Computer 03

Crash Course on High Performance Computing

Wednesday, June 2, 2010, 9:00am – 1:00pm, Hall B2.2

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  • Dr. Bernd Mohr, Senior Scientist, Jülich Supercomputing Center, Germany

This crash course will present the fundamental concepts, methods, and technologies of high-performance computing systems and the necessary parallel programming associated with it. After introducing the basic terminology and vocabulary, an overview about parallel computer architectures is given introducing shared memory, distributed memory, and hybrid computer systems including latest trends like many-core CPUs and hardware acceleration via GPUs. Next, the basics of parallel programming are explained including an introduction to message-passing and multi-threaded programming with the industry standards MPI and OpenMP.

Finally, it describes the basics of debugging, performance analysis, and optimization of parallel programs. The presentation closes with a summary of issues and open research topics of high-performance computing for the next decade namely heterogeneity, reliability, power consumption, and extreme concurrency.

To get this special offer, you also need to register for one of the following passes: Booth Pass, 3-Day Exhibition Pass or Exhibition Pass Wednesday. Holders of a Wednesday Exhibition Afternoon Pass need an upgrade to attend this course.

Please note : The Crash Course is included in the 4 Day Conference Pass and the Conference Pass Wednesday.