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Post Programming and Tuning Massively Parallel Systems Summer School

Barcelona Computing Week
BSC/UPC, Barcelona, Spain
July 5-9, 2010

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

  • Wen-mei Hwu, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • David Kirk, NVIDIA Fellow, former Chief Scientist, NVIDIACorporation
  • Mateo Valero (BSC/UPC)
  • Wen-mei Hwu (UIUC)
The summer school is organized into three main tracks according to theattendees' knowledge, expertise and interest levels. Participants should start at the appropriate entry level, and later optionally join other tracks in order to cover more advanced topics, multiple programming languages, specific numerical methods and evaluation tools.

Beginners Track

The Beginners Track is an introduction to CUDA, OpenCL and OpenMP with labs/examples of increasing complexity, and case studies. Attendees may then join the Advanced Track and/or Programming Models sessions.

Teachers Track

The Teachers Track includes special sessions on programming with GPUs for current and future teachers, and labs with educational material examples. Attendees may then join the Advanced Track and/or Programming Models sessions.

Advanced Track

The Advanced Track focuses on optimizations and tuning of scientific and engineering Applications with specific sessions for Numerical Methods and Performance Evaluation Tools, and Programming Models for Supercomputing.

Invited Lecturers:
  • BSC and UPC: Rosa Badia, Jesus Labarta, Xavier Martorell,Jose-Maria Cela, Alex Duran
  • Universitat Jaume I: Enrique S. Quintana-OrtÃ*
  • Universitat Pompeu Fabra: Gianni De Fabritiis
Instructors Wen-mei Hwu and David Kirk, co-authors of 'Programming Massively Parallel Processors, A Hands-on Approach', will provide students with knowledge and hands-on experience in developing applications for many-core processors, such as general-purpose graphics processing units (GPUs).

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

Case studies on Molecular Dynamics, MRI Reconstruction, RTM Stencil and Dense Linear Systems will be presented. Advanced topics will cover optimization techniques for numerical methods like FFT, Graph, Tiling, Grid, MonteCarlo, FDTD, and Sparse matrices.

Important Dates:

Applications due: May 20
Notification of acceptance: June 1
Summer school: July 5-9, 2010


Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya UPC, Barcelona, Spain

Complete information and program:


PUMPS is organized by the Barcelona Supercomputing Center, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya and HiPEAC Network of Excellence.

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