Advanced C++ for HPC Course at CSCS

CSCS is delighted to announce its upcoming workshop Advanced C++ for HPC to be held from Monday, December 14 to Tuesday, December, 2015 at CSCS in Lugano, Switzerland.

C++ is a very powerful programming language, used worldwide to develop complex and performance critical applications. It is then an important candidate for developing HPC applications. Mastering the power of the language requires substantial effort but pays off as projects scale up in size and complexity. Specifically, C++ allows the development of type safe,  flexible and portable functionalities, with no runtime overhead.

The course aims at providing the fundamental tools for effective C++ programming in the context of high-performance computing. The tools include generic programming techniques, API development, usage of already existing C++ libraries, and specific C++-11/14 constructs. Starting from a basic knowledge of C++, the attendee will be able to start using C++ language to engineer durable abstractions to develop and optimize applications. Part of the course will be dedicated to specific solutions targeting HPC problems, such as Kokkos and HPX libraries.

Attendees are required to bring their own laptops.


The attendee will learn the principles of modern C++ programming for producing type safe, efficient and portable code.


The attendee is expected to be familiar with C++ syntax and the object oriented features of the language. Basic familiarity with templates are not expected but encouraged.


Mauro Bianco, Swiss National Supercomputing Centre (CSCS)
Peter Sommerlad, Hochschule für Technik Rapperswil (HSR)


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