VSC Training Course: Introduction to Hybrid Programming in HPC

Most HPC systems are clusters of shared memory nodes. To use such systems efficiently both memory consumption and communication time has to be optimized. Therefore, hybrid programming may combine the distributed memory parallelization on the node interconnect (e.g., with MPI) with the shared memory parallelization inside of each node (e.g., with OpenMP or MPI-3.0 shared memory). This course analyzes the strengths and weaknesses of several parallel programming models on clusters of SMP nodes. Multi-socket-multi-core systems in highly parallel environments are given special consideration. MPI-3.0 has introduced a new shared memory programming interface, which can be combined with inter-node MPI communication. It can be used for direct neighbor accesses similar to OpenMP or for direct halo copies, and enables new hybrid programming models. These models are compared with various hybrid MPI+OpenMP approaches and pure MPI. Numerous case studies and micro-benchmarks demonstrate the performance-related aspects of hybrid programming. 

Hands-on sessions are included on both days. Tools for hybrid programming such as thread/process placement support and performance analysis are presented in a "how-to" section. This course provides scientific training in Computational Science, and in addition, the scientific exchange of the participants among themselves.

This course is organized by the Vienna Scientific Cluster (VSC) in cooperation with the High-Performance Computing-Center Stuttgart (HLRS) and the Erlangen Regional Computing Center (RRZE).

Program:

Here is the preliminary course outline.

Prerequisites:

Basic MPI and OpenMP knowledge as presented, e.g., in our VSC Training Courses on MPI and OpenMP.

For the hands-on sessions you should know Unix/Linux and either C/C++ or Fortran in particular.

Lecturers:

Georg Hager (RRZE / HPC, Uni. Erlangen), Rolf Rabenseifner (HLRS, Uni. Stuttgart),
Claudia Blaas-Schenner and Irene Reichl (VSC Team, TU Wien)

Language:

English

Date, Time, and Location:

12.06.2019 8:45 - 13.06.2019 16:30,
FH Internet-Raum FH1 (TU Wien, Wiedner Hauptstraße 8-10, ground floor, red area)

Registration:

Registration form

Registration deadline is Wednesday, May 15, 2019, with priority rules. Acceptance will be approved on May 16, 2019. As long as seats are available there will be an extended registration period without priority rules.

Priority for acceptance: first - active users of the VSC systems, second - students and members of Austrian universities and public research institutes, third - other applicants.

Fee:

VSC users: none
Students and members of Austrian universities and public research institutes: none
Students and members of other universities and public research institutes: 120 €
Others: 400 € 

Information about payment will be provided with the confirmation email.

The course fee includes the coffee breaks (lunch is not included).   

  

Training events  of VSC:
Opens external link in new windowvsc.ac.at/training

Training events of HLRS:
Opens external link in new windowwww.hlrs.de/training

Follow us
Impressum  Ι  Kontakt