VSC Training Course: Introduction to Hybrid Programming in HPC

Most HPC systems are clusters of shared memory nodes. Such SMP nodes can be small multi-core CPUs up to large many-core CPUs. Parallel programming may combine the distributed memory parallelization on the node interconnect (e.g., with the Message Passing Interface - MPI) with the shared memory parallelization inside of each node (e.g., with OpenMP or MPI-3.0 shared memory). This course analyses the strengths and weaknesses of several parallel programming models on clusters of SMP nodes. 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.

The first day is dedicated to the theory. The second day provides hands-on exercises.

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


Here is the preliminary course outline.


Basic MPI and OpenMP knowledge as presented, e.g., in our VSC Training Courses on MPI and OpenMP.
For the second day also Unix/Linux and either C/C++ or Fortran in particular.


1st day; theory:
Georg Hager (RRZE / HPC, Uni. Erlangen) and Rolf Rabenseifner (HLRS, Uni. Stuttgart)

2nd day; hands-on exercises:
Claudia Blaas-Schenner and Irene Reichl (VSC Team, TU Wien)



Date, Time, and Location:

06 - 07.06.2018, 09:00 - 17:00: Please note there are different course locations for the two days!

06.06.2018, 09:00 - 17:00 (1st day; theory),
Seminarraum BA 10A (TU Wien, Getreidemarkt 9, BA Gebäude, 10th floor)

07.06.2018, 09:00 - 17:00 (2nd day; hands-on exercises),
FH Internet-Raum FH1 (TU Wien, Wiedner Hauptstraße 8-10, ground floor, red area)


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Registration will start on March 26, 2018.

Registration is possible for the entire 2 days course or for a selected day only.

Registration deadline is Monday, May 7, 2018, with priority rules. Acceptance will be approved on May 8, 2018. 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.


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 € for 2 days (60 € for 1 day)
Others: 400 € for 2 days (200 € for 1 day)

Information about payment will be provided with the confirmation email.

The course fee includes also a copy of the handouts and coffee breaks (lunch is not included).

Handouts / Slides:

Each participant will get a printout of all slides.

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

Training events of HLRS:
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