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Massively Parallel Systems Summer School (PUMPS-2014)

April 25th, 2014


Barcelona Computing Week 2014, July 7-11, at BSC/UPC, Barcelona.

BSC - Barcelona Supercomputing CenterThe 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 18
  • Notification of acceptance: May 30
  • Summer school dates: July 7-11, 2014
  • 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).
  • Rosa Badia, Xavier Martorell, Nacho Navarro (BSC and UPC).
  • Teaching Assistants: Javier Cabezas, Marc Jorda, Pau Farre, Judit Planas.

The list of topics

  • CUDA Algorithmic Optimization Strategies.
  • Dealing with Sparse and Dynamic data.
  • Efficiency in Large Data Traversal.
  • Reducing Output Interference.
  • Controlling Load Imbalance and Divergence.
  • Debugging and Profiling CUDA Code.
  • Multi-GPU Execution.
  • FORTRAN Interoperability and CUDA Libraries.
  • Introduction to OmpSs and to the Paraver analysis tool.
  • OmpSs: Leveraging GPU/CUDA Programming.
  • Hands-on Labs: CUDA Optimizations on Scientific Codes. OmpSs Programming and Tuning.

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