The 11th edition of the Programming and Tuning Massively Parallel Systems + Artificial Intelligence Summer School (PUMPS+AI 2021) took place on 5-9 July. It was held online for the first time and attracted 80 participants worldwide.
The summer school was organised by EPEEC researchers Antonio J. Peña (Chair, BSC and UPC), Marc Jordà (BSC) and Simon Garcia de Gonzalo (BSC), under the direction of Prof Wen-mei Hwu (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign / NVIDIA) and Mateo Valero (BSC and UPC). The main aim of the school was to enrich the skills of researchers, graduate students and teachers with cutting-edge technique and hands-on experience in developing applications for many-core processors with massively parallel computing resources.
PUMPS+AI is a valuable forum for EPEEC to train researchers to deal with heterogeneous computing and to test the project’s outputs with a large number of researchers interested in the topic.
“This was the first edition where the OmpSs@OpenACC solution, developed entirely under the EPEEC umbrella, was taught in PUMPS+AI, reflecting its maturity,” said Antonio J. Peña, EPEEC coordinator.
In addition to the lectures and hands-on labs, this year’s programme included a hackathon for selected participants to port, improve and accelerate their own tools, applications or codes by using the latest CUDA and AI features on a powerful GPU-based cluster in Europe.
The PUMPS+AI Summer School 2021 was sponsored by EPEEC, together with other institutions and initiatives such as Nvidia, Barcelona Supercomputing Center, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, HiPEAC, PRACE, GPU Center of Excellence and the Center for Cognitive Computing Systems Research (C3SR)