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2013 HPC Winter School

1 – 6 July 2013 at the University of Johannesburg.

The HPC Winter School is the CHPC's flagship course in parallel programming for high performance computing covering:

  • Introduction to high performance computing hardware, systems and techniques
  • Multi-core programming with OpenMP
  • Using message passing (MPI) on cluster super computers
  • GPUs as high performance co-processors
  • Rapid prototyping for HPC with python

The HPC School is now in progress...


The OpenSIM initiative will run an OpenFOAM workshop in Pretoria from 20 to 24 May 2013:


GPGPU Computing with CUDA Workshop at UCT

Application deadline: 12 April 2013 Go to

  • 29th April to 3rd May 2013
  • Department of Computer Science
  • University of Cape Town

Although originally designed to handle computation for computer graphics, fully programmable Graphical Processing Units (GPUs) now offer a powerful alternative to general purpose computational applications traditionally handled by Central Processing Units (CPUs). As GPUs have overtaken CPUs in sheer processing power, GPU solutions have become particularly attractive for computationally intensive problems, such as data processing and physical simulations.

This course covers the practical development of algorithms and associated coding in NVIDIA’s CUDA programming environment for effective general purpose computing with GPUs.

The course is aimed at UCT Computer Science Honours (4th year) students. However, we have space for an additional 20 delegates. Application for attendance should comprise a motivation letter and a CV/resume and be emailed to Christopher Laidler (claidler .AT. by the 12th April 2013.

  • Course Registration fee: R150 (light lunches and tea will be provided)

Invited speakers

John Stone:
Associate Director, CUDA Center of Excellence at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign;
NVIDIA CUDA Fellow, 2010 to Present.

Manuel Ujaldón:
Associate Professor, University of Malaga;
NVIDIA CUDA Fellow, 2012 to Present.

Workshop Organisers:

Dept. Computer Science, UCT

  • Christopher Laidler (TA) claidler .AT.
  • James Gain jgain .AT.
  • Michelle Kuttel mkuttel .AT.
  • Patrick Marais patrick .AT.

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