Introduction to Parallel Programming Techniques (30 January 2017)
On Monday 30 January 2017 IT Services hosted a free-of-charge, with lunch provided, workshop on “Introduction to Parallel Programming Methods” which was open to all members of the University and attracted over 30 delegates. The workshop was presented by Sally Bridgewater and Ning Li from the Numerical Algorithms Group (NAG), who have a long-standing relationship with the University of Birmingham and have previously delivered other HPC-related training courses here.
This workshop gave an introduction to Parallel Programming Methods and was of general interest to current and prospective users of the central BlueBEAR HPC service as well as anyone with a general interest in applying parallel programming to their own research areas. No prior knowledge of parallel programming was required, although familiarity with a high-level programming language such as Fortran or C/C++ was beneficial.
CUDA training occurred on 31 July 2013
This one-day workshop was jointly organised by IT Services, OCF and NVidia. It was oversubscribed, with 25 delegates being able to attend along with a reserve list. The following documents are available from that course:
NAG and Hector MPI Training Course (14-16 October 2008)
From Tuesday to Thursday (14-16 October 2008 ) a free-of-charge three-day MPI training course in conjunction with the HECToR National Service and NAG was open to all members of the University and attracted over 40 delegates.