Advanced Linux and HPC Course

Before attempting this advanced course, familiarity is required with the introductory and intermediate courses. It is essential that the attendee has a working familiarity with C and Fortran as well. It is recommended that users have some revision first, because many of the concepts contained in this course are quite advanced.

In this course, information is initially given about quotas and projects at VPAC. Following this is a review of computer architectures, principles of parallelisation, use of C and Fortran, OpenMPI, MPI functions and datatypes, communicators, messages, deadlocks, use of wildcards, collective communications, profiling, latency hiding, and derived datatypes. A number of programming examples and opportunities for development are provided.

This course will run from 10am to 3pm at VPAC, 110 Victoria Street, Carlton on Wednesday, February 5. Registration is essential. Please note that course materials and lunch will be provided.

This course is open to VPAC users of member and associate institutions.

Please note that your institution pays VPAC for your registration in this full-fee course whether or not you attend on the day. The registration process includes VPAC vetting your application with your institution prior to your registration being accepted. Cancellations will be credited to your institution's account only if your place can be filled.

Book quickly! There are only twelve places available for this course.