Presenter(s):Quentin F. Stout, Christiane Jablonowski
ABSTRACT: This tutorial provides a comprehensive overview of parallel
computing, emphasizing those aspects most relevant to the user.
It is suitable for new users, managers,
students and anyone seeking
an overview of parallel computing. It discusses software and
hardware, with an emphasis on standards, portability, and systems
that are widely available.
The tutorial surveys basic parallel computing concepts, using
examples selected from large-scale engineering and scientific
problems. These examples illustrate using MPI on distributed
memory systems, OpenMP on shared memory systems,
MPI+OpenMP on hybrid systems, and GPU programming. It discusses numerous
parallelization approaches, and software engineering and performance
improvement aspects, including the use of state-of-the-art tools.
The tutorial helps attendees make intelligent decisions by covering
the primary options that are available, explaining how they are used
and what they are most suitable for. Extensive pointers to the
literature and web-based resources are provided to facilitate