PDC Summer School 2012: Intro. to High-Performance Computing
Aug 20, 2012 08:00 AM
Aug 31, 2012 03:00 PM
|Where||KTH main Campus|
|Contact Name||Michael Hanke, Erwin Laure, Jesper Oppelstrup|
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You are invited to register for the summer school "Introduction to High-Performance Computing" being held at PDC on the KTH main campus. To register, and find out more about the school, visit the school Web page at http://www.pdc.kth.se/education/summer-school/.
The PDC Summer School in High-Performance Computing is an annual offering to researchers to improve on their skills in scientific computing. The course is held for its seventeenth consecutive year at KTH, Stockholm, Sweden.
During two intensive summer weeks at the KTH campus students will be able to learn and improve their skills in writing efficient programs for parallel scientific applications.
The course carries 7.5 ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System), where 1.5 ECTS credits are equivalent to one week's workload of 40 hours. The student receives these credits on successful completion of the post-course project. Participants are strongly encouraged to bring their own problems or programs for discussion and to possibly use as the basis of the post-course project. Participants are provided with access to PDC's Lindgren (Cray XE6) system, the fastest supercomputer in the Nordics. Industrial participation is welcome. The number of seats for all participants is limited.
Registration opens March 15 and closes June 1, 2012.
A number of topics will be covered in overview lectures given by international experts and in- depth technical lectures followed by hands-on computer lab sessions. The course will consist of about 35 hours of lectures and 35 hours of computer lab sessions. Among the topics:
- Parallel Programming (MPI, OpenMP, GPU)
- Modern Computer Architectures
- Parallel Algorithms
- Efficient Programming
- Case Studies
Roughly half of the class time will be spent hands-on in the lab. The lecturers and the PDC staff will assist in the computer labs. Students who do not already have an account at PDC will receive one. These accounts will stay active after the course so students may work on the post-course project.