirmation.

Venue and Time

The course will start at 9:00 CET and end around 17:00 CET.

Precise information will be provided to the participants before the course.

Additional information

Coordination: Monique Zahn, SIB Training Group.

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