Advanced MPI Tutorial at ISC 2018 @ Applaus, Messe Frankfurt Tor Ost (East Gate) Hall 3, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Jun 24 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

The ECP Project will host an advanced Message-Passing Interface (MPI) tutorial on June 24. This tutorial will cover a vast of new features that are being introduced in MPI-3. The tutorial is offered as part of the ISC High Performance 2018. The registration is open to everyone through the ISC registration page.

The Message Passing Interface (MPI) has been the de facto standard for parallel programming for nearly two decades now. However, a vast majority of applications only rely on basic MPI-1 features without taking advantage of the rich set of functionality the rest of the standard provides. Further, with the advent of MPI-3 (released in September 2012), a vast number of new features are being introduced in MPI, including efficient one-sided communication, support for external tools, non-blocking collective operations, and improved support for topology-aware data movement. The upcoming MPI-4 standard aims at introducing further improvements to the standard in a number of aspects. This is an advanced-level tutorial that will provide an overview of various powerful features in MPI, especially with MPI-2 and MPI-3, and will present a brief preview into what is being planned for MPI-4.

Related Links:

ISC 2018: https://www.isc-hpc.com

Registration: https://www.isc-hpc.com/registration-overview.html

Tutorial: https://2018.isc-program.com/?page_id=10&id=tut101&sess=sess217

Performance Portability with Kokkos Bootcamp July 2018 @ Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Jul 24 – Jul 27 all-day

Performance Portability with Kokkos Bootcamp July 24-27, 2018

The OLCF will host a Kokkos training event organized by the Exascale Computing Project (ECP) on July 24-27, 2018. This workshop is intended to teach new Kokkos users how to get started and to help existing Kokkos users to further improve their codes. The training will cover the minimum required topics to get your application started on using Kokkos, and Kokkos experts will be on hand to help the more advanced users.

What is Kokkos?
Kokkos is a programming model and library for writing performance portable code in C++. It includes abstractions for on-node parallel execution and data layout. These abstractions are mapped at compile time to fit a device’s architecture for best performance. It uses standard C++ in the same spirit as libraries such at Thrust and Thread Building Blocks.

Who should attend?
Anyone who has a C++ application, or would like to create C++ Kokkos kernels that hook onto an application, and would like to have a single source code run well on multiple platforms. We also encourage developers to bring applications that already use Kokkos since Kokkos experts will be available to help with more advanced use cases. Although we strongly suggest teams of two (or more) per application, please do not hesitate to apply if you are a single developer who wants attend this event.

What happens at the event?
We will have Kokkos experts to help you with your application. This event is a tutorial and a playground to experiment with integrating Kokkos with your application and to help optimize existing Kokkos applications.

What happens after the event?
Attendance to this event will help us create a relationship with your team that we hope to continue as you return home to continue your work. We plan to host regular office hours to tend to your teams questions in the initial stages and to help your team continue to make significant progress.

How should I prepare?
After signing up, we will contact you to discuss your application. If you are new to Kokkos, we can help you prepare a kernel for the event. If you have an existing Kokkos application, we would like to understand your needs before the event. We hope that doing this prep work will maximize your time learning from Kokkos experts.

How do I apply?
Visit https://www.olcf.ornl.gov/calendar/performance-portability-with-kokkos-2018/

If you have any questions, please contact Graham Lopez (lopezmg@ornl.gov) or Tom Papatheodore (papatheodore@ornl.gov).