June 22–26, 2014
Leipzig, Germany

Session Details

Name: Tutorial 02: Advanced Parallel Programming with MPI
Time: Sunday, June 22, 2014
09:00 am - 06:00 pm
Room:   Lecture Room 9
CCL - Congress Center Leipzig
Breaks:08:00 am - 10:30 am Welcome Coffee
Presenter:   Pavan Balaji, Argonne National Laboratory
  Torsten Hoefler, ETH Zurich
Abstract:   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. This is an advanced-level tutorial that will provide an overview of various powerful features in MPI, especially with MPI-2 and MPI-3.

Content Level
10% Beginner, 40% Intermediate, 50% Advanced

Attendee Requirements
None. We will be using a class-room format lecture with slides.

Audience Prerequisites
The audiences are expected to have basic knowledge of MPI. There will be some introductory material covered, but mostly as a warm-up exercise.