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PUMPS 2017 : Programming and Tuning Massively Parallel Systems


When Jun 26, 2017 - Jun 30, 2017
Where Barcelona, Spain
Submission Deadline Apr 30, 2017
Notification Due May 15, 2017
Categories    gpus   accelerators   CUDA   ompss

Call For Papers

In its eighth edition, the 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 and tuning applications for many-core processors with massively parallel computing resources like GPU accelerators.

- PUMPS 2017 Distinguished Lecturers:
Wen-mei Hwu (Univ. of Illinois) and David Kirk (NVIDIA)
- Invited Lecturer:
Juan Gómez-Luna (Universidad de Córdoba)
- BSC/UPC Lecturers:
Xavier Martorell, Xavier Teruel

The summer school is oriented towards advanced programming and optimizations, and thus previous experience in basic GPU programming will be considered in the selection process. We will also consider the current parallel applications and numerical methods you are familiar with, and the specific optimizations you would like to discuss.

Some of the topics that will be covered during the course are:

* DEEP Learning
* High-level programming models (OpenACC, Python, and Mathematica on GPUs)
* CUDA Algorithmic Optimization Strategies
* Dealing with Sparse and Dynamic data
* Efficiency in Large Data Traversal
* Reducing Output Interference
* Controlling Load Imbalance and Divergence
* Acceleration of Collective Operations
* Dynamic Parallelism and HyperQ
* Debugging and Profiling CUDA Code
* Multi-GPU Execution
* Architecture Trends and Implications
* Introduction to OmpSs and to the Paraver analysis tools
* OmpSs: Leveraging GPU/CUDA Programming
* Hands-on Labs: CUDA Optimizations on Scientific Codes; OmpSs Programming and Tuning

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 your hands-on lab assignments. At poster and code clinic sessions you may show your current work and applications you are optimizing. NVIDIA will award the best poster presentation and course achievements.

- Important Dates:
Applications due: April 30, 2017
Notification of acceptance: May 15, 2017
Summer school: June 26-30, 2017

Due to space limitations, early application is strongly recommended. You may also be suggested to attend an online prerequisite training on basic CUDA programming before joining PUMPS.

- Location: Barcelona Supercomputing Center / Computer Architecture Dept. at Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain

- Complete information, program and registration:

PUMPS is organized by the Barcelona Supercomputing Center (NVIDIA GPU Center of Excellence), the University of Illinois, the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, the HiPEAC Network of Excellence, and the PRACE Advanced Training Centre.

Please note that PUMPS’17 dates are immediately following the dates of CEM’17 Computing and Electromagnetics International Workshop that will be organized in the same venue (UPC, Barcelona) on June 21-24, 2017. CEM’17 International Workshop is a friendly platform to discuss recent progress related to computing, computational science and engineering (CSE), multi-physics problems, high-performance computing (HPC), and parallel computing. For more information, please visit:
Some PUMPS’17 attendees may see this as a “two birds with one stone” opportunity and they may benefit by submitting a paper to CEM’17, in addition to participating in PUMPS’17.

Looking forward to see you at the PUMPS Summer School,

- PUMPS Co-Directors:
Mateo Valero (BSC-UPC) and Wen-mei Hwu (Univ. of Illinois)
- Local Organizers:
Antonio J. Peña (BSC), Victor Garcia (BSC-UPC), and Pau Farre (BSC)

- Contact:

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