Intro to ARC series: “Introduction to GPU Programming”

This course is a part of SHARCNET’s ongoing “Introduction to Advanced Research Computing” series of online courses for 2021-2022. Compute Canada account is required to enroll.To register for any of the courses:

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Course Syllabus:

Graphics processing units (GPUs) are commonly used for high performance computing (HPC). In this introductory course, we will consider the simplest way to program GPUs, using the OpenACC framework. We will discuss both strengths and weaknesses of this approach,  when compared with full-fledged GPU programming using CUDA. The course will have some hands on exercises.

Prerequisites: some knowledge of C/C++ programming languages.

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