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March 25-28 2013, Riga Technical University


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Training «Massively parallel computations, architecture and CUDA programming model + OpenACC»Riga Technical University, March 25-28 

March 25 (Mon)

10:00-11:30 Architecture and programming of massively parallel systems: performance and parallelism. GPU evolution. SIMD and SIMT

11:30-12:00 Coffee break

12:00-13:30 CUDA programming model: CUDA 'Hello world' example. Main principles. Blocks and threads. Data exchange between GPU and host. Error handling

13:30-14:30 Lunch break

14.30-16.00 Hands-on: configuring the system, introduction to CUDA programming

16:00-17:00 Q&A

March 26 (Tue)

10:00-11:30 Overview of memory hierarchy in CUDA. Register file, constant memory. Global memory. Shared memory. Texture memory. Standard algorithm implementation on CUDA: matrix multiplication, reduction11:30-12:00 Coffee break12:00-13:30 Thrust library: Linear transformations and functors. Placeholders and tuples. Performance. CUDA/C interoperation. CUSP library13:30-14:30Lunch break14.30-16.00 Hands-on: memory hierarchy, Thrust, CUSP.16:00-17:00 Q&A

March 27 (Wen)

10:00-11:30 GPU-accelerated libraries: CURAND, CUBLAS, CUSPARSE, CUFFT, MAGMA

11:30-12:00 Coffee break

12:00-13:30 Hands-on: libraries

13:30-14:30 Lunch break

14.30-16.00 Hands-on: Debugging and profiling: usage, key principles; gdb and cuda-gdb, cuda-memcheck; CUDA-profiler. session

16:00-17:00 Q&A


March 28 (Thu)

10:00-11:30 Multi-GPU systems: programming and debugging. Hybrid systems, NUMA-systems.Device context. MPI. POSIX-threads. OpenMP. CUDA Events

11:30-12:00 Coffee break

12:00-13:30 Fast development on GPU using directives. OpenACC and PGI compiler. Basic directives and examples, data localization. Kernel configuration and parallelization of loops. Profiler and collecting of execution characteristics

13:30-14:30 Lunch break

14.30-16.00 Hands-on: Multi-GPU, OpenACC

16:00-17:00 Q&A, Summing up