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VSC School Seminar @ TU Wien, announcement for 2018W

The VSC School Seminar, designed to improve the proficiency in High Performance Computing (HPC), is open for all interested scientists and students, seminar language is English.

Participation in selected single blocks is possible, please register for each block separately.

Students (TU Wien and other Austrian universities) who want to Opens external link in new windowearn credits (ECTS), please select at least 3 days from the list below according to your interest and send an email to: vsc-seminar@list.tuwien.ac.at

This autumn we offer four courses, i.e., the


VSC Training Courses:
Parallel programming with OpenMP and/or MPI, Parallel I/O, and Node-Level Performance Engineering

Want to boost your computer simulations by writing parallel code that runs efficiently on modern compute clusters? Join in for our courses in English at TU Wien and learn about parallel programming for high-performance computing (HPC) systems.

On clusters and distributed memory architectures, parallel programming with the Message Passing Interface (MPI) is the dominating programming model. And nowadays you'll find multicore (shared memory) CPUs basically everywhere, which are most easily and efficiently programmed using OpenMP. In addition, computer simulations face an ever growing need for scalability pushing the limitations on size and properties that can be accurately simulated. Therefore, ever larger data sets have to be processed, be it reading input data or writing results. And finally we’ll help you to understand the interactions between software and hardware covering performance engineering approaches on the compute node level.

Our courses start from a beginners level and lots of hands-on sessions (in C and Fortran) will allow users to immediately test and understand the basic concepts of parallel programming.

The courses are organized by the Opens external link in new windowVienna Scientific Cluster (VSC) at TU Wien, and for MPI and OpenMP this is done in cooperation with the Opens external link in new windowHigh-Performance Computing-Center Stuttgart (HLRS).

All information about the courses as well as a detailed agenda and the registration link can be found in the links below:

05. - 06.11.2018, 09:00 - 16:40:
VSC Training Course: Shared memory parallelization with OpenMP
Lukas Einkemmer (lectures+practicals; Department of Mathematics, University of Innsbruck),
Claudia Blaas-Schenner and Irene Reichl (practicals only; VSC Team, TU Wien)

07. - 09.11.2018, 09:00 - 16:30 (09.11. -16:00):
VSC Training Course: Parallelization with MPI
Claudia Blaas-Schenner and Irene Reichl (VSC Team, TU Wien)

23.11.2018, 08:45 - 17:00:
VSC Training Course: Parallel I/O
Sebastian Lührs (Jülich Supercomputing Centre)

05.-07.12.2018, 09:00 - 17:00:
VSC Training Course: Node-Level Performance Engineering
Georg Hager and Gerhard Wellein (RRZE / HPC, Uni. Erlangen)

Training events of VSC:

Opens external link in new windowvsc.ac.at/training/

(Announcement posted on 22.10.2018)