Training Program on Parallel Programming using GPUs

This GCoE is committed with the task of educating researchers and graduate students. We periodically organize courses and training activities.

PUMPS Summer School

Summer School on Programming and Tuning Massively Parallel Systems

The Programming and Tuning Massively Parallel Systems Summer School is aimed at enriching the skills of researchers, graduate students and teachers with cutting-edge technique and hands-on experience in developing applications for many-core processors with massively parallel computing resources like GPU accelerators.

BSC and UPC have been jointly organizing the Programming and Tuning Massively Parallel Systems (PUMPS) summer schools since 2010. The PUMPS summer school has received more than 200 applications each year, and has brought to Barcelona close to 100 students from all around Europe at each occasion. Professor Wen-mei W. Hwu (University of Illinois) and David Kirk (NVIDIA) have been the main instructors of PUMPS in both editions, although may other faculty members have been also involved: Nacho Navarro (UPC), David Kaeli (Northeastern University), Rosa M. Badia (BSC), Xavier Martorell (UPC), Jesus Labarta (UPC), Isaac Gelado (UPC and University of Illinois), and Juan Gomez-Luna (University of Córdoba).

The PUMPS summer school has evolved over time. The first edition had as main targets teaching the basics of CUDA to novices (beginners track), presenting hardware-specific optimizations to experimented programmers (advanced track), and teaching how to teach CUDA to faculty members (teachers track). Building on top of this experience, we have been focusing on advanced tracks and algorithmic optimizations. The teaching materials (lectures, notes, and laboratories) are continuously modified to focus on the new features included in CUDA. New lectures teach multi-GPU and CUDA/MPI programming patterns, two hot topics highly demanded by the attendants to the PUMPS summer school. Besides being a unique forum in Europe to learn about CUDA programming, the PUMPS summer school has also focused on bringing together CUDA developers from around Europe. Attendees can present their work at a poster session. A faculty committee awards the best poster with NVIDIA cards or CUDA books as a prize. Another set of donated equipment or books is the prize for the Best Achievement Award.

PATC Course: Introduction to OpenACC, April 27-28, 2017

PATC Course: Introduction to CUDA Programming, April 18-21, 2017

PATC Course: Heterogeneous Programming on GPUs with MPI + OmpSs, May 10-11, 2017

Other Courses

  • GPU Programming Models and their Combinations, April 21, 2017 at University of Córdoba.
  • Lecturer: Antonio J. Peña, GCoE Director

Past Training Activities

PRACE Training

  • PRACE Autumn School 2010 Course Material, October 25–29, 2010 - Barcelona.
    • The Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe (PRACE) prepares the creation of a persistent pan-European HPC service, consisting of several tier-0 centres providing European researchers with access to capability computers and forming the top level of the European HPC ecosystem.
      The Autumn School is aimed to expand and intensify the existing ecosystem of scientists who use HPC technologies. Researchers and students from Europe and beyond received lectures on topics ranging from basic concepts on programming frameworks to specialised tools and techniques for advanced users. This five day PRACE Autumn School focused on the in-depth presentation for thorough understanding of the HPC topics during morning lectures followed by hands-on training in the afternoon. To enable students to solve problems in scalable scientific computing, access was provided to the supercomputer MareNostrum at BSC.

ABACUS: Introducción a Programación en CUDA, June 5-7, 2013

EuReCCA - Applied CUDA Programming, February-June 2012

  • Applied CUDA Programmming, joint semester course at BSC/UPC, FORTH-ICS and Chalmers
  • Seminar Course by Isaac Gelado (BSC), 8 ECTS, “Applied CUDA Programming” at Master CANS DAC UPC. Syllabus.

EuReCCA, the European Research Center on Computer Architecture, is the first HiPEAC EuroLab, being currently organized by Chalmers University of Technology (Sweden), Barcelona Supercomputing Center and UPC (Spain), and FORTH-ICS and Univ. of Crete (Greece) http://www.eurecca.eu/. We aim at consolidating the curriculum by offering joint degrees.

The aim of this course is to provide students with knowledge and hands-on experience in developing applications software for processors with massively parallel computing resources. The target audiences of the course are students who want to develop exciting applications for these processors, as well as those who want to develop programming tools and future implementations for these processors. We will be using NVIDIA processors and the CUDA programming tools in the lab section of the course.

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