Course 2013-UPC(1) at HLRS, Stuttgart
|Course UPC/CAF (1)
Großer Seminarraum (big seminar-room),
HLRS (Höchstleistungsrechenzentrum Stuttgart),
||2013, Thursday, May 2, 8:30 - Friday May 3, 15:30
||Introduction to Unified Parallel C (UPC) and Co-array Fortran (CAF)
Partitioned Global Address Space (PGAS) is a new model for parallel programming.
Unified Parallel C (UPC) and Co-array Fortran (CAF) are PGAS extensions to
C and Fortran.
UPC and CAF are language extensions to C and Fortran.
Parallelism is part of the language.
PGAS languages allow any processor to directly address memory/data on any other
Parallelism can be expressed more easily compared to library
based approaches as MPI.
This course gives an introduction to this novel approach of expressing parallelism.
Hands-on sessions (in UPC and/or CAF) will allow users
to immediately test and understand the basic constructs of PGAS languages.
It provides scientific training in Computational Science,
and in addition, the scientific exchange of the participants among themselves.
09:00-13:00 Lectures and exercises
14:00-17:00 Lectures and exercises
09:00-13:00 Lectures and exercises
14:00-15:30 Lectures and exercises
Dr. Rolf Rabenseifner
Academic participants (i.e., members of universities or public research institutions) from Europe or PRACE countries:
Please apply through the
PATC web page.
All other participants (not from academia, or from outside Europe),
please apply through this
online registration form.
Course number is 2013-UPC-1.
||for registration is Apr. 21, 2013 (extended deadline)
|| Members of German universities and public research institutes: none,
Members of universities and public research institutes within Europe or PRACE: none
Members of other universities and public research institutes: 120 EUR
Others: 400 EUR (includes food and drink at coffee breaks,
will be collected on the first day of the course,
||Programming experience in Fortran or C, some knowledge about parallel programming
HLRS is part of the
Gauss Centre for Supercomputing (GCS), which is one of the six
PRACE Advanced Training Centres (PATCs) that started in
The mandate for the PATCs is as follows:
"The PRACE Advanced Training Centres will serve as European hubs of advanced,
world-class training for researchers working in the computational sciences."
This course is a PATC course, see also the PRACE Training
For participants from public research institutions in PRACE countries,
the course fee is sponsored through the PRACE PATC program.
Additional information can be found, e.g., at
UPC Community website,
UPC at Berkley
HLRS address and
The next public transport stations are:
"Universität, Stuttgart" (S-Bahn station, 15 min on foot) and
(Bus station, 4 min on foot to HLRS,
bus lines 84, 92, 746, 747, 748, but not 82!
from S-Bahn station "Universität, Stuttgart" and
bus line 81 from S-Bahn station "Stuttgart-Vaihingen").
HLRS accomodation-info and
additional hotel list.
Private Bed&Breakfast is also available (might be cheaper than the hotels),
A DJH youth hostel
is also available.
Online-Stadtplan des Stadtmessungsamtes Stuttgart or
phone 0711 685 65828,
phone 0711 685 65530,
|Pictures from 2009UPC2
| Cancelation policy
|| If you cannot come to the course, please
send an email to the organizer as soon as possible.
This would allow us to accept additional participants
from the waiting-list. There is no cancelation fee.
Registered persons that do not cancel and do not show up without any
reasons are blocked for the next year on any of our workshops
(because it is too expensive to produce unused copies of the slides
|| maximum of 50 participants in Stuttgart
(according to the seats in the rooms).
|| Each participant will get a paper copy of all slides.
Organizer of the HLRS courses:
Gabi Kallenberger and Rolf Rabenseifner
Phone: 0711 685 -65828 and -65530
E-mail: kallenberger / rabenseifner (at) hlrs.de