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Massively Parallel Systems Summer School (PUMPS)


Barcelona Computing Week 2012, July 2-6, at BSC/UPC, Barcelona.

Following the success of previous years, the Programming and tUning Massively Parallel Systems Summer School (PUMPS) offers researchers and graduate students a unique opportunity to improve their skills with cutting-edge techniques and hands-on experience in developing applications for many-core processors with massively parallel computing resources like GPU accelerators.

Participants will have access to a multi-node cluster of GPUs, and will learn to program and optimize applications in languages such as CUDA and  OmpSs. Teaching assistants will be available to help with assignments.

Important information

  • Applications due: May 31
  • Notification of acceptance: June 15
  • Summer school dates: July 2-6, 2012
  • Location: Barcelona Supercomputing Center / Computer Architecture Dept. at Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain


  • Wen-mei Hwu, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • David Kirk, NVIDIA Fellow, former Chief Scientist, NVIDIA Corporation
  • Isaac Gelado, Rosa Badia, Xavier Martorell, Jesus Labarta, Nacho Navarro (BSC and UPC)
  • Manuel Ujaldon (Univ. Malaga, CUDA Fellow in 2012)

The list of topics

  • CUDA Parallel Execution Model
  • CUDA Performance Considerations
  • CUDA Algorithmic Optimization Strategies
  • Data Locality Issues
  • Dealing with Sparse and Dynamic data
  • Efficiency in Large Data Traversal
  • Reducing Output Interference
  • Debugging and Profiling CUDA Code
  • GMAC Runtime
  • Multi-GPU Execution
  • Introduction to OmpSs
  • OmpSs: Leveraging GPU/CUDA Programming
  • Hands-on Labs: CUDA Optimizations and OmpSs Programming

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