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Pro-/Seminar WS 08/09: Parallel Computing for Scientific Applications

General Information

Lecturers: Dr. Tihamér Geyer, Prof. Dr. Volkhard Helms

Dates: The presentations are scheduled for Jan, 16/23/30, 2009, 1:30 pm with four talks per session

Place:  Building E1 4 (MPI), room 0.21
Requirements:
Proseminar: Vorkenntnisse entsprechend dem 4. Studiensemester
Seminar: Vorkenntnisse entsprechend dem Umfang des Bachelorstudiums/Knowledge corresponding to the bachelor course

RESULTS

Preliminary discussion and placement of the topics: Friday, October 24, 2:30 pm, building C7 1, room 1.08 


Condition for certification: successful presentation, regular (≥ 75 %) participation.

Maximum number of participants: 12

Leistungspunkte/Credits:
study regulations 2006: 5 (proseminar) or 7 (seminar)
study regulations 2004: 5 (proseminar) or 8 (seminar)
 

Topics: (S = seminar, P = proseminar, S/P= seminar or proseminar)
1. (S) Overview: Hardware, programming models
2. (S/P) Parallelization with pthreads: basics
3. (S/P) Synchronization of threads
4. (P) Deadlock detection
5. (S) Example: molecular stochastic simulations in parallel
6. (S/P) Hide the threads: OpenMP
7. (S/P) Message passing interface (MPI)
8. (S/P) Some parallel algorithms: Floyd, finite difference solver, FFT
9. (S/P)Performance analysis
10. (P) Benchmark generation
11. (S/P) Other parallel languages (UPC, F95)
12. (S) Example: Parallel MD with gromacs

 

 

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