Training: Message Passing Programming with MPI

Message Passing Programming with MPI

In collaboration with the the UK National Supercomputing Facility, ARCHER, we are providing a free course introducing Message Passing Programming.

The world’s largest supercomputers are used almost exclusively to run applications which are parallelised using Message Passing. The course covers all the basic knowledge required to write parallel programs using this programming model, and is directly applicable to almost every parallel computer architecture.

 

For more information and registration please visit: http://www.archer.ac.uk/training/courses/2017/02/MPI_UCL/index.php

Intended learning outcomes

On completion of this course students should be able to:

  • Understand the message-passing model in detail.
  • Implement standard message-passing algorithms in MPI.
  • Debug simple MPI codes.
  • Measure and comment on the performance of MPI codes.
  • Design and implement efficient parallel programs to solve regular-grid problems.

Programme

Wednesday 15th – Friday 17th February 2017.

Cluster Room 105, First Floor, 25 Gordon Street, London,WC1H 0AY

Day 1

  • 09:30 – 10:15 : Message-Passing Concepts
  • 10:15 – 11:00 : Practical: Parallel Traffic Modelling
  • 11:00 – 11:30 : Break
  • 11:30 – 12:00 : MPI Programs
  • 12:00 – 12:15 : MPI on ARCHER
  • 12:15 – 13:00 : Practical: Hello World
  • 13:00 – 14:00 : Lunch
  • 14:00 – 14:30 : Point-to-Point Communication
  • 14:30 – 15:30 : Practical: Pi
  • 15:30 – 16:00 : Break
  • 16:00 – 16:45 : Communicators, Tags and Modes
  • 16:45 – 17:30 : Practical: Ping-Pong

Day 2

  • 09:30 – 10:00 : Non-Blocking Communication
  • 10:00 – 11:00 : Practical: Message Round a Ring
  • 11:00 – 11:30 : Break
  • 11:30 – 12:00 : Collective Communicaton
  • 12:00 – 13:00 : Practical: Collective Communication
  • 13:00 – 14:00 : Lunch
  • 14:00 – 14:30 : Virtual Topologies
  • 14:30 – 15:30 : Practical: Message Round a Ring (cont.)
  • 15:30 – 16:00 : Break
  • 16:00 – 16:45 : Derived Data Types
  • 16:45 – 17:30 : Practical: Message Round a Ring (cont.)

Day 3

  • 09:30 – 10:00 : Introduction to the Case Study
  • 10:00 – 11:00 : Practical: Case Study
  • 11:00 – 11:30 : Break
  • 11:30 – 12:00 : Practical: Case Study (cont.)
  • 12:00 – 14:00 : Lunch
  • 14:15 – 15:00 : Designing MPI Programs
  • 15:00 – 15:30 : Practical: Case Study (cont.)
  • 15:30 – 16:00 : Break
  • 16:00 – 16:30 : Scaling and Performance Analysis

Registration

For more information and registration please visit: http://www.archer.ac.uk/training/registration/index.php