[hpc-announce] PUMPS 2015: Programming and tUning Massively Parallel Systems

Nacho Navarro bcw2015 at bcw.ac.upc.edu
Fri Apr 17 10:46:12 CDT 2015

PUMPS 2015: Programming and tUning Massively Parallel Systems summer school

We are glad to invite you to the next PUMPS 2015 summer school, July 6-10, Barcelona, Spain.

In its sixth edition, the Programming and tuning Massively Parallel Systems summer school
(PUMPS) offers researchers and graduate students a unique opportunity to improve their
skills with cutting-edge techniques and hands-on experience in developing and tuning
applications for many-core processors with massively parallel computing resources like GPU

- PUMPS 2015 Distinguished Lecturers:
    Wen-mei Hwu ( Univ. of Illinois ) and David Kirk ( NVIDIA )
- BSC/UPC Teachers:
    Rosa M. Badia, Xavier Martorell, Xavier Teruel, Nacho Navarro

The summer school is oriented towards advanced programming and optimizations, and thus
previous experience in basic GPU programming will be considered in the selection process.
We will also consider the current parallel applications and numerical methods you are
familiar with, and the specific optimizations you would like to discuss.

Some of the topics that will be covered during the course are:

* CUDA Algorithmic Optimization Strategies
* Dealing with Sparse and Dynamic data
* Efficiency in Large Data Traversal
* Reducing Output Interference
* Controlling Load Imbalance and Divergence
* Acceleration of Collective Operations
* Dynamic Parallelism and HyperQ
* Debugging and Profiling CUDA Code
* Multi-GPU Execution
* Introduction to OmpSs and to the Paraver analysis tools
* OmpSs: Leveraging GPU/CUDA Programming
* Hands-on Labs: CUDA Optimizations on Scientific Codes. OmpSs Programming and Tuning.

Participants will have access to a multi-node cluster of GPUs, and will learn to program
and optimize applications in languages such as CUDA and OmpSs. Teaching Assistants will be
available to help with your hands-on lab assignments. At a poster session and code clinic
sessions you may show your current work and applications you are optimizing. NVIDIA will
award the best poster presentation and course achievements.

- Important Dates:
Applications due: May 15, 2015
Notification of acceptance: May 30, 2015
Summer school: July 6-10, 2015
Due to space limitations, early application is strongly recommended. You may also be
suggested to attend an online prerequisite training on basic CUDA programming before
joining PUMPS.

- Location: Barcelona Supercomputing Center / Computer Architecture Dept. at Universitat
Politecnica de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain

- Complete information, program and registration:http://bcw.ac.upc.edu/PUMPS2015

PUMPS is organized by the Barcelona Supercomputing Center (NVIDIA GPU Center of
Excellence) , the University of Illinois, the Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, the
HiPEAC Network of Excellence, and the PRACE Advanced Training Centre.

Looking forward to see you at the PUMPS Summer School,

- PUMPS Co-Directors:
    Mateo Valero (BSC-UPC) and Wen-mei Hwu (Univ. of Illinois)
- Local Organizers:
    Nacho Navarro and Victor Garcia (BSC-UPC)

- Contact:bcw2015 at bcw.ac.upc.edu

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