Shared memory programming with OpenMP (NSC May 2013)

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Name Shared memory programming with OpenMP (NSC May 2013)
Description Shared memory parallel programming using OpenMP
Type of event Course
Location Linköping
Start date 2013-05-27
End date 2013-05-29

Course overview

OpenMP provides an efficient method to write parallel programs in C, C++ and Fortran. OpenMP programs are suitable for execution on shared memory architectures such as modern multi core systems or a single compute node of the SNIC HPC clusters.

This course will introduce participants to the shared-memory model for parallel programming and the OpenMP application-programming interface. In many cases OpenMP allows an existing serial program to be upgraded incrementally, starting with the parallelization of the most time-consuming parts of the code. Typically OpenMP programs are easily ported from one shared memory multi processor system to another one.


  • Shared memory programming concepts
  • Syntax of the OpenMP API
  • Parallel and serial regions
  • Shared and private data
  • Workshare constructs and scheduling
  • Reductions
  • Avoiding data access conflicts and race conditions
  • Performance considerations for non-uniform memory access hardware (e.g. nodes of SNIC HPC clusters)

Course web page and registration

For more information and registration refer to the NSC webpage