CECAM Tutorial "Programming Parallel Computers" 2007
22 - 26 January 2007
Jülich Supercomputing Centre
The 2nd CECAM Tutorial "Programming Parallel Computers" took place from 22 - 26 January 2007 at Research Centre Jülich. 28 participants from 14 countries were introduced to the basic concepts of parallel computing and learned to write their own parallel programs using the Message-Passing Interface, MPI. The course also included an introduction to shared-memory programming with OpenMP. In hands-on exercises, alternating with the lectures, the participants were given ample opportunity to apply the techniques just learned.
The tutorial also provided room for discussions among the participants, mostly young researchers at graduate or postdoc level, about their scientific work. Many of them presented posters illustrating their research. ZAM's experts from different fields of computational science, including parallel numerical computing, quantum chemistry, and molecular dynamics, were ready to answer occurring questions.
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 supporting member. It was held and organized by Marc-André Hermanns, Bernd Mohr, and Boris Orth, at the Research Centre. The participants were supported by the Marie Curie MolSimu Program.
Further information about the tutorial can be found at http://www.cecam.org/workshop-124.html.