June 17-21, 2012

Hamburg, Germany

Contribution Details

Name: Tutorial 11: Programming Accelerators with OpenACC & CUDA C/Fortran
Time: Sunday, June 17, 2012
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Room:   Room 221
Hamburg University, East Wing
Speakers:   Thomas Bradley, NVIDIA
  Peter Messmer, NVIDIA
  Michael Wolfe, The Portland Group
Abstract:   NVIDIA engineers and The Portland Group present a tutorial on programming GPUs using the newly available OpenACC compilers and CUDA for scientific and engineering tasks. OpenACC directives allow developers to make simple and portable code changes, enabling an easier migration to accelerated computing.

In the morning session you start by learning about GPUs and how their high performance can be used to accelerate your applications. After an introduction to GPU programming the focus will be on understanding core OpenACC concepts and directives; you will learn how to identify suitable algorithms, how to deploy directives for heterogeneous computing, how to compile and build applications with directives, and how to get compiler feedback to identify areas for further improvement.

The afternoon session looks further into GPU programming; you will look in detail at the OpenACC directives for compute and data regions and learn about scheduling and potential pitfalls, all of this comes together with a walkthrough of a more complex example. Having learned how OpenACC can be used to accelerate your applications you will finish by looking at how OpenACC can be combined with other CUDA technologies such as math libraries, CUDA C and CUDA Fortran, and Thrust for further speedups.
  • Tutorial Pass
  • HPC in Asia Workshop Pass
  • Conference Pass
  • Conference Pass or Exhibition Pass
    Satellite Event marked with * requires separate pass
  • Morning & Afternoon Coffee Breaks
    Midday Lunch Break
Program may be subject to changes.