Summer School 2016

CSCS  and USI organize a 2-week Summer School from July 17 through July 28, 2016, at Hotel Serpiano, Ticino on Effective High Performance Computing.

The Summer School will focus on the effective exploitation of High Performance Computing (HPC) systems.

Traditional parallel programming approaches, based on the message-passing paradigm, are no longer sufficient to fulfil this task, and innovative solutions need to be addressed. During the two weeks of the school a number of such solutions will be presented. The MPI, OpenMP, CUDA, OpenACC programming models will be introduced, together with scientific libraries and efficient I/O solutions. Their effective combined usage, in order to achieve an ideal exploitation of large hybrid architectures, will be discussed and experimented with extensive practical and exercise lab sessions to help clarify and consolidate the theoretical material presented.

The following topics will be covered:
• Message passing programming model and the MPI standard
• Shared memory systems and the OpenMP programming model
• Scientific libraries
• Efficient data I/O
• GPU programming with CUDA and OpenACC
• Code optimization
• Scientific visualisation

The school will take place at the Hotel Serpiano, which is positioned on Mount San Giorgio, UNESCO World Heritage site since 2003.

The Summer School is dedicated to Master and Ph.D. students.

For additional information, agenda, application and fees:

Deadline for application: Monday, April 11, 2016.

Here you can find the flyer of the event.