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python-in-hpc-2017

Python in High Performance Computing
Date: 01.03.2017 9:00 - 03.03.2017 16:00
Location details: The event is organised at the CSC Training Facilities located in the premises of CSC at Keilaranta 14, Espoo, Finland. The best way to reach us is by public transportation; more detailed travel tips are available.
Language: English
Lecturers: Jussi Enkovaara (CSC)
Martti Louhivuori (CSC)
Price:
  • Free for Finnish universities, polytechnics and governmental research institutes.
  • Free for others.
The course materials, lunches as well as morning and afternoon coffees are free of charge.
THE COURSE IS FULLY BOOKED!
You may cancel your attendance in 5 business days prior the course.
Additional information
Please follow the last updated information about the course on the PRACE web site at Python in HPC @CSC

Description

Python programming language has become popular in scientific computing due to many benefits it offers for fast code development. Unfortunately, the performance of pure Python programs is often sub-optimal, but fortunately this can be easily remedied. In this course we teach various ways to optimise and parallelise Python programs. Among the topics are performance analysis, efficient use of NumPy arrays, extending Python with more efficient languages (Cython), and parallel computing with task based (multiprocessing) and message passing (mpi4py) approaches.

Learning outcome

After the course participants are able to analyse performance of Python programs, and are familiar with various ways to optimise and parallelise them.

Prerequisites

Some experience in Python programming.

The course is part of the PRACE Advanced Training Centre activity. Please see the PRACE Training portal for the course program, materials and further information.