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Parallel Programming: Using Blacklight at PSC

December 5 - 6, 2011

PSC was pleased to announce a workshop featuring programming techniques to help you to take advantage of large shared memory machines. Workshop participants  used PSC's Blacklight, the largest shared memory machine in the world.

No experience with parallel programming was required, as MPI and OpenMP were discussed from the ground up, but a working knowledge of C or Fortran was suggested. There was ample time for hands-on experience with this new material. Participants were encouraged to bring their own codes.


Monday, December 5, 2011
9:00 Welcome & Introduction to PSC's computing environment
10:00 Introduction to Parallel Computing
11:00 Break
11:15 Introduction to MPI
12:30 Lunch
1:30 MPI Exercises
3:30 Break
3:45 Scalable Programming: Laplace Code
4:30 Laplace Exercise
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
9:00 Laplace Exercise
10:45 Break
11:00 OpenMP
12:00 Lunch
1:00 Laplace Exercise
2:45 Break
3:00 Outro to Parallel Programming
4:00 Exercises