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VSC Training Course: Shared memory parallelization with OpenMP


Note: an additional course on Distributed memory parallelization with the Message Passing Interface (MPI) takes place on the following three days, registration for both courses can be done on the same registration form.

The focus of this 1 day course is on shared memory parallelization with OpenMP for dual-core, multi-core, shared memory, and ccNUMA platforms. This course teaches OpenMP starting from a beginners level. Hands-on sessions (in C and Fortran) will allow users to immediately test and understand the OpenMP directives, environment variables, and library routines. Race-condition debugging tools are also presented.

This course has been originally developed by Rolf Rabenseifner from the High-Performance Computing-Center Stuttgart (HLRS) and is organized in cooperation with HLRS. It is now held for the first time in Vienna.

Agenda (final) & Content:

08:45   Registration
09:00      Shared memory parallelization with OpenMP
09:00         Overview (talk)
09:30         Execution model (talk+practical)
10:20   Coffee break
10:35         Worksharing directives (talk+practical)
11:50   Coffee break
12:05         Data environment (talk+practical)
12:45         Summary (talk)
13:00   Lunch
14:00         Pitfalls (talk)
15:10   Coffee break
15:25      Verifying an OpenMP Parallelization with the Intel Inspector XE (talk+practical)
16:25   Coffee break
16:40      OpenMP-4.0 and 4.5 Extensions (talk)
17:25      Heat example (talk+homework)
17:55      Q & A
18:15   End


Unix and C or Fortran


Lukas Einkemmer (lectures+practicals; Department of Mathematics, University of Innsbruck),
Claudia Blaas-Schenner and Irene Reichl (practicals only; VSC Team, ZID, TU Wien)



Date, Time, and Location:

21.11.2016, 08:45 - 18:15,
FH Internet-Raum FH1 (TU Wien, Wiedner Hauptstra├če 8-10, ground floor, red area)


Extended registration deadline was November 6th, 2016.

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


The course is free of charge and coffee breaks will be provided (lunch is not included).

Handouts / Slides:

Each participant will get a printout of all slides.

Local Organizer / Contact:

Claudia Blaas-Schenner, vsc-seminar@list.tuwien.ac.at


Upcoming and past events of the VSC School Seminar:

Opens external link in new windowvsc.ac.at/research/vsc-research-center/vsc-school-seminar/

Training events of HLRS:

Opens external link in new windowwww.hlrs.de/training and Opens external link in new windowwww.hlrs.de/training/course-list

(Announcement posted on 30.06.2016)