CECAM Tutorial "Programming Parallel Computers" 2006
23 - 27 January 2006
Jülich Supercomputing Centre
The tutorial took place from January 23 - 27, 2006 at Research Centre Jülich.
Its aim was to give a thorough introduction to parallel programming in the sciences. After an overview of parallel computing, algorithms, and programming, the main part of the course focused on how to write parallel programs using the standard Message Passing Interface (MPI). The third part of the tutorial introduced shared memory programming with OpenMP.
Lectures alternated with extended hands-on exercises. The exercises provided an excellent opportunity to deepen the insight into the various parallel programming techniques. Attendees received copies of the lectures and additional reference material on MPI and OpenMP. There was also the possibility for discussions with scientists from different fields of computational science, including parallel numerical computing, quantum chemistry, and molecular dynamics.
The tutorial was held and organized by Boris Orth, Bernd Mohr, Marc André Hermanns, and Rüdiger Esser, Research Centre Jülich. NIC, Germany.
The tutorial was part of the tutorial series of CECAM (Centre Européen de Calcul Atomique et Moléculaire), of which the Research Centre Jülich is a member. The participants were supported by the Marie Curie MolSimu Program.
The 23 participants came from 10 different countries. Many of them presented posters of their work.
Further information about the tutorial can be found at http://www.cecam.org/workshop-25.html.